The funny thing about this room- when we were building the shelves, I thought to myself, 'Surely, this won't be enough shelves for all of my books.' HA.
I love love love how the shelves turned out- the styling and bookiness of them though...we'll up that game in due time.
Back to the reveal. This is the first room you see when you walk through the front door. Our garage is still harboring most signs of finishing projects so I park out front and use that door daily. Every time I come home, I stand proudly by the door and give this room a loving stalker stare. Just can't get my fill.
The gallery wall popped off to the right of the shelves is where my current thrift store painting collection lives. I started buying larger scenic pieces when Phil and I moved in together- he told me maps couldn't be our only decoration. To his point, at the time I had around 15 different maps scattered about a 1,000 square foot apartment. Fair play Phil.
The wonderful thing about these- I paid less than $30 for any one of them. Highway robbery for actual paintings in my opinion. Go to your thrift stores! The other half of this wall was painted by my sister, my great aunt, and myself.
Once we had the shelves and paint color in, the great rug hunt ensued. I wanted a twist on a classic design- something that brought a lot of color in the room. I ended up choosing this one.
I'll post about the contenders that didn't make it. Maybe one of you can have a home for it?
Next, we need to decide what kind of furniture we put in here. Lounge chairs? Wingback chairs with ottomans? A gaming table?
Oh and that fan. It MUST LEAVE.
Overall, I'm enamored with the space. It's everything I dreamed it would be.