Real-Life Redo: Cozy Den
Decorating Editor Anne Turner Carroll shares the decorating tricks and tips she used in her own small space makeover.
BeforeEvery family needs at least one room where they can kick back and relax. For Associate Decorating Editor Anne Turner Carroll and her husband, Neal, that place of sanctuary is a cozy den just off their dining room. But this space wasn’t their room of choice―until Anne Turner gave it her refreshingly personal touch. A die-hard believer in balance and proportion, Anne
Turner had to grapple with a space where those things were nearly impossible to achieve. The first challenge: The den serves as a pass-through. Second: With doorways on two walls and windows and a French door on a third, there isn’t much wallspace for furniture. The room also isn’t perfectly rectangular; a large fireplace built diagonally into the space hogs most of the fourth wall.