Now, eight years and a new house later, we still cannot refer to that front room as "den" or "sitting room" or "library" or even "living room". Nope... it's our bookroom. What about the books, you say? Ha! Don't you see my daughter's book on the ottoman? (That's the only book in the room at the present moment.)
This room is not by any means done... but it's still my favorite spot! I picked those pillows up from a yard sale (... on the day we moved our stuff into storage... great timing!) From there, I fell in love with the black and white, so I went with it. The ottoman, lamps and mirror came from Home Goods. (oh... it's such a good thing that it's 35 minutes away or I'd be permanently broke).
That Ikea loveseat has been with us for years now. As you can tell by the permanently squished back cushions, it's a favorite of my Westie. She just lays on top of the cushion.
So... the question now is... what do I paint this room? We are leaning toward all neutral walls... tans, browns, offwhites, grays,... with the goal being that accessories add the punch of color. Directly across from this room is the dining room (and it's an open space).
Should we stick with the same brown color? BTW, see the chandelier? I took the beads off of the shades. Any better?
Speaking of using accessories for color punches, here is our St. Patty's display in the bookroom so far. See those little candleholders I made? I swapped out the candles for green ones. The urn is from Wuslu. The pedestal cloches were a recent find in a local store going out of business. (How gorgeous they are!!) The "Irish" sign and wreath holder were also found at that same 50% off sale.
Wouldn't that apple green color just POP against a brown background? :-)
Speaking of popping, don't these flowers look amazing against the brown?