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In this series, “Ask Kimberly” I take questions from you and share my honest opinions and thoughts. I would LOVE to receive more design questions!  Please leave me a comment below and your question could be featured on “It’s So Fabulous!”

Q – My husband and I are considering taking out our sofa and using four chairs to create a new look in our living room.  Is this look “in”?  

Image from my personal billiard room in my home where I have done four chairs in a round with a circular ottoman in the center. You cannot see the fourth chair, but they are all upholstered in the same fabric and the design of each chair is unique! I love that!

A: Four chairs in a circle is quite trendy right now, and I think it is a trend that will stick. Instead of a sofa, you can use four chairs – even four different chairs, with the same fabric to create an informal seating group.  

Love these wingback and lowback chairs in a round and absolutely adore the powder blue ottoman!

Q – Is there an element of “southern design” with this look and feel?

A – Absolutely! I always think of a few key things when designing any southern home – and one of them is “Does it feel welcoming?”  Every corner of a southern home should feel welcoming, warm and inviting.  Walking into a room and seeing a lovely set of chairs in a round IS an invitation to sit down and get comfortable.

Q: Do we have to do a round ottoman in the middle? I already have a rectangular coffee table…

A:  I don’t like to pigeon hole myself into rules normally, but in this situation, I think you’ll find a bit more of a challenge if you go square or rectangle instead of round.  You won’t be able to create that look and feel of unity to the space, so I would recommend looking into a round ottoman and finding another fabulous place for your coffee table.

 I would love to know if this blog has inspired you to try something a little different in your sitting area!  I can share from my pwn personal experience with this design, I just love having company over and entertaining in my “round”, it is so cozy and the energy of being in a circle keeps everyone engaged with one another. 

Do you have a question for me? Post in a comment below and I would LOVE to answer you! Your questions keeps me on my toes and connected to what you really want to know about southern design! 

For help with your home or room design please contact us at Kimberly@www.knottinghillinteriors.com and visit our website.  Follow Knotting Hill on Pinterest and Facebook.

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