Green End RoadScandinavian Living Room, Cambridgeshire
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She also lowered the height of the fireplace opening, which created extra wall space for a light-reflecting mirror. The heavy leather furniture was then replaced with lighter pieces that are more in proportion with the dimensions of the room. The chaise longue on the right is a smart idea, as it allows someone to sit back comfortably to face the television.Take a tour of this open-plan living area in a self-build home.
Think outside the boxIn a small living space, it can be hard to find a functional layout, particularly when it comes to watching TV. The designers of this room have come up with a clever solution to create plenty of seating without compromising on practicality.Rather than placing a sofa against the wall near the television, they’ve chosen a chaise longue instead. The homeowners can face each other to have a conversation, then turn around to comfortably watch a programme or film.
Jessica swapped the seating for a sofa and a chaise longue. “The owners sit in here in the evening to watch TV and knit,” she says. “The chaise longue allows the person sitting in that space to turn and face the television comfortably.”The wood-burning stove was already in place, but the top of the opening was very high up the wall. “It made the ceiling look quite low,” says Jessica. “We built a studwork frame to bring the line down and balance the space.”Lumi mirror, Skandium. Sofa; chaise longue, both Case Furniture; both upholstered in Matara fabric in olive, Designers Guild. Plaisir side tables, Zeitraum. Herringbone rug, John Lewis.