How I Gave One Area Three Different Looks

I finally undecorated the large great room tree and the space always looks so different after the

tree is removed. The item that was previously in the space found its way back; however, me, being me,

could not leave it alone.

I started experimenting with some different looks.

Antique French Commode-Housepitality Designs

Today, you will see how I gave this area three different looks.

I started by moving the antique French Commode that was in the Great Room, to this space.

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The Green Room…but where are the celebrities?…

This room was designated the “sunroom” until the house went up next door and then the curtains went up…….

However, on the house plans, the breakfast room was originally to be in that space.

But who needs a breakfast room, when there is the dining room just a few feet away…

…..and an island with counter stools….

…..and a bar wrapping around the kitchen with barstools.

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Did not make sense to add another table…did not want it to look like a cafe or something like that…..

When Amy from Maison Decor saw my home tour over at Debbiedoo’s….

…..she made a request.

She wanted to see more of the sunroom….more detail…

So Amy….”this one’s for you!!!”….and maybe I’ll throw in a “Bud Light” at the end….

I present the sunroom…or maybe I should rename it the Green Room…..but do not look for celebrities here….

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Furniture by Lane…Venture series

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There is an ottoman that goes with this chair, but I chose to place it on the other side of the room…..

….for extra seating….this is a place where we love to gather….

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Behind the chair is the desk area…a hutch to display my jadeite and cookbooks….

…..now do I sit there and plan my meals?….or search through my cookbooks for great culinary inspiration…???

…..Well, I’ll keep you guessing….I love cookbooks for their beautiful covers…and love to get the autographs…

………….makes you think that I am a serious cook….right???? Well, Giada thought so…and wrote so….

……………….but really does not know so….:) I pretend with great books!

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OK Amy…I can hear you now…details, Shirley…I want details….

The fabric is “Fantasy Garden — Champagne” purchased from Calico Corners….love that place!

The trim was purchased at a great local fabric store…Mill Outlet Village.

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The sheer roman shades were made to tone the sun down a bit…

Oh, I should tell you that the person who made the all the curtains and valances is wonderful……

…..she was recommended by a friend and neighbor….

At the time, she just finished doing all the window treatments for Kristy Yamaguchi…

…..so if she is good enough for Kristy….she is more than good enough for me 🙂

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Had a couple of pillows made to break up the floral pattern in the cushions…

I love toile….and I loved this asian inspired theme….Thought it went nicely with the cabbage roses…

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To break up all the pattern, I decided to add a banding and trim to the bottom portion of the cafe curtains….

…..I purchased the green basket weave pattern fabric from Printer’s Alley in Raleigh…..

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I was not only drawn to the color of the wicker….this planter/cabinet caught my eye….had to have it!

…..and not to mention, I loved the finials on the planter cabinet…..yep…very pineapplesque I would say!

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It’s always nice to sit here and enjoy a cup of tea and a magazine…

…..and Amy….I even lit the candles for you!!!…You know, for great blog effect…

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Tole trays are great in a well lighted area…prints seem to fade in the sun…..

…..and they just make me happy!:)

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I also love the detail on the sides and backs of each of the seating pieces…

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The cafe style was the most practical for the room…however, I wanted more of an “elegant” feel…

…..thus the choice of the kingston valances…..

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The wicker came in three choices of colors…white, green, and red….

…..I loved the red and thought that I would add pops of red to the area…

…..it brings out the red in the fabric of the love seat and chair.

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Hope you enjoyed the expanded tour of the “Green Room” with no celebrities!…

Addendum: After publishing this, my son left a comment (I think it is his very first one!)
If you wish, click on the link below his comment and see “the birthday girl presents dance”…
I think this was last year…!..It is one to see!

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