You know when you move into a new place and everything feels kinda... empty? The walls are empty, none of your stuff is out, your old furniture just looks out of place? I like to call it the 'Move-in Syndrome.' I had some clients reach out to me for that very reason. They recently moved into their new construction home and needed help finishing out their living room.

Aside from the 'syndrome,' there are definitely two different focal points in the room; the fireplace and the T.V. Having the Television over the fireplace would have left to some very uncomfortable viewing (think 'front row at the IMAX thater' uncomfortable). So after some discussions, I started space planning!

The sofa was moved just off center of the fireplace to create usable seating for both focal points. The main sitting chair was placed off to the left and angled directly facing the T.V. for the same reason. A second occasional chair under the television can be slid over next to the sofa for better viewing of the T.V., or brought closer to the fireplace, depending on the occasion. The rug was centered in front of the fireplace and placed under as many pieces of furniture as possible to unite the two spaces.

The sofa was moved just off center of the fireplace to create usable seating for both focal points. The main sitting chair was placed off to the left and angled directly facing the T.V. for the same reason. A second occasional chair under the television can be slid over next to the sofa for better viewing of the T.V., or brought closer to the fireplace, depending on the occasion. The rug was centered in front of the fireplace and placed under as many pieces of furniture as possible to unite the two spaces.

And then it was finished! After the clients approved the floor plan and furniture selection, the ordering began, and so did the waiting for delivery. When it all came in, I made one last stop over to stage and get the afters. Happy designer, happy client. Win Win!