This past weekend, I was in Connecticut for a brief visit with my parents and finished up a few projects that I've been working on in my den. If you're new around here, I should explain that our "den" is an extra living area in our apartment that is entirely underground and a room my husband and I didn't have furniture for when we moved in almost 3 years ago.
In the time since, I've slowly collected pieces to make the space cozy enough for some quality reading time.
Here's how the den looks today, complete with a newly upholstered pair of Empire style chairs, a demijohn lamp, and a burlap-skirted round table (all of which are making their blog debut today!).
My husband and father-in-law added this much-needed series of floating shelves in November and I've filled them to the brim after scrapping our Ikea Expedit in January. The book nook was made more complete with a 30" round table covered in white burlap and a stack of books, not to mention the demijohn lamp I mentioned converting last fall.
Some detail shots:
I've wanted to use the Parlor Textiles pattern "Winter Floral" for awhile and loved the combination of it with my dotty parsons ottomans in the den. I purchased a yard and Mom made a throw pillow for my loveseat.
Didn't she do a fantastic job?
The remainder of the yard went to the seats of my Empire side chairs, which I found during an antiquing trip in Connecticut with Mom in March. I love the delicate slope of their legs, not to mention the way their traditional style plays off the more modern art in the den.
Another shot of the space, which includes my DIY Stray Dog papier-mache side table.
Nearly a year after making it, I still smile when I see it.
I am very happy with the evolution of my den, especially when considering that we had nothing for this room when my husband and I moved in. I took time to acquire pieces that felt special and eclectic.
What do you think?