Saturday, December 11th, 2010
There are about 12″ of snow freshly fallen on the ground outside and more continues to swirl to the ground (they say we’re only about half way through the storm system!) On a day like today there are two types of people: those who are chomping at the bit to go hiking knee deep in the snow, and those who curl up on the sofa in front of a roaring fireplace with a big blanket and a mug of hot cocoa.
Today’s photo is for those who are with me in the later group. I’d have to throw some of those pillows off the sofa so I could fit on it better, but I appreciate the higher arm on the sofa so I can lean a few pillows against it without them falling off the end of the sofa (as happens on sofas with a shorter arm height.) I would pull the adjustable lamp in the background over for reading light. I have a stack of books and magazines to catch up on, and this is the perfect day for it. I might need to add a small side table (a 12″ diameter stool would work) next to the sofa to set my cocoa on because I hate having to lean to reach my beverage when I’m curled up on the sofa. When you are arranging the furniture in any room always think about how you will live in it so that it fits the function of the space. Form follows function, but the space should be pleasing to your senses as well. It’s the balance of the two that makes a room truly great.
So which group do you fit it?
Photo source: Elle Decor, December 2008.