A BRIGHT NEW YEAR
Is anyone else ready for snowflakes and paper whites? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE holiday decor and lean towards rich colors and abundant greenery, but come mid January I'm ready for crisp whites and simple amaryllis. This room makeover was done in the fall, but as you will see, the bright room is to be enjoyed all year long...thanks to it's four season windows!
Two years ago I worked on my aunt's living room makeover, and just this past fall she decided to add some usable real estate in the form of a four season porch. The room looked like this when we started.
Meh, right? It is located right off of the living room on the front of the house but never got used. It was screened and would have been fine with a little facelift, but once my aunt decided to turn it into a four season porch there was no turning back. My dad helped her pick out windows and a contractor assisted with the installation and trim details. I had seen pictures of the transformation but when I walked into the space for the first time it took my breath away. So bright and cheery and comfortable. I wanted to take an immediate seat.
We went with wicker furniture to bring in a traditional feel and of course lots of plants!
The ceiling got a facelift with bead board and fresh blue paint (my aunt loves the ocean) and the floors were painted a durable grey color. I don't have a good photo of the rug (BECAUSE THIS ROOM IS SOOOO BRIGHT) but this hooked wool rug will wear well. It really does make the room!
We are on the hunt for a ladder to lean against this wall....for my aunt's quilts of course!
That's what is so lovely about this room. My aunt will be able to enjoy it all year and the neutral whites allow her to change things with each holiday and season. I bet it is a prime spot when the snow is gently falling and the hot cocoa is calling! You'll know where to find me. Happy New Year from Gaddere!