Q: My partner and I have just brought an off-the-plan apartment which is not due to be finished until July 2010. This being our first home, I want it to look good, not like a flat. But I am struggling to figure out how to style it and the furniture…
Ignore the crappy layout on the plan - does anybody have a good suggestion for two sofas, a TV cabinet and a desk (amongst other things) that will work well with this layout?
Sent by Erica
Editor - It's hard to say without seeing some interior renders of what your space is going to look like. But from the exterior shots, we're thinking a modern shaped couch without ornamentation would work best, with a focus of low, minimal shapes that don't overpower the limited living room layout (a common mistake is stuffing a narrow space with too many pieces, resulting in a space that feels cramped).
If money wasn't an option, we'd build around the Molteni&C Freestyle, designed by Ferruccio Laviani. The shape of the seating matches the exterior architectural features of your building and the low shape/size will accentuate a sense of height and space in the narrow layout. Partner it with a modern television console (we love floating media consoles), and you can optimize the space without cluttering the layout.
I'm sure our readers have other dream schemes for your future home. Good luck with your new home!