I can't think of a better way to get through this season...other than heading south which is just not financially feasible for us. So I'm good with this!
I'm thinking about putting a chaise lounge in the living room on the dining room side of the fireplace. I want the room to be airy and feel roomy even when the owners are entertaining and the room is full of guests.
Here's a nice selection of modern chaise lounges:
Glam sophistication Hollywood Deco style. via
Ok not modern but transitional...and very big on comfort! via
Lama Leather chair/chaise
Another combination chair/chaise. via
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona is still my favorite. Available through Knoll.