Wrapping up this round of updates with a view of the den, and of our new reading-light solution.
The futon couch has been with Mr. P for about twenty years. It converts to a queen bed, but is wide enough that a person can stretch out and sleep on it. Which happens ... fairly often.
The assortment of pillows is ... a mess. But the couch has quite an acute angle and marathon TV-watching gets uncomfortable without them.
Can you tell we usually have dinner in here?
The rug is from World Market. It is fawn and light gray-blue, with a silver ribbon detail. On top of the main rug and under the antique table is a rag rug in shades of lavender, because the main rug wasn't tough enough to cope with the legs of the table.
We haven't decided what to hang on the gold wall. The answer may be "nothing" until we decide for sure whether or not we are getting a new couch. Eventually, the big Sierra painting I did - which is currently in my office at work - may come home and hang there.
The ceiling fan we installed has a dimmable LED, which at reading level is VERY BRIGHT, and which at a comfortable ambient level is not bright enough to read.
So we decided to hang a small vintage chandelier I got on Etsy, which used to hang in my "home office" area at the apartment.
Mr. P had simply spliced in an extension cord for the previous use, but for this use he re-wired it with a hanging light kit from IKEA. The swing-arm bracket is from House of Antique Hardware.
I really love the bright, brushed-gold finish of this chandelier ...
Sometime in the future I may replace the big glass drops with crystal. For now, though, it's functional and pretty.
Also sometime in the future, we may get another reading light for the other side of the couch. I mostly read on my Kindle these days, and that is "my" side, so it's non-urgent.