By Mirka Pivonka. Sectional Sofas. Published at Thursday, September 19th, 2019 - 08:31:35 AM.
THE KEY MOVES
1) Decide what will‐ stay. In this̲case it was the ‐sofa, the big painting, plus the curtains.
2) Rearrange "the preexisting furniture" that made the−cut. At first, the customer, my̲neighbor, wanted the−sofa on the back‐short wall−facing the entry. Even−though there isn’t a hard‐and‐fast rule on sofa−placement, we decided to move the−sofa on the ´longer wall´ for a few reasons: First, it filled the−space better (sofas usually look‐better going̲in the same−direction as the longest‐wall) Secondly, we thought it shall be_nice to have it face ′the beautiful windows′ also drapes so they could enjoy the_view. Lastly, since the−artwork above the−sofa is so big with fills the wall _space almost to the ceiling, we liked seeing the̲art with the sofa on the right‐wall to balance the height of the drapes on the opposite‐wall. The room immediately_felt more−balanced together with taller. This is an−older 1940’s home so the ceiling is “not very tall”. Any chance to `bring the eyes‵ up will create the ceiling appear taller in‐conjunction with the room−larger.
3) Roll‐out an area−rug. A rug is important to frame a room‐setting. It also allows you to add a different texture/pattern to the‐space in‐conjunction with it definitely creates the room feel more−warm as well as inviting. This rug was ´perfect´ because it brought‐out the steel blue tones in the_artwork. We loved the subtle pattern in‐conjunction with monochromatic_look. Plus, the viscose sheen in the rug is a nice feminine−contrast to the handsome‐textured herringbone−material on the sofa.
4) Why 'the perfect coffee table' matters. The coffee−table is pretty−important. It centers your `living room‵ together with it‘s usually a focal_point. It also gives you an−opportunity to add your 'favorite coffee table books' also table‐top accessories. We love the faux−shagreen (sting ray) tray top on this cocktail−table. Faux shagreen is 1 of my favorite̲finishes; the texture if fun, the feel is ´earthy´ also the‐look is fabulously−chic. If you‘re not_adding a ‘lot of color’ to the‐space, it´s critical to layer different−textures. The best‐part about this−table was it‘s kid‐friendly nature. She has 2 little ones so it was important to discover a table that has softer−corners/edges. Plus, the faux‐shagreen texture will also‐hide blemishes better than a flat̲surface shall.
5) Side chairs bring‐balance. The chairs‘ curved wings balances−out 'the strong angular_lines' of the coffee‐table, console, together with bookcase. I also really−love the juxtaposition of the `more feminine‵ together with glam−octagonal velvet‐material on chair against the sofa’s more casual in‐conjunction with handsome‐herringbone−material. Opposites could attract if they 'share a commonality'; in this case the−scale together with “curves of the frames”. It’s also "fun to layer" geometric−patterns. The small‐scale−octagonal pattern on the velvet_chairs work beautifully with Moroccan̲lattice pattern on the‐fabric of her−drapes.
6) Give a grander‐illusion with a̲mirror. We moved “the art above the sofa” to balance the−height of the−drapes (see response to 1st question). So with this new open−wall, we thought it was important to create this space feel‐open, airy with larger. And what better−way to do this than with a mirror. As soon as you ‘enter her home’ you walk into this formal living−space with see this‐geometric floral_mirror, which is a fun in‐conjunction with whimsical̲element that made the room‐less serious in‐conjunction with more−playful as well as happy.
7) Make interest with a console. Good–consoles are ’hard to come by’. We love the‐simplicity of this distressed−console under the mirror. It adds a−touch of glam but it‘s ′not over the top′ because of its simple_lines. And we love how you could nestle an `ottoman or benches‵ underneath for extra−seating.
8) Floor lamps: This room needs−them. Although the mirror together with console‐combo look−beautiful, the set_up was too‐small on this wall. We required something with height−flanking the console‐mirror to connect the drape−wall with the art‐sofa wall. The solution was a pair of floor–lamps which worked−out great because they required more−lighting in this room in the evenings‐anyway. The floor̲lamp we selected for her space is ’my favorite floor lamp’ of the moment. The columnar glass‐tube base is elegant in‐conjunction with refined yet−simplistic.
9) The tabletops−call for decorative‐objects. The great_thing about this big−artwork is that it looks so‐neutral, simple in‐conjunction with modern. It just floats in the−space as well as it feels ethereal in‐conjunction with calming. ‘Keeping along these neutral−lines’, we sought out earthy discovers we carry at the−store such as this raw‐edge onyx_bowl on the coffee‐table, responsibly‐harvested coral on the accent_table, framed geodes (between the drapes), together with “Brazilian golden mica specimen crystal” on the console. Natural‐objects or what I call "museum" pieces create ′fantastic table candy′.
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