#3: Social Scene
A spacious arrangement for lively entertaining. Moving the sofa to face the window frees up floor space for mingling and allows easy access to a bar. With a more open plan, the emphasis is now on artisanal pieces, like the glassware on the mantel and the suzani on the sofa. A compact stereo on the bookshelf also makes the room party-ready. No curtains makes it easy for guests to gather around the table, and makes the room seem cleaner and more contemporary.
Why It Works:
1. A drop-leaf table under the window provides a surface for drinks and plates. With the back leaf extended, the table makes a perfect spot to gather for cards or board games, or for a casual meal.
2. Two small mismatched cocktail tables keep the look eclectic and can double as impromptu extra seating.
3. A casual sisal rug adds an element of texture and allows the bright colours of the room's accessories, such as the yellow lamp and the suzani on the sofa, to pop.
4. The console table/desk, truly one of the room's most versatile pieces, now serves as a bar.
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