Apartment foo-nishing - Page 103
Anyway, that is the critique. Overall though, not bad at all.
I find this room visually jarring. The intention of light and airy is thrown out with the stiff furniture, the overwhelming rug and the layout. It looks like it was designed for three people to sit erect, their feet flat on the floor and the hands in their laps, glancing nervously at the globe wall.
Obviously, the sofa is too large for the space, but that's made much worse by the overhang on the right. It makes me feel very uncomfortable. Marble tends to take up a lot of visual space and used here is again too large for the space.
My guess is that your guests will walk up, sidestep across the short end of the table then sidestep to the sofa without even realizing it. The placement of the chair ensures the first sidestep.
The rug pretty much makes the table disappear. A mid to darker table would help.
There is no help for the globes. No configuration will make them work. As they stand now they seriously add the uncomfortableness of the room. You don't need anything on that wall.
Like the side table.
Change table to something darker. If not, remove rug. The room will look better and you will get a bit of the airy feel you want.
Either way return the table. I would not accept a chipped table. I just returned a wooden lamp that developed a 2" crack after 6 years and two cross country trips. The company said bring it in and pick another. You need better suppliers.
Remove the shutters and replace with a rich fabric - wool sheer or something like that. Not white. If not doable just remove - the room would look better without shutters.
Which is why you have that room. It looks as if you had to downsize apts, but love your furniture too much to let anything go.
I know you're not going to change a thing, but that rug is seriously fucking it up. The way it swallows up the table makes me think that your guests are going to put their wine glasses onto the table and miss. Pull it and the globes and the space would look much better.