White Wicker for the Traditional Sunroom

Welcome to the 170th Metamorphosis Monday!

Recently, I shared a few posts highlighting my quest for a ceramic, garden seat for my screened-in porch.   A few days later I was “chatting” via email with Marlene, and she shared some photos of her fabulous sun room that just happens to be sporting two lovely garden seats.  When I saw her pictures, I was so busy admiring her beautiful sun room, I almost forgot about the garden seats!

I don’t have a “Before” pic, but Marlene shared some background about how this space once looked.  Marlene said, “I bought this house 8 years ago when I moved back to my home town. It is a Colonial red-brick, two story home with hunter green shutters and everything was carpeted (even the garden room) in green.

I’m a blue and white person and I had all the carpet ripped out and underneath were wooden floors which was so exciting for I have oriental rugs. The house had wonderful bones and was built in 1948. The doctor and his wife who built the house were the only owners.

This garden room use to be an open porch and they had it glassed in. There is raised paneling beneath the windows in the garden room which is surprising and solid wooden pillars in the corners. The floor was cement and when the carpet was torn out I had it scored and painted in a deep brown/red. I chose that look over tile or brick and was very pleased with the results.”

How exciting for Marlene to find hardwood flooring throughout when the carpet was removed!  Let’s check out Marlene’s sun room…can’t wait to share it with you!

I love every thing about this room, especially the antique wicker!

Tradtional Sunroom with White Wicker

Doesn’t the rug remind you a little of that fabulous rug in the movie, Something’s Gotta Give?  Marlene said, “The rug is from Pottery Barn purchased a year ago and still available.”

Tradtional Sunroom with White Wicker

Marlene said, “The bright red/melon pillows are Charlotte Moss and many fabrics are from Ralph Lauren.”  Marlene used navy Sunbrella fabric on the love seats so they are fade resistant.

Tradtional Sunroom with White Wicker

Marlene said, The Lord Nelson painting is from London and was purchased many years ago.  I spy a pretty garden seat!

Tradtional Sunroom with White Wicker

One of the things I love most about the way Marlene has styled/decorated her sun room is the fact that it will never be out of style. Her design choices, fabrics, lamps…they are all classic, timeless design that will never feel trendy or dated. There’s one more garden seat in this room…can you guess where?

Red, White and Blue Sun Room with a Something's Gotta Give Rug

Love the wicker end table and the monogrammed pillows!  I love it all!  Notice the lamp on the end…isn’t it perfect with the wicker furniture?  Marlene didn’t miss a single detail.  This room is beautifully designed!

Red, White and Blue Sun Room with a Something's Gotta Give Rug

Oooh, great books!  I can tell Marlene is a Carolyn Roehm fan, too.

Red, White and Blue Sun Room with a Something's Gotta Give Rug

Love this cozy sitting area and an adorable wicker footstool.  Notice how Marlene used fabrics with different patterns and they all work beautifully together.  The pops of red are beautiful against the blue.

Red, White and Blue Sun Room with a Something's Gotta Give Rug

Love it when a sun room or porch is large enough for a chaise.  If you look closely you’ll see the other garden seat.

Red, White and Blue Sun Room with a Something's Gotta Give Rug

Perfect for this spot and just the right height for the chaise!

Red, White and Blue Sun Room with a Something's Gotta Give Rug

Noel approves of this cozy spot, too!

Red, White and Blue Sun Room with a Something's Gotta Give Rug

Marlene, thanks so much for sharing photos of your wonderful sun room!

Links referenced above:
Tour the home in Something’s Gotta Give 
Garden seats: One for the guest room, One for the porch

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  1. thistlewoodfarm says

    Thanks for hosting such a fun party! I always enjoy my visit because of all the inspiration. blessings, karianne

  2. Pam - @diy Design Fanatic says

    Marlene’s sunroom looks warm and cozy. What a great place to spend an afternoon! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says

    Cute cute sunroom and cute doggie.

  4. Martina @ Northern Nesting says

    What a pretty sunroom, LOVE all the blue and white! Thanks for hosting Susan!

