The Lavender's Lounge
This Monday, we are going to need you to put on your dreaming caps for us:
In the above photos, you can see this room was once the dining room. We are really excited to be turning it into our lounge...the den...the whiskey room...whatever you want to call it, this is where the comfortable couches, the leather smelling candles, and all the chit chats will happen.
There is one thing you need to know. This room will be the lounge mainly because our dream is to have a room where Derek can sit and get out of his chair but still be able to talk with me in the kitchen. As you can imagine, we now eat a majority of our meals on the couch because it is just a nice break for Derek and his back. Thankfully, we are able to turn the old dining room into that type of room!
There are two major changes you will see happening in this room. Please consult the above drawing for better direction.
- We will be creating a half wall in the kitchen to better connect with the Lounge. This wall will also be given a new bar top. with bar stools.
- We are actually adding a hallway through the lounge and into the current laundry room. This hall will connect the master to the rest of the house and keep everyone from having to trail through the kitchen.
For the style, I've decided to paint the walls Sherwin Williams- Iron Ore. This is a very dark gray, which will bring in the cozy factor while helping disguise the TV on the wall. We will also be getting a few new pieces of furniture, a power reclining couch, and of course Barkus will be there as a little baby bear rug.
So there you have it! Do you have any dark painted rooms? How has it held up? It is a little outside of my comfort zone but I am feeling gutsy!