It took me months upon months to decide what I wanted to do with the large wall in my family room.
I've had the 3-dimensional iron world sitting in a closet for about 6 months - I wasn't sure if it belonged in a den/bonus room or if it could be the focal point of our family room. For most people it would look best in a den, but because of our extensive passion for travel it makes sense to use it as an artistic focal point in a main sitting room.
We purchased the ladder back in January. I was very picky with what kind of ladder I wanted and waited until I found the right one. It's taken me all of this time to perfect the ladder and this space.
Photograph: my hometown of Mission Viejo, CA
Books: bought at a used book store in downtown San Diego while I was living there
Floor plant: I bought in college and my green thumb has kept it alive for over 10 years
The finished look provides a clean, comfortable and meaningfully decorated living space.