The Dreaded Urge

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Have you ever walked into a room and been overcome by the urge to re-arrange the furniture? Okay ... maybe not. Perhaps this is my own personal compulsion.

So truth be told ... this happens often. Sometimes it's a waiting room, hotel lobby or even (heaven help me) a friend's home ! And yes, I've been known to try this in furniture stores as well. I can't help myself when furniture placement just seems WRONG and it jumps out at me.

So as I sit here waiting for a client in the newly renovated lobby of their condo, this grouping of tastefully appointed furnishings strikes me as cold, uninviting and oh so un-conversational. Two very long sofa's placed at right angles to each other. Two cosy armchairs by the window seem to be miles away. So much dead [open] space floating in the middle. I'm guessing it must be very easy to vacuum this rug.

AMEN says the cleaning staff.
BOO HOO says the redesigner.

Did I mention there is an identical room across the hall? Yikes ! I feel as though I'm looking in a mirror, but there isn't another "me" to keep me company.
 

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Rainmaker
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Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Good Morning Sandi, thank you for sharing your thoughts this morning, I know the feeling.

Nov 06, 2010 02:34 AM #1
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Sandi, I do this all the time, but what's worse, I change things around.  I've moved furniture in model homes, model suites in apartment buildings and waiting rooms in doctors offices...........my bad!  Many times when visiting a friends home for the first time, within my first hour there, they have a new furniture arrangement................it's a curse.............but I keep getting invited.

Nov 06, 2010 02:46 AM #2
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I bet it is worse with stagers --- but Realtors want to do this also!

Nov 06, 2010 03:12 AM #3
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Sandi, do I ever know what you mean! LOL! It comes in handy though if you are at a boring function and you don't really know anyone LOL!!!

Nov 06, 2010 07:48 AM #4
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Sandi Gerrard
Toronto, ON

See, I just KNEW I wasn't the only one !  Thanks to all of you for reading my blog entry and feeling my pain :)

Nov 08, 2010 01:14 AM #5
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Ha ha , I thought it's only me... Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2010 02:08 AM #6
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