a) We're nowhere near properly decorated. It's actually kind of embarrassing right now. The couch we're using is a pretty awful hand-me-down until we unload the old place and feel comfortable buying real furniture. And
b) SF is a mean place. I like my house and I enjoy it and letting a bunch of a-holes in to tear it to shreds is just not something I feel I need to do. Maybe I need a thicker skin, who knows.
Anyways, maybe I'll eventually post something, but for now, I'll just tell you what we're doing. We have a large-ish 15x30 main "salon" that's actually 2 stories tall, with a balcony running all the way around the room. We've sort of split the room into two halves, with a large dining table on one side and a formal seating area on the other side, in front of the fireplace. Because the room is so dark and heavy with wood paneling all around, we're trying to counter some of that with some lighter and airier elements to contrast some of the heavier ones. We bought a flokati to sit right in front of the fireplace, with a sofa (the hand me down) on one side and we'd like to put a chair or two on the other (not room to put another sofa for a few reasons, a grand piano being one of them) with a coffee table in between. I thought the Noguchi would look great on the flokati as the glass top would maintain a sense of openness and let the flokati be what it is, while the wood would pick up well with the rest of the room.