Mid-Century Renovation: Den

So this is my Den. It is an addition that the previous owner did, and this room is one of the rooms that sold me on the house. I love all of the exposed brick and the wall of windows/doors overlooking the Screened Porch and our backyard haven. When we first moved in to our home, I used furniture from our previous home in this room. We soon found that this is the space we hang out in the most, and we desperately needed more seating. In order to do that, we were going to have to install the television over the mantle. Although this is not my first choice, in some rooms including this one, it is the best option. By doing so, we were able to add two additional chairs. I love color so I added lots of it – varying shades of navy, blue, and green. I have 7 different fabrics in the room, and they all work together beautifully. The room is long and narrow so scale is very important. I selected scoop arms for my sofa – visually and physically, they take up less room and offer a very clean look. I selected a long rectangular ottoman upholstered in a lucious navy leather as the coffee table. As a bonus, the ottoman comes with a slide table on coasters in a rich wood stain. The one thing my husband asked for was a recliner. I chose this fun rickrack fabric in navy, glues and greens to tie my color palette together. I love the teal lacquered table with gold details and great storage that is nestled next to it. Opposite the sofa, I added matching swivel chairs in an olive green velvet and a small marble top table with more gold accents in between. The inspiration piece for the room is the canvas artwork above the two chairs. I saw this at Market, and it is the spitting image of our yellow lab Henley. Nestled in the corner as you step into the space is a mid-century wood accent chair in a fun ticking fabric and an awesome tripod metal table. I kept the woven shades on the windows/doors, but topped them with cornices boards in a striking abstract fabric of navy and soft blues. Our existing wall color Sherwin Williams’ Tony Taupe (SW7038) and large scale charcoal gray tile flooring work well with the new palette. I did add a hand hooked rug in muted blues and greens for softness underfoot.

I finished off the room with fun mid-century lighting and colorful accessories supporting my color palette of greens and blues. We love this space now and enjoy being able to seat all of our family without having to grab chairs from the Dining Area. My husband who loves his new recliner commented on how much he likes the redesign. Another satisfied client… Enjoy!

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