Winter Sunroom of Black and Blue and White too!

I wasn’t quite sure in which direction I was going in to refresh the sunroom for Winter.

Initially I had some snowflake pillows from my Christmas decor in the room.

The sunroom was taking on a very neutral look . . . until . . . I took a trip to Arhaus.

Then the room became the

Winter Sunroom of Black and Blue and White too!

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Arhaus you ask? Well a few months ago,

I won a giveaway from the lovely ladies at Design Chic. It was a gift card to Arhaus.

I love that store and have purchased many things from them in the past.

Last week, with my gift card in hand, I strolled through the store and spotted these:

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I loved them, but wasn’t sure of the color.

I thought, they certainly would be perfect in a lighter wood tone

so I can place them in the great room.

But then again, you know that saying, “if you love them, you will find a place for them!”

I think I may take the sandpaper to them later

to expose more of the carved details. There are also some gold flecks here and there

so I may just sand them down too and reveal more of the natural wood under the paint.

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Adding the candlesticks to the sunroom made me want to eliminate the neutral colors

of the snowflake pillows and add more color.

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With a hole burning in my wallet of Pottery Barn gift cards from Christmas and my birthday,

I set out to find some pillows to freshen up the sunroom.

I found pillows that are in their new line and knew that they would go with another pair

of pillows that I already had in my stash.

The pillow on the left is the new one. Pretty embroidered flowers and a bird on denim.

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I have been adding more black accents to the sunroom

so these candlesticks were the perfect place for them.

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I brought in the black and white transferware sugar bowl to the potting bench

to tie in more black accents and topped it with a faux topiary ball.

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As soon as the Christmas tree in the room was packed away,

I was able to bring the ottoman back into the room.

It is my hubby’s favorite spot to put on and tie his shoes after he “carefully”

places the French Market basket on the floor by the ottoman!

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I am thinking that I can take this room

from Winter to Spring very easily with just a few changes.

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If we were planning to stay in this house,

my plan would have been to replace the window treatments with plantation shutters.

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Adding items that have a black painted finish to a room truly grounds the room

and adds great focal points and interest.

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I replaced the wicker coffee table last year with the black and gold Chinoiserie table.

It truly made a remarkable difference in the room.

There was previously an antique gold mirror over the settee.

I changed it out with a black and gold framed mirror to pull the two pieces together.

  Later, the black and gold Chinoiserie plant stand made its way to the sunroom.

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Now that the two candlesticks have been placed on the other side of the room,

there seems to be even more cohesiveness and continuity.

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Sunroom “winterized” . . . check! Now I shall move on to the other rooms,

but first,  I need to take down two more trees. Yes, I still have more trees to pack away!

Thank you so much for visiting me today.

I want to wish you all a most beautiful day

and I hope that those that are in the path of the winter storm that is moving toward

the East Coast stay safe and warm. We are predicted to have 3 to 5 inches of snowfall

that will be coming within hours of me writing this post!

I guess you can say that I will be taking a “Snow Day!” 🙂

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  1. Norma Rolader says

    I love your sunroom and the candlesticks are beautiful

  2. LOVE IT! I know I am shouting but I wanted to let you know how much I love the look.

  3. carol toth says

    Absolutely stunning and inviting room!

  4. I love it too! You know my motto: “every room needs a touch of black” and this just proves how a touch of black grounds a design and makes every other color look amazing. { which your sunroom ALWAYS. Does!}. Love your new additions, Shirley. Happy Winter! xoxo

  5. Hi Shirley, I needed your inspiration today. I am looking to make new cushions for my French sofa and chair and I like the neutral in yours. It shows that floral and checks can go together in peace. lol Have a beautiful day!
    xoxo Jo

  6. I love black as an accent, and I also love the Chinoiserie you added to your sunroom.The new pillows are great additions, and yes, you are ready for a spring transition…..or, a snow day, whichever the case may be. 😉
    We started our day by taking trash out for weekly pickup, and shoveling, blowing and sweep our 5″ of snowfall from yesterday. Cold today, warming tomorrow…..
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  7. I LOOOOVE the candlesticks AND the new pillows! As you know, I love a touch of black in any room. I also like the candlesticks the way they are but you have to be happy. Our bowling got cancelled this morning so I got the master packed away. I have all of the main floor done now and “winterized”. Now have to help Joe with downstairs. I am rethinking whether to do ALL the rooms in the house next year. We got about 2 inches of snow last night and it was still snowing this morning but done now. Have a beautiful day, Shirley!
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  8. Beautiful candlesticks and pillows. I love using black accents in my home. I am still in the process of taking down my Christmas decor. I do it as I have time. Now, if only I could find my regular decor items that I took down when I put out my Christmas things. Funny how I can totally forget where I put things after less than two months!

