D'Arcy / Living Room

I'm so excited to help you design your living room in your new home!

I'm envisioning a cozy and elegant space filled with airy neutrals and beautiful textures. A place where you can sit with a good book or entertain a few close friends.

We'll use this page as a way to document the process and add to it as we go.




Space Plan Sketches

I put together three quick sketches to help us get a better sense for the flow of the space and how you'd like to use it so we can start looking for the perfect pieces of furniture for you! Any and all feedback is welcome — let's use these as a starting point.

Option 1 // This is a minimal look that leaves the space fairly open. I'm envisioning a linen sofa, two comfortable chairs, a coffee table to gather round, as well as end tables for books and drinks. 

Option 2 // This layout provides more seating for entertaining intimate groups with a full length sofa, a love seat, and two chairs. 

Option 3 // Another idea would be to pull the furniture closer to the hearth and give you a walkway directly to the staircase. This limits the furniture a bit, as you don't want to have chairs blocking the doors, but I could see using an ottoman to put your feet up or for additional seating when company arrives.

Furniture Concepts

Here are a couple of different directions we could go in for your furniture pieces and accessories! Let me know what you think and if there are pieces you like or don’t like. The next step after revisions will be to send over an updated layout and shopping list for you!

Updated Space Plans

With the two York sofas you ordered from Pottery Barn, I think we have a couple options for furniture arrangement I wanted to get your thoughts on. If it were my space, the biggest deciding factor for me would be to observe how you move through the room, coming in through the front door, heading into your kitchen(?), and approaching the stairs. Keeping the furniture in an L-Shape arrangement limits the traffic pattern a bit or I had another idea to arrange the sofas across from one another centered in the room which would give you a different flow. Let me know what you think!

Option 1:

This is more in line with the original concept we talked about — having the sofa closer to the window and the main flow through the room more towards the front door/fireplace. With this option, I would recommend adding a chair to balance the space and you could also add matching console tables on opposite sides of the window. I would put a tall potted plant near the stairs to add height and texture to the space.

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Option 1:

Another option would be to arrange the sofas across from each other, and add a side table near the loveseat for a balanced look. I would recommend adding a console table behind the longer sofa for things like mail, keys, etc. In this case, I think two plants on opposite sides of the window would add some beautiful symmetry and texture. I could envision having a small, simple chair near the staircase if room allows, with a basket of cozy throw blankets.

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Shopping List

Here is a link to your personalized shopping list:


I added a couple of different rug options here. There’s a chenille/jute rug from Pottery Barn that I think would look beautiful with your furniture and add a nice, soft texture. And there are two more options from a rug company called Loloi that are jute options. Let me know if you want to chat more about any of these!