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post #1531 of 2411
Oops. Almost forgot "storage."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/02/justice/new-york-body-false-wall
post #1532 of 2411
My wife says: " I like all the pieces but mixing them all together the room lacks something. With so much white you need more texture between the pieces. The Yeti and the BO are too close in texture, the coffee table, end table, and Sofa are too close in texture. The result is that it all has a tendency to blend together. The coffee table in particular vanishes into the room. Curtains would look better then wooden shades and could provide some visual contrast (maybe he's renting though and does not want to deal with it)."

Anyway, that is the critique. Overall though, not bad at all.
post #1533 of 2411
It's missing character, because it has none and none was invested in its decoration. Whiteness isn't a problem.
post #1534 of 2411
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It's missing character, because it has none and none was invested in its decoration. Whiteness isn't a problem.

As a Black Floridian, how can you say that?
post #1535 of 2411

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.

 

lefty

post #1536 of 2411
Thread Starter 
Lefty, the revised room you describe sounds awful to me.

Taken in the morning:

post #1537 of 2411
Take Ivy. lol. Good one.
post #1538 of 2411

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. 

 

lefty

post #1539 of 2411
Hm, it does look weird that the rug goes under the first 1/3rd of that couch, and that the coffee table is off centered. I hadn't noticed that before.

What's underneath there? Is the hardwood nice? Why not get a smaller rug and show it off?
post #1540 of 2411
How would you guys furnish this living room? The wall between the pantry and brick (where the armoire, which has since been removed, sits) is around 32". The brick between the windows is about 45". For sure putting an L-couch against the wall and brick on the right side but I'm not sure where to put the TV. I've always had my TV as the focus of my living room, but considering I watch maybe 2 hours/week tops, I'm thinking of maybe downgrading to a 32" and putting it on a full-motion swivel against the brick between windows and this way I can just pull it out and turn it to face the right wall whenever I want to watch TV. The other options is to remove the pantry and cabinet above it (next to the armoire). This frees up an extra 20-25" and I can then mount my TV against that wall. Option 3 is to get a projector and not have to stress about a stupid TV.



post #1541 of 2411
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i have only one person on ignore. SF is so much better since.

Hah. Yeah, the thread is peppered with "this member is blocked" and people quoting him. If he was less of a dick I'm sure he'd be taken seriously.
post #1542 of 2411
I like that room in the daytime.

The nonfunctional shutters do throw me though.
post #1543 of 2411
It looks like a room. Live in it a while.
post #1544 of 2411
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How would you guys furnish this living room?




That room is furnished, it is you that is empty.
post #1545 of 2411
Thread Starter 
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I like that room in the daytime.

The nonfunctional shutters do throw me though.

Who said the shutters don't function? We just never close them.
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