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#1 emobebe

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:56 AM

Hi,

Need some advise here....

Does anyone know whether it is good or bad when you have you a sofa with the back facing the Main Door?


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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:38 PM

no good because if your back is facing the main door, you don't know whether someone is coming from behind.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:49 PM

Oops, no no.

Table, sofa arrangement best apply strategy of : "General sits behind but oversee everything". Imgine a U-shaped, General sits at bottom of inner U, with face facing the opening.

Best to be like Emperor's cart where he sat inside - 北斗七星, surrender by 紫微垣, 太微垣 & 天市垣。
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QUOTE (emobebe @ Feb 25 2011, 08:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

Need some advise here....

Does anyone know whether it is good or bad when you have you a sofa with the back facing the Main Door?


EmoBebe

Edited by bepgof, 25 February 2011 - 12:50 PM.


#4 edenstrauss

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:56 PM

I do agree that it's no good to have the sofa face the main door directly.

However, if your sofa is placed diagonally across the main door, then still not too bad.

Like in my case, the back of my sofa is placed diagonally across the main door. But the distance is very far off. more than 5-6 feet apart.

So long as u feel comfortable with it, then just stick to that layout. If u are still bothered by it, then u might want to check with your fengshui master.

Did u check with your neighbours who are staying above & below your unit? U can only use their arrangement as a reference.

Edited by edenstrauss, 25 February 2011 - 12:59 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:18 PM

It is pretty bad with no support....

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 07:42 PM

First: get a comfortable sofa eg leather ones that can last.




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Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:02 PM

general rule of thumb: if a position puts u in a situation where pple can sneak up on u and scare u. its no good. if back of sofa facing door, pple coming thru the door can scare u when ur sitting on the sofa coz u can't see them coming in.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 03:42 AM

Maybe u wan to consider putting a divider to block it off

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:10 AM

QUOTE (edenstrauss @ Feb 25 2011, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I do agree that it's no good to have the sofa face the main door directly.

However, if your sofa is placed diagonally across the main door, then still not too bad.

Like in my case, the back of my sofa is placed diagonally across the main door. But the distance is very far off. more than 5-6 feet apart.

So long as u feel comfortable with it, then just stick to that layout. If u are still bothered by it, then u might want to check with your fengshui master.

Did u check with your neighbours who are staying above & below your unit? U can only use their arrangement as a reference.


I checked with my neighbour who live opposite me because my unit and her unit same layout and ours is door to door unit. She put the sofa facing the tv console which is supported by the wall and the back of the sofa is facing the door.

Is there any solution for this others than building up the wall partition in between the door and sofa? I checked with my ID that it will be cramped a bit because my living hall quite small and i think it will hinder some move in stuff like fridge, big furniture like wardrobe etc.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:12 AM

QUOTE (kalimantan @ Feb 26 2011, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First: get a comfortable sofa eg leather ones that can last.


I don't get it. Is there any connection between getting a comfortable sofa and positioning of my sofa in living hall???

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:14 AM

QUOTE (bepgof @ Feb 25 2011, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oops, no no.

Table, sofa arrangement best apply strategy of : "General sits behind but oversee everything". Imgine a U-shaped, General sits at bottom of inner U, with face facing the opening.

Best to be like Emperor's cart where he sat inside - 北斗七星, surrender by 紫微垣, 太微垣 & 天市垣。
http://img838.images...6913/7stars.jpg
http://img691.images...30/86163767.jpg


Hi,

I can't viewyour images here. It seems your links are broken. By the way, is there any solution for this? Others than building up divider?

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:28 PM

Hi,

Maybe u can close the door whenever u are sitting there, it may help

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE (emobebe @ Feb 27 2011, 08:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I checked with my neighbour who live opposite me because my unit and her unit same layout and ours is door to door unit. She put the sofa facing the tv console which is supported by the wall and the back of the sofa is facing the door.

Is there any solution for this others than building up the wall partition in between the door and sofa? I checked with my ID that it will be cramped a bit because my living hall quite small and i think it will hinder some move in stuff like fridge, big furniture like wardrobe etc.

Emobebe


How far is the back of your sofa away from the door?

Is the back of your neighbr's sofa facing the door directly? I.e. back to back.

Or is it diagonally across each other?

Like in my case, my sofa's back is definitely diagonally across the door. But the distance is very far off.

Do you happen to have a layout of your floor plan?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:45 AM

Here are the picts:
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QUOTE (emobebe @ Feb 27 2011, 08:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

I can't viewyour images here. It seems your links are broken. By the way, is there any solution for this? Others than building up divider?

EmoBebe

Edited by bepgof, 28 February 2011 - 05:47 AM.


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:52 AM

Gd morning bepgof smile.gif

Duno why unregistered. Told to alert IT but their mailbox is full liaozzz.

Maybe I want to change avatar to those cute cute type of icons... Or retain this cute froggie whose frozen in an ice cube tongue.gif

But I noticed that quite a number of imageshack images couldn't be displayed if we use URL addresses.

Yours which u copied is the image address, not URL. Avatar uses URL addresses for external platforms.

