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Hello Jenny,

I'm hoping I could get your professional opinion on what to
do with this space. I have a ridiculously small livingroom
as it is, and I'm cursed with one of the walls having a
verticle bulkhead right in the middle. Can you suggest what I  can do with the wall space above the couch (please let me  know if the picture does not post correctly)!i8exICD!c7sqwk0B

Wall unit would be too big and would block the window. Art?
Picture frames? Shelves? One or multliple?

Whatever you can assist me with, I'd be very greatful!

Many thanks for your time and expertise!


Hi Karen,

Interesting space.  In all honesty, I would probably opt for a "dual purpose" chrome and glass (or wood if you choose) shelving unit behind the couch.  That would give you storage, which you're obviously lacking in a small space, and the opportunity to display some accessories or even a piece of art (sculpture, framed photos, framed art) on one of the eye level shelves.  It would also "mimic" the tall thin window at the end of the couch, and give some needed balance to the arrangement.

You may also consider adding a taller plant/tree near the opposite end of the couch, to give some texture and softness to that space.  

Hope this helps you.

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