Thursday, July 21, 2011

Progress in the Sunroom

Today I read how Julia, from Hooked on Houses, recently added an Ektorp sofa with a white slipcover to her sunroom. It inspired me to show you my own Ektorp which we purchased over the weekend.

I've made some progress in the sunroom. While I was going to originally wait until it was all 'done' for the final reveal, I realized this would take some time. I also love watching how room designs evolve on other blogs, so I thought I'd share the progress of this room with you.

The new sofa:

I envisioned a light, airy, white sofa, and the Ektorp did the trick. We splurged on a high quality, Restoration Hardware sofa in the living room, and needed a more economical choice in here. I love it! I really don't think I would have been any happier with a more expensive option. I'm considering the Ektorp chaise for the other side of the room.

The mantel is still being styled, but here's where we are at now:

The old window is from my Grandmother's house. I plan on adding a small moss wreath to it, and perhaps changing out the other accessories.

I love the corner cabinet in this room. It suits the style of the sunroom perfectly.

The small table in front of the loveseat is a perfect fit for this space. I had originally wanted a slipcovered ottoman, but I think I'll repaint this piece (once my chalk paint arrives) and see how I like it. I plan to add baby tears to the planter. Unfortunately the ones in there before didn't survive the move.

I can't decide if the cat is tacky or not. It was my Grandmother's, and I always loved it in her home. This may not be a piece that I would pick up if I saw it in a store, but it reminds me of Grandma's, so I love it =)

I still have the other half of the sunroom to furnish and accessorize. This is quickly becoming my favorite room in the house! It may be a while before we finish this room up as we're currently busy painting the rest of the house...busy times!

Have a fabulous day!

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Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...[Reply to comment]

That sofa is amazing and my eyes are always drawn to white. Just lovely!

Judy said...[Reply to comment]

I'm in the midst of redoing my sunroom too! In fact, it just got painted yesterday and it looks a lot like the color you're using. I would love that sofa in my sunroom but for now I have a small loveseat in a muted khaki color...maybe I'll order a white slipcover for it.

Can't wait to see your sunroom reveal.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...[Reply to comment]

LOVE LOVE the way your sunroom is coming along Andrea!! The new sofa is fabulous and I love how you accessorized the mantel! Martina

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, yay, I'm so glad you posted these photos. What a beautiful sunroom! I love the stone fireplace, and your Ektorp looks great there. Thanks for inviting us in!

P.S. I just realized your tile floor looks almost exactly like what I have in my sunroom, too. :)

Deb said...[Reply to comment]

The cat's perfect...

Rie said...[Reply to comment]

I just have to tell you how beautiful your new home is!! Just stunning. I'm a little jealous. ;) Your new sunroom looks so calm and clean. Love it!

Heather said...[Reply to comment]

love the cat. keep it there for sure!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

love this room. The white sofa looks great. I love my PB one in my sun room.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...[Reply to comment]

Your sunroom is lovely!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...[Reply to comment]

Love the sunroom and of course I love the Ektorp .... and hey, white IS my favorite color.

sarajane said...[Reply to comment]

I think my grandmother had that cat. I say keep it. White glossy ceramic animals are in.

Elz said...[Reply to comment]

Oh what a gorgeous house & room!! I love that corner cabinet too, it looks so loved. Definitely adding you to my blog roll!

A Rosy Note said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful room, Andrea. I love the sofa. I definitely think the addition of a chaise or chair would look so good too :)

Sheila said...[Reply to comment]

Very nice room. Good choice on the sofa, but I just had to comment on your ceramic kitty's so funny I have never seen anyone else with one. I have a set of three (mother, and two kittens) that I got for my 13th birthday from my mom...we were very poor and she took all the money she had to buy them for me because I liked them so much....I cherish them to this day and will never part with them...yours it very large and beautiful.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...[Reply to comment]

That room is gorgeous- the windows and trim are amazing. Love the new sofa- so clean and fresh in the space and yes, keep the cat- I love quirky porcelain animals!!!

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

This room looks like a the perfect place to hide away and read a book. Love your new sofa and the beautiful corner cabinet is amazing!

Hyphen Interiors said...[Reply to comment]

Love the sofa in there! Saw you on Oakridge Revival... Great blog! Beautiful home.

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Edins House said...[Reply to comment]

What a lovely room, Andrea! I'm crazy about your fireplace, love the wall colours and find the Ektorp sofa helps to make the space homey and inviting. You're doing a great job so far... looking forward to decor evolution!! ;-)

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Your room is turning out just lovely! We are considering the Ektorp sofa. What really want is three times as much so I keep going back to the Ektorp.

Cozy Home Scenes said...[Reply to comment]

I was going to comment on how pretty and unusual the cat was before I read you were unsure about it. I'd keep it, especially since it has such sentimental meaning to you.

Neha@ All things beautiful said...[Reply to comment]

Loved your sunroom. The white sofa looks nice with the bamboo blinds and the stone mantel.

Dana Bishop said...[Reply to comment]

There are so many things to love about your entire house, not just your sun room :) Love it all... glad you shared. The mill work (so crisp and bright) shows off all of your accents.

Glad you shared

Honey at 2805 said...[Reply to comment]

Your sunroom is stunning!

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Sherrill said...[Reply to comment]

What a great room, I love everything! Couch is great, you have done a great job.

TylerDurden said...[Reply to comment]

Love that fireplace in your sunroom!! Great furniture selection too!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful room and love the sofa! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Ange @ A Cream Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

I love these lounges. They are on my list to purchase for my lounge room. The sunroom looks great. Ange

Cat Ray said...[Reply to comment]

This is beautiful. I have been looking for Condo Enclosures .

Aldo Finney said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, your sunroom is absolutely gorgeous! It seems that Julia had inspired you very much, huh? You have a lot of unique furniture that really fascinate me. Where did you get that cat figurine? Well, your sunroom is definitely an ideal place to curl up during lazy days. :D
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Danny Peterson said...[Reply to comment]

It looks perfect already! And to think it’s still half-furnished. Where’s the post of the big reveal? I’m intrigued to see how more beautiful this room had turn out. Danny at Integrity