Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Den Makeover!

Last week, I had to go to Covington, KY, for The New Lawyers Program. It's a required Continuing Legal Education conference for anyone who has recently passed the Bar. What is the best part about The New Lawyers Program? It was near Ikea!!!

I've been planning to makeover our den for awhile. First, we need a new couch. We've had our blue microfiber couch for almost six years and it has been fantastic. It's completely indestructible and very comfortable. However, it was starting to show its age and we needed something with more seating. Second, we are in the process of transforming our guest bedroom/office into a nursery and I needed a place for our computer desk. I loved the idea of having a place for all our laptops and cords in such a central location so my goal was to get the desk in the den. Of course, Ikea had a solution to all these problems! ;)

First, the before pictures.

Now, for the big reveal!!!

The centerpiece is our new beautiful section, which I LOVE. It is so comfortable and feels so sturdy. It's all slipcovered so we can remove and clean all of it. Not to mention, we have twice the seating we used to. You can just barely see the computer desk behind it but it fits perfect and I love having my laptop there and all the cords out of the way.

I also feel like we are really optimizing our space. The area in front of the fire place used to stay pretty empty. We have now moved the leather club chair - not to mention got rid of the awful sliding blinds - and it is such a lovely corner of the room now!

I really am so so pleased with the results and Nicholas can't stop praising "my vision." Of course, none of it would have been possible without Ikea! ;)


Tara said...

I love the redecoration! We got that couch for the sorority house and were completely sold on it when they said the slip cover came off and was machine washable. It honestly doesn't even look like a slip cover! I like the change in color too. It definitely brightens up your room with the green. :)

holly said...

Now I totally get it when someone tells me they've never been to IKEA. I've been telling a lot of friends about our visit, looking forward to going back!

dylan said...

Nice! I want to sit in the leather chair/fireplace corner.