I am a single guy who bought a midcentury modern home in Orlando, FL. The room has windows all along one side which has always posed a challenge for me. As you can see from my pictures, I'm awful at self-design and need the help of you miracle workers out there.
I am looking for help in coming up with a layout for my living room. I like clean, contemporary, midcentury modern, but the furniture MUST be comfortable and hopefully minimalistic. I do not like a lot of clutter and there's plenty of space in this room so I'm certain we can come up with some great layouts. The floor (currently slate) should remain the same as I can't afford to replace it. Right now, I have placed other furniture in the space, but it can replaced with new ideas or discarded.
The room will be used for watching tv, entertaining, etc. It hopefully could also serve as a dining area. I don't have a dining table and maybe one could be worked into the plans. I don't have dinner parties so I'm not talking about a big table. The room will not be used for home office work. One idea that might be entertainable is modifying the divider (see in the picture 4) so that chairs can be pulled up to it (like a bar).
My overall budget for this project is $10K- $15K. I can spend more on the couch/sofa.
In terms of furniture style, I like items from Crate and Barrel, CB2, Room * Board, West Elm, Macy's, and others. I prefer streamlined over fancy, with a high comfort level.
Room features: I don't have any electrical connections in the ceiling for fans and light fixtures although I can have those added. Currently recessed, indirect lighting is provided along the length of the room near the ceiling.
* a space plan with sofas, lounge chairs, or a sectional + lounge chairs, rugs, cocktail/coffee tables
* suggestions on lighting, artwork suggestions and window treatment ideas.
* List of specific items used in the design including the fabric type and color. I would appreciate it if you could provide names and brands of items and where to purchase.
* 3D views and elevations will certainly be helpful.