Death of the 45
The forty-five degree angle, that is. I've (yet again) done away with the forty-five degree angle layout of our apartment. History shows I go back and forth a lot on this whole angle arrangement thing. The deciding factor that tipped the scales in favor of the current set-up? Truth be told, it's more comfortable for two people to view the television screen while sitting on the sofa if the sofa is perpendicular to the television rather than if the sofa is on a forty-five degree angle. When the sofa is on a forty-five degree angle, one person gets the prime viewing corner and the other one cranes her neck to get a good view (note my use of a gender-specific pronoun there). This winter, we've been watching our fair share of movies along with the entire run of Arrested Development on dvd. With more television viewing than usual going on, you're damn straight the sofa is facing the screen head on. And the rest of the furniture falls into place around it. Yes, I just admitted that the television played the pivotal role in deciding how I arranged the apartment this time around. More of the keeping it real, people. So, here's the grid we've got going on now:
And there's more apartment fussing in the works. An office/studio nook will (hopefully) soon be transformed into an office/library nook. Might this mean away with the sulu-design work table? Such suspense!