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#1: Private Party

This symmetrical arrangement is ideal for intimate get-togethers. Group furniture around the fireplace to create a cosy conversation zone. The room has a layered, traditional look, with accessories providing decoration over function.

Why It Works:
1. A console table is tucked behind the sofa to provide a surface to display a collection of glass vases.
2. Luxe silk drapes and bamboo blinds are a classic combination. The blue silk is repeated in the throw pillows, which are layered with elegant toile ones.
3. The styling on the bookshelves is minimal and orderly, with an emphasis on books and selected objets with personality.
4. Placing items in pairs — from the Louis chairs to the throw pillows and ginger jars on the mantel — creates a sense of visual balance and comfort.

See more ways to arrange living room furniture in our One Room, Three Ways gallery.

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