07 November 2014

Room Love | Sun Rooms

Since the temperatures are starting to rise, as summer approaches, here in Australia, I'm remembering favourite summery places, and daydreaming about recreating them somehow. 

I would love to have a sun room or screened-in porch, where I could idle away a few hours, feeling a warm breeze coming through the windows, as I read a deliciously engrossing novel. Sun rooms and screened-in porches are so wonderful for enjoying warm weather, and even for cooler weather, like autumn and spring. Our winters are very mild, so we could even use such a room then. It would be the very hot days of summer when we would steer clear of sun rooms, preferring, instead, to be tucked away in the comfort of air-conditioning.

For my dream sun room, I'm picturing gorgeous rugs on a wooden floor, big windows with bamboo roller blinds, lots of green plants and ivy, Moroccan tables and lanterns, wicker furniture, and some big cozy sofas with artfully mismatched cushions to lean against, and a big antique birdcage, just to look at (I'm a cat person, not a bird lover). Throw in a record player , candlelight, and some wine, and you've got a very relaxing evening going on.

Yes, that sounds very good right now....

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05 November 2014

Tempt me, turquoise...

I've always loved shades of aqua through turquoise--warm blues (which I know seems like an oxymoron, to some). Just let me swim in these beautiful blue hues for a little while...

 Saraille wallpaper by Designers Guild

Architect & designer, Stuart Church

 Jenny Packham

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