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05 April 2012
I haven't shared anything about our place in LA in a long time, so I thought I'd give a little update. We've been spending more of our time in Truckee this winter, since winter = ski season, my most favoritest of all seasons. But we've had a few weeks here and there in LA, and the distance helped me see that our old furniture arrangement, above, just wasn't using the living room to its best advantage. Namely, it was obscuring the fireplace we worked so hard to update and show off.
Here's another, more recent, photo of the old furniture arrangement.
And here's how it looks now, after a few rounds of musical chairs.
No idea what we'll do with the wall space over the couch -- or if we'll do anything with it. But now the fireplace feels like the focal point it was always meant to be. And even though the photos may not show it, there's plenty of space to get around the couch into the hallway.
Another bonus: the couch is now the first thing you see when you come in the front door, which I'm told is good staging, and makes a home look welcoming. At any rate, it's better than the first view being of the TV.
What do you think? Better now? Or better before?
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