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  • Maisonemaison

    on April 24, 2018

    Hello, Welcome to the design board, please feel free to comments and chate here or when you click on each image a chate and rating options should appear at the bottom of each picture.

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  • Maisonemaison

    on April 24, 2018

    Maximize: seating, movement, storage, lots of books, toys
    Change curtain, decore...
    TV likely to stay in the current location.
    Possibly change light fixtures.
    family often eats in seating area so plan for eating setups also...

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  • Maisonemaison

    on April 27, 2018

    So layout B1, it is, what do you think of this sofa I posted, they're not the best sofa's on earth but the work and the price is great, but if you think you'd like something a step up from that I =could look at other suppliers and make recommendations just have to check into which has storage and the options for each company change to configure to a different size.
    you don't have to move the bookcase for this layout but I think it would let more light into the room if the storage was on the opposite side, which is already further from the window and there is a natural space for storage there due to the column. and TV basically stayed where it is but building storage and shelves going up on either side of the fireplace breast.
    This new storage could be in a different unusual colour/finish to make the room more interesting and lively... or stick to white and put an interesting colour in the shelves backing only but if you are going to fill them with the book (and it seems like you are) then that wil bascially just disappear anyway)

  • Maisonemaison

    on April 26, 2018

    I don't think you to create a new item but add to the existing, As for moving the existing bookcase; it's going to make that emtpy space even larger. ideally, to do this the goal has to be to camouflage the structural column (as it lines up with nothing at all) and hide the odd-looking whole behind the sofa which would be created to both sides of column so you either no longer see (by wrapping shelves around it but then you'd have to make the shelves deep enough and so lose space) or, make another column so it becomes symmetrical! I've attached a perspective with just that.

  • Maisonemaison

    on April 25, 2018

    I would think about having shelves made that would basically work as tables behind the sofa and putting table lamps on them. also this way you don't have an odd empty space that will gather dust too! Ideally, the shelf would be a little higher than the sofa's back so you see some white solid space between the "self or table's top and the sofa top. this still leaves up with the column in an odd space which will look and feel very odd and uncomfortable like the furniture was made for a different room.

  • irina hirtan

    on April 25, 2018

    I was thinking to keep the shelves with books behind the sofa; also the empty spaces behind sofa and on left/right of bookcase to fill with standing lamps?!
    Would choose a sofa without backrest on both sides of its u shape.
    The dining table I would actually locate very close to the garden windows so I have a nice view for breakfast/dinner etc (would only pull it in front of fireplace when guests arrive)
    This way i’d Have the tv area, the fireplace area and dining area.
    Was thinking of a feature walk in front of fireplace, maybe some beanbags for kids 😬


Furniture recommendations

  • eight orb ceiling pendant from rocket st. george

    549.00 sculptural element into the room ties in perfectly with vintage table lamp on sideboard. hint of vintage style that will tie in with the chesterfield sofas and bridge the contemporary to the vintage.

furniture comments thoughts chat

  • Maisonemaison

    on May 16, 2018

    any of these benches could be good alternatives also for a better price and thought the leather is not real like Oka's bench the price tag is lower and I don't think anyone will take not given it's on a bench and not something one actually comes close to.
    https://www.wayfair.co.uk/furniture/pdp/safavieh-julien-upholstered-bench-qq7230.html?piid=15983702

    https://www.wayfair.co.uk/furniture/pdp/safavieh-juliette-upholstered-bench-qq7261.html?piid=0

  • Maisonemaison

    on May 15, 2018

    I try to keep different woods away from each other, so the sideboard with the steel legs makes sense and brings texture/warmth to the room. The dining table extends from 120cm so it came be out of the way and seat the family but also open up adding dining chairs. and keeping the benches for the children. I've included this vintage white porcelain and steel lamp which ties in the white of the dining table with the steel from the benches and sideboard. it's a single lamp for an off-center display which is more dynamic and will grow to include pictures frames maybe a white or silver vase etc..

  • irina hirtan

    on April 25, 2018

    I was thinking of keeping the built in bookshelves we have now behind the sofa, not creating a different item. Would it be too busy? If so I can maybe relocate this on the wall opposite the fire place - what are your thoughts

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