My dilemma

I’ve said before how much I love my library – it’s my favorite room in the house but it also seems to be the room everyone wants to be in when we have company. You may remember that we have the vintage electric fireplace and the built in shelves on one wall. 


And facing them across the room two chairs … yep, just two chairs in the entire room which suits me and Keith just perfectly but doesn’t work so well when we have company. 


I decided this weekend that I need to add additional seating in the form of a loveseat that will fit between the windows in the above photo and move the chairs to flank the fireplace so Keith and I went shopping after our company left today.  We found a loveseat that fits in the space, fabric that should work well with the brown chairs. I’m hoping the print isn’t too busy but the gold fabric is for a couple pillows which should help. 


I can’t believe I didn’t take photos of the two ottomans/storage cubes/tray tables/seats from the store but I found them on the website and they’re pictured below. You can see that you can flip the top around to a cushion top or a tray table. We’re doing one in the print fabric of the loveseat and one in the brown fabric of the chairs – I hope that’s not a mistake!!


If you include the ottoman/seats this will give me seating for 6 in the room. Now I just have to figure out how to light the room because the side table isn’t going to fit in with the new pieces without blocking one of the windows or the fireplace and I’m NOT doing that!

On the plus side, the saleswoman from the store may be able to help me find an set of logs/insert that’s narrow enough for the fireplace! 

3 thoughts on “My dilemma

  1. Penny G

    You have a good spatial concept so I think it will work beautifully. I personally like the idea of the two colors of ottomans. Good luck on the log insert. My husband surprised me with a set for our very small fireplace and had enlisted a very caring salesperson at the local fireplace store. Unfortunately they closed taking the only chimney sweep in the vicinity with them.

  2. The Joyful Quilter

    Looks like a comfy love seat. I would have been more inclined to use the light fabric with the print on the pillows and on both ottomans. Seems like a safer choice for the carpet in the room. Hoping your choices work out!

  3. Sally

    The loveseat and ottomans look like a good solution to your seating situation. Have you considered floor lamps for lighting? You can fit them in corners and behind chairs. There are so many different styles and types to choose from. It’s helpful when they have the 3-way lights too.

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