Edited by edenstrauss, 28 February 2011 - 08:02 AM.


#16 bepgof

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:16 AM

If divider too cramped, can consider putting one or 2 big pots of plant behind the back of sofa. Make sure tall enough and can survive for long without sunlight(or put white light which has R,Y B primary color content)

QUOTE (emobebe @ Feb 27 2011, 08:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

I can't viewyour images here. It seems your links are broken. By the way, is there any solution for this? Others than building up divider?

EmoBebe

Edited by bepgof, 28 February 2011 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:49 PM

QUOTE (wolflet @ Feb 26 2011, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
general rule of thumb: if a position puts u in a situation where pple can sneak up on u and scare u. its no good. if back of sofa facing door, pple coming thru the door can scare u when ur sitting on the sofa coz u can't see them coming in.


for interior landform, I hope your sofa is not blocking internal Ming Tang, Bright Hall. Ideally there should be ample space between the door entrance and sofa.

#18 edenstrauss

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:21 AM

I agree with Mae29.

There are neighbours from my block whose sofa is placed directly infront of the door. It's so near that I could grab a stick & hit the person sitting on the sofa.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:59 AM

This one good. Imagine returing home & open the door and see thinngs "block" here & there, mood no good liao, mental tension starts loading like bullet loading, awaiting for little unpleasant/unplanned event to trigger....

QUOTE (mae29 @ Feb 28 2011, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
for interior landform, I hope your sofa is not blocking internal Ming Tang, Bright Hall. Ideally there should be ample space between the door entrance and sofa.

Edited by bepgof, 01 March 2011 - 06:00 AM.


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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE (Chelsea3684 @ Mar 2 2011, 09:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am comfortable with decorating but understanding the fengshui is very interesting to me. I understand the basics, but what about when someones walks into your home, is there a good rule of thumb for placement or furniture in the foyer? I have a console table with a mirror above it, a bench for sitting on to put on shoes, and a medium size picture of nature.



Hi all,

Here is my floor plan.
http://img826.images...floorplanq.jpg/


I need help from all of you. Please vote where should I put my sofa there.

1) At the wall face to the door when you sit down. TV console in front of the door. OR

2) Near to the door face to the wall when you sit down. So, the tv console will be at the wall side.


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:58 AM

Hi emobebe,

Without any reference to fengshui, my opinion is that you either place the TV against the wall that is perpendicular to the door. i.e. the part that has a dimension "50000". But are there any windows running along the wall?

Or beside the door (facing wall of bedroom 2). But what is the distance b/w that stretch of wall (next to the door) to the wall of bedroom 2?

Edited by edenstrauss, 03 March 2011 - 08:19 AM.


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:09 AM

Both 1 and 2 are no good....clutter the front entrance!

I would suggest you place the sofa at the walkway to the bedrooms (i.e. in front of your Main Bedroom). You can build a low partition wall, say 5ft, and sofa can lean against it. This means your TV is on the left wall of door entrance, near the windows, and sofa is at the extreme right corner.


QUOTE (emobebe @ Mar 2 2011, 12:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi all,

Here is my floor plan.
http://img826.images...floorplanq.jpg/


I need help from all of you. Please vote where should I put my sofa there.

1) At the wall face to the door when you sit down. TV console in front of the door. OR

2) Near to the door face to the wall when you sit down. So, the tv console will be at the wall side.


EmoBebe

Edited by mae29, 03 March 2011 - 10:11 AM.


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:16 AM

Hi mae29,


I noticed that one neighbour staying below us (on a much lower floor) placed their rosewood "sofa" sets directly near the main door.

When they opened their main door, you see all their chairs & coffee tables.

Their main door, is painted a very very very dark shade of green, almost black. When I dropped by to pass the female owner some stuff, the door has a forboding look... like I was being sucked in by a black hole.

And the flat which was the same in floor area as mine, looked so small.

If a flat look cluttered at the entrance of the main door, will that obstruct their wealth?

They are not well-off.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE (bepgof @ Feb 28 2011, 11:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If divider too cramped, can consider putting one or 2 big pots of plant behind the back of sofa. Make sure tall enough and can survive for long without sunlight(or put white light which has R,Y B primary color content)


Hi,

Just curious......what is the reason for putting 2 big pots of plant at the behind of back of sofa?

EmoBebe

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE (mae29 @ Mar 3 2011, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Both 1 and 2 are no good....clutter the front entrance!

I would suggest you place the sofa at the walkway to the bedrooms (i.e. in front of your Main Bedroom). You can build a low partition wall, say 5ft, and sofa can lean against it. This means your TV is on the left wall of door entrance, near the windows, and sofa is at the extreme right corner.


Have thought of this before. But that means if I put TV near to window, I won't feel comfortable cos of the sunlight. I know can use roller blinder but still feel uncomfortable. When you open your door, stand there and look inside you will the arrangement of furniture very weird....the flow is not there..that is how i feel about it. However, thanks for your input..

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE (edenstrauss @ Mar 3 2011, 07:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi emobebe,

Without any reference to fengshui, my opinion is that you either place the TV against the wall that is perpendicular to the door. i.e. the part that has a dimension "50000". But are there any windows running along the wall?

