Working with clients is so much easier than designing for my own home!
When clients are incorperating a large television into a space
they describe what they want,
and I usually mediate the age old function vs. style debate
to find a compromise they are both satisfied with.
I'd love to know how you make this work in your place -
here, D. is the "techie" and I am the "enemy" (lol) !
D: I really want a projector for the family room.
Me: So. If we are moving the old tv into the den, we should be moving the old sofa with it...
D: How about leather?
Me: That's what I was thinking!
(happy dreams of new sofas commence)
D: Lets' get one of those giant leather reclining sofas!
Me: I was thinking two sofas, facing each other in front of the fireplace (symmetry! balance!)
Me: Um, what about something like this?
D: Maybe we could put them one behind the other.
We need to be seated directly in between the speakers.
Me: We might still want to be able to have a conversation here, right?
D: (slyly) But the screen is the focal point :)
Me: You know I do this for a living, right?!!
(pause while he considers my credentials :)
Me: How about a leather recliner for you, AND some really gorgeous sofas?
Ooh - maybe crushed velvet? SUMP-tuous!
Crate and Barrel had that lounge sofa...
Actually, there was a beautiful sofa on 1st dibs - perfection!
That would be so sumptuous...
D: Yes.... I need to go to La-Z-Boy.
Me : I need to go to Johnson's.