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This morning when I took some items to our basement storage room, I caught a glimpse of my father’s old 1950’s golf clubs sitting in the corner. I grabbed them along with a wooden swan and a little bird cage and decided to add them to our sun room.
The sun room is a great place for us to use nine months out of the year. I often eat my breakfast there while reading the paper. It’s also a great place for blogging, reading, and writing. I don’t follow any decorating rules at all (not that I usually do), and so it is a just a free-for-all of things I love.
For instance, our house in the burbs was right beside a lake, and this swan fit right in there. Since we down-sized to the city, though, she has been stored away. I thought it would be a nice to freshen up the sun room by putting her front and center. The swan works even though the only nearby water source is our courtyard water fountain.
The sun room is very teeny. It is really just a little solarium that is wedged between the courtyard’s outer wall and the townhouse’s outer wall. There is not a lot of space to work with, but that’s okay.
Since I don’t follow any rules in there, I knew these old school golf clubs would be right at home.
They add more color and texture to the room.
Plus, the plaid fits in with the plaid pillows on the old wicker sofa.
The down-side to this room is that its ceiling is glass, and it gets the afternoon sun. That translates to mean I could probably bake bread in there every summer afternoon around 4 o’clock.
I have often thought that it would be a great place for a table and dinner by candlelight, but the afternoon sun puts a quick end to that dream. It would be doable, though, in the winter months if we added a small base heater. I guess the Brits can use their glass solariums because they don’t have as much hot sunshine as we do here in the south.
The room is loaded with different textures like these brick floors. The previous owner installed 1980’s era blue square tiles over the brick. We had them removed when we did a total remodel before moving in. I love the extra patina that the grout left behind.
This old trunk is a great place for storing the pillows that we use in the courtyard. It was a $5.00 purchase that I bought as a newlywed. Mr. Right surprised me a few years ago when he had a trunk guy refurbish it.
There’s no theme or consistency at all in the items I have put in there. Like I said, it’s just things I love.
Since the sun room has screens on the windows, we can close them in bad weather. That makes it possible to put some wooden furniture in there.
My few little tweaks definitely freshen up the room and will hold it over until fall when it takes on its backwoods look.
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