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.”madmen.a_rect540

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.

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3 responses to “The soul of the home.

  1. Courtney October 1, 2009 at 12:36 am

    big fan of mad men!! i really like all the different styles you found- very inspirational.

  2. MrsCatbird October 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I think it’s really a matter of scale. The fainting couch is so big, that it overpowers the fireplace. Everytime we throw a party we move an ottoman in front of our fireplace – extra seating, but it doesn’t create a visual block.

  3. domestikatedlife October 1, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! I do the same thing in my apartment, since our fireplace doesn’t work, just push a small ottoman in front of it for more seating and better ‘party-flow’!

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