Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Back-to-Back



Oh, to have a space large enough to create two seating areas back-to-back! And it doesn't hurt that both examples are waterside.

I l-o-v-e Phoebe's take at the top with a palette of greens and whites mixed in with wood tones and natural elements. The little sofa side tables are awesome. Worth noting is how she put a console table between the two sofas - adds some interest and height to the center of the room with the lamp.

The bottom example (sorry, don't know designer/source) is decidedly more modern approach to a watery view. That sofa is likely custom seeing as how it's two-sided and I don't see those very often. The furniture here is not quite my style by I really, really enjoy the crystal chandeliers.

In a large space, do you think splitting it down the middle with a back-to-back arrangement works? Or do you prefer to set up seating in smaller vignettes that leave the center of the room open? You know, if we're talking in hypotheticals?

 

7 comments:

  1. Great styling I adore this concept!

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  2. I normally LOVE Phoebe Howard, but not a fan of that top room. I think I would like it better if the sofas actually touched, but it just looks awkward to me.

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  3. The back-to-back sofa thing feels very much to me like a lobby - hotel, office building, whatever.
    Not at all like a cozy and inviting home. I would find it to be terribly awkward if I were having a dinner party.

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  4. i am LOVING this concept!! great pictures!

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  5. i am sick for 2 sided sofas.
    they are just the best!!

    thanks for the great post!!

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  6. I love the back to back look--one of my favorites is Amanda Nisbet's livingroom--so dramatic and functional!

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  7. I think they look like hotel lobbies, too...

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