Here are a couple "before" shots. The one on the top shows the previous orientation of the ladder shelves, along with the new couch and Flor tile rug. The bottom one shows the old brick fireplace, DVD racks, and baker's rack tv cabinet.
I'm dying to show you all the after photos, but I am not done yet. I need a couple more weeks to finish up the final touches. You'll just have to wait in anticipation until then! :)