Saturday, November 10, 2012

Space plan me, Amazing!

As a designer I so love the space planning part of my job, it’s how a room totally comes together… before the fabrics, paints, tables are picked… knowing what will fit, to me is so important.

This room was designed by Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe for their show.

I have hand drawn the floor plan to give you an idea of how the furniture fits in the room…

Hand drawn space planned floor plan

This is great use of this space…

Left side of the room

Looking from the entrance, the fireplace

Wonderfully scaled chairs…

Looking from the entrance the right side of the room.

Close up of the sweet sofa used.


Using the same lanterns above… laying one area rug through the two spaces pulls it together.

Looking from the kitchen entrance to the full view of the room, this living room would be a great space to have a party of many people.


  1. What a beautiful room and I love your hand drawing. Some lovely furniture - I love the tufted chair in the last photo. Where was that when I spent 2 years looking for living room furniture?

    So glad you got to work from home. That is a good boss. Yes, we should get together again. But I must admit, I am having some serious problems with headaches and by Friday I am so wiped I am backing out of all commitments for a while. I was supposed to go visit my 9-day old cousin today but did not feel well and laid down instead. Why don't we aim for January when all the craziness is over as I know it is soon beginning and we have something every weekend...!

    xo Terri

  2. I love this living room by Sarah & Tommy - and I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that it's purple ;-) It's a great way to break up a huge space and make it feel cozy instead of like a bowling alley!