Beautiful, Multi-Functional Lounge Design

By: lisa
Designer: Rachel H.
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Project Title
Beautiful, Multi-Functional Lounge Design
Project Description
I have a long, rectangular lounge. Recently, I removed a bar area I inherited when I bought the house and it is a huge improvement. I've also just repainted the whole lounge to a lovely neutral white colour called Blanc (Resene, NZ). I now want to turn this newly updated space into a lovely, well laid out but comfortable lounge and dining area.

I've lived in the home for 18 months and have not been able to figure out how to make the rectangle shape seem less like a bowling alley and more like separate areas in a big space.

My vision (when I can afford it) is to also add a gas fireplace to one of the walls to make it feel more cosy. The house, even though well insulated, can be quite cold in winter, so I love the thought of a gas fireplace where we can sit around and play games or have a glass of wine.
Auckland, New Zealand
What's your favorite decor style?
What are some of the interior design brands or stores that you like to shop at?
Ikea (but we don't have one in NZ). I travel a lot so have some unique art pieces I am also trying to showcase.
Floor plan

Photos of your room

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Room Label
My Joined Living/Dining Area
I want this room to feel more masculine/feminine/neutral
What type of sunlight does this room receive?
Morning light
What do you currently dislike about the room?
While biggish, it is long and narrow and awkwardly shaped. I have been here for 18 months and still have not figured out a good way to lay it out. The space also needs to support my dining table but I don't know where to put it in the room.

It feels big and open; I want different spaces in it to feel more warm and cosy. I also want to build in a gas fireplace.

My dining room table...likely wasn't a smart purchase. It now feel ill fit for the room, but was almost too expensive to sell! I've taken a leaf out of it so now smaller and moved it to the diagonal wall, but it still just doesn;t feel like it fits the space.
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
Dining room table (white) for now; open to keeping my yellow chair, but getting it recovered; I want to keep my globe light fixture. And, I've just bought the couch (used) so ideally, would like to keep it, but can sell if required.

As for art, see pics. And note, I am happy to paint frames to white, etc to change the feel of the art. My old house had all wood floors, so the wood frames were a good fit, but not in the new place.

I like the eclectic style, but have no idea how to create it, so have chosen contemporary. I love big art, funky sculpture, bright colours - I just don't know how to make it happen.
Are you open to changing your wall colors?
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
Additional comments to designers
I wont likely be able to source many of the same materials being in New Zealand versus being in the USA. I am ok with that - and I can try to find designs here in NZ and when I travel that mimic what you recommend.

We play a lot of games as a family (my 12 year old son and I) often we sit on the floor to do things. WOuld be nice to find a way in the living room to play games comfortably. Same with reading - aside from sitting on the couch, no real reading nook.

And, can you suggest a design option that incorporates a gas fireplace? In future, I would like to install a gas fire into the room on one of the walls

So looking forward to this!
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1 Florence Knoll 3 Seater Sofa

2 Florence Knoll 2 Seater Sofa

3 Pelludo Rug

4 Tufted Ottoman

5 Bruno Armchair

6 BOSTON Tripod Floor Lamp Black

7 Overarching Floor Lamp

8 Kingsbury Cabinet

9 Mercury Lamp

10 Rococo Globe 82 cm Chandelier



13 NOGUCHI Coffee Table

14 Kubrick Lounge Chair

15 Rococo Globe 60cm Chandelier

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Since your room is large your color options with this room are quite broad

I think keeping with the white, once you move onto getting the fireplace wall structured in, is a great move.

Keep as is.

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Online Designer Living Room Florence Knoll 3 Seater SofaJS Interiors
Florence Knoll 3 Seater Sofa
3 seater sofaL200xW82xH60cm
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Florence Knoll 2 Seater Sofa
2 seater sofaL140xW82xH60cm
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Pelludo Rug
Tigerlily Extra Large

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Tufted Ottoman
Flax58"w x 28"d x 18"h.

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Order in a burgandy/red fabric. Fabric group 2. I recommend for the lowest price the Warwick-keylargo fabrics. Width: 81cm Height from bottom to seat: 45cm Height from bottom to top: 102cm Depth: 85cm
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BOSTON Tripod Floor Lamp Black
Black Floor Lamp40D x 40H x 160cm

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Overarching Floor Lamp
Brushed Nickel with Charcoal Shade19"diam. x 77"h.

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Kingsbury Cabinet
Made from elm and finished with black lacquer and subtle brown edges throughout and with round brass handles. Large cabinet in the middle and four drawer in two ends offering plenty of storage room. Suitable for living room, dining and entrance and hallway.W180xD35xH75cm
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Mercury Lamp
Mercury Base and Black Shade60cm H
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Rococo Globe 82 cm Chandelier
Rustic Black and Crystal82 x 82 x H 88cm
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Wool & Cotton Chenille Blend200 X 280 CM
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BlackW127 x D90 x H40 cm
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Kubrick Lounge Chair
Frame is pinewood, plywood and webbing with foam padding. Possibly get in different fabric if you would like a more nuetral or brown color
Online Designer Living Room Rococo Globe 60cm ChandelierLe Forge
Rococo Globe 60cm Chandelier
Rustic Black and Crystal60 x 60 x H:65cm
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