Good Questions: Does My Room Flow?

Good Questions: Does My Room Flow?

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 10, 2007

Hello AT, I've been obsessed by the notion of creating good flow in my living room, and have decided (with the help of mg-r's fabulous book) to bring new life to the room. I'm planning on purchasing new furniture (and I'm almost done with my cleaning and purging, so hopefully shopping will come soon). I found this awesome tool on the La-Z-Boy site that lets you create a room plan for free!...

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#8 is my television; #15 is a nonworking fireplace; for #7 I'm thinking a cool floor lamp; ##4 and 6 are end table types of things. The long walls (13'5") are solid; the wall opposite the fireplace is a hallway; and ##13 and 14 are windows—the apartment gets incredible light (the window near the chair has an ac in it and a radiator in front of it). ##5 and 9 are my desk and my aeron chair. #1 is a queen sleeper sofa (looking at C&B Troy in chocolate or sable) and ##10 and 3 is for a chair and ottoman (looking at C&B's Tracy in the spice color to bring some color to the room). I put the sofa on that particular wall because the other wall butts up to my bedroom.

My question is—does this seem to flow? Also, I had thought about getting a sofa/chaise deal (like the C&B Troy), but at 99" long, I thought it would overpower the room. And, I was curious if you thought I needed more seating, I didn't want to overwhelm the room with furniture (and it seemed odd to me to have the back of a chair facing the hallway.

Any and all thoughts are appreciated!


Dear CG,

We like it. Great job. The only thing we'd say is that you should complete the seating triangle and give yourself one more point of seating. This would be near the door to the hallway.

Because you don't want a big object here, we'd go with a simple ottoman, pouf or cube. This will round out your seating area, increase the good flow and not block up the room.

Anyone else??

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