Well we got close to a foot of snow here in Charlotte last week so construction remains at a standstill.
In the meantime, I can't help but be addicted to Pinterest and dream of a finished project. It's really torturous because we're a long way off from furnishing the interior of the new garage, since we are doing this in phases and that phase isn't happening yet — but I do it anyway!
These are all pulls of what we're hoping the upstairs will eventually feel like. The purpose of the room will be a "movie watching / music playing" room, occasionally housing guests. Talking about wearing a lot of hats!
Love the cozy vibes of these rooms:
|A cozy reading nook: a good reading chair goes upscale – Eames|
|A great desk nook: in case either Mike or me needs to work from home|
|Incorporating Mike's guitars is a good design challenge –|
this is the guitar room of one of the Dixie Chicks
|And another playing space|
|Will create a space for Mike's vinyl collection|
|This is the current leading sleeper sectional conteder, found at Room and Board—|
The Oxford Custom Platform Pop-Up Sleeper Sofa
We wanted something that pulled out to a Queen, not a Double..
|This wardrobe would be a nice way to address a guest's clothing without taking up wall space for a closet.|
This would double for other storage.
|Love these mid-century modern chairs...|
|And the cozy vibe of this chair (by Mitchell Gold + Bob WIlliams)|
|A great coatrack is always useful —|
we have only a very small space for coats at the downstairs entrance
|And a classic Nelson clock always spices things up!|
|We're going to have vaulted ceilings like this (well, not THIS vaulted, but still)...|
|...wouldn't a great statement chandelier look awesome?|
|I could go on for days about lights, but here's a couple only for now:|
This one, the Etched Steel web pendant by Tom Dixon
|Will look for some great little occasional tables in metallics to open up the space|
|Here's another set. Again, inexpensive and from West Elm|
|This may be the most beautiful bookshelf I've ever seen by Architect Victor Vasilev—|
Wishful thinking that this may one day be mine!
|We'll add a lot of floor pillows for guests, and poufs like this one...|
|Or this one from Jonathan Adler|
|Love this little console table —|
I see something like this at the top of the stairs with a mirror over it
|Baskets with storage for throws and pillows|
|And of course a bar cart — shouldn't every room have one of these?!|
|Last but not least — a sculpture by Curtis Jere —|
While we do have one in the house, this is a perfect opportunity for a little extra sparkle!
It might be all that snow that inspired the "ski chalet chic" look of half of these photos, I'm now realizing... Will I feel differently in the summer?