I’ve shown quite a few snippets of our sunroom on Instagram and around these parts over the last few months but we finished our sunroom over the weekend and I’m excited to share the final product! This is one of the rooms in my home where I had no outside help and no designer input which makes me extra proud of how the coastal-themed room turned out.
This is by far the brightest and lightest room in the house, and it lives right off of the kitchen so we knew it would get a ton of use. Originally I wanted it to be the dining room but Anel and both of my parents convinced me otherwise and I’m so glad that they did! Now we use this space to drink our morning coffee/tea, hang out with friends during the day, and I even sometimes set up shop to work here when I need a change of scenery from my office.
It all started with the couch…We actually had it made for another living room area but ended up moving it here when we made some last minute changes. Because we were now stuck with a white couch, I knew that I wanted more color on the walls and in the carpet. Because we’re nowhere close to owning a beach house but I love that vibe, I decided to make this room feel like the living room of a home you might see in Newport or on the Cape.
Blue and white stripes were a no brainer and I had wanted this striped rug for a long time. It’s perfect for this space because this is how we go in and out from the patio so I wanted an indoor/outdoor fabric that could take the heat. Because it’s pretty thin, I highly recommend layering it, which we did over a diamond patterned sisal that filled the room. Both rugs are made for indoor/outdoor use and the dog loves spending time in here so it all worked out perfectly. Cute and functional, folks!
We didn’t have a huge budget for the space so I moved our old nightstands from the bedroom here instead of buying something new and love how the mirrored siding opens up the space even more. If the walls were all white, the white couch and mirrored side tables would have been too much but because we painted the top half of the room navy, they balanced out the dark color with their brightness.
The hardest piece for me to find was a coffee table. I knew that I wanted something that incorporated rope but everything I found was insanely expensive or not the right size. I love that this one is oversized and round, giving the room a softer feel than if it had sharp edges.
My favorite touch though, are the two prints on either side of the room. Both were taken by my husband in Sicily last summer on my birthday trip. It was such a special trip and I love the memories that both of these images bring to me whenever I look at them. Plus they’re gorgeous and a great conversation starter! We actually sent in the digital files to Framebridge and they printed and framed them for us, which is an amazing service at an even more amazing cost that you should definitely jump on if you haven’t already.
Scroll all the way down for room details and enjoy the photos along the way.
Striped Rug: Dash & Albert c/o
Sisal Rug: Dash & Albert c/o
Sofa: Society Social c/o
Coffee Table: One Kings Lane
Striped Pillows: Fresh American
Star Pillow: Fresh American
Prints: Photos taken by my husband
Frames: Framebridge c/o
White Coral: Pottery Barn
Topiaries: Design Darling
Ginger Jar: Dana Gibson
Elephant: Design Darling
Side Tables: Lamps Plus
Paint: Farrow & Ball (Stiffkey Blue) c/o
Silver Bamboo Frame: Pottery Barn
Dog Bed: Amy Berry c/o
White Chair: Ikea
Lamps: Lamps Plus
It looks so good, Julia!! That coffee table was a great find, and I’m only a teensy bit jealous this is the space you move to when you need a break from the desk life 🙂 Congrats on the house coming together so well!
I think you really nailed the Cape Cod/Nautical look for this room! It’s gorgeous!
Love your husband’s prints, Julia! I checked out his website but don’t see anywhere to purchase. Is he still selling them? Thanks!
It looks amazing!!! Makes me think of home on Cape Cod 🙂 xx
Congratulations on your new home and pup.
I love all of your home tours, Julia! Like everything else, your sunroom is gorgeous!