Making it work-downsizing
This room setting was originally in a showhouse on Long Island. There were 2 of each chair instead of one, square end tables and 4 large leather ottomans grouped together as the coffee table. Obviously that would be way too much furniture for this space. Working with the sofa and one of each chair, I added appropriately sized items to finish off the room.
I used two floor lamps on either side of the sofa to provide light since the only end tables that would fit would be far too small against the large scale rolled arm of the sofa. Wall mounted lamps would also be appropriate here. This is a more formal setting so I felt it important to use integrate some symmetry. The oval table is fairly narrow but long enough to balance out the 90" sofa.
I added the floor mirror to open up and lighten the setting. Floor mirrors are a great way to add lots of "visual" square footage to a room. I placed the tray table in front to reinforce the room's possible use as a place for cocktails and conversation. Ideally, I'd love to see these walls painted a chocolate brown (or done with dark brown grasscloth paper) to contrast against the gold upholstery. But overall I'm very happy with the way this vignette turned out.
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