The Sunroom Vote

Last week, I posted on my Facebook page asking what accent color you preferred

in the sunroom. Red or Blue. I received many, many answers and suggestions

on which color was preferred. I took your suggestions and opinions seriously.

So this is what I decided to do for now.

Drum roll please . . . . . .

Red Transferware pitcher - Housepitality Designs

Red for Winter and blue for Spring and Summer was the suggestion from many.

So that is what I did and when I was planning on returning the red into the sunroom,

I made it a point not to use the same pillows and added new accessories,

like this gorgeous red transferware pitcher.

Red Transferware Pitcher - Housepitality Designs

I have always adored this pitcher that belonged to my friend Martha

who will be moving soon to be closer to her family.

She is selling many of her exquisite antiques as she will be downsizing.

Red Transferware/Grain Sack/Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

I asked Martha if she was considering selling the pitcher, and she said yes!

I knew at it would be perfect in the sunroom.

Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

Do you recognize the pillows? The red and white toile pillow was in the Great Room.

The red and green paisley pillows have been the Media Room for years.

An ironstone bowl is filled with dried lavender roses and a linen candle.

Ironstone and dried lavender roses - Housepitality Designs

When I was shopping the house for pillows, it occurred to me

that I had these red and green paisley pillows in the Media room

that were actually napkins from Pottery Barn made into pillows.

 The colors work very nicely in the sunroom.

I also searched for more red accessories.

Red and Green Paisley Pillow/Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

The red olive jar that I purchased many years ago from a Southern Living Home Party,

(do you remember those? . . . I went to many!)

also came up from the Media Room.

Vintage Charles Dickens books flank the olive jar.

Red Olive Jar/Vintage Dickens Books - Housepitality Designs

The red iron scroll lamp returns to the sunroom.

Olive Jar/Vintage Charles Dickens books/Red Iron Scroll Lamp - Housepitality Designs

Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

For another change in the room, I changed the container for the plant

from the olive bucket to the Red Wing Crock.

Red Wing Crock/Plant - Housepitality Designs

So what do you think?

Red for the Winter months . . . .

Sunroom with red accents - Housepitality Designs

and blue for the Spring and Summer? Sounds like a plan!!

Sunroom with red accents - Housepitality Designs

Speaking of plans . . . I hope you are planning on having a most beautiful day.

It will be a bit dreary here . . . a wintery mix as they say.

However, I will be planning to do some more refreshing and re-styling.

Come back and see where all of the blue accessories from the sunroom landed!

I am joining:

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  1. I do love the red in here as I think it goes better with the curtains. Of course I’m weeding the red out here. 🙂
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  2. What a great solution! I do love that pitcher you acquired 🙂
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  3. Love the red, especially for V-day coming up. Red is one of my fav colors. Love the pitcher and the touch if all of the color differences.

  4. Love the pop of red, Shirley… and that pitcher! <3
    xo Heidi
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  5. Great choices all the way around, Shirley!

  6. Shirley, I love the pops of red in your sunroom! It’s perfect for February and Valentines Day. Your pitcher is wonderful transferware is a favorite of mine too. You have a lovely room that is so inviting! I can imagine that you love sitting here and reading a magazine, etc.

  7. Shirley, I just love the red accents! The pitcher just reaches out and grabs me…wise decision to ask your friend if she was willing to part with it! The pillows are perfect accents! Well done as always! Have a wonderful Tuesday!
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  8. I love the look. Beautiful! Love your house and your blog super inspiring!❤️

  9. Donna Marie B.G. says

    Love it, Shirley!!

  10. Yay – red wins the day!! Love it, Shirley!!

  11. Love the red…….the older I get, the bolder I get also! The red is just perfect for your sunroom…..don’t think I would change to blue!!

  12. I never liked red as a child (except for Christmas, of course!)but the older I get the more I enjoy red as an accent color. I tend toward blue and all its many partnerships, but red is so warm, it’s very welcome in the colder parts of the year. Then of course, there’s the red, white & blue combos for July and patriotic holidays~~

  13. I love your pitcher. I don’t own any red transferware, but I really like it. I also love your paisley pillows. Those pillows inspire me to brush up on my very basic sewing skills!

  14. Shirley, I love the touches of red! And your red transfer ware is beautiful. I have often thought about trying to make pillows from napkins…and loved seeing how yours turned out. I miss our sunroom from the Georgian. You have exquisite taste and style! Sheila
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  15. I like the suggestion that you received by many- the reds are a hit! Do your curtains have a hint of red in them because your red accents seemed to make those pop! Everything looks bright and cheery! Looks amazing;)
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  16. I love, LOVE the red in here! That olive jar is gorgeous and so is that pitcher!!! OMGoodness. I am drooling over here (and that is not good for my computer:):):) I am on my way to the grocery store and AM getting some fresh flowers, I REALLY need a pick me up!! It is snowing here and I am feeling under the weather so want to get out there and get home and be comfy. Have a beautiful day. I love the plan!!!!!
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  17. I think you came up with the perfect solution! Especially, since you have so many lovely accessories…it would be a shame not to use them! 😉

  18. I think the red looks beautiful for the winter months….and blue for the spring…..great solution 😉
    Your home is just beautiful….

