Ask and you shall receive — here is the first of several installments of the complete tour of our house!
We’ll start out just inside the front door, in our groovy entryway complete with a retro built in planter/divider:
For a long time after we moved in, the planter was a catch all for junk, that is until I filled it up with plants!
I love the retro recessed pinhole lights that act as a spotlight on my plants.
Here’s the awesome original grey-green slate floor, which I love.
And now into the Den!
The den is one of my favorite rooms in the house. It gets great morning light, has a cozy feeling and is home to one of my favorite pieces of furniture — the little yellow couch.
The fireplace is a lovely pink/grey/purple sparkly quartz stone that just glitters in the light.
The tiny shutters on the wall cover a pass-through window into the kitchen (easy snack access!)
Along the back wall is our media library (shelves are from IKEA) which houses our books, CDs and DVDs. (The dresser chilling out in the corner is possibly my new master bath vanity.)
This room is also one of Leo’s favorites — he likes to lay on the rug and look out at the back patio. He also prefers to exit and enter through this door because he can see the small animals waiting to be chased on his way out and can see us from outside when we come to let him in.
Furniture arrangement in this room was tricky! Not only is there a corner fireplace, a door to the outside, a pass through window, built-in bookshelf and three doorways, but this room is a direct path from the kitchen to the bedrooms/bathroom! Just call it central station.
Tune in next time to tour another room in the Retro Ranch!