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!
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:
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.
Adding the candlesticks to the sunroom made me want to eliminate the neutral colors
of the snowflake pillows and add more color.
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.
I have been adding more black accents to the sunroom
so these candlesticks were the perfect place for them.
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.
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!
I am thinking that I can take this room
from Winter to Spring very easily with just a few changes.
If we were planning to stay in this house,
my plan would have been to replace the window treatments with plantation shutters.
Adding items that have a black painted finish to a room truly grounds the room
and adds great focal points and interest.
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.
Now that the two candlesticks have been placed on the other side of the room,
there seems to be even more cohesiveness and continuity.
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!” 🙂