A tragic victim to left over furniture, dated colors and some really bad Raymond Waites 1990′s wallpaper, this downstairs den was completely wasted on the elderly couple who previously owned this mountain home. Now the second home for a younger family, the new owners wanted to reserve the upstairs rooms – with large stone fireplace, vaulted wood ceilings and spectacular view – for entertaining. This presented a great opportunity to create a casual living space below, adding livability and flexibility for the family.
Thankfully, my client and I were able to see past the berber carpet and barn yard animals-hoping to create an updated space for her grown children to enjoy or to watch a movie with friends. The adjoining covered porch, a large fireplace, and a nearby kitchenette for snacks made this a perfect media/family room. We added hand scraped hardwood floors and barn wood wainscoting to give the simple room some mountain “character.” A sectional (with a sleeper for back up) was mixed with a variety of rustic but updated tables and chairs. The end result created a fresh take on mountain casual living.