Originally Posted by Marc Voorhees
That being said, the rug needs to go, no doubt.
I am back and forth on the rug. We either want a black-and-white pattern or a heathered grey shag. The latter is not possible for a cheap price unless we go the flokati route, which sounds highly troublesome.
Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel
Maybe part of Stephen's issue is that there is no story plot to this living space, more a collection of items that caught your eye, forced to fit a space.
. . .
I envision Foo lives in a place filled with memories of places traveled, or curious musings of the sartorial nature, maybe something that hints at your other hobbies.
Well, yes, I think it is worth keeping in mind that all you are seeing is a layout of hypothetical furniture. There should be no expectation of being able to sense our personal "story" from such a diagram. Give me the benefit of the doubt that we actually intend to live in our living room.
Originally Posted by Hayward
Ditch coffee table, replace with a low wood bench, can be used for extra seating as necessary.
Ditch lamps, replace hideous ball thing with a combined lamp and side table, or side table with a lamp on it.
Ditch chair in favor of vintage Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair in orange textile or biscuit leather.
The first suggestion is actually really smart. It had crossed our minds to put in something like a Nelson bench. However, it is hard to disengage with the table, which is irresistibly awesome.
The stool could go, too.
THe other suggestions aren't going to happen. The Mirror Ball lamps are a favorite of ours. They are 99% happening. The Eames Aluminum Group chair is a great chair, and the Cappellini Lotus is obviously influenced by it, but this is one of the cases where I think a classic has actually been improved upon. Unlike the Eames, which is just leather framed by aluminum, the Lotus is fully structured on molded plywood. You get the thinness of the Eames, but with more solidarity.
Originally Posted by bellyhungry
Foo, did you consult an interior designer before picking out the pieces?
Do you think they all can co-exist in harmony?
Was Feng Shui factored in?
No, yes, no.
Originally Posted by zbromer
I had very similar thoughts when I first saw the rendering. The coffee table takes up a lot of space. It may not look like it in the rendering, but it will when you start walking around that space. With small spaces, you really need to think about function. You will need space to move, and you will need a flat surface to put cups, remotes, magazines, feet, etc. This doesn't really require that much table for two people. I'd much prefer seeing a smaller coffee table with perhaps an additional occasional table next to the sofa. Also, not sure what your family planning includes, but that coffee table and little ones do not go well together. Maybe something to think about, if you are considering the table as a piece you want to use years down the road.
What about a couple of these, side-by-side?
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
Wait 'til you have kids, Foo. Then, whatever space you have and whatever furniture occupies it will be both leased from, and made free of any contrived thoughts, by said kids.
I am happily pretending it won't be an issue. Chances are we'll just keep them locked up in a pen.