Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Never underestimate the comfort of a room! Always consider how you intend to use each space before you start to add furniture. When we first met with this lovely client, she made it clear that she enjoys entertaining. She is a fabulous cook and enjoys sharing that with her friends and family frequently. It was very important that everyone felt comfortable and welcome. The space was already there—our challenge was to combine her unique style with her purpose. The dining table and chairs were the first concern. She wanted to be able to accommodate large groups of people. The room certainly lent itself to expanding. We selected a pedestal table so that squeezing a few extra people around would not be a problem with a leg in the way. We also helped her find a light fixture that she had admired for a long time. Problem solved!

Next -- recognizing that the living room was an extension of the dining area, (and was a room that was rarely used for any occasion), we wanted this room to be inviting enough for multiple purposes. Rich durable fabrics and great quality seating now make it a room that can be used for reading and/or working on a laptop. And additionally, guests can retire from the dining room table and have another comfortable place to sit. What a wonderful way to spend an evening entertaining friends and family!

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