3.05.2012

Decorating Evolution

If you've been bitten with the decorating bug, it's hard to ever leave well enough alone.  No matter how happy you are with the final design solution of a room, there always seems to be room for improvement.  And if you're really sticken with decoratingitis, no space is too small to be overlooked.

For me one such area that seems to be a constantly changing display is the nook underneath the stairs.  Though small, it's an important place for two reasons.  One, it's actually in direct eye line from the front door, so it's one of the first places you see when entering.  Two, in a home as small as mine with so little built in storage, no area can be overlooked as a place to stash my crap.

Originally, when the stair room was my office, a buffet was tucked into the space underneath the stairs.

You can see the buffet through the open door to the right.
 After the office conversion, I tucked in a brown club chair and black iron butler's tray into the area to create a reading nook.  It was much more convenient, but since I used existing furniture, it didn't really fit the space that well.

 At the same time, I had the other matching brown chair slipcovered and used in the dining room to create another seating nook with a 50's console tucked beside the fire place.
 This arrangement, I liked, but it did take up a lot of space.  Furthermore, I eventually (after more moves) needed the matching club chairs in the upstairs study. so this nook was dismantled. I then decided that the 50's console would work better in the office.


After the addition of a thrifted orange wing chair and moving the console table:

 This shows how a little more pattern really livens ups the space, as well as how the nook slides underneath the stair case.


The BoHo look I love.
View from dining room.

submitted to metamorphosis monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

1 comment:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love that little nook area, and your current arrangement is super. Love the wing chair. Hugs, Marty