Our Home ... The Sun Porch!

Monday ... here again!  I am not going to lie ... last week was a BEAR!  It seemed like it should have been Friday ... On Wednesday!  But we made it through and what a GLORIOUS weekend we had ... once the sun starts to shine New Englanders come OUT!!  

Folks were biking, walking, running, chatting, SMILING!!!  It was a nice little Thank you from Nature after a long week!  

We regrouped and spent much of the weekend outside ... I hope yours was good as well.

Here we are at Week 4 of Our Home Tour!

Our Sun Porch ... where Don and I live.  Truly, we could almost do away with every other room in the house.  This has become "our" place ... and the kids' even know I have MY spot!!  They get the rest of the house ... stay out of my seat!

Here's how it looks TODAY ...


If you have been following me for a while, you know that this has been my Inspiration Photo.


Here is where it all started ... A screened in Porch when we moved in here in 2007.  Now, I am a Screened Porch Girl.  I NEED a screened in porch.  I fought Don HARD ... we need this room.  Not the way it looks here ... but I wanted it to stay.  He won ... and we both won!  We could probably use the porch as it was for ... maybe ... 5 months out of the year.  Now we have a room that we use EVERY single day and I couldn't be more thrilled.

He was right ... Damn, I hate that!!


First it was enclosed and we added a small tray ceiling since we had the space to go "up" a little.  Old furniture got shifted around and we were IN!


I found a Lee Jofa fabric I fell in love with for the windows ... I like the colors, the bold, but simple pattern that could go from window to window!  The Roman Shades do go all the way down, however, we have never found the need to drop them.  We love the openness to our back yard, which is truly nothing but woods.  

A good friend was sending a Slipped loveseat to the Dump ... WHOA sister, I might want that!!  So we tried it out.  A little puny, but I was happy with the solid fabric ... Also a big chair ( on the right) in here that Don hated ... Byron, however, loved it.  Done deal ... no more dogs on the furniture ... out it went!


Finally this past Fall I called my SlipCoverMan ... I need my Sofa recovered ... I have to ditch the LoveSeat ... so it took a little detour to our home for a few months and ended up in the dump after all!!  I also had a new fabric cushion and pillow cover made for the leather chair (ala my Inspiration!).


We have Swap Shop here at our Dump.  It is like our local flea market ... take some, leave some!!  Remember the ottoman from there?


The Chair that I just had redone that brought some fun color contrast into the room.


HomeGoods Lamp jazzed up with a little black ribbon ... giving a nod to the new black chair!

I like animals.  I am finding that the fake ones are becoming more appealing!!


My NM/Target Tray ... finally the way I like it with my Books, Chinese calligraphy brush, Chinoiserie Vase!


Because the room had been a screened porch ... it is truly a "3 Season Room" that you have to step down into.  We added the Barn Style doors just to give the room a "separate" feel and some personality.  We didn't want to keep French Doors due to space.


I love all the Barn Door Hardware!


While I said our home is full of art ... this room is so full of windows that we only have room for this relic carving.


The Inspiration Photo was what I needed to help me PULL this look together.  I miss the bookcases of the Inspiration ... but love my view.  


Hope you have a wonderful week ... I am counting on it!  Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit!!

xo,

kim