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Hi! Thanks for taking emails!  I need help with my open living rm. layout.  I attached a rough floor plan of the room and how it lays out with the adjacent rooms.  The only furniture I've purchased for this room is a coffee table (38x38) and an end table (24x24).  We'd like to have a tv area in this room (don't have the tv yet but we'd get minimum of 32").  Please let me know what other information you need to make a suggestion.  Thanks again!  I've spent hours on an online room layout program and don't like what I've come up with, so your help is really appreciated!

Wow, what a great floor plan!  You can do a lot with this space!  What do you want the primary function of the room to be?  You mentioned getting a TV, will you be doing anything else in the space?  Some great pieces of course would be a sofa and possibly 2 chairs.  The chairs (over a loveseat) would give you great flexibility, especially if you get 2 of the same chairs.  They can be separated, or pushed together for a love seat look.  What are you thinking to house the TV?  An armoire is a great piece with a lot of flexibility as well.  I would try positioning the TV in the bottom right corner facing into the room.  You might want to try a sofa across from it.  This would direct the traffic flow from the foyer, around the living room seating area.  Then add a chair to either side.  You could add a sofa table or cabinet behind the sofa if you need additional storage.  A tall tree in the top right corner would look great.  Let me know if you have any other questions.  Good Luck and enjoy your beautiful room!

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I am a Certified Interior Designer, Redesign and Home Staging Professional as well as a Certified Color expert. Therefore I am can assist with questions regarding space planning and furniture arrangement, color selection, art and accessory placement. I am also able to answer questions regarding the selection and sourcing of furniture and flooring materials as well as custom window treatments.


I started in the industry as a design consultant in the custom window treatment and home furnishings industry. I have gone on to establish my own full service interior decorating business, Kimberly Boyer Interiors, with specialities in redesign, home staging and color consultations. I was also a featured designer on MyHome2.0 a Verizon Fios sponsered Home Technology Makeover Show.

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