Valerie H
Valerie H
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  • East Hampton, NY
Asked on Oct 10, 2012

I'd love to get a couple of Moroccan poufs for my living rm...Good or bad idea?

Valerie HZGail Salminen
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I'd like to put them across from the couch on the opposite side of the coffee table. I'm thinking of navy blue/lattice pattern or gray/chevron. I'm wondering, though, if my living room is arranged the best way for this addition, or do I need a larger rug? Sisal instead of the Persian? Paint the paneling and bookshelves? Ideas would be greatly appreciated. (Oh, and ignore the pillows on the sofa, I'm changing them!)
Living rm. with vintage mid-century modern coffee table. I love this, so it's non-negotiable!
Living rm. with vintage mid-century modern coffee table. I love this, so it's non-negotiable!
View from doorway toward fireplace
View from doorway toward fireplace
Corner built-in bookshelf by fireplace. Paint the shelves and paneling?
Corner built-in bookshelf by fireplace. Paint the shelves and paneling?
New sectional. Old IKEA chair. I love modern/eclectic. I'd love a Barcelona or a Swan chair. But color???
New sectional. Old IKEA chair. I love modern/eclectic. I'd love a Barcelona or a Swan chair. But color???
View of the new sofa from behind the IKEA chair (there is an open doorway...it's a split level home)
View of the new sofa from behind the IKEA chair (there is an open doorway...it's a split level home)
10 answers
  • Z
    on Oct 10, 2012

    I think your living room looks lovely just as it is. Very warm and welcoming with a great mix of textures and colors. Do you need the poufs as extra seating? (I commented on a couple of the pictures too.)

  • Valerie H
    on Oct 10, 2012

    Thanks, Becky! We kind of do because my daughter is a teen and has a lot of friends over to our place, plus, I want to do more entertaining. It would be great if I had room for a console to slide them under, but no room for that since we have a lot of windows.

  • Z
    on Oct 10, 2012

    Ah I remember those days with teens everywhere. Ours are both pushing 30 now. Heck one just turned 30th this summer! Yikes, time sure gets away from ya. I like the idea the the poufs and think if they weren't too over sized they'd look great in your room.

  • Valerie H
    on Oct 10, 2012

    We're kind of in divided worlds: One 14, and the others 23 and 26. And we just found out we're about to be grandparents (the 26 yr. old)! I'm SO happy!

  • Z
    on Oct 10, 2012

    Congratulations Valerie. Our daughter is also expecting her first baby. She and hubby live in Hawaii so we're planning a trip in hopes of being there when the baby arrives. We have a four, almost five, year old grandson by our son.

  • Gail Salminen
    on Oct 10, 2012

    Nice job @Valerie H What you may want to do is purchase, new or used, one poof to see how it works and how it will be used and who will be using them. People in their 50's may not be inclined to sit on this item. I noticed looking at the pics that you were also questioning if the bookshelf/paneling should be painted. Depends on your tastes. If you are trying to modernize and blend you may want to consider tones in the fireplace for the colouring. Would love to see what you decide and pics. Good luck, and it really is a comfortable inviting room as is. :)

  • Valerie H
    on Oct 10, 2012

    Fun place to go, @Becky!

  • Valerie H
    on Oct 10, 2012

    Thanks, @Gail Salminen! I really guess I hadn't thought about older people (like me!) sitting on the poufs. But they look so COOL! Still pondering the painting vs. restoring to MCM status on the paneling.

  • Z
    on Oct 10, 2012

    Oh please restore. You home will hold it's value more that way. I replied to your comments on the photos. I forgot to check earlier.

  • Valerie H
    on Oct 14, 2012

    I guess I'm wondering about using a sisal rug underneath the persian and extending it closer to the fireplace. Would that make "poufs" more user friendly?

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