It's Mood Board Monday time again and Sarah at pewter+sage is hosting. Sarah chose for us two bright, bold rugs as inspiration. My pick is this St. John Stripe indoor/outdoor from Dash & Albert. So crisp and clean and perfect for a springtime sunroom.
The centerpiece of my sunroom design is a pair of glossy black bamboo armchairs. They come with off-white seat cushions that I would replace with a crisp white to match the upholstery on the settee. The settee is an attractive choice for both its affordability that offsets the pricier armchairs as well as the clean, graphic lines and airy silhouette that I wanted in all of my seating pieces.
To soften all the straight lines of the furniture and rug, I added softness and extended the color palette with a trio of bright pillows, one of them a sunny yellow. More yellow is found in the semi-sheer curtains I would hang all around this three-sided room. Especially during the day but even at night they will bring a warm glow to the otherwise cool color story. They are the "sun" in my sunroom.
The light in my sunroom, at night anyway, will come from a pair of modern lanterns. Matte opal glass is encircled by clear and both fit into a blackened iron framework. Other finishing touches include curvy zinc candlesticks that, at 22" and 25" tall, can sit either on the floor or on a tabletop. A yellow glass bowl on the table brings a bit of sunshine to the center of the room. I would continue to accessorize this room with bits of yellow and white ceramic, and green and aqua glass, perhaps in vases or vintage glass fishing floats.
Of course, no sunroom is complete without loads of potted plants and flowers. Piled on shelves, massed together on the floor and in a grouping on that great tray table, they're the perfect finishing touch for my sunny sunroom.
Hop on over to pewter+sage now to see the other rooms. Click on the image below. Thanks, Sarah, for hosting again! It was fun to dream about spring on yet another rainy weekend.
Click on my board to see sources and pricing. Flower photo is by Gridley & Graves via countryliving.com