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.


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….


Furniture by Lane…Venture series


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….


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

… 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!


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.


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…

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


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…


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…..


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!



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…


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

…..and they just make me happy!:)


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


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…..




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…

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


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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  1. Lonnette says

    I LOVE this room. There is nothing I would change, truly, a treat for the eyes.

  2. But most importantly – this is the room where Graylyn opens her birthday presents!

  3. This is such a pretty room. I love that large hurricane.

  4. You already know how much I love this room! I so enjoyed getting to tour this beautiful space again!

  5. So pretty…and looks relaxing. Thanks so much for sharing more of it.


  6. I’ll be right over – keep the Ottoman warm!!

  7. You have a beautiful sun room. Every detail is just perfect.
    Mary Alice

  8. Linda Miller says

    If you remember, the first time I visited your beautiful home I told you this was my favorite room. Nothing’s changed…it still is. Love it and I can’t wait to sit there with a glass of wine soon and talk, and talk, and talk to my BFF!!

  9. OMGoodness, I adore that pattern on the curtains and pillows!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous!!! The whole room is perfect and I ahve gotten some good ideas for our new “morning room” that is right off the kitchen. Have a beautiful weekend. XO, Pinky

  10. Shirley, This is such a beautiful room! I love the drapes and your fabric choices. Perfection.

  11. Shirley I LOVE everything about this gorgeous room!! Thanks for showing it up close, I love posts like that!
    Have a great weekend!

  12. It’s been a delight visiting your home and getting to know you a little better through the way you live.

  13. So gorgeous!! Everything ties together perfectly! I LOVE that big hurricane too. And the plants make the space so homey 🙂 Have a good weekend!

  14. I’m so glad Amy asked you that….it was so mice to see more. Its beautiful!

  15. Your green room is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. Oh, my Lord! Your sunporch is the most beautiful porch I’ve ever seen. Love your pretty wicker and the way you’ve arranged everything. Your curtains are so lovely too and are really very elegant.
    I would love to sit out there and drink a cup of tea with you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  17. Sandra White says

    Love your beautiful room. What is that gorgeous wall color? Absolutely beautiful.

  18. Such a great room, Shirley! You already know I love those window treatments! I think I jumped right on them the first time you showed a picture of your sunroom. Now I’ve got a third option floating around in my head for my sunroom! I’ve got to get some fabric on those windows.

  19. What a wonderful room! Sitting there, poring through your cookbooks would be such a delight. Lovely!

  20. It’s beautiful, and refreshing. It’s nice to see color and pattern.

  21. Oh Thank you Shirley!! I loved seeing it in better detail, its just beautiful! So the funny thing is I had custom romans done in the same fabric from Calico but in the yellow colorway and finished them off in pink and yellow tassels…way back when my dining room was pink and yellow…since I have sold them on my etsy shop. But I do love that asian toile…its very charming! I love the tole trays on the wall, and the way you have accented the room, its all put together so nicely. LOVE love love the wicker set!! And I love the formal kingstons done in the happy colors it makes it “friendly formal”~the cafes with the added details are just the perfect complement. Thank you for posting it!

  22. What a lovely room. It looks so pretty and relaxing – a perfect place to sit down with a cup of tea and a good book 🙂

  23. another absolutely dreamy space in your home, Shirley. I LOVE all of the Jadeite and wicker. Peaceful color combinations. 🙂

  24. This is one of my favorite spaces in all of the world Shirley! Love the warm colors and the windows, and all the pretty patterns you have. Enjoy your day!

  25. Your sunroom is just beautiful! I like how you mixed the red wicker plant stand with the green wicker furniture too. Wow! You had your curtains made by the same person as Kristy Yamaguchi! Very nice! Thanks for the detailed tour. It was my favorite room of your home tour also.

  26. Shirley~ Fantasy Garden should the name of your sunroom! Your wicker is beautiful and your drapes…Be Still My Heart! I love the basket weave fabric too. I adore your tole trays on the wall~ there is just something about green and black that I love~ stunning! 🙂

  27. I love your sunroom…what a great idea to have a sunroom rather than as a breakfast you have my wheels turning. Thanks for sharing the extended tour at Show & Tell.


  28. Beautiful — I have sunroom envy… Didn’t know Lane-Venture made wicker — I have some of their other pieces bought for the beach house I still don’t have :-((

    The red planter really does make the other colors pop!

  29. This is beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  30. Shirley, your sun room is gorgeous! My hubby and I both love it! Lovely job and what a sweet place to relax. Thanks for opening up your home for us to have a peek.


  31. Your sunroom is just perfect. I love the wicker furniture and curtains. Thanks for sharing what could be in a magazine.

  32. Love the room and especially how you have so graciously shared your home with us.

  33. What a stunning room. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  34. Oh goodness such a pretty room! Love all the pretty fabrics and trim! I love tole trays also- you have yours displayed beautifully!

  35. The award for the most beautiful sunroom goes to you. Great job I love the fabric.

  36. Love your house and your blog!!!! Just found it today!!! You seem to have used the same wall color through most of the main floor and the master bedroom. What is it?

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