The soul of the home.
Betty Draper lived up to the Draper name and redesigned her living room on Mad Men this week. And despite the advise of her interior designer she propped an oversized fainting sofa right in front of the “soul of the home.”
While I don’t agree with her furniture choice, I’m not appalled by blocking the fireplace with furniture. In fact, living in Boston, it seems like so many apartments feature non-working fireplaces that pose a major design challenge. There are plenty examples of putting furniture in front of the fireplace that not only work, but provide more functionality in sometimes unusable spaces.