Hi, everyone! I want to thank you all from bottom of my heart for the incredibly sweet and supportive comments you posted regarding our soon-to-be house! I'm so glad you all like it too, because you're going to be seeing it featured on the blog quite a bit!
Since the house is nearly 3,100 sq. feet and there's only 2 of us for now, Adam and I have decided to prioritize the rooms we'll be using in the short term--that means our bedroom, a bathroom or two, the den and eventually the kitchen. Of those spaces, the den is the room that needs only aesthetic changes. Here's what the room looks like now (from the MLS listing):
(here's the Dutch door, Camille!)
The den is at the back of our home, has lots of light, and has lots of doors because it connects to the foyer, laundry room, kitchen, a half bath and the basement--a lot, right? This room was used by the former owner (a psychiatrist) as a private place to meet clients, so there is acoustical tile on the ceiling and soundproofing around the interior doors which we'll remove.
It also has paneled walls, which I'm not going to tear out. In fact, I like them! I want to paint the room a dark blue-gray, specifically, Benjamin Moore's "Gentleman's Gray". And I thought it would be fun to play up the vertical elements in the room (namely the paneling) with striped fabrics.
The sofa is an English roll-arm style, and we're still determining the size and fabric we'd like to use. I'll report back once we decide. But for now, I know that I want to include the antique parlor chair I bought during the fall and recover it in the navy ticking stripe.
The traditional lines of the sofa and parlor chair will be off-set by the brass strap stool that I own, as well as other more modern elements that I'll incorporate. Oh, and true to myself, I'll add some touches of red I'm sure.
For now, that's what I've cooked up. What do you think?
Plans like this are exciting and get me through the monotony of boxing up everything we own!