I recently found your webpage offering design help. What a great service!
I have a living room that has a unfinished look. The rectangular shape of this room has always left me feeling like the placement of items is not quite right. We changed TV sizes and now have a 50″ that will not fit the armoire that previously held our television. The whole room has been stuck for some time and now I have the added TV dilemma.
I love how the rooms in your magazine look lived in and that the items have been collected over time. Could you please suggest items for updating and finishing this room?
Thank you for your recent design dilemma. You truly did your homework! Thanks for sending the floor plan and the measurements. The more information we have, the better we can solve your dilemma. So let’s get started.
We rearranged your furniture to focus on your fireplace. We also created a media center on the opposite wall from the fireplace to accommodate your new 50″ flatscreen. Our choice is the Hanover Console, which should fit nicely against the wall with your flatscreen placed on top.
We created a “reading area” that includes your existing wing chair/ottoman and arm chair with a table (our 36″ Terrific Table Trio is an excellent choice) placed in between and centered under the large window. Match the tablecloth to the drapery panels (which we discuss later) for a cohesive look. The radio chest is placed along the side wall. On the opposite end of the room, we placed your piano under the smaller window and we selected our Santiago Bench to go under the window to the left of the fireplace. Placing a large floor plant in a decorative container to the left of the piano will be a nice finishing touch.
Lighting is a key ingredient to making a room warm and inviting. Try placing a lamp on either side of the sofa, one on the table in the reading area, one on the top of the radio chest, and one on the top of the piano. This should give you adequate light for most activities.
We would like to add drapery panels to the windows. They should be hung close to the ceiling on decorative rods to maximize the height of the room. We suggest our Ballard Essential Rod Pocket Panels in Khaki Twill or Celery Twill. We recommend that you send for swatches so you can better match your wall color. Perhaps you can add some pillows in the same color as the drapes to finish the look.
Please let us know your thoughts. We love feedback! And don’t forget to send pictures of the completed room so we can post them on Style Studio. Let us know if we can be of any further help.
The Style Studio Team