Drumroll please... now presenting our final installment of Paula's Phone-A-Friend Apartment Mini-Series! For those that are curious, check out our previous posts on her bedroom rug and her all-purpose room.
This post dives into the all-important living/dining area. Here's her note as a reminder:
As with a lot of NYC space, this room is shared with our living room. We often have lots of guests, so I need a big table.. i love the marble top we have, but need a different base so I can accommodate more seats (its an H and doesn't let chairs slide in). Was thinking of doing a bench for for the long side against the wall...
Lastly, my couch must be replaced ASAP! We would like to accommodate as much seating as possible.. do we go for a single long sofa like 108" or a shorter one and some pod/bench seating.
Oh, and I would like to find a three piece wall art ... a crashing wave photo on canvas... OR, anything you think would be fab on the blue wall.
And here are the pics of her space:
So we are gonna break this down into dining table solutions, couch/seating area solutions and artwork solutions! Check it out:
We also think you should stick to standard chairs instead of a bench. A bench is a cool way to mix it up, but if you are often have guests over for dinner, its nice to give everyone a seat and avoid the whole climbing in/climbing out situation.
2. Couch/Seating Area Solutions. We tend to think that a couch + other seating is a good bet. It's more modular, flexible, and better for conversation! Also, you can incorporate some more style. What about a combo like this:
3. Artwork solutions. First of all, we love the turquoise (shocking, right?)! Also, a triptych of art sounds cool. We suggest three coordinating prints printed HUGE and all framed the same way. That way, the grouping is totally your own! Here are some prints we found that you might like for inspiration. We like them for how minimal they are--the loads of white around each piece will let the design breathe next the bold paint.
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