Need ideas - Long living room with wall of windows opposite fireplace | Houzz UK (2023)

  • Yvonne Martin

    5 months ago

    It's a lovely space, but I agree that the furniture needs to be placed better. Please supply a floor plan with measurements of each item. Is there a TV in the room that needs to be considered?

    How high is the hearth? In our house the hearth is high enough that it can be used for seating when a large group gathers--would a thick cushion accomplish this for you?

  • Lyn Nielson

    5 months ago

    is the stickley style chair your reading chair?

    what is that corner area near the patio door used for?

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  • sebagolizzy

    Original Author

    5 months ago

    Thanks for comments and questions.

    Let's assume we are starting from scratch and not be limited by the furniture that is there. Other than the original Naguchi table I'm not beholden to any piece. The chair in the corner by the deck slider is a reading chair that is big, clunky, not all that comfortable and no used. We would like to relocate the reading spot to the other end of the room (better natural light and separation from other workspaces). No TV. Hearth is 8" high and unlikely to be seating.

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  • decoenthusiaste

    5 months ago

    Here's a link to lots of living rooms that feature a Noguchi coffee table. Thought you might catch some inspiration for the seating pieces you'll need. Start an ideabook here with your favorites. Consider a chaise lounge and arc lamp for the reading area, and I'd opt for a 3-seat sofa and two armchairs in front of the fireplace. It is easy to get into good looking pieces that are not comfortable when dealing with more modern styles, so be judicious and try before you buy whenever possible.

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    I pulled the blueprint with the measurements. We will build the room to see what can be done. It sounds like there are two using the room daily. Folks have already made some wonderful suggestions. So don't know if we can beat that. Do you want to be able to view both the fireplace and outside from where you will be sitting? Can we have a picture of the wall to the left of the fireplace? TV or no TV? Thanks, MAE

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    I think you have been trying to make the FP the center of the room. If you re center the room it will give you more room for seating. My first thought is you need a large rug to anchor the space. Sorry for the terrible phone drawing

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