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Selecting lounge chairs

Selecting lounge chairs is important as they often serve as a focal point in a living room or family room. Finding swivel or stationary chairs with a unique shape can accentuate the layout of a room. When beginning the process of space planning, while scale and proportion are very important, how the shapes fit together is also a key component. Spaces that feel too boxy or crowded with the implementation of additional seating options are usually the result of poor space planning and design. Lounge chairs are often a good opportunity to incorporate alternative materials into a space such as metal or leather without committing to a larger piece of furniture such as a sofa with metal. If you are designing a space with a modern, contemporary feel natural tones on leather will add warmth. Here are a few options in consideration for a project in Soho.

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Space Planning in Chelsea Duplex (part II)

Following up on my space planning post from last week, here are a few additional photos of the chelsea duplex I worked on several years ago.  The main level featured a bedroom, and a kitchen extending into an open layout with the dining room and living room.   A nice sized terrace adjoined the living room on the wall near the fireplace.  On the stairway leading up to the master bedroom we designed a custom built in for books and storage.  An open layout is increasingly popular space planning option in residential units in New York City.  Natural light is an essential component in higher end real estate and developers are seeking to maximize value by creating larger open living areas so potential purchasers have the option to entertain.

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Space Planning

This is a chelsea duplex I worked on several years ago. Space planning is a key component in redesigns where clients are seeking to maximize the value of their purchase with additional usable square footage. The original floor plan featured one small closet in the master bedroom located on the second floor. With the new layout we removed the old closet and relocated it with a second walk-in closet behind the tv. With the additional space created where the old closet was we were able to move the bed and headboard back, create an accent wall and have sconces mounted on the wall. The upholstered accent wall featured four panels covered in a dark silk fabric and the headboard is tufted with a velvet fabric. The custom sconces featured a gun metal finish and lamp shades with a gold/metallic fabric.

The additional space also freed up additional room to the right for a custom wall unit/ dresser and wall for a flat screen tv. The new wall was measured to line up with the existing structural column to create a more natural flow. In the living room we mounted the flat screen and added a fireplace beneath it. We also create a custom workstation with additional lighting beneath the stairwell. We incorporated and a clear acrylic coffee table which helps to make a smaller space feel less crowded.