The Lighter Sunroom

By now, most of you know that I have been purging, packing and staging my house.

I am methodically moving from one room to another.

The Great Room . . . . done!

Then on to the Sunroom . . . and I can now say . . . . done!

So here is The Lighter Sunroom.

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Four pieces of furniture have been removed from this room.

Starting with the end table that was next to the chair.

The table was replaced by a seagrass basket to hold a few magazines.

Blue and white accents remain in the sunroom.

The plant stand that was under the above set of windows

was relocated to the Great Room.

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Hydrangeas cut from my slowly blooming bushes fill the ironstone bowl.

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The potting bench was angled in the corner

and now it is centered on the adjacent wall.

The large corn plant shuffled across the rooms from the foyer.

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I had my collection of vintage flower pots displayed on the shelves of the bench.

To gain a less cluttered look, these flower pots have been packed away

and one item has been placed on each shelf.

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Potting Bench-Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

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Here’s a peek of what happened on the other side of the room.

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In this area, there was a tall narrow chest

and an ottoman.  

The tall narrow chest is now in my son’s home.

I am happy that he was able to use it, as I have had that piece for at least 40 years!

The ottoman was relocated to another area of the house.

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I replaced the chest with a topiary and my antique French Wine basket.

The wine basket was a find from my trip to France.

Both the basket and topiary were originally in the Great Room area.

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There was a blank space left on the wall when we took away the tall narrow chest.

I hung a framed stained glass piece that my sister had gifted to me years ago.

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I actually contemplated bringing back the pie safe in this room,

but I resisted …. keeping to my goal of a lighter space.

Sunroom-Summer 2017- Housepitality Designs

I have reduced items in the kitchen and my butler’s pantry/coffee room,

and will move on to more rooms.

As I stated previously, it is never difficult for me to stage another person’s home,

but a bit hard to do that task for me. However, it is getting easier.

I wish you all a most beautiful day

and I hope and pray for those in the path of Tropical Storm Cindy to be safe!

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  1. I love this new fresh arrangement and look in this room!

  2. Very pretty Shirley. I too love the new arrangement.

  3. Always beautiful!

  4. Simply lovely. The room invites you to rest and linger a while. Everyone will be able to picture themselves in this wonderful room. Great job!

  5. Shirley, everything in this room is just beautiful. I think this is one of my most favorite rooms in your house. You always have it styled perfectly.

  6. You are doing a wonderful job staging your home to sell.

  7. love the lighter brighter look. I have never seen a wine basket. If that hits the garage sale, do think of me first! 🙂

  8. Your home always looks lovely Shirley, your potential buyers will probably want to buy it furnished!

  9. Carol Griffin says

    Absolutely love your sunroom and the way you have styled it! And, I especially love your wicker furniture….would love to know the manufacturer! I am in the midst of redoing and freshening up our sunroom here in Murrells Inlet, SC and you have given me so many wonderful ideas, especially your furniture. And, as someone mentioned in an above post, if you are going to have a tag sale before moving, I would love to know. Also, as for being a realtor, you are definitely doing the right thing to get your house on the market…….just wished all of our buyers would think this way!

  10. Stunning! Love this…the room looks so much larger than before. I think you are on the right track! 😉

  11. Jenna took the words out of my mouth… potential buyers will probably want to purchase your home furnished.
    When my friend put her home on the market she made a list of furnishings for sale and it reduced her packing and moving of furniture greatly.

  12. Looks perfect! I agree people are going to want to buy your furnishings!

  13. I agree, many potential buyers would be thrilled to buy some or all of your furnishings! The sunroom looks beautiful…as always!

  14. I hadn’t heard about the storm, will have to check. Your sunroom looks beautiful, it is nice that it is summer and the lighter look is appropriate!! I envy the person who grabs your beautiful home!!!!

  15. Hi Shirley, Your sun room looks beautiful. The lighter look is so inviting and cheerful. I know too well the challenge to purge, clean out and stage a home, and like you said, harder to do your own then someone else. Your home is going to sell fast and they will have a gem for sure. And, I agree, you are going to get requests for the furnishings too!! Have a great weekend. xo

  16. Lovely, Shirley. You know whoever buys the house I going to want everything in it. When does it officially go on the market?

  17. Shirley, everything looks so beautiful! Your home just has such a welcoming aura; and I am sure that anyone who views it will feel the love that has been poured into it!

  18. Looks beautiful Shirley. Love that sunroom.

  19. I love your sunroom. You move things around better than anyone I know.

  20. It is pretty and uncrowded… Love the new arrangement…

  21. Love your lightened up sunroom, it’s perfect for summer too. I hope you have some alternative housing lined up for when your home sells as soon as it hits the market!

  22. To me, summer does mean light and not having so much around. Your sunroom is so comfortable looking. It is one of my favorite rooms in your beautiful house.

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