I have a confession: I am totally in love with the chat group.
Commonly, this is four chairs surrounding a cocktail ottoman or low table. The arrangement conjures up images of women in flower bedecked hats drinking tea or even something stronger, but it can be a great way to fight the tv-centric seating arrangements we are getting more and more used to.
Take the sun room or four season porch for example. Usually, this is an additional seating space adjacent to a great room or family room that already houses a television. What if this space became about conversation, reading with your feet up, or relaxing with a morning coffee? More than this, it can be a great way to use space.
Here is a pretty typical, tv centric space where the tv is mounted over the fireplace
Perfect chat group pieces aren’t hard to find. Small, comfy swivel chairs and a round storage ottoman are ideal. If you would like a more formal arrangement, try something like the Social Butterfly collection from Schnadig.