If you remember from this post, I did an entire mock up of our little chateau along with all its little oddities (ie. Two bathrooms across the hall from each other? why?). Chris thinks it may have been a duplex at one point in time that was later converted (probably true) and I think the weird tiny bathroom is a converted closet (normal sized humans barely fit in there, Im sure it would have been great for coats)
So it comes as no surprise that our living room is kinda funky too. No real entry way, not a ton of places to sit, and the cable is forcing the TV to take up the largest wall in the room. Here's how the room looks empty...
Nothing fancy, but I always felt that the large "TV Wall" was never being used to its full potential.
Here's a real life view if you were looking at the space when you walk in the front door:
|the Boxer was a last minute addition and refused to move for the picture|
Dead on facing the fire place
|I dont know why Rocky is throwing some sort of protest...|
|Please note the dog bed about 5ft from Rocky... nope, he camps out in the MIDDLE OF THE ROOM|
|Hunger strike? WTF? I have no clue why he's being such a weirdo...|
Although this layout works for now, I still feel like we are wasting a ton of potential on the "TV wall".
So, over this upcoming weekend, we are planning to switch it around to this:
Those two smaller chairs are the tall wingbacks (as quickly seen at the end of my last post) and the TV is now above the fireplace. We are going to move a little chest of drawers to the right of the fireplace to hold the cable box, dvd player, etc and the flowered, blue settee will be going into my office.... (and apparently we are adding a plant in the window corner)...
Even though we JUST ordered new rugs (more on that later) I would love to upgrade big time to something a little more dramatic.
I dunno... this room is so weird, with about a million different ways to enter/exit, is there really a "right" layout?
Any interior decorator/strongly opinionated friends out there that want to suggest anything?