First, I'd like to thank you all for the great comments on the man cave. I tend to get snowblind very easily, and you all set me on the right path. Thanks go out to Yolie Brown for helping me solve an issue with my narrow dining room. Rather than moving the round table in here, I'm going to leave it where it is for now and see how the long, mahogany table looks.
You may remember that this room had a dark pattern in the middle of the floor, but it was sanded and refinished.
The fabric is a dusky green-yellow, muted and lovely. So happy we don't have to buy draperies here!
Because this is a narrow space, there's no room for a buffet. I'll hang art on the wall (below). The far left side should have room for a table.
We spent a long time at the house today, mainly because we were waiting for the cable repairman. I tried the wintery Pottery Barn bedding (and realized just how out of shape I am--I was wringing wet by the time I'd stuffed the duvet into the spread!). The red/black buffalo duvet is on backorder. I'm going to enjoy the neutral walls--this will surely make things easier to change the bedding seasonally, if I ever get in shape.
Plantation shutters have been ordered for the windows. I'm not quite ready to think about draperies or a rug. Still need a headboard.
A little inspiration.
The main thing about this house is the view. At night, it's like being in Gatlinburg with all of the twinkling lights.
Let's move up to the man cave.
Tyler hooked up the Roomba, and each time it got near the staircase, I held my breath--but the little robot always turned away at the last second.
We tried the porch furniture in the man cave. Not man-friendly (certainly not Saint Bernard dog friendly--actually, I meant husband friendly), and the English pub vibe isn't there, but the chairs are super cute. They'll eventually go on the porch.
Tyler measured for a television--hopefully we'll have the Directv hooked up this week. I was
too puny to move the rug.
I discovered that the bar lights up--and has navy/orange stained glass.
I looked out the window and was thrilled to see the cute shed.
Now we're moving to the other end of the house. This hallway connects two bedrooms. Love the glossy black spindle sconces. I found them at Shades of Light, but unfortunately, they've been discontinued. I wish I'd bought a 3rd fixture for the stairwell. (However, I still have an iron sconce from the Georgian's bathroom, and Tyler promised to paint it black.)
I forgot to bring the bird sconces--they'll go up soon. Note to self: find a shower curtain.
Last but not least, the old carport is getting a little makeover. It will be screened, with a door.
My plan was to make this a little garden room, because I hadn't really believed that the potting shed would every make it here. But I still like the idea of a garden room. The Georgian also came with a huge mirror, and I'm thinking of revamping it with chalkboard paint. It will go on the wooden wall, I think. If I can rustle up the energy. I will add a garden table, wicker chairs, lots of fun stuff.