It’s time to tackle the floorplan and furniture layout for my living room. Take a look at the space as-is below. The living room is on the far left side of the floorplan. And here are my ideas for laying out the furniture in this large family gathering space… I will make a couple of architectural changes including closing the door from the dining room and opening up a double door from the dining into the hallway. That will allow me to design new cabinets on either side of the front window deep enough to hold our AV equipment. There is also an opening from the bar to the living and I will be closing that space to allow for a sofa with a great piece of art to go above. And I will have an arched opening to the bar in the hallway. (There’s that lovely paneling again!) My husband’s large TV (65 inches) will be over the mantle. Eek! But I have a few ideas on how to disguise it when I don’t want my Living Room to look like a movie theater. I’ll give you a look at that in the next New House Diary. And in case you are wondering, I will be covering up the brick. I like brick, but it’s more casual than the look I’m going for. So as you can see in my sketch above, I plan for a lot of furniture in this space. The great thing about living in a home before you remodel it is that I have already arranged many of my existing pieces in the layout above and they work perfectly. Even the chair that looks like it’s blocking the double door to the sunroom, actually fits great with plenty of room to travel around it and use the door.
(Mariette Himes Gomez)
I love having multiple furniture groupings for ample seating for holidays and entertaining. I am inspired by designers like Mariette Himes Gomez who are skilled at creating similar furniture layouts with multiple seating areas like the room above. Here is another of my favorite of Mariette’s Spaces for Inspiration.
(Mariette Himes Gomez via Architectural Digest)
So what do you think? I have an advantage because I can already see the furniture layout in person. Trust me, it’s perfect! Please do leave me a comment with your thoughts. I’d love to hear your input. See you next time on New House Diary!