Monday, June 9, 2008

Back to back...

I wasn't always fond of this approach, but that's probably because I'd seen some bad examples, but really when you have a large living room with multiple seating areas...back to back sofas can do the trick and make a perfect statement...

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Elle Decor/May '05

You could go the mirrored approach, identical back to back sofas...here Alex Papachristidis took it one step further with matching floor lamps and rugs!! I just love this style and think it creates such a focal point for the room...

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Elle Decor/July/Aug. '07

Or, how bout making your two couches into one, like Jeffery Bilhuber has done above...takes some committing though, because it's not so easy to move a piece of furniture like this. But, again it's a perfect fit with creating two separate entertaining spaces...

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House Beautiful/June '07

With two sofas back to back, this creates the a spot to place a slim console table between the two for lamps, accessories and such...

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No reason you have to have it identical either though, this set up works really well too, going with separates that are similar in style...

6 comments:

That Girl Designs said...

i actually really like this set-up. the first picture is my favorite.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The Jeffery Bilhuber design actually looks like one huge two sided sofa. (Does that make sense?)Makes for an interesting thought.

SimplyGrove said...

Great idea. And it is so out of the box. Just my thing!

Mélanie said...

I love this idea ! In these picyures , it looks terrific

Joanna Goddard said...

smart! i like this post xo

Living said...

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