Novella

Den Update at Novella Farm by Lauren Bradshaw

We've made some progress on the den at Novella Farm, in Orlando, Florida. I posted the original plans for the den, which was the final room to complete in the renovation of the home. I visited Orlando and shot some photos of the space as it's starting to come together. The back half of the room is still being used to store books (they named their farm Novella for a reason!) so the game room portion isn't complete yet.

Here's a recap of the original plan:

Lauren Bradshaw Design - Novella Farm Den
Lauren Bradshaw Design - Novella Farm Den

The Lawson-Fenning Thin Frame Lounge Chairs got switched out for a slightly more family-friendly West Elm option. The Cara sofa from Mitchell Gold Bob Williams is just dark enough to hide spots, but still feel bright in the room. Pillows, rug, and coffee table from Anthropologie. (Pillows and rug were purchased last fall, but similar here and here.)

Lauren Bradshaw Design - Novella Farm Den
Lauren Bradshaw Design - Novella Farm Den

The homeowners have an actual farm, with cows, goats, chickens, and plenty of other birds all around. I know them well so when I suggested a peacock table, I had a hunch they'd go for it. I like how it adds some whimsy into this room. Table from Anthropologie. (Wooden and brass bowl are vintage.)

Lauren Bradshaw Design - Novella Farm Den

I love the details on the coffee table with the combination of wood, brass, and marble.

We're still working on the rest of the space but it's fun to see it come together with the placement of all the new furniture.

A new den to complete the home by Lauren Bradshaw

In June 2015, I began work for clients in Orlando, Florida. The owners are such wonderful people, and so helpful with all the extras needed (like photographing, measuring, and assessing light) when doing design from afar. The home is nearly finished, and the final room to take shape is the den. The owners have three kids in major hangout phase--middle and high school--as well as two lively dogs. They need a space that looks good, is durable, and most importantly, comfy. The rest of the house leans more traditional so they wanted a variation for the den. They are fans of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, so we selected the Cara sofa. (Our MG+BW sofa has lasted us 10 years, and has survived two small boys, so I recommend the company to everyone!) In the back of the room we added a game table and console for serving (non-alcoholic) beverages ;) This was my original mock-up of the furniture layout, along with a photo of the actual space. We're in the purchasing stage now and I can't wait to see the furniture when it comes in.

The den after renovation

The den after renovation

The den before renovation

The den before renovation