This automatically creates two seating areas and then even more can branch from there (if you have the space that is). Two sofas also gives a nice grounding element to the room and prevents the layout from appearing all over the place. In my opinion its a winning look for a larger room.
What do you think? Winning layout, or too divided up for you?
Images: Bunny Williams, 2-6 Elle Decor, Betsy Burnham, Tilton Fenwick, House Beautiful, Windsor Smith, Brenner Builders/Haynes Roberts Inc.