Or beside the door (facing wall of bedroom 2). But what is the distance b/w that stretch of wall (next to the door) to the wall of bedroom 2?


Hi Edenstrauss,

Yes, got windows running along the wall. So, not a good place to place a TV. I didn't take measurement for the distance between that stretch of wall to the wall of bedroom 2 but I can say very short. I haven't officially take over this unit. So, the owner not comfortable when I wanted to take measurement for it.

Thanks for your input. smile.gif

Emobebe

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:34 PM

Basically the hall is quite a large rectangular in shape. 5 meter is too far between tv and sofa, ideally within 3 meter. If dinning table is of those 6-8 ft type, can consider to place at wall near kitchen entry (can have a panel mirror there too)or near the window.

TV console:
"Feature wall" lean against mbr's wall. 3.6 meter(11.8 ft) is a bit too long, 8 ft should be just nice, skew toward right to allow more space for accesing into rooms. 3 meter from wall to sofa, enough liao. A L-sofa lean against room#2's" wall(the longer side of L). Can consider to build a partition of about 4 ft-tall, 2 ft wide, top as "flush platform" to things. Good to use clear glass cube to construct such partition, allow light to sofa. Small-L sofa then leans again this "glass wall". Dinning table has to be at window liao.

Can consider a 4-inch height S-shape "rise-platform" from window till partition with some railing as "cosy corner" cum dinning. Box-ceiling fans.....I think I should collect consultancy fee from you liao.

Plants act as "support" to sofa as well as "camouflege" to "visitors" outside main door. I think not so practical le, the leaves of plants will extend beyong sofa and "disturb" occupants.

QUOTE (emobebe @ Mar 3 2011, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

Just curious......what is the reason for putting 2 big pots of plant at the behind of back of sofa?

EmoBebe

Edited by bepgof, 03 March 2011 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:55 PM

Hi, BB

Bepgof mentioned earlier....come back see things blocking here and blocking there, waiting for some events to trigger!
As to whether obstruct wealth or not, can't conclude without assessing the internal landform theory.

QUOTE (edenstrauss @ Mar 3 2011, 11:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi mae29,


I noticed that one neighbour staying below us (on a much lower floor) placed their rosewood "sofa" sets directly near the main door.

When they opened their main door, you see all their chairs & coffee tables.

Their main door, is painted a very very very dark shade of green, almost black. When I dropped by to pass the female owner some stuff, the door has a forboding look... like I was being sucked in by a black hole.

And the flat which was the same in floor area as mine, looked so small.

If a flat look cluttered at the entrance of the main door, will that obstruct their wealth?

They are not well-off.



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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:39 PM

Hi mae29,

I agree with bepgof's comments about the blockage & irritation becox I felt irritated & didn't want to enter my neighbour's flat. If I'm a potential buyer, I would stop at the door & turn down the flat straight away.

Big events? Do u mean disasters? Tragedies?

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:50 PM

Just like the ghost movie, someone head turn over with no face.. eerriiii.....no good

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE (emobebe @ Feb 25 2011, 08:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

Need some advise here....

Does anyone know whether it is good or bad when you have you a sofa with the back facing the Main Door?


EmoBebe



Hi

I'm new to this forum and happen to see your post and noticed that your flat floorplan is quite similar to my own although main door position is different..

I would say that to maintain some privacy, you may want to consider having feature wall for your TV..thou it would look smaller for your living room.. just my thoughts.. my sofa is diag from my main door.. smile.gif

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE (edenstrauss @ Mar 3 2011, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi mae29,

I agree with bepgof's comments about the blockage & irritation becox I felt irritated & didn't want to enter my neighbour's flat. If I'm a potential buyer, I would stop at the door & turn down the flat straight away.

Big events? Do u mean disasters? Tragedies?



It can be a quarrel or fight if one's mood is influenced by the cluttering when you step into the house with things blocking in front of you, especially when one come back exhausted his / her energy from work.

Can you imagine if you angrily come back home, open the door, the sofa or chair is right in front and you tripped and fell...what would you do? I guess you prabably pick up that chair & throw at ????

Edited by mae29, 04 March 2011 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:55 PM

Yes u r right smile.gif

I'll be so irritated when I come back to a home clattered with things.

And moreover, HDB flats are getting smaller & smaller... so it's best to keep it neat & free of clutter.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:43 AM

How about buying a partition or divider and place it behind your sofa, partition or divider should be high enough so that when visitor come, they cannot see you sitting on the sofa.


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:17 AM

QUOTE (edenstrauss @ Mar 4 2011, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes u r right smile.gif

I'll be so irritated when I come back to a home clattered with things.

And moreover, HDB flats are getting smaller & smaller... so it's best to keep it neat & free of clutter.

I agree. But with three little princesses running around, "free of clutter" is a goal I can only try to work towards.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE (bk888 @ Mar 7 2011, 01:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree. But with three little princesses running around, "free of clutter" is a goal I can only try to work towards.


Thanks for all input so far. I still haven't finalized yet. Each of you giving me an interesting ideas. I love it!!

Emobebe




  

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