Hello, My name is Sue M., I recently purchased your Ebook Decor
secrets revealed. I am enjoying reading this and finding it very
I have a question in regards to the use of an area rug 6'x9'. I live
in Australia so I'm used to dealing in metric but the following
measurements are roughly right.
I have a sofa 6' 6" x 3' deep and a loveseat 4' 9"x 3' deep and a
6'x9' area rug. I am placing these in an L shape. You recommend
placing the furniture on the area rug if 6'x9' or larger but I can't
get both pieces on the rug. If I place the sofa on the rug then
there is only 1' 9" of rug left showing (because the sofa is 3'
deep) and this looks strange. I can successfully place the sofa off
the rug and the loveseat on the short side of the rug but I wasn't
sure if this was what you meant in your book. Also, if I have the
sofa perpendicular to the focal pt do you place the area rug with
the long side parallel to the sofa or the focal pt.
I hope these questions make sense, If I need to clarify anything
just let me know.
I was also interested in the Furniture sliders for hard floors but
note that you only ship these to continental USA. Do you know If I
there is anyway I can get these to Australia?
So happy to be reaching Australia with design techniques.
This is a dilemma.
Normally you would place the long side of the rug parallel to the
longest piece (sofa). By time you add about a foot of space between
the rug and the fireplace, you're now extending out 10 feet. To keep
the arrangement from getting too far from the fireplace, it would be
good to try to put the loveseat fully on the rug, but keep the sofa
off the rug. Depending on the configuration of your traffic lanes,
however, this might not feel good.
So if you switch and put the area rug with the long side parallel to
the fireplace, then put the sofa over the rug on the short side, you
might find you like it better with the loveseat off the rug. This
will keep the loveseat from getting too far away from the fireplace
and keep the whole unit more intimate and cozy.
Your area rug will start looking more like a square rather than a
rectangle. You didn't mention a coffee table, so if you wind up with
a square area of rug, a square or round coffee table will probably
be the best proportion rather than oval or rectangular. Let the
shape of the space in front of the two pieces help determine the
best size and shape of the coffee table.
Lastly, we stopped shipping to Australia after too many packages
were never delivered. If you know someone in the States, we'll
gladly send it there and they can forward to you, but we don't do it
any more. Sorry.
Hope this helps.