Blogger Jenna LaFevor of Rain on a Tin Roof transforms a drab sitting area into a chic retreat complete with a stocked bar, cozy chairs, and wall art all styled in rich jewel tones.
When you buy a fixer-upper home, there are lots of things you put on your to-do list. You’ll probably paint walls, replace carpet, and update bathrooms and the kitchen. Then there will be things that you really wish you could do or you wish would have been done differently when the house was built – or in our case, when an addition was made.
The master bedroom in our fixer-upper is huge; it was made much larger by an addition decades ago. However, that addition was only to the master bedroom. While having a large master bedroom is nice, it definitely left me scratching my head, wondering why the previous owners hadn’t made better use of the addition.
Our master bedroom had a larger-than-usual sitting area that we knew would one day be very functional for us, but it was put far down on the list in terms of projects.
We started with this on one side of the space.
On the opposite side, we had done some bathroom remodeling, which allowed us to relocate a door that had once been there.
Overall, we wanted this area to be a great space for watching television, reading, and my husband had visions of built-in cabinetry with a refrigerator so he could conveniently grab a drink while watching television.
We are over the moon in love with how this space turned out! The television is actually hiding behind the Belham Living Florence TV Wall Cabinet. While we did want this place to be great for relaxing and watching tv, we also wanted to hide the not-so-pretty television. This wall cabinet was perfect for that. The Newair Beverage Cooler holds multiple different beverages for easy access and those brass cobblestone pulls and knobs were the icing on the cake for the cabinetry.
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Because the sleeping area of our bedroom is more feminine than masculine, I tried to work in more masculine features to this space. This included the horn sculpture as well as the darker cabinetry and earthy wood tones you see in the tray. I also corralled some stemless wine glasses and green drinking glasses in the tray for easy access.
The art is one of my favorite things in the space. We opted to keep the walls neutral for the most part so that everything else could pop – such as this artwork. It’s called Waves.
Opposite the cabinetry is the actual sitting space. Comfort was key in this area. We wanted chairs we could curl up in and ottomans for us to kick up our feet. The Picket House Emery Accent Chair with Ottomans were the perfect fit. To bring over some green from the art on the other wall, we accented the chairs with these green pillows and to add a bit more color, we gave the floor a dose of red with this red “Revival” rug.
To have a convenient location for drinks, we went with the Belham Living Carter Mid-Century Side Table. It’s wood tone also helped to add a masculine touch to the space.
To add a little more texture and masculine touch to the space, we hung wallpaper with a reptile pattern on one wall. So as not to take away from the wallpaper, we hung a simple brass hexagon mirror to anchor the space.
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Since the sitting area has been completed, there hasn’t been a day we haven’t spent time in here with our feet kicked up, sipping on something.
-Jenna LaFevor, Rain on a Tin Roof