My husband just bought a charming older Tudor in Tennessee (1927) which we love. We haven't even moved in yet, but I'm already thinking about how to set up the living room. The first problem is, I'm hoping to fit more seating space (yet comfortable) ideal for entertaining and TV watching. The furniture shown is not staying, and is very large. We're making a large move from New York state, so we're starting from scratch with furniture. Obviously that will be expensive, so a pretty slow process.
Right now I'm thinking about taking the custom mirror down from over the fire place and putting the TV there, so that the focus of the room isn't in two different places.
What kind of seating is traditional enough for the space but light and livable enough to keep it comfy and casual?
My other big problem... I don't care for the stained wood trim. It seems too dark. The rest of the rooms in the house have painted white trim, and I prefer it so much more. Is it a sin to paint over traditional woodwork in a home like this?? The blue room is the room opposite the living room and obviously has painted white trim. Can I just continue that into the living room?
Thanks!! Hoping for advice regarding the trim, furniture style, and arrangement of furniture!