Sneaky Peek : The Den

Today, I am giving you a sneaky peek into our Den.  I love having a Den – it reminds me of the Brady Bunch, when Mr. Brady would retire to his Den to give Greg some fatherly advice – it sounded so mysterious, and hip!

Our Den was originally an old garage, and Nick’s Grandfather converted it into its current form.  The Art Deco features are still evident with the black light sconces and steel window frames, which we love!

We painted the room several years ago and chose a warmer colour than the rest of the house (which is painted Dulux Antique White USA and Berkshire White).  After many sample pots, we finally decided upon Linseed Quarter Strength, which is often termed ‘Paris Grey‘ – and sounds rather exotic. Last year we also had new honeycomb blinds and a desk installed and as a result, it is a very cosy room.

The Den also houses some of our favourite furniture including the camel leather deck chair that I found in an antique shop (St Georges Antiques) in Battery Point and is originally from Sri Lanka.  We have a family blackwood book shelf; a leather and perspex lamp; the original sofa made by Nick’s Grandfather (which we had covered in a cotton/linen several years ago) and many of our favourite photos, art, books and knick-knacks.

Nick doesn’t quite retire with his cognac, but it is a very pleasant space, especially when the afternoon sun streams in.

2 comments on “Sneaky Peek : The Den

  1. Tim
    Wednesday, 3 October 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Oh Baba jai wali wali! It makes me laugh how Maisey pops her head into various shots (the second photo down-looks like she is singing some opera). Beautiful light plus opera singing dog, can’t ask for much more than that.

    • Larni Davies
      Thursday, 4 October 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      Hi Tim
      Glad that you like the Den shots. Yes, it does look as though Maisy is belting out an Opera.
      Love Baba Jai Wali Wali!

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