Help With A Living Room Layout

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Living Room LayoutQuestion:

Hello. Attached is a drawing of my living room layout as well as a picture. I have no idea how to furnish this room and was wondering if you could please give me some ideas? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!



Thank you so much for your design dilemma. We are happy to give you some ideas on how to solve it. \

We recommend painting your walls with Chestertown Buff, which is a Benjamin Moore historic color HC-9. It’s a rich, warm gold tone. Try using a low luster finish, which will be easier to wash.

For durability, why not consider a leather sofa in a warm brown? Accent with pillows chosen from our Fabric By The Yard Collection in our Pomeroy Check Gold fabric.

Our Ashton Rug would be a show-stopper addition to the room. Add two of our Addison Chairs covered in our Ashford Paisley fabric to tie everything together.

Living Room LayoutWe suggest that you move your drapery rods close to the ceiling to give the illusion of higher ceilings. Our Butter Twill Panels (hung straight) will add a soft look to the windows.

Why not add our Terrific Trio Table to one side of the sofa covered in the Ashford Paisley fabric to display family photos and your existing black wrought iron lamp.

On the other side of the sofa the round table under the window (as shown) could be reused along with your coffee table if you wish. Just remember to add additional lighting to the side table with some wrought iron embellishment to tie it in.

Wall art is very personal, but we do have some suggestions.

Try placing our Set of 3 Klimt Landscape Prints one over the other where you now have the two small prints. Your existing prints can be moved to another smaller wall area. O

ur J.A. Thompson Clock would be a nice addition to the right of your front double windows. We also think a flat screen television is the way to go.

Lastly, if budget permits, place our Louis XVI Sideboard in warm green between the windows at the bottom of the stairs. It will provide you with a lot of extra storage.

To complete the look, add two Chartres Buffet Lamps in restoration bronze flanking two of our Garden District Mirrors for a spectacular finish.

This is a lot to take in, and please remember things can be done in stages. Now you have a plan to follow. These are only suggestions based on the information you gave us and we hope that they will give you the necessary guidelines for a living room you will love for years to come.

Best of luck and please send pictures when you complete your room – we would love to see it!

The Style Studio Team

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