A conventional apartment living room of long and narrow proportions is not easy to handle, especially if one wants plenty of seating space and an interesting and balanced arrangement.
Living room (right) designed by Abraham & Straus, has no fireplace or architectural detail. A long sofa was placed against one wall, dramatized by a large modern canvas which was placed over it, low on the wall.
A long, tufted bench, a club chair and a chair and ottoman are arranged to face the sofa while the bookcase secretary on the far wall gives needed height.
Skirted end table and mirrored cubes offer a change of pace.
Room avoids use of matching pairs (tables or lamps) for a more varied and interesting look.
Arrangement of seating group around the fireplace (left) at the far short wall, leaves ample room for a small dining arrangement in the foreground which can also double as a card playing unit.
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