The Den {in process}

The den/movie room is some what improved from when these photos were actually taken. This is also the room we find ourselves in most of the time. The TV does not even have to be on. Guests seem to linger here and the view isn't too shabby. The stairs lead up to the kids space and the room is housed between the kitchen and the hall that leads to the office and main bath. Today carpet is getting installed on the stairs and the railing goes back up. Yes, our kids have been living with a floor full of tack strips for the last month. Furniture can't go up and down the narrow case unless the railing is down and the carpet guys would not install till the railing was up. It really was quite the catch 22.

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We ended up using two of our ikea bookcases that used to live in our old office as a tv console. It works for now and gives me a space to display my design books. To the left of the door I want to hang two photos of the kiddos in frames that we already own. The TV needs some balance. I am also thinking roman shades for the windows. Old windows are odd sizes and custom is not cheap so alas they sit empty. The alley way is directly behind us with other homes so it would be nice to have the choice of shutting them when I am hanging in my pj's.

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Everything in the view is the same from the other house. This tall lamp is gone and I found her twin at Homegoods for the fraction of the cost and I could not have been more excited. The bucket seat seems to float from room to room and currently I have our linen living room chair here as a place holder. What I really would like is a petite yet comfortable swivel chair. I am on the hunt! Over the sofa I want to hang a big piece of art. I can't decide between an abstract piece like this  or this. I have also leaned toward a drawing of sorts. I also love this and think this is kind of a hoot. As you can see I may need some more time before pulling the trigger. 

kids chairs

coffee table antique

sofa: restoration hardware in charcoal