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cassandrascott24

And yes, Deborah, folk don't sit in lines unless they've come to gawp at their God, the TV! I see sitting rooms with a line of seating facing a screen that fills the wall. No one can snug up with friends and a cuppa with this arrangement nor play scrabble on the non-existent table or even curl up with a book in a cosy nook.... AND a chap in a furniture store told me that 3 seaters rarely get used by 3 people anyway... A row of people is not conducive to conversation...

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deborah eade

So agree, Cassandra. Same holds for rows of 'bar stools'. They work in bars, where you don't necessarily want to make conversation, but not in a family! We spend our evenings reading, talking and talking politics ....

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chemistrykaren

It's taken me years to even begin to crack the knack of room layout, especially living room design. Bedroom design is tricky, too, and I see there's a story about small bedroom design that's come up. I'm still learning - I never feel I've got it quite right. I'll keep working on it!

   

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