Today I wanted to share the before photos of our sunroom. The first time we looked at this house this was one of the rooms that really stood out to us and drew us to the house. It’s a great space, big and open with a really pretty view of the backyard. The natural light appealed to the blogger in me, but imagining sitting out there at night sipping wine with twinkle lights appealed to my family side.
You may not know this about me, but I LOVE porches. They’re a really big deal to me. And since this home didn’t come with any outdoor porches (something I want to potentially change in the future), I knew this would be a peaceful and chill place to hang out.
Unlike most of the other rooms, I had an INSTANT sense of what I wanted to do with this space. Lots of white, lots of plants, twinkle lights, a vintage wicker chair set and a fun pop of color.
You can see here how the sunroom connects to the breakfast nook. There are four French door sets in the room. One goes to the breakfast nook, two go to the dining room and one goes to the living room.
Originally I wanted to do herringbone wood in the sunroom, but after a couple contractors warned us about the extreme heat and cool that the room is exposed to AND some water that got into the room one day when a contractor left a window open, we realized that tile was a better choice. Since we couldn’t match the wood, we decided to match the tile from the kitchen and breakfast nook and carry it into the sunroom. As much as I love variety, we felt like cohesion was a bigger priority.
I don’t hate carpet as much as you probably think I do. But I just couldn’t imagine it in any of these spaces, especially the sunroom. I really wanted it to feel a little bit more indoor/outdoor since we plan to leave the windows open any time the weather is nice.
We’ve made a lot of progress since these photos were taken in May. You can see a little sneak peek here. The brick is now white and the marble tile is installed. I’m still on the fence about whether or not we are keeping the trim color or going with something more subtle. I love the color, but since we did the dark turquoise floors in the next room, I worry that it’s a little much with the two blues together. But basically 100% of people tell me to keep it the way it is. Ugh! If anything, I might do a lighter, softer seafoam green.
I’ll share more with you soon! Thanks so much for following my renovation progress. I’m having SO much fun!
Tell me what you would do if this was your space! I love hearing. xx- Elsie