Den + Study = Two Smart Rooms in One

Built-in bookshelves surround a comfortable sofa and storage ottoman. The cowhide rug adds an eclectic touch.

Built-in bookshelves surround a comfortable sofa and storage ottoman. The cowhide rug adds an eclectic touch.

A mid-century modern credenza does double duty as a media console. The wall mounted TV blends in with the gallery of artwork which surrounds it.

A mid-century modern credenza does double duty as a media console. The wall mounted TV blends in with the gallery of artwork which surrounds it.

Welcome to my den and study, the combination of two formerly small bedrooms united into one magnificent area for watching TV, reading, and working from home.

One of the initial disagreements my husband I had when we were renovating was where to place the TV on the main level. My thought was that it should go in the living room so that the family could enjoy the TV in the main living area (e.g. living room, dining room, kitchen). My husband, on the other hand, did not want a TV to distract from the incredible views from the living room, and felt that the TV should be a secondary focus rather than the main.

Our solution? We created a den. I'm so glad I let my husband win that argument *wink wink*

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Likewise, the study serves as our family work area. It is connected openly to the den to encourage family together time. The study is decorated with an eclectic mix of personal mementoes like an oversized canvas portrait of my husband in his rodeo days. Yeehaw!

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The functionality of the two-rooms-in-one serve our family well, and the diverse mix of furniture and accessories keep the rooms informal and fun.

As always, stay tuned...

Tonya