Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunroom in Winter

Did you watch the Oscars last night? The last time -- only time?? -- I have watched the whole show was a dozen years ago while visiting my parents at a vacation rental on Dauphin Island. It was fabulous because a.) I didn't have to get up for work the next day, b.) the show was aired in the Central timezone so it started and ended earlier, and c.) we were sitting on big, plushy floral sofas.

Anyway, this actually does relate to the design plan I've come up with for today. I was inspired by this bamboo sofa from Etsy for the TV room at my parents' house in snowy northern Michigan.

Cassandra's Finds on Etsy

It costs $599 plus whatever the cost for it to be shipped from Florida. The upholstery also needs to be updated because there is a tear on the back side.

My mind quickly began filling in those blanks. I pictured a seersucker print for the cushions. Warning, once I started shopping for fabric I realized that it would need something heavier-duty than apparel fabric or else it would not withstand the normal wear and tear of household use. 

Society Social

This is a good visual for what it could look like with the right upholstery fabric. A good ol' stripe in a cabana color.

Tommy Bahama
This Tommy Bahama print would be ridiculously fun, don't you think?! Ultimately it was not the look I wanted for their space, though. Here's a design board showing the look I pictured for them. 

The sofa would be warmed up with cozy throws and pillows in extremely soft fabrics like pink mohair. The pair of wingback chairs, chinoserie planter, and bust all add to the more formal sitting room vibe. The couch itself, the indoor-outdoor rug, and tables lean more toward a casual sunroom atmosphere.

Besides being inspired by the sofa, I thought it would be a great way to incorporate this rug that I purchased for the first One Room Challenge in my own house. It's an indoor/outdoor material by Safavieh. I would layer it right over the wall-to-wall carpeting for some pattern and extra cushion. Currently, it's being stored in my laundry room. I bought mine at Zinc Door but it's also sold by Kohl's and, for the right person, I might sell my used one.

In the end, my mom decided not to buy a new sofa based on my design whim so, as of right now, it's still available for sale. It could be used with my design plan in someone else's home, or once that one is sold, you could try to find a similar sofa elsewhere. The sofa in the design plan is this one from Serena and Lily. It's about 5 times as expensive as the one from Etsy but does come in buffalo check which would be SO FUN!!!

1 comment:

  1. Well, darn, I love the idea! Love the Navy on wing chairs, love the stripe. Not surprised it all works together. An alternative idea would be to use those colors/fabrics on the couch and chairs. Maybe you can talk to your dad about reupholstering.


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