Q: My wife and I have lived in our 1925 craftsmanesque house for about five months, and the narrow living room has us puzzled. While we don't have much furniture yet (what you see in the pictures is basically filler and we've bought some other pieces since then, too), we would like to start to get an idea of a layout. For me, the main thing that creates a headache is that the opening to the dining room is so close to the fireplace, which makes it difficult to put any furniture on that side of the room. Arranging furniture on the other side of the room, closest to the front door feels odd and cramped, because it is so far away from the fireplace. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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