Friday, May 21, 2010

Updating our Abode - The Den

Our den: as we were touring the house.  Who's that cutie pie peeking out?

This is a great room but look one, two, three, four doors and two big windows. Not the easiest space to decorate.

We painted it Benjamin Moore's Kennebunkport Green.  It does have nice cathedral ceilings.

And furnished it with stuff we already owned. The table from here  served as a makeshift desk.  The double doors lead to the kitchen.
Bench with baskets (also from Ikea), you can see three of the four doors. In the left corner is the front door, powder room door and the laundry room door to the right.  That lovely string hanging down is from our skylight.

That door leads to the laundry room.

And lately this is what it looks like.There's no more desk or computer down here, just a comfy chair. We added the locker storage bench for shoes, coats, backpacks,etc.  This room is more of a large entry/foyer/mudroom than a den, but that's what it said on the floorplan.  I've changed the wool rug out for a more high-traffic-friendly-indoor-outdoor rug, because that pretty golden rug was looking muddy brown.

Our other Updates can be found here.



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Puzzling Poster said...

I like it. We recently reno'd our den as well. Actually we reno'd a lot of rooms imn our jallopy.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hi, I found you at Remodelaholic. Looks great. I love that you tried using things you already own. I try to do that myself. With your high ceilings I could see some great shelves over your desk to fill up that space and provide an area for displaying/storing needed items. said...

We took the desk out but I'm always looking for ideas for this room. Originally it was going to be my scrapbook area/homework desk for the kids and I wanted to add shelves going up but it was too messy for the room most people enter into our home.

Lisa said...

Saying hi from New Friend Friday...LOVE the pain color! Very fresh and calming. Also love the storage locker...I'm dying to have one of those in our mud room!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great ideas, Heather! I found you through my good friend, Debbie's blog. So glad I did so I can follow and get more fantastic decorating ideas! :-) Have a wonderful weekend!!

iheartorganizing said...

I totally heart that locker storage unit{s} Wherever did you find them? They are fantastic!

Jen said...

Lisa and Coreen thanks for stopping over!! I just visited you both and I'm following!

Jen, I got them from Grandin Road. They don't seem to be carrying the Harris Wall Cabinet anymore and the ones they do have now are way pricier! :(


Chelsea said...

Love the window treatments you used in there. And the ceilings. I heart cathedral style ceilings! The space looks very organized and fresh. Looks great! :)


Life in Rehab said...

Those storage lockers are tres deamy! I like what you did to the room, too; it's a great landing spot.

Ode to Motherhood said...

What a lovely home! All the rooms look beautiful.

Found you on Trendy. Look to reading more of your blog. :) said...

Chelsea..thanks..the window treatments were actually left by the previous owners and I love them too! The cathedral ceiling is pretty cool, we only have them in the there and the master bath.

Sunny...I guess that's what it is ...a landing spot. perfect way to put it!

Shelia said...

Oh, your home is lovely! I love that pretty shade of green!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

The color is fantastic! LOVE IT!
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Heidi said...

What a great idea to add those lockers to the room. I really like the updates, the rugs look great, too!
Thanks for stopping by earlier, hope you'll come back soon!
Heidi - Heart and Home

Anonymous said...

I really like that green! The coat racks are such a cute, useful addition. Nice work!

Suzanne said...

I really like the lockers, and that shade of green is so pretty. You did a great job on the room!

Heather said...

Where did you get those locker thingies? I need that.

Nice to meet you!

joeandbridge said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from Follow Me Friday! Swing by my blog and say Hi! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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Katie said...

I love your storage lockers and that chair is the perfect place to pile coats and bags. Err...I mean, sit down to put on shoes. :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous space Heather. I love the white storage locker unit - gorgeous. It fits perfectly. Looks great! Thanks for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Pamela said...

Looks fabulous! I love the green you chose!

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