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big rooms work best by finding a focal point.  commonly it is the tv or media unit, but this client didn't have either. however, the gorgeous original fireplace was a great option to build off of and highlight by flowing a conversation pit set askew to view the hearth of this home.

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by positioning most of the furniture along the edges of the room, the space felt minimal, but empty (except for the unruly toys that were taking over). i like to take advantage of wide open space in an unconventional matter by spreading areas out from the center of the room.  this fills the room dramatically, but can capitalize on the loft like feeling ...now if only the child will learn to put away everyday, the toys into their decorated box.

the client wanted to keep the positioning of the dining room table, and my fresh couch positioning serves as a physical and visual cue that delineates each separate area, yet doesn’t clutter the flow.  of course the area rugs are part of defining each area too. the transparent coffee table is new and fits in with her minimal look.  the clear dining table chairs minimize the bulk of the table and mixes in well with the low lying bench.  the eames chair is also new, but everything else was taken or swapped from around the townhouse.  i love home styling!

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