- On Good Things Utah this morning – A special delivery for Nicea on the show today – one of our viewers sent her two signed copies of Colleen Hoover’s latest best selling novels! (she’s a huge fan!) We just love our GTU viewers.
- Plus, it’s our ’90s Show and we are looking back and forward when it comes to living room layouts. Design experts say the open-floor concept has its friends and its foes. I’m going to just go hide in another room so I don’t have to moderate that passionate debate. Instead, I did decide ask a whole bunch of real estate agents which living room layout is falling out of fashion. Regardless of whether you’re Team Open-Floor or you like your living spaces to come with more definition, there was one common underlying theme in real estate agents’ responses — and it’s tech-driven. The living room layout that’s on its way out… is any one in which the TV dominates how the space is arranged. Helping fuel this trend is the advent of TVs that don’t look at TVs at all.
- “We are seeing homeowners get really creative with how they make televisions seamlessly a part of the living room without it being a primary focal point,” says Emily Waldmann, an Austin, Texas-based real estate agent with Douglas Elliman. “Whether it’s a Samsung Frame TV as a part of a gallery wall, or a creative sliding cover for the TV when it’s not in use, this is definitely something our clients are talking about.” Perhaps even more interesting is what’s replacing the TV-centric living room. Waldmann says she’s seeing the revival of the sunken living room — the kind that creates a distinct living space that’s more about facilitating conversation and socializing than TV watching. “It’s partially driven by the trend of restoring and remodeling mid-century homes and a return to hosting and connecting with people in your home as a focal point in a post-Covid era,” Waldmann says. “This style is being done in a new, modern way. We love to see it.” With less of a focus on television-watching, there’s more flexibility with how seating is arranged, says Scott Nachatilo, property manager and owner at OKC Home Realty Services in Oklahoma City. Options like smaller sofas and different styles of seating (egg chairs! Low-slung rattan chairs! Scalloped armchairs wrapped in velvet and floor poufs!) are joining the more traditional armchairs and recliners we associate with settling in to watch Netflix. We hope you tune in as we dive into this Hot Topic and so much more this morning on a ’90s edition of Good Things Utah.
We are throwin’ it all the way back to the ’90s this morning
by: Nicea DeGering
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