  5. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Thanks for hosting, Susan!

  6. Love this sunroom.It is a dream of mine to have a sunroom or screened in porch.Thanks Susan for hosting.Have a great day. Anne

  7. laxsupermom says

    What an inviting room! I can imagine wasting away several hours a day in that corner chaise. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party each week.

  8. Mary Ellen says

    Everything is just perfect about this darling room! The colors- that wicker chaise- the adorable dog! Thank you for the party!

  9. I love that sun room, so cozy. Thank you for hosting a wonderful party.

  10. FABBY'S LIVING says

    What a great room, so pretty and inviting. I love it! Thank you for having me once more and enjoy your week Susan. FABBY

  11. allisamazing says

    What a great room! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  12. How to Nest for Less says

    WOW, just beautiful!! Thanks for hosting again. Hope you have a fabulous week 🙂

  13. Love the sunroom! I could curl up there and read a book. Thanks for hosting!

  14. Cottage and Broome says

    Love the red, white and blue, that look is always fresh and inspiring. Thanks for hosting, Laura

  15. I’d never heard about those seats before you wrote about them, but only this Saturday I saw some for only about 20$. I live in Sweden, so it is quite far, but I just wanted to share the tip because without doubt they were made in China. They looked alright though. Just wanted to tell you… looking at those smaller, cheaper interior stores might be a good idea.

  16. A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says

    Hi Susan! I always have trouble linking up to your parties, and I was wondering if maybe your could help me? I’ve added a back link to my posts – I’ve tried 2 ways: One with your web address, the other with the URL of the MM post, but InLinkz keeps telling me I don’t have a back link to your site, but I do. I was wondering if anyone else ever has this problem? I really love your blog, and would love to link up to MM! Thanks so much! Jo-Anna

  17. I always thought it would be “so cool” to have a sun room! I still do, this is a lovely room.

  18. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Very pretty! Great space to relax. Thanks for hosting again this week. My contribution is small but I am in. Have a great week.

  19. crystal woolever says

    Looking at all the sunrooms on here and on Pinterest makes me wish for one of my own 🙂

  20. Beautiful sunroom — I cry every time I think of the one I left behind. The striped rug is fantastic and so is the chaise.

  21. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says

    I love having a screened porch, but when I see pictures of sunrooms like Marlene’s, it makes me want to close in the porch! Besides the garden stools, I loved the chaise as well as that cute monogrammed footstool!

  22. Just beautiful. I especially like the willow pattern garden stool and also the seaside pot beside it. My own tented gazebo is in the same colours and ocean theme, so they would fit right in here! 🙂 Thank you Susan for hosting, I just love seeing other people’s decorating achievements.

  23. martinealison says

    Une très jolie véranda et je prendrais bien la place de cet adorable toutou pour une petite sieste… Gros bisous

  24. Jean from Lake Ariel says

    I love the look, especially the striped rug. Sheer perfection. Jea

  25. The Little Red Shop says

    Wonderful! Thank you so much for hosting. I hope you’re having a beautiful Spring! : ) Julie M.

  26. I love this sun room. You are right she has it decorated in a timeless style! Love the red and blue and white together! This is gorgeous!

  27. Donna Wilkes says

    Beautiful start to Monday – that red, white and gorgeous sunroom. Thank you for hosting. I have gotten lost for the last hour following the posted blogs. What a variety!

  28. bluebird 1959 says

    Stunning! This room is complete perfection. I especially like the blue willow style garden stool. Thanks for sharing AND for hosting your great party! Jane

  29. Catherine (Stone and Rose) says

    Thank you for hosting!! Lovely, lovely room. Enjoy your week!

  30. The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ says

    thank you once again for a fabulous party and the sun room is AMAZING!!! : ) hugs…

  31. beautiful room! thanks for hosting:)

  32. Love the sunroom! Looks very inviting along with relaxing. Beautiful.

  33. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Hi Susan, what a happy room. I can see many hours spent out here enjoying your beverage of choice along with one of those great books. Thanks so much for hosting. hugs ~lynne~

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