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Monday, September 22, 2014

Our New Sunroom

Happy "almost" First Day of Fall!

As I watched our home "virtually" being built, one of the things I loved about it was the sunroom right off of the kitchen.  I remember thinking that if this house were ever to become "ours," I could see myself spending lots of time in this cozy space.

Fast forward a few months, now that the home "is" ours, and, I can honestly say that I do, in fact, spend lots of time in here ... either curled up with a great magazine ... chatting with family/friends ... or, even dozing off for an unexpected snooze (oops)!

Here is what it looked like while the house was being built:


Annnnd, here it is NOW, with a few familiar pieces and all ready for Fall!


Some of you may recognize my favorite fabric from our old home.  The chairs on the other hand, are new!  Well, new to us, anyway ... thanks to Craigslist, these practically unused and comfy IKEA  Ektorp chairs now serve as a place to just "plop!"  They're covered in light sage green slipcovers with cream piping ... and, they happen to match the green in the rug perfectly!  Yay!


The sofa table perched in front of the window holds a few Fall goodies, as well as a pair of lamps that used to be on our old screened porch.



While I played around with adding candle sconces and mirrors on either side of the center window ...


I knew when I stumbled upon these prints at HomeGood, they'd work really well in here for the Fall season!  And, at only $12.99 a print, I found this seasonal purchase easy to justify!


This little coffee table once sat on the screened porch in our old home ... thankfully, because of its petite size, I was able to place it in here:


My favorite wire tray from Pottery Barn sits on top of the table, filled with more Fall goodness:


Let's take one more peek at the whole picture ... 

BEFORE:


AFTER!  I can't wait to see how this cozy space evolves throughout the seasons!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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40 comments:

Anita Diaz said...

Becca, what a great space and so beautiful for any season!! I know you are having a ball decorating everything:-)

Anne Holcomb said...

Beautiful! We are building a sun-room and the layout looks a lot like yours but we are going for more of a rustic look with wood on the ceiling and walls.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a pretty space Becca I love the soft green slips! Can't wait to see what you do in here for Christmas!!

The Hartland said...

So pretty! I love how the table looks in front of the window like that. :)

Jeannette said...

My gosh Becca! How many times can I comment using the word "gorgeous" and "perfect"!!lol I absolutely love the cozy feel in this room. I am running out of adjectives...Jeannette

Melissa Miller said...

Becca hands down my favorite room you have showed us in your new home. It's gorgeous dressed for fall and those chairs , wow I am drooling over here. Love, love it all!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Becca, This would be my favorite room too...Beautiful!
Hugs,
Sherry

Michelle Mortensen said...

This whole room looks great. I especially love the wire Pottery Barn basket. I've got to find something similar for den!
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Best,
Michelle

dresselfamily.blogspot.com said...

oohh it's lovely so cozy :-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous, Becca. I am sure you will spend tons of time in that room.

Judy said...

what a bright and "happy" place and of course it's beautiful too!

i'm so ready for fall...this morning there was a "tinge" of it in the air.

hope you have a fabulous week!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great space, Becca! You've decorated it beautifully. I love the chairs. I have an Ektorp chair in our living room (and gave one to my daughter for the granddaughter's room). That's not one of the slips they offer with it, is it? Love how you dressed the windows, too.

NanaDiana said...

Becca- It is just gorgeous. Warm and wonderful and I LOVE your drapes..the design is perfect. Great chairs, too!!! xo Diana

Angela Ryder said...

Absolutely beautiful Becca!!!~~Angela

Donna Erickson said...

What a beautiful and cozy space.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a lovely sunroom! I love the Ikea chairs; what a great find! The colorful Fall prints, accents and pillows a perfect choice for your Fall decor! You have such a fabulous style, Becca! It's always a treat to how you have decorated your home!

Maria Elena said...

Gorgeous, Becca! I agree, perfect room for a nap. :) love the chairs!

Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer said...

Oh my, you might've out-done yourself Becca! This is such a bright and beautiful room. I love the way it came together. Thanks for sharing with us!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

OMGoodness, it is GORGEOUS, Becca!!! What a wonderful space, it would be my fave too!!!! LOVE how you did the windows too. Do the other windows have the same treatments? Love the seasonal prints too, what a DEAL!!! Happy Fall!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh it is just gorgeous Becca....so glad you got your sunroom and you have so beautifully decorated it...love the Fall decor...the room is so warm and cozy and I bet you do spend lots of time in that room!!...You must be a very happy girl...as it shows in your beautiful home!!..

Dining Delight said...

Love seeing the before and after pics. Such a dramatic change with all your wonderful décor and fall touches!

At The Picket Fence said...

What a beautiful space Becca! I would totally do some snoozing in there too! You've gotten so much done already but that doesn't surprise me at all miss decorating queen. :-)
Vanessa

Eclectically Vintage said...

How fun to have a blank slate to work your magic on - it looks amazing, warm, inviting! What time should I be there?

Tina C said...

Absolutely lovely! It's so inviting and comfortable...I can see how it would be easy to take the unexpected cat nap. Have a great day.

Shana Franks said...

Love it Becca! What a score finding those chairs... they look so comfy :)

Jeanette P. said...

I love it Becca! Looks like home!!

Jeanette P. said...

I love it Becca! Looks like home!!

Becca said...

Thank you so much, Jeanette!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Gosh, Becca, you are on a roll! What a beautiful space to curl up! I would never leave this room, especially in the mornings! It's beautiful!

Nancy Roberts said...

It looks so nice. The chairs are wonderful and I love the slipcover and color!

Vesna (HOME CHIC CLUB) said...

Becca, I am in love with your sun room!! Such a beautiful space! Great job on the decoration and details!
Hugs,
Vesna

Carol said...

What a wonderful room, Becca! It's so light and cheerful, but also vey cozy with your Fall decor. I'm so happy that you are having so much fun getting your beautiful new home all decked out the way only you can do. I love seeing each room as you make it all pretty!

kelrydel said...

Oh wow! It all looks SO gorgeous! Great find on those chairs too!

LISA C. PARSONS said...

Very Pretty. Tell me where you found your Harvest Garland? I love it. Thanks.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your sunroom is definitely a pretty space. I love all the light!

Pamela said...

Missed this room. Love it an how the sun comes thru the windows.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Everything is just stunning Becca, I'm loving your home, so beautiful!!! XO

Ronda Bugbee said...

I love your decorating style. I would love some ideas for my home to finish it.

Kristen said...

Where were the curtains purchased? If you made them, where did you buy the fabric? I have been searching for replacement curtains in my kitchen (that is accent yellow) and would love these. Please let me know!! Thanks!!

Beautiful decor! So inviting!!

Kristen Dockery said...

I love the idea of sun rooms because they are always so bright and such a happy place to be. I really like how you decorated this sun room with the many different warm and cozy colors for fall, I'm sure this space is loved by your family. My husband and I are in the process of building our own home and I was thinking about adding a sun room. Would you have any suggestions on how to build it or design it? What would you have done differently when building your sun room? http://hunterconstructionco.net/services.html