Monday, July 14, 2008

Opinions please!

This is the room we need help with:





We have a very open floor plan so the foyer, kitchen, and living room all feed into this area. We would like it to be a comfortable space with two chairs, a table, and an ottoman:



I thought swivel chairs would be nice so that one could sit facing the fireplace but also turn and face the kitchen/eating area. Something like this.

Chris is not a huge fan of the whole swivel chair idea. He would prefer a basic armchair.

I prefer a skirted look.

He prefers a non-skirted look.

Then there's the whole fabric choice thing. Our house came with window treatments and paint colors we like. Eventually we may change the window treatments in the kitchen/dining area and the paint color in the hearth and dining rooms (the wine-ish red walls) but they're staying for now- so we must work with what we have. We narrowed it down to these four choices with the help of a very patient designer at the furniture store:


(a)



(b)

(c)




(d)



And that is as far as we got. I'm leaning towards choice (c) but I have no idea what I'm doing. Chris can't make up his mind either. We're in fabric/chair decision limbo. Please vote (over there on the left) and let me know what you're thinking. I'd love to hear your thoughts!



4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hey! You made it to Madison. :)

I love a & c. a is more modern, I guess, right? And I would vote for stationary chairs, too.

What a gorgeous room.

MamáChanga said...

That's a beautiful room with what looks to be a spectacular view!

I vote for swivel chairs (I like the idea of being able to turn and face the other rooms easily) and swatches B & C.

MamáChanga said...

Oh, I can only choose 1 swatch?! Well then C is my favorite!

Funny how I have absolutely no trouble opinionating on someone else's home decor, but I'm ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE when it comes to my own! LOL!!

Karen said...

I have very utilitarian reasons for my votes. I voted no-skirt, because you want to be able to see under the chair if the little flower drops, say, a piece of potato and you can't see it and begin to wonder several weeks later what that awful smell in the living room is.

And I voted for fabric (d) because you don't want, say, chocolate or dirt toddler handprints all over a beautiful cream and red floral pattern when you can have the stains blend in and be unnoticeable.

I'll let you decide if I'm speaking from personal experience *grin*