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jfarlma 11-23-2013 06:17 PM

A Strange Layout
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i have a strange layout that i could use some ideas. we are just purchasing this house. the front door enters into the side of the 12x24 living room. there is no foyer. if you go straight, you go to the back of the house into the kitchen. they put the fireplace right next to that doorway instead of at the far end of the living room (side of house). there is a bay window on the right side of the living room at the front of the house. in the far left corner of the living room is an open archway to the dining room. the fireplace can't be a focal i'm thinking something has to be arranged near the bay window or other end? i'm stuck

Davejss 11-24-2013 03:21 PM

Pool table.

chrisb75 11-26-2013 08:07 AM


Originally Posted by ddesigns (Post 915529)
I agree. You need a rug to ground that room. Pull the furniture away from the wall. Do you use that door much? Seperate the furniture. Maybe some end tables. coffee table?

I second this. Everything is pushed up against a wall! You have a nice large square room, use the space in the middle!

alexjoe 11-28-2013 11:04 AM

Rug idea is good.

jfarlma 11-29-2013 08:08 PM

Thanks....we have not moved in yet. no pool table in that room, it's the primary living room space. couple of chairs maybe way to the left in front of the fireplace and then I have to decide whether to create two more small areas (one in middle and one at other end), or creating a comfy seating area around a coffee table in front of the bay windows.
definately needs a rug to ground the middle of the room.

BigJim 11-29-2013 11:13 PM

jfarlma, I started your own thread, you will get more responses here.

Two Knots 11-30-2013 08:33 AM

Is there going to be a tv in that room?
do you have a pic of the fireplace wall?
what kind of fireplace is it?

Since the fireplace hugs the wall on the left,
you need to fill that wall with something to enhance the fireplace, rather than just letting it sit there alone...
I am thinking of a wall unit/bookshelf/TV cabinet
all in one that is adjacent to the fireplace.
This should be designed to include the fireplace.
If you can post a pic of that wall, we can go from there.

Also, is that a floor bay, and how big is it?

jfarlma 11-30-2013 07:09 PM

pics of staged living room
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hi, here are pics of both the fireplace side of the living room and the bay window side. The windows do not go to the floor.Attachment 78410

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Two Knots 12-01-2013 09:29 AM

Nice! Such a pretty room and floor...Yes, decorating it is a challenge
as the FP and bay window are off center, but non the less it's a lovely
room and the bookshelf on the end wall is wonderful.

I'm currently mocking up a floor plan, however, I'm winging it, and it's
not exactly in scale. If you have a program for placing the furniture
in scale so that we can see the layout; that would be a good thing.

What kind of furniture do you like, traditional or contemporary?

Also, I worked a TV into the room because you stated that this was
your main room.

BigJim 12-01-2013 09:35 AM

When trying to get my shop laid out like I wanted, I used the 1/4 inch grid paper and made cutouts in a 1/4 inch scale and placed them where I wanted to be sure everything would fit. Maybe that would work for you.

Two Knots 12-01-2013 10:50 AM

That's what I usually do as well Jim...
But, this plan I just winged for the layout, if Jfarlm likes
the layout, he can re-do it with graph paper...

In the far corner I put a chair and ottoman on an angle.
It's a great corner for a reading nook... I included a pole lamp
behind the car for lighting the corner and reading as well.
(check out Overstock. com for pole lamps--there are 11 pages
of pole lamps)
Next to the chair is a small low end table with a small lamp.
I have a small table next to both my wing table in the LR and
the family room chair -- they are cozy as well as functional for a book,
a drink, reading glasses and remote. I included an ottoman
with this chair...It could be a winged back chair or a lower chair.

The other chair in the room should be a regular lower back chair (meaning
not a wing chair) as you want to not block the view of the FP,

The coffee table should be small, I made an oval one...
The end table on the left should also be small, either square, round,
or rectangle...
The sofa again, should not be big in bulky -- as 12' deep in not very
wide for a room...
Next to the FP -- I included a console table that is about 2 foot high to
house the TV components and above it a flat screen TV mounted on the wall.

Two Knots 12-01-2013 11:05 AM

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pic of layout.

jfarlma 12-01-2013 12:19 PM

we are more casual and comfy in terms of furniture.....pets.....not formal by any means, but neat and clean lines for transitional to contemporary

cleveman 12-01-2013 06:26 PM

I'm thinking a big Tiki bar in the middle, with stools all around.

jfarlma 12-01-2013 06:55 PM

I'm not sure what the focal point in the room is. I don't really want to block the bay window nor have furniture up against the wall.

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