  9. Absolutely love it! Where can I purchase the blue and white planter with the topiary on the coffee table please?

    Thank you.

  10. The candlesticks are lovely and I love the touches of black with the blue. The room is gorgeous.

    Have a wonderful day, Shirley.
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  11. So, so pretty! We have an Arhaus just over the State line in Leawood, Kansas. I noticed it and eventually stopped when wearing comfortable shoes and clothes. I walked ALL OVER that place over and over again. Just so much to see!!!!! It’s a wonderland!!! Most of it WAY out of my price range, but still a great place to fantasize and click off steps on my Fitbit!
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  12. Looking good with your new black and blue pretties. I love your new PB pillow with the birds on it. Already looking springy to me. Enjoy the snow!
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  13. What a cozy spot for reading and enjoying teatimes.

  14. Love the new candle sticks and the sweet bird pillow! Your room looks beautiful. Stay warm in the snow! We have about 4 inches here.

  15. Shirley, your refresh is so pretty. I always love a touch of black for a little elegance. Love, love the denim bird pillow. Stay warm, it is extremely cold here!
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  16. I always enjoy seeing your sunroom. The new candlesticks are great. The black accents really do change the looks in the room. I love it.
    My house still looks like Christmas is coming except there are no presents under the tree! My husband got sick at New Years, then I got bronchitis and then pneumonia. That pretty much saps a person who already has lung problems. I’m quarantined so no one can bring me any more germs otherwise I would invite my family over to undecorate. So my decorations my still be up at Easter!?
    Take care and stay warm. Enjoy LOOKING at the snow.

  17. Everything is just beautiful!

  18. My living room is blue, white and yellow. I was thinking of using a little black in my space. Now you are giving me the courage to do so. It gives the room just the little something it needed. Thanks for such a great tip. Blessings, M

  19. I love your black accents and new candlesticks in your sunroom. I also have pillow envy~ love the birds on denim! We have 6 inches snow, which was a surprise. They were calling for a light dusting with an inch accumulation. It’s beautiful if you don’t have to go out in it 🙂 Stay warm & cozy!
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  20. Hi Shirley and Happy New Year. Your sunroom looks lovely, that touch of black is sophisticated and grounding. I bring black into my decor wherever it will work. I even have white cotton curtains in my bathroom held back with a pretty black ribbon. Black towels, white tile, and a black rug and voila! I bet it will be hard for you to leave your beautiful home. Hugs from Colorado (it’s going to be 65 tomorrow!) Sorry. Pat
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  21. SHERRY MYERS says

    I agree, Shirley, the black gives it just the right balance. Of course, it goes without saying that the blue and white is gorgeous! Oh, the pillows to die for…beautiful! What a lucky girl you are to receive gift cards to places you love to shop. Just when I thought my favorite room couldn’t get any lovelier, you went and did it again! Thank you for sharing. I have to say it again, I LOVE this room!!!!! Stay safe and warm.

  22. I love the black accents in sunroom. The pillow is pretty also. I have been collecting old iron and brass candlesticks like yours for a few years. They look French to me the reason I like them. Stay safe in our winter snow. We only got maybe 2″ here. A friend of mine in Graham got 10″ at her house…she sent me pictures. Glad we didn’t!

  23. Absolutely LOVE the blue pills and years and years ago I heard that you should always have a touch of black in the room.

  24. You’re so right about black (I use navy) to ground a room. Lovely

  25. Janine Wolfe says

    I love your topiaries. I like the black toile pattern pot . Great job on making January cheerful. Hope your mom keeps on getting better.

  26. Hi! Loved the room. Are you planning a tutorial on the candlestick? I would like to know how to achieve that finish.
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