Funky floorplan in living/dining room -- help with furniture layout
Brittan Heller
December 17, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I've been stuck trying to figure out how to arrange our living room and dining room furniture. We can't seem to make use of the area in the bend in front of the balcony (see the picture) and our furnishings are just pressed up against the walls. Yipes!

In the living room section, we have 2 full sized couches, a tall bookshelf, a square coffee table, a short bookshelf, and a plant stand by the balcony. We use the wall against the bathroom for a projector tv and console. We are willing to replace any and all of this.

Any suggestions for how to use the space -- or recommendations for professionals in the DC area who can help with smaller redecorating projects -- would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Joanne Jakab Interior Design
I used to have a condo with a similar layout - it overlooked a lake and was called the Sail model because of it's layout. I have a layout that will work and found it easier to mark up and attach. It's not to scale and is to give a visual outline only.
December 17, 2012 at 11:45AM   
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Joanne Jakab Interior Design
My best tip would be to buy a couple rolls of painters tape to layout any furnishings BEFORE YOU BUY! Ideally you need 36 inches for a main walk throughway and 24 inches behind a chair to pull it out from a dining or kitchen table.
December 17, 2012 at 11:52AM   
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