I keep hearing the question: “How soon can we see your finished room designs and the plans for your designer house room? What are you going to do in there, anyway?”
Well the time is drawing near! The Empty House Party is today, so I feel like I can begin talking about my process. Let me start by walking you through my designs and ideas for the space and once again sharing a ‘before’ image of my sunroom area. You’ll remember from my last post that the space is roughly 13′ x 16′ and has windows (and French doors) on 3 sides.
A few things really caught my eye when I first visited this space. The first is the terra-cotta floor.
I will cover most of this with an area rug, but there will still be glimpses of it around the perimeter and to one side, so I need to make sure I address that in my color scheme.
Did you notice the bold green scallopped awnings peeking out at the top of the windows?
They’re in questionable condition…so I’m hoping the landscapers will be removing or refurbishing them. But I need to plan on shielding them from view, just in case…so valances are definitely in order here. Plus, as you probably know, I am a window treatment and fabric fanatic. I believe they have so much power in the design of a room! Fabric will soften these windows and tie everything together beautifully.
I often see full-length wispy-sheer draperies in sunroom photos, and I love that look, but you’ll notice there’s a 10″ deep ledge at the bottom of the windows that runs nearly all the way around the perimeter of the room. So I won’t be doing that…plus, full-length draperies wouldn’t do anything to cover up those awnings either. As a result, I’m spending a lot of time brewing about the style of valance and which fabric I’ll use. Any ideas?
Finally, I did a scale rendering of the floor plan, so I can start playing around with the furniture layout.Next time I’ll share more about my plans for the furnishings and layout. I’ll walk you through my thought process and give you an idea of how these things evolve.
Thanks for taking the time to read my posts, and please feel free to leave your own ideas and comments. I’d love to hear what you think about the room, and how you’d envision the space to look. This is the fun part, don’t you think?
We’ll talk more about the Designer House in upcoming posts. Until then, feel free to visit the BCDH website here: http://www.buckscountydesignerhouse.org/
And please, tell everyone about Kristine Robinson’s blog. I need all the friends I can get!