One of the good things about the den in this house is that it was pretty much a blank slate. There was no furniture in here and it simply needed a fresh coat of paint. The only thing that was somewhat permanent was the television connection which determined what wall was set aside for that.
I didn't take the next picture from the same angle as the above photo. I'll have to go back and photograph at some point from the above angle so that I can show off the beautiful bureau that sits beside the hearth. This room really is as big as these photos show. It is quite full of furniture but doesn't seem in the least bit crowded. When all four children, their families, and our parents joined us to celebrate Christmas this past winter, we had plenty of space.
Almost every room is a delicious amalgamation of our two homes - things don't match but, amazingly, they do seem to belong together. Maybe our furnishings and home are simply a reflection of the union of the two of us.