    Have a wonderful day~

  19. Shirley it looks so warm and inviting for the winter months, how fun to shop your own home and come out with a whole new look, that is my kind of decorating, you did a fabulous job!
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  20. Sherry Myers says

    I love the pops of red. So appropriate for the sunroom. It reminds me of the beautiful reds of a glowing sunset sky. You always know how to add just the right accents to tell the story of your plan. The flower colors you chose for your new pitcher are perfect! Our skies are grey today, so I would love to be seated in your lovely room with a book and and a cup of tea. Enjoy restyling!

  21. It always looks amazing to me no matter what colors you work with. Have you ever added sunshine yellow?
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    • Thanks Dawn…yes, I did last summer…did a citrus/lemon theme.
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      • Je to docela oblíbený trik prohrávajících stran, taky se mi to asi 2x stalo – bránila jsem se proti postoupení pohledávky ( namítala, že vlastnÄ› žádná pohledávka neexistuje, takže není co postupovat, namítala jsem dobré mravy, namítala jsem možné i nemožné), ale marnÄ›. Takže jsme sklapli, protože neÅ¡lo o velké sumy. Ale trik je to dobrý, zkusím ho taky nÄ›komu poradit:-).

  22. Love the red in the Sun room, but you know that I am a red gal.

    So sorry that it is dreary there, we are having 90 degree temperature and feels like July or August. At least it does cool down in the evening so it’s not to hot to sleep.

    Looking forward to when you use the blue in the Sun Room – everything looks terrific, Shirley. You never disappoint.

    Have a great week.

  23. Shirley, your room looks beautiful and I love the transferware pitcher! What a perfect decision to do red now and blue and green for spring.

  24. Hi Shirley, Gorgeous and magazine ready for sure. Love your sun room and all the pretty details with the red for winter. Have fun restyling and refreshing. xo
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  25. Love the touches of red in the beautiful space! The transferware pitcher and red toile pillows are gorgeous! Love your style! 🙂 ~Rhonda
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  26. You have so many beautiful accessories, Shirley, to use in your sunroom. Don’t you just love to be able to come up with a whole new look by changing out accessories. The pitcher you bought from your friend is perfectly showcased as well as the lovely grain sack.
    Mary Alice
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  27. Visiting from Wow us Wednesdays…
    Love the red pitcher. Is it Mason’s? I collect a little of Masons red transfer ware. So classic.
    The room looks wonderful.

  28. Saw your link at Savvy Southern and had to visit! Love the new red pitcher from Martha. And love your idea of red in the winter (brightens up those dull days of darkness) and blue in the summer to cool off – perfect! Your sun room is lovely, wish I had one!


  29. Yay for red! It looks gorgeous Shirley. So comfy! I want to come over and have a nice cup of coffee and some warm chocolate chip cookies with you:) And then a glass of wine later.

  30. Very pretty, Shirley! I love all the red touches but those paisley pillows, oh my! We will be having Spring tomorrow – temps in the 80’s. I can’t get over how odd the weather’s been – our Winter has been very mild. I don’t think we’ve had but a handful of nights in the low 30’s. It’s just weird!
    Enjoy your day of decorating!
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  31. Oh My….Love that Red Transferware Pitcher!! Good thing you asked your friend what she was selling. Can’t wait to see what other treasures you get. Sunroom looks great no matter how you decorate. Very Pretty!!!

  32. Indeed it does sound like a plan and I know you will have all the right pieces with which to create a totally new look. You do amaze me with your “it looks so easy” changes that always turn out perfect for whatever room
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  33. You have a great plan with your colors. The red is very pretty and the pitcher. Ahh so gorgeous and perfect for your sunroom.

  34. Perfect color choice and PERFECT for Valentine’s Day!

    Happy day friend!

    PS LOVE that pitcher!
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  35. Love the red!!! Looks fresh and cozy at the same time…
    Love your Blog!
    Have A Great Week!
    dee in texas

  36. this room is so beautiful. my very favorite spot: what is on top of the magazine table. That lamp is incredible, and with the red books, the red olive jar and the little ceramic white rabbit…geez, just perfect. I love looking at these pics. Thanks, Shirley.

  37. sofia Santoli says

    Hello from Southern California! Your home and decorating style are lovely, and it is nice to read that so many people embrace the use of rich, beautiful colors in their homes…I know I do. Thanks for sharing. It is a joy to see how you’ve made a house a home.

  38. I love the addition of the red for winter Shirley! I have those wonderful Pottery Barn paisley napkins in my tablescaping stash, they’re so handsome transformed into pillows!
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  39. Love the changes… the reds also looks lovely…
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  40. I love the touches of red in your sunroom – a beautiful retreat. I am using more olive green in mine as an extension of the master bedroom, but I also have the same red olive jar along with the green and larger gold one. All from the Southern Living at home days. I miss them!

  41. I love the design! The red looks lovely and the pitcher looks stunning.

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