Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Sunroom Gets An Update

My favorite room in the house is our sunroom, located just off the kitchen.
I love sitting in "the chair" and sipping coffee in the morning, sometimes watching the sunrise.
Or, in the evening with Mr. A, sipping a glass of wine.
It is our go-to room in the house!

Recently, I made a few changes and updates in the sunroom, starting with "the chair."

I was lucky to find red and white woven ticking that will wear like iron and had a new slipcover made.

 While I realize this isn't a big difference from the last slipcover, trust me, it is a welcome change.

It goes with the red sofa that has held up to sunlight and dogs...

...and the two grain sack upholstered chairs that we found in Santa Fe a few years ago.
The wicker and leather table between the two chairs is a recent find from a local consignment shop.

It goes with the new trunk that doubles as a coffee table which I purchased at the same shop.
The throw on the sofa arm is also a new addition, found on OKL.
It is all cotton and resembles French grain sack material.

The new trunk holds stacks of my latest design books, as this is where I love to sit, read and blog!

Like I said, we live in here!
 It is a small, long and narrow space which is filled with furniture, yet we manage to live large in this room!

Some people might feel a bit cramped in a room this small, but I tend to gravitate towards small, cozy rooms.


Also, the dogs are welcome here, and they know it!


While we are gone, they sleep in here, waiting and watching for our return.

I love the sunlight all day long in this room--I guess that's why it's called a sunroom!
But also love the evening in here.


Yes, it's even more cozy at night!

The sunroom has gone through a lot of changes over the years.
To see more photos of its evolution, click here, here and here.

I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.
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I'm participating in the Summer 2013 Showcase of Homes!
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35 comments:

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a cozy place, just love this room! Your shell lamp is amazing! Off to click here, here and here! :)
Blessings,
Cindy

Etta said...

I love everything in here! :-) beautiful sunroom...
kisses
Etta

Kathy Moreland said...

I just love your sun room! It's so warm and cozy. Love the different textures. Great post!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love this cozy room and your new additions.

Kathysue said...

Besides your kitchen eating area, this is my other favorite room. I love the ticking stripe, it is a cousin to my blue ticking sofa!! Same fabric!! Such a cozy, inviting room and I can see you sitting there enjoying your coffee.
Happy Tuesday,
Kathysue

Pat said...

Ditto Kathysue's comment. This is wonderfully cozy and beautiful, Delores!

Elena said...

I love it when someones home decor choices show individuality and style. Your sun room looks so cozy and pretty! May I ask who is the maker of that red and white ticking fabric? I am in need of some ironclad black and white ticking and have been searching like crazy.

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Delores! Oh, I love your beautiful sun room. It's so comfy looking but yet it's elegant at the same time. Love your new chair. Looks like a wonderful area to spend lots of time.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rachel said...

Lovely, especially the dogs!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Great space! Yes, no matter how large a home, I think we only really need about 3 or for rooms! Looks wonderful. Love the slip cover on "the chair"!
Cheers!,
Barbara

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful and cozy room...it is no wonder that you blog in that room with that gorgeous view! Love the red ticking slip covered chair!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE everything about this room Delores!! Love the new table and trunk!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

It is perfect. Every single detail, and especially your little "furry" additions. :) We have a 30x30 family room and you know what, I gravitate to the small breakfast room where I sit and blog and have coffee and read, etc. I think we are drawn to smaller. cozier spaces because they envelop us like a warm sweater. I love the red ticking. Its a fave material. Thanks for sharing your special space with us. xxoo

Low Tide High Style said...

I love that your sunroom is narrow and cozy, those are my favorite kinds of rooms. My grandparents had a similar sunroom and we would all gather there. And I think it takes more thought and care to design a room that is smaller, and yours is designed beautifully. Love the new slipcover and all of your changes!

Kat

An Eye for Detail said...

We had a sunroom in our old house up north: it too was long and narrow. As soon as we moved in (many years ago!) we made into my studio/office and I just loved it. It faced north but had a 10' long radiator (they made those in 1920!) so was always toasty.
You know what I like most about your room? No TV!!!! How very refreshing to see a much used room without the ubiquitous TV! Very nice...

Sammy said...

So pretty and I love the pots you used for the plants in the windows.

Gretchen said...

Your room looks so pretty but yet comfortable to relax in. My favorite thing is the cow picture on the wall.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, Your sunroom is beautiful and I see why it is your favorite room.

I don't see an email address for you so would you please reply to this comment. I need to tell you about some of your content stolen.
xx,
Sherry

Jill Cooper said...

I love that red ticking. It does look like a cozy room - just my style, dogs and all!

Angela Ryder said...

I can see why this is your favorite room! You can just feel the coziness!! Beautiful colors....I could sit there all day!~~Angela

Rhonda said...

I love all of the sunroom transformations! Each one seems to get better and better, although it's hard to imagine how it possibly could! You do a beautiful job with design!

Calypso In The Country said...

I love that room and I love the ticking and grain sack fabrics! So nice that the room is dog friendly too! Just beautiful!
-Shelley

Betty said...

Your sunroom is so beautiful and an inspiration.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely room, and I love all the windows. gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

The enchanted home said...

What a beautiful, inviting, charming and intimate space you created!

Monica said...

Wonderful room so inviting and love the shell lamp. I will be checking out some of those books on Amazon later.

Lori said...

Lovely, I need that room and a good book.

Elizabeth Day said...

Such a lovely and inviting place. It was so good to see another long narrow sunroom and how you used that space. Visit me here http://beautywithoutwithin.blogspot.com/2013/04/before-and-after-wednesday-back-porch.html to see how we recently remodeled our space.

Melanie said...

I can see why you spend so much time in this room - I would, too! It's cozy, lovely, inviting, and I love the color scheme and ticking pattern. Beautiful!

Burlap Luxe said...

Another room of yours that I would have to linger longer than normal taking in its beauty.

So beautiful Delores.

Xx
Doré

Becca said...

Such a beautiful room ... so inviting! I would be out there all of the time!

Babs said...

Your sun room is so comfy and casual. I could live in there, too.

Jamie {Better With Age} said...

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Entertaining areas said...

Nice blog and Your design is very beautiful...

Ryann Hoyer said...

If this was my house, I'd probably consider the sunroom as my favorite part too. It looks so enthralling! I love how you mixed and matched the colors. Also, the place doesn't only convey a single style; there's a combination of contemporary and Victorian in it. The trunk caught my eye, by the way. For me, it was the most unique fixture in your sunroom.

Ryann Hoyer @ Yancey Company

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