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Introducing: The Den at Our Cabin

September 22, 2018


Erin Schrader

The Den

I can’t believe it was six months ago already when we closed on the cabin. You know what they say — Time flies when you’re trying to decorate a house! While many of the rooms still don’t have the first piece of decor in them, our den is 99.9% complete and if there is a phrase I swear by, it’s “done is better than perfect”. I’ve never had an official den in my possession so I was a little bit curious as to what we would do with this space, but I must say, it’s quickly become one of my favorite little rooms in the cabin.

Project 62 Delavan Tripod Floor Lamp // Cost Plus World Market Dove Velvet Ava Channel Back Upholstered Office Chair // desk

When it comes to the den, there are several reasons why I love it. For starters, it sits off of our living room [enclosed by french doors] and is also open to the LIY Headquarters. This means that while the team is scattered around the conference tables in our office, we can pull two or three of us away to have a more quiet or focused conversation. We use it weekly for meetings and it also receives some quality one-on-one time with yours truly when I really need to get down to business [or drink coffee in private].

When it came to decorating this space, I wanted a vibe that felt feminine enough for the LIY Team yet masculine enough for Shawn. By pulling in muted shades of yellow and pinks I was able to fulfill my girlish needs while keeping black the main color to create a sophisticated and classic vibe. To break up all of the wood, I added in metals, leather and velvet which warms the space and keeps thing cozy.

Leather Chairs // Ikat Mix Indoor/Outdoor Rug // desk

It’s no secret that we’re a lover of dogs in this household, so when we spotted these dog paintings at a local home interior store, we quickly decided that the den was going to be deemed our “dog room” with pups sprinkled throughout, including our very own Max and Ollie.

Threshold Decorative Hour Glass Leather Chairs // Ikat Mix Indoor/Outdoor Rug // Furniture from Furniture Row  //Project 62 Metal Frame – Brass – Matted Photo

Here are several more looks at this space complete with the links to the items I filled it up with!

Project 62 Delavan Tripod Floor Lamp // Woven Wall Hanging // Furniture from Furniture Row

Project 62 Elephant Figure Gold

Cost Plus World Market Dove Velvet Ava Channel Back Upholstered Office Chair // Threshold Letter Tray, Gold // Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Plaid File Folders

Threshold Paperweight Ampersand // Project 62 Gold Stapler

Cost Plus World Market Dove Velvet Ava Channel Back Upholstered Office Chair

Paint Color: Benjamin Moore, Revere Pewter at 50% 

As always, thanks for stopping by — come back soon as I reveal the kitchen and dining rooms!

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  1. So adorable! We just moved to a house with a den, and it’s one of my favorite rooms in our house! I love how you’ve mixed feminine and masculine tones. My husband definitely accuses me of not doing that, so thanks for the inspiration on these pieces! And we absolutely have rooms where our decor is still on the floor/non existent, so this makes me feel better. We’ll both get there!

  2. alyson says:

    Your den looks SO AMAZING and I totally subscribe to the same philosophy, as painful as it is for this type A girl. Love all the touches that make it yours and that rug is SO good!!


  3. Stacey says:

    Love the look. Dove is one of my favorite upholstery colors, but I always have issues with dark denim marking. Any idea yet if this chair is resistant to the infamous blue haze left behind?

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