Thursday, July 5, 2012

embarking on the sunroom project...



You may remember a few months ago I talked about shopping for a white slipcovered sofa for my sunroom. I trekked all over the Chicago suburbs plopping my behind into every one I could find. Some were too large, some too hard...some just didn't feel good to sit in. 

Like every other sofa I have owned in my adult life, I ended up buying at Crate & Barrel. Their service and quality are always outstanding and the 'Willow' sofa they offer was everything I was looking for. I have to tell you, the quality of this piece is amazing! I am somewhat of a picky-pants, as my niece calls me, (no idea where she gets these things...) and it passes all my tests.


(don't ask me what that crazy pole is in my yard (you can see it behind the couch). It came with the house and its gotta go!)

It was delivered while I was on vacation...and I have yet to be able to find time to style the room. It is flea market season for me, so I spend my days endlessly painting furniture for other people...but somehow I never get around to doing things for my own home. Funny how that works. 

I thought I would give you a little sneak peek into the room I will be working on this month. 

These shots are not styled. My couch still has the factory-new wrinkles in the slipcover and I have yet to decide on a color scheme for the room. BUT...I have a coffee table I love. One of my very best friends is moving to Florida, and I am the proud new owner of her vintage plank-top coffee table I have been lusting over for 6 years!

It has old white paint...I wish it was a little more worn...but I still love it!



 I have a long way to go...first thing I need to decide on a color scheme. I want the flexibility to change it with the seasons, as I am someone that needs constant change in my decor. 

Then comes the hunting for all the right things to make the room cozy and comfortable. That is the fun part!


Any ideas for me?? 

If this was your all-white room...what color would you use as your summer accent color??





33 comments:

  1. Love the sofa and this pretty coffee table!
    Thank you for sharing this nice color palette;)
    Lovely greetings...

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  2. aqua, aqua, aqua!!!!! It is so fresh looking and so beautiful with white!

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  3. I change mine at least once a month. Within the last 30 days it was Aqua/Red, then Red/White/Blue. As of this morning, it's Yellow/Black/Green. Good luck! Your sofa AND table are wonderful!

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  4. Robin's Egg Blue or Turquoise for sure would be BEAUTIFUL! Oh what fun!
    ~Kim
    Baileywife.blogspot.com

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  5. gray and red :)

    would love to own that sofa

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  7. I love that couch!! White is just so versatile, as you know, and can accommodate any color accessory! What you decide will look great, Im sure!

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  8. Faboo table!!
    Grey (as in Christian Grey) and pink palettes ... if thats too "girly" .... i'd use black or brown palettes ...and ummm, pink too! :)

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  9. I'm liking the Robin's egg blue, but perhaps that's a bit more for Spring. What about a muted yellow, nothing bright or neon and not overloaded. Also, what about a softer shade of chartreuse? Either way, your pick will be fabulous! Xo, Ashley

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  10. I love the new couch! This makes me NEED to go to C&B, stat. :)

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  11. loving the sofa and am in the market, so thanks for the rec!

    the coffee table is fabulous too!

    smiles.

    michele

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  12. Your sofa is a great piece. I'm a sucker for blues, and aquas, turqoise, robin's egg...you get the idea. Some natural elements would be a great addition too, like wood tones, wicker basket. I can believe how busy you are from the amazing amount of beautiful furniture you have shared photos of, so it is no wonder you don't have a lot of spare time right now.

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  13. start w/a piece of art work or if you are going w/a different rug you like and pull color(s) from it. can't wait to see what you do with it - great bones so far! :))

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  14. You have a great room to work with! I use the stuff I have on hand and bring in fresh flowers in the summertime to my white decor scheme!

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  15. The sofa looks great! You are going to have so much fun fixing up your room around it and the coffee table. I have similar furniture in my family room and I accented it with grays and yellows. Can't wait to see what you do, Mary!

    XO,
    Jane

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  16. blue or turquoise would my choice:) Can't wait to see what you decide!

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  17. ...so excited to watch the progress!!!. LOVE the new sofa. Color wise - right now I am kind of crazy about this blue I saw, like a cross between a periwinkle and a sky blue, crisp and lovely

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  18. Blue (the deep blue of a cloudless summer sky), yellow (a warm yellow the same depth as the blue), and bright pink accents.

    betsy

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  19. I'm totally into blue right now... either crisp white and navy or go with soft gray blues and turquoises. LOVE. Can't go wrong with white and anything though and you have impeccable taste so I know it's going to look amazing! I wish I could come to one of your markets and buy something! You live way to far away though... sad. :)

    Happy Weekend girly! Hope it's a restful one.

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  20. yellow and gray. red, white and blue. turqoise and red. i just plain love color. anything will look great with your white.

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  21. It is all so fresh and beautiful -- I would do red and black or maybe aqua and brown -- but in all honesty, those are my go-to colors, lol. Whatever you decide on I have a feeling will be fabulous :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  22. love the room already....the couch is great ......summer color, hands down....yellow...perfect, not trendy......just sunny :)

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  23. Hi~~ I love this room. I would accent with blue or pale pink for the summer time:)It is so pretty as is though!
    Have a great weekend and I cant wait to see what you end up doing
    ~Cheryl

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  24. I would do a warm moss fern green.. Nice very worn very used clay pots filled with herbs. And let the sun shine in.

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  25. I love turquoise in the summer.It is nice and bright.Love your sofa and table.It looks great even with grey.
    ((((Hugs))))
    Anne

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  26. You have a blank slate, so the possibilities are almost endless! What about different shades of lavender/lilac and then a light tea green? What ever you come up with, I'm sure it's gonna be great!

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  27. OH MY turquoise ALL the way:)

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  28. well, that's the best part about an all white room. You can do one color for summer, change for fall, then Christmas, then dpring...that's why I changed my dining room from green to all white. I had friends over the other night and one said- so- when are you painting the walls a color? Not going to. Just changing plates, drapes, table linenes, flowers, etc. Happy me!

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  29. so pretty!!! for a sunroom, I think it would be relaxing and pretty to have sea blues and sage greens. That's my vote! :)

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  30. White, white and white.....with beautiful terra cotta pots of herbs....especially rosemary and lavender. If tempted to use some color, shades of sand and sea.

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  31. May I give a suggestion? Paint it aqua blue! That will lend a cool and relaxing mood to the room's overall environment! Or if you don't like blue, paint it with any light color, like pink or soft marigold. :)

    Regards,
    Angelina

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  32. An all-white room is a wonderful project to work on. If I were you, I will play with sky blue and beige, which are both perfect for summer and spring. With that coffee table and sofa, a beach cottage theme will be a great inspiration. But anyway, which color accent did you choose?

    Regards,
    Leif Clancy

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  33. Oh, I just adore that sofa! It looks so comfy and inviting, and any theme that you choose would definitely go well with it. Since most of your things are white, it is easier to mix colors every time the season changes. Anyway, are you done styling your sunroom? =)

    - Angelina Garcia

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