My husband agreed and we ordered this:
It was by far my favorite option and in our price range. I picked a sectional again because it seems to fit our room better than any other arrangement. The furniture must face the fireplace, windows and tv cabinet, all at the same time. This is not a fancy or occasionally used room. This is where we gather. This is where we watch tv. This is where we hang out. Sectional it is.
Here are a few options for coffee tables. I want something fabric - linen is my leaning. What I have in mind is a tufted linen ottoman with wooden legs. This is all I could find, so far.
This is where I turn for help. My biggest challenge in this room is the sheer size of it. Two stories high. I say it like it's a bad thing.
Problem#1- Fireplace. I have struggled for as long as I have lived in the house as to what to put above the fireplace. What ever it is, it needs to be large scale.
This is the other side of the room. Beautiful windows. Again, large scale.
Just to give you the full perspective, this is the other side of the room.
Problem #2- This wall: What to put on the wall opposite the windows?
The sectional is not against the wall. Nor is there room far a table of any sort. So anything I put on the wall seems to look like it is floating.
So here are a couple of options I have thought of:
Option 1- Large framed grouping that almost go to the floor. These frames are maps of NYC I believe.
(Image via Pottery Barn)
Option 2- What about a (narrow depth but) tall and wide book case? I think we could have this built inexpensively and painted to match the built-ins around the fireplace.
Option 3- You have to use your imagination for this because I don't have any exact pictures of it just some to give you the idea. How do you think 3 large linen peg boards would look on this wall? This picture is from the apartment in the movie the Break-Up.
(Image via Hooked on Houses)
Here are images of the linen peg boards from Pottery barn.(Pottery Barn)
And someone using it in real life:(Image via Design Mom)
Anyone who can help me solve these problems get a thousand bonus points and a friend for life. (And I am a pretty fantastic friend, so that's really saying something.) Please forward this on to anyone you know and love who is remotely design savvy. Post a comment or email me carieskinner at yahoo dot com.