Stock up on water and pemmican - if we set out at dawn we can cross the room by nightfall! We’ll establish basecamp at the coffee table, and assault the sofa tomorrow.

There’s nothing really wrong with this room - nothing really right, either - but what’s notable is that this ordinary, lived-in mishmash is being held up as an example of conscious design. If you had this furniture, what else would you do? Put the sofa in the middle of the room, upside down, and point the chairs into the corners?