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our den

Emily Oster

This weekend Saint Louis got its first snowfall. Its rather unusual to have accumulation this early in the year but for this northerner its was a welcomed surprised. We spent Sunday sitting around the stove, reading and talking and it really made me want to get the room more in order before the holidays. I have had paint samples on the wall since we moved in and have been planning to prioritize the painting of this room in anticipation of the colder months. There really hasn't been much wasted time since we moved in but now I am really feeling motivated to get it done. In anticipation of painting, I never unpacked our books or other personal items and the few leftover boxes are really starting to bug me. Also I really love decorating for Christmas and boxes are just not not going to cut it!

The other hold up has been color selection. Initially, I thought I was sold on Oval Room Blue by Farrow and Ball. But as time has passed I think it is too teal for me and I want something more blue.  Now I am pretty sure we will go with the Benjamin Moore's Normandy. Step one will be just doing the walls as I don't think I will have time to tackle the trim or the fireplace but eventually I think I want to do the trim and painted brick fireplace Normandy as well. 

The main furniture pieces in the room are a free standing wood bookcase, a wingback chair passed down from my parents and a vintage daybed that I had recovered in a blue ticking stripe. The chair definitely needs to be recovered and we need to get a rug. I also would like to get two poufs or stools in lieu of a coffee table and a round pedestal table with a big lamp to add height to a sort of dead corner of the room. Finally, we need lots of pillows to make the daybed as comfy and cozy as possible. This is my current idea of the design of the room.

Stay warm everyone!