My sunroom area is sort of hard to describe. It’s actually an amalgamation of the wet bar, the gallery and the master sitting room….so naturally it ended up being a sunroom. Makes perfect sense, right?
This is the wet bar that’s tucked into a large niche at the end of the gallery.
I recently removed the
lovely fake faux greenery from the tops of the cabinets and added a French zinc pot and a wonderful Moet & Chandon champagne presentation basket that I got from Sunday Brocantes. (I truly am beginning to have an aversion for artificial flowers and arrangements ever since HGTV ranked it in the top 5 of decorating no-no’s)
However…..now that I’m into my “use real or use nothing” phase, I have a plant that’s growing too well!
Let me explain. I’ve never had a green thumb. So imagine my delight that the twisted money tree that I got for my husband 3 years ago for Father’s Day is still alive and well! I also have another one in the foyer.
I moved the large French biot (olive jar) that was here and now I realize this plant has overgrown its boundaries. How dare it cover up an antique French sunburst mirror and dwarf the chest of drawers! We’ve repotted it already and I can see that it won’t be long before it’s gonna have to sit on the floor. I used to have an artificial arrangement here, too with an oil painting in the niche, but I just wanted something “alive”. And, that’s just what I got!
This is the before view looking thru the gallery from the kitchen. You never see the wet bar from this view. The olive jar is certainly more substantial for the plant and grounds it better.
This is the sunroom part that was supposed to be a master sitting room that we opened up when we were building. That’s my husband’s favorite chair (next to the family room recliner). He does a lot of reading here. So again, the dark brown bomber leather is a mainstay at my house.
I kind of like to think of this as my side. I moved a rustic French garden table with stone top under the window. The woven berber rug came from Wal-Mart. I couldn’t find a sisal that I could get happy with and the color of this rug blends seamlessly with the travertine tile. It was a no brainer at $49.
I sit in the bergere to read.
This is where the olive jar ended up. I got the beveled glass top at Kirkland’s so I could use it as a table. That’s a pair of antique French garden design engravings hanging above. I’m still lovin’ the shield shade candlestick lamps. The other one is in the bedroom.
This is the secondary door to the master bedroom.
I removed some of my antique lady engravings and hung only the ones with children. They are so charming.
Yes, that’s a faux flower arrangement. Hey, I’ve gotten rid of most of them just not all of them. But on the upside, that’s a magnolia tree right outside the window. It’s blooms are beautiful in the summer.
Okay. I bet you’ve not noticed any window treatments because there aren’t any!!! lol
Below are the valances that I had made when we moved in. I was tired of their formality so I took them down last fall and am still trying to decide what I want to do. This room gets a lot of sun and I don’t want to cover the windows completely so absolutely no blinds.
I want light, airy, and romantic so I think I’ve narrowed it down to the two choices below:
Country Curtains has these great new “pinch pleat” sheers. I think it takes sheers to a whole new level and pinch pleat are more custom looking.
Or, Pottery Barn now has these great smocked sheers on-line only! I don’t think I can go wrong with either choice. I will go with white either way.
Now what to do with that monster plant? And, what do I put in it’s place?
This just in:
I was getting ready to hit “publish” when I got an idea for the plant. What if it were lowered? I had an antique wood crate that I had painted gray and grabbed that for a base. What do you think now? Better? Or will the plant have to go?
Decorating is NEVER done.