A dilemma to be solved by...
Decision by committee, I guess many of you have heard of 'design by committee' which doesn't work except maybe in the case of the United Nations complex and while you men and women won't be living with the soon to be chosen seating arrangement, I'd like to take into account the pros and cons of the various choices. So yes, while people in other parts of the world are thinking about their next meal or being shot by the Vice President, my dilemma consists of how I should park my rear.

The entire listing of possible choices can be seen here. The room in question is the living room, a montage of all existing elements can be found here (Playskool like how I chose the image of the plasma showing the Honda car?). Think white cloth roll down shades and a vertical floor lamp in the back left corner.

Having introduced you to the room, the possible choices have been narrowed down to Le Corbusier LC2 set, and this sectional. Functionally both suffer from low backs, but I'm going to disregard that since I've realized everytime you lie back in a sofa no matter how high the back is, you never rest your head anyway or you'll be looking at the ceiling.

The LC2, is a bit more business like, I can see Playskool and me chilling on them watching F1, football games, playing games and talking shop (TMNT, Transformers, Dinosaurs). Notice how a female is not mentioned. Yes, I don't think the ladies will be digging the all black interior should I choose the LC2.

The sectional on the other hand will lighten up the area and looks a bit more inviting for a "sit back with a blanket and watch a movie" situation. This may or may not happen, first we need to get the ladies into this place. It'll also be microfiber which I dig more than leather. I can't stand the heat and leather isn't very forgiving in the warmer periods. And those arms, yes the arms on this sectional literally defines and makes it hot. They aren't really massive, but they give the appearance by rolling up and wrapping around the seat portion.

So now I'm really going to just throw this up in the air. What do you guys prefer? What should 424 play host to? I obviously have my preferences, but I also know I have some terrible tastes. I like both choices for very different reasons. I wish I had a switch that could flip the living room floor so I could have both sets, suiting different purposes.

Hill: sectional, but can't go wrong with the Corbu's; Bea: sectional; Erika: sectional; Gameboy: sectional; JJ: sectional; George: Corbu's; Mike: Corbu's; Jane: sectional.
At 10:51 PM, Blogger [illegal] architect said...

def. go with the sectional, as per reasonings i gave earlier.

At 11:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SECTIONAL baby. seriously-after a day of work-u want something welcoming-not business like and.. cold.. and hard. and black.

and w/ the sectional u can lie down and totally chillllaaaxxx. yup

At 11:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the backs on the black ones, but they're too CMU Black Chairs like, so I gotta go w/ the sectional, plus leather is cold in winter and sticks in the summer ew... (but I guess u could put a throw down , but anyway, I like the sectional better too

At 3:02 AM, Blogger zanimal said...

What I like about the sectional is it's height and mass. It seems like it would take the form of a puddle in the middle of the room, a place around which friends would congregate. The low height and wide proportions makes me want to not just sit on it but also on the floor around it.

All this should probably be taken in context of the other pieces of furniture, their proportions, the ceiling heights and where you want the viewer's eyes to rest as they move in and around the room.

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


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cant wait to see the finished apt!

At 9:50 AM, Blogger itsjane said...

i'm not feeling the low backs. no where to rest your head unless you slouch super low.

At 11:51 PM, Blogger snootchy said...

i like LC2 better but sectional would be more comforting


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