Sunday, December 1, 2013

Where I Stay: Music Area

So my new-ish place is a 2 bedroom apartment with one big wide open living space. It's really nice and airy but I'm having a bit of a hard time not making it look like total chaos. Because I have so much stuff in one large room the visual clutter can sometimes be overwhelming. I'm in the middle of selling everything I don't absolutely love or need and buying only special pieces. I've sectioned off the big space into an office area (this is in the only little nook that exists in the space) a dining area, a typical living room area with sofa and TV, and a music area. 
Since my wife and I have had my son we have a bit of a nice morning routine. We get up, we talk about his dreams while I change him then we walk out of his room and he picks out a record. As long as it's appropriate I put it on and then we prepare breakfast. 
I have been djing and collecting records since 1998 and my wife is also a DJ and has been collecting records since 1997. Living in NY and moving as often as we have I always think why the hell am I moving these heavy ass things around...AGAIN!? One of the many reasons I kept all of them was because I had this fantasy that one day when I had a child I wanted them in the house and I wanted my son or daughter to be able to walk over and pull music off of a shelf, look at the artwork, read the liner notes etc. So yeah he's only two and I might be forcing it on him but it's fun. So having said all of that, I really want to set up this music area so it's comfortable and really inviting and hopefully it will be an area in the house that people hang out in rather than in front of the TV. I'm not a TV snob by any means, I don't read much so I'm not a TV hater or anything, I watch my fair share of awful TV.  I just think it would be nice to kick it in an area with no TV distracting us. We can listen to music and enjoy conversation. 
So this is what some of that area looks like now. I would like to pick up two chairs, a love seat or smaller sized sofa and possibly a cocktail table. At some point I would love to also replace those Ikea dressers but they are the absolute perfect height for the turntables and I don't hate the look of them. 

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