Layer Three - Tables
I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE! CAN YOU H E L P ME?
That is what one of my darling customer’s said recently. She couldn’t take it anymore.
The problem was a BLR (Bad Living Room Relationship).
Her living room had failed the living room test. And she and it were now in a bad relationship.
She was so frustrated. She said, “My living room is all brown, it doesn’t work, and I JUST CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE.”
Turns out the room was monotonous. It was all the same color, brown; and the tables, lamps and accessories were not helping relieve the drabness or the boredom. That is one of the main issues with relationships isn’t? You just get bored and things get tedious. Her living room had worn out its welcome. It was no longer bringing anything to the table.
What she wanted a GLR (Great Living Room Relationship). So, we got to work, to create
room that was super G so she is could enjoy a GLR (Great Living Room Relationship).
After we had visited a while, she realized she had held onto monotonous brown because it felt safe, but it was not loving and hugging on her. It was not giving her the quality relationship that she deserved. It had to change.
This is what happened next. We stayed with earth tones, that is the name for brown when you spice it up, and we did just that, we spiced it up. We brought in some happy, brighter colors to give some zest to the space. We added some excitement, SPICEY!
Now, you would think that would do it, right? It is a great start and upholstery is layer 2, but here is how layer 3, the tables, did their part to create a G space.
Tables are considered the FUNCTIONAL layer. They work hard. They hold drinks, phones, remotes, lamps, books, feet and sometimes, even work like a chair.
Rule #1, most rooms NEED a coffee table. It is the centerpiece. It brings everything together. It should not be closer that 18” to the sofa, after all, a good relationship gives you room to move doesn’t it?
Rule #2, the upholstery, sofas, loveseats, and chairs should have a table nearby, (a side table that is). Also, always remember, one height doesn’t fit all. Rule of thumb, a side table works best when it is no lower than an inch or two below the arm of the seat next to it. You do want to be able to reach out and touch in a relationship, don’t you?
Rule #3, you can mix and match the tables. If your room already has a lot of wood, mix in a metal or glass top table. They will bring in the energy you need to keep the monotony away. Plus, glass top tables are very practical in a room, you can just wipe the spills away...(don’t you wish you could do that in a human relationship?)
Well, that’s what we do, and we sure have created a lot of beautiful rooms in the process jlapoam. (JUST LIKE A PICTURE OUT OF A MAGAZINE)
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