A New Year’s Blue and White Sunroom

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful start to 2017!

My start to the New Year in my home is a New Year’s Blue and White Sunroom.

Actually I should say accents of blue and white,

as the wicker is a celery green in color.

But what goes well with green? …. blue!

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My inspiration piece or pieces were this bowl

that I got on clearance at HomeGoods. There were actually two of these so

they both jumped into my cart.

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And the second inspiration piece was this gorgeous Murano vase,

that is a Christmas gift from my friend Linda.

She and her hubby traveled to Italy last year and she bought

this gorgeous vase from the Vecchia Murano Glass Factory.

It’s a beauty!

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I shopped the house for blue and white pieces.

This particular piece was in the master bedroom with a white feather tree in it for Christmas.

A preserved boxwood topiary now fills the container.

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If you remember my Blue and White Christmas Master Bedroom,

you will see that I brought the pillows from the bedroom to the sunroom.

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The blue and white lamp shuffled from the Great Room

to the side/magazine table between the chair and the loveseat.

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The Potting Bench was adorned with more blue and white.

The plant was originally in the Master Bath, but changes were made

in the dining room, so the two plants found a home in the sunroom.

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A set of stacked ironstone bowls hold precious pear candles

that my Sweetie gifted to me.

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Now, how did I stack them?

I used a square sauce dish and inverted them to use as a pedestal.

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My antique Pie Safe used to be in this corner.

To make room for the Christmas tree in the Sunroom,

it was placed in the kitchenette of the Media Room.

I decided to leave it in the kitchenette and filled the space with

a lingerie chest that was formerly in the guest room.

Lots of dancing to the Furniture Shuffle going on here!

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What a change from one month to the other in this room

that was recently filled with the Traditions of Christmas.

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I love the crisp look of the blue and white accessories

in my sunroom of green. To beat the winter blahs,

I shall always keep the bowl of white hydrangeas that remind me of

snowballs. … Speaking of snowballs, I cannot wait for my Snowball Viburnum to bloom again.

And, also continue to keep the white roses in my new gorgeous Murano vase.

That elegant vase definitely deserves roses!

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It was a rainy day here on New Year’s Day and more rain expected today,

with talk of some snow coming our way this month.

So how do you fight the Winter blahs? With fresh flowers and bright colors

in your home like me? Possibly the warmth and glow of candles?

I wish you a very beautiful day …. and again, Happy New Year!!!

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  1. Beautiful, i’m in the process of changing my place to rust, gray, and blue. pinning these photos!

  2. Blue and white is a classic look and I love it added to your sunroom. that vase is gorgeous and that’s the same factory we went to many years ago and where we got the blue pitcher and glasses. For some reason I cannot capitalize the letters on your blog now. It started yesterday. Weird!

  3. THat’s lovely, Shirley – very serene and calm – perfect for after the holidays. You’ve been really busy with all that furniture shuffling, no doubt about it! Happy New Year to you!

  4. I am amazed that you can get your Christmas away and rooms redecorated so quickly!!! I am LOVING the blue and white in the sunroom. Those white hydrangeas are GORGEOUS!!!! When I get my Christmas away (next week), I will be going to TJ’s to look for some!!! LOVE the 2 bowls too! Everything is just beautiful, as always. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

    sHELIA 😉

  6. I love the look of blue and white. Your room looks like the perfect place to enjoy January!

  7. Beautiful Shirley. I too am experiencing a problem with type. it will only let me type lowercase. only here. I love the combination of the blue and white mixed with green. my favorite colors. Happy new year.

  8. So fresh and pretty for the New year! You’ve inspired me!

  9. The blue and white is always classic beauty. Sunroom looks good with the green. That murano vase is gorgeous.

  10. SHERRY MYERS says

    So lovely, Shirley. I love the blue, white and green. I enjoyed your Christmas posts. This transformation is perfect. You bring a lot of inspiration and warmth to a dreary, rainy day. Happy new year!

  11. Hi Shirley-
    thought it was about time that I told you how much I appreciate your inspirational blog. You provide me with the impetus to take a creative thinking approach to my home decor, and as such have brought much joy into my life. I have long been a fan of blue and white, with a dash of French influence, starting with my bedroom as a teen many years ago. P.S. My husband just loves it when the “shopping the house” phenomena occurs!

  12. I love your room! The celery green with the blue is just gorgeous! I’d live in that room.

  13. how cheerful …we all need something happy as the throws of winter are on

  14. I don’t get the winter blues since we live in So FLorida and it’s our most enjoyable season. I just Love the blue and white sunroom. Green and blue is my favorite combo. I started a blue and white collection last year and it brings me much joy.

  15. Looks great

  16. You do have a way with blue and white and a good eye for things that fit right in. Hmmm, I must be thinking of a certain little piece you got in Maine. No winter blahs here!

  17. You have been very busy making changes to create a fresh start in the new year!!!! I love all your blue and white pieces….so beautiful!!!
    Happy New Year!!!!

  18. I love your house. I love your blog and always look forward to reading about and seeing your wonderful ideas. Now with that being said, I have to say my least favorite room is the sunroom. I love to see things you do in that room as long as I’m looking at specific pictures of that decor. But when looking at a picture of the whole room, I cannot get past the window treatments. They are all I see. im not trying to be mean, is it just me?

  19. Shirely, what a beautiful and inviting room, love blues and greens as you well know, it is a room I would love to sit in with a cup of tea and talk the day away with you.

  20. Your home really shines with all of the blue and white Shirley! Happy New year!

  21. Shirley, I always love your sunroom!!! Blue and white always speaks classic to me. The Murano vase is a big wow…love the roses filling this beauty. The blue/green plaid pillows are perfect. It is a lovely room for a rainy or snowy day!

  22. I really love your ability to move things from one room to another to create a whole new look. Your rooms always look fresh and interesting.

  23. Happy New year to you and your family… Everything looks spectacular… Lovely as always…

  24. I think it would be impossible to have the winter blahs or blues in your sunroom! Your blue and white accents are perfect for the new year!


  26. Beautiful Shirley ! Great job you did my friend, a fabulous start of the new year.
    Enjoy your happy-blue room.
    I started the new year with blue and white around my house, it’s ever so special.

  27. Love the touches of blue and white with the green….so Spring-like! Love that sunroom of yours! 😉

  28. Constance Mattson says

    Shirley, Your home is so lovely. I’ve spent half the morning looking throughout your site for mentions of paint colors used. In particular, I’m loving the warm yellow walls of the main rooms! Please share what paint colors you chose! Thanksfor a great blog.

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