Day 34: (July 12) Had a brainstorm idea today to combine the functionality of both my formal dining room and casual den. My previous dining room had a two mahogany glass armoires, separated by a bridge, creating a singular wall unit. It housed only formal china, crystal stemware, and fine decorative crystal. Since my former den and this piece are now sharing the same space, I decided to re-purpose the two mahogany armoires and split the usage. I condensed all the china and crystal to one armoire (adjacent to a wet bar) and utilized the other one to accommodate my family photo albums, board games, Cd’s, DVDs. Now I’m talking happy….The room feels right now, albeit may not be the perfect design choice, but now the space matches the activity of the room , and everything I want and need from my den is there. It feels just like my old built-ins that I left behind. Finding new creative ways to enjoy old things is very satisfying.
Resolved my abandoned customized desk issues from the old house, and purchased a desk with a hutch that has similar ergonomics. Not exactly perfect, but good enough for sure. A functional place for my computer, files, work stuff, etc., sitting right in my kitchen extending into my den. Ideal for both home-office, organizing incoming mail and posting social activities. Thank you Raymour and Flanigan!