Hello Friends!

Yesterday on the blog I showcased the first of two design concepts for my clients, Lori and Dirk.  (See it here!)  They requested two design concepts for the 3 season sunroom in their charming 1940’s ranch.

Today I’m sharing the second of those two concepts.  You’ll see that it has a very different feel and mood to it with this version having more of a family room vibe.

Design Concept 2

Concept 2 Floor Plan

As I mentioned in the previous post, the 28+ foot length of the room  allows for multiple functional areas and I have suggested a lounging area as well as a dining/entertaining area.  This concept is again anchored by an indoor/outdoor rug.  It’s actually the same rug in a different color scheme and a 5×7 in lieu of an 8×10.  The Ikea loveseat has a machine washable slip cover that allows for the required “pet friendliness”.  Flanking the loveseat and the clients’ own trunk they are using as a coffee table are the cozy club chairs with ottomans.  The pop of rusty-orange on the pillow will be repeated on the painted console at the other end of the room and in the suggested artwork.  I’ve suggested simple wood end tables with the same wood orb lamps as in the first concept.

Design Concept 2 Seating Vignette

For the dining/entertaining area I substituted the round indoor/outdoor rug with one that’s the same size but blends with the overall scheme of this concept.  The clients are very willing to tackle projects themselves so as in the first concept I suggested finding a pedestal table (Craig’s list always has a ton of them) to refinish and/or chalk paint.  Not only does this keep the budget in check but can give them a tremendous amount of “I did that” satisfaction!

Design Concept 2 Table Chairs

Rounding out the furniture selections I again suggested hunting down, either through Craig’s list or any thrift store, a couple of dressers similar to the ones below to paint and to help keep the budget in check.  I suggested Behr’s Falling Leaves as a color for the piece at the end of the room adjacent to the fireplace to bring in a strong pop of color which will relate back to the toss pillows on the loveseat.  Above that I’ve suggested this adorable 35×35 canvas print as an ode to the clients’ love of their two cats.   The other painted dresser can be a great bar/serving area with the lamp providing another layer of lighting.

I’ve suggested Benjamin Moore’s Cheyenne Green for the walls which will coordinate nicely with the adjacent room’s color (Benjamin Moore Sage Mountain).

Design Concept 2 Accent Pieces

The below trio of ceiling fans in oil rubbed bronze will add a functional and cool (pun intended) punch to the whitewashed wood ceiling.  Because the cathedral ceiling (to be whitewashed) is met by a soffit on the window wall, standard size fans will not work.  These charming oscillating  fans have small but mighty blades that will effectively move the air as needed.

Design Concept 2 Fans

Adding this amazing floor lamp to the seating vignette for another layer of light and these  blind treatments for the western facing wall of windows complete concept II.

Design Concept 2 Window Treatment and Lamp Option

So, there we have it ~ two very different concepts for the same room for under $3000!  I can honestly tell you that if it were up to me I’d choose . . . concept I and II.  Seriously, I can’t decide which one I like better and I look forward to hearing which one Lori and Dirk select.  Leave  comment about which one you prefer ~ I’d love to hear from you!

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 Until the next time,

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