That’s Tilly with her friend Flora, who is reluctantly modeling a National Gallery of Art bandana. We’re at my MIL’s weekend house, and we’ve never really cracked the code on what to do with the furniture in this space. Most of the time, two chairs flank the fireplace, with small drinks tables and footstools at the ready. Room by Miles Redd, photo by Paul Costello, as seen in the fabulous blog Mrs. Blandings Soul-sucking lack of color palette notwithstanding, I think this room has a successful furniture arrangement. Maybe it’s fine to have only two chairs flanking the fireplace if the room is used primarily for reading and two-person game playing.
Funnily enough, when a room is fairly small, it’s easier to deal with a corner fireplace. You have no choice but to ignore a corner fireplace in a dining room, which is kind of a relief. Southern Living, photo by Max Kim-Bee, styling by Lydia Pursell Annie Elliott Design is based in Washington, DC, and we have offices in St. Michaels, Maryland, and Middlebury, Vermont.
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