There have been so many changes in our lives since we moved into our Tanglewood house in October! It seems our whole world is an ever-revolving door of change! Most of the changes have been very good and some although good quite challenging! Let’s look at one more change on the horizon…
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We were so lucky to be able to move into a home we love and use quite a lot of the furniture we had at StoneGable. It was a bit like fitting our things into a big, complex real-life puzzle!
One room (besides the kitchen) that needed some love is our sunroom.
Here’s how it looked when we first moved in…
The painters were still finishing up and their dropcloth was still on the round coffee table.
The sunroom is a glorious, small, boxy room with a cathedral ceiling that opens up to our eating area. The other three walls of the sunroom are covered with windows that look out on the golf course and ponds.
The view and light coming through the windows are really quite spectacular. And this room was one of the big pluses when we considered buying Tanglewood.
Almost right away I decided not to put any curtains on the windows. This is just not the kind of a room that needs them.
I think rattan rolled blinds like the ones we had at StoneGable would look nice here. But sturdy, really nice blinds came with every window in the house so for the sake of continuity I think we will keep the blinds in the sunroom.
It has taken me the four months we have lived here to work out exactly how to decorate the sunroom without taking away from the real star of this room, the view!
The sunroom will also be the room we make the largest $$$ investment in outside of our kitchen and painting of our entire house.
Because this room has such great views and high ceilings I want to accent its architecture and views.
It’s a smart idea to highlight the best attributes of a room and not call attention to its warts and blemishes!
We decided to invest in a whitewashed planked ceiling to draw the eye up those pretty tall ceilings!
Here’s the ceiling. We will also replace the fan. I don’t like overhead lighting at all. I’ll opt for a big modern looking fan instead.
Here is a picture I found on Pinterest to give you an idea of what were are looking for…
You can see more HERE.
We will be only planking the ceiling and not the walls.
For now, the rug, two chairs, basket table, and pole lamp will stay. The sofa will find a new home at my son Christopher’s house. I’m not sure about the little round table… still thinking about it!
The round coffee table is an awful fit in the sunroom! If left to its own devices it wants to creep out into the center of the room
I think the hardest thing about this room is its square shape. Because it isn’t very big (it’s really very small) and it is very square (very, very square) furniture placement is difficult!
All the furniture has to have a low and streamlined profile to not hide the windows and give us enough seating to make this room usable.
Here’s where we watch television or a movie. The tv is mounted on the wall on a bracket that can move 180 degrees.
If you have a smallish room and want to put a tv in it I highly recommend mounting it on the wall! It frees up so much space!
So here is the look I’m planning for the sunroom!
You can check out the sources for the sunroom below starting with the table lamp in the top left and going to the armchair in the bottom right.
wool natural and ivory area rug || woven pillow cover || cheetah pillow cover || embroidered lumbar pillow || coffee table || braided ottoman tray || textural vase || tall andra vase || faux potted fiddleleaf fig tree
The sectional will go where the sofa is currently however it is much longer and will almost fill up the entire wall. The chaise will come out to the middle of the windows on the other wall.
The chairs and the basket table and floor lamp will remain where they already are.
Honestly, I’m really not sure at all what kind of coffee table will work in this room until I get the sofa in here.
As I was writing this post, guess what? The sofa came! It’s a month early. Miracles do happen.
I’m excited to work on this room so you can see the “reveal”, coming soon!