Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A super sunny sun room

After taking the week off to spend time with the family and relax in my in-laws' newly finished sun room, I finally got back to work this morning and took some photographs of the space.  My husband surprised me with a wide-angle lens for Christmas, so hopefully you'll like the shots as much as I do. 

This was a great room to redo.  The original space had dark stained wood paneling on three of the walls, with one wall of exposed brick.  It had a terracotta tiled floor and too much furniture.  It was very 1970s.  To update the space, we brightened up the walls with Ben Moore's Powell Buff and all of the trim work, including the beams in the ceiling, went White Dove.  For some architectural detail, we kept the exposed brick and pulled the wood tone back into the room with natural woven roman shades.  We also softened up the tile floor with a beautiful wool and sisal Stark Carpet.  Now it's light and airy and the most utilized room in the house!

Here are some super-grainy before pictures so that you can get an idea of what I had to work with:

And, here is the reveal of what it looks like now:


  1. Elizabeth! Wow! That's a great transformation! A complete room! As usual I am attracted to the details that make it unique- trims etc! You nailed it!

  2. You did a fantastic job. What do the out-laws think of their new space, and how do they like the new window treatments?