One of the very first additions to the Evergreen house that was made in the 30s was this beautiful little sunroom off the living room. With windows on three sides and the gorgeous coved ceiling, this space was alway my favorite room in the house. As it turns out, it was also the hardest for me to stage! What’s that about?!
We decided to go bold and dramatic with the bluey-black paint color (Benjamin Moore’s Black Ink). I think it does a great job highlighting the cove and making the room feel like its own thing and separate from the living room.
The shades were a super lucky find! When you sell a house, most of the time the items that are more permanently installed (like hard-wired lighting and window treatments) convey with the closing of the house. We wanted to install window treatments in every room both for privacy and security of our staging pieces, but also to make the homeowners feel more settled and welcome when moving in. I know buying a house full of window treatments all at once can feel overwhelming! We found some great deals though that helped soften the investment for us, like these striped roman shades.
From the beginning, we had planned to set this room up like an office, but it was just too big. The room felt empty and misused when we had only a desk (albeit a large one) and a pair of chairs. We were brainstorming one day and I had the feeling that if this were my house, I would set up the space as a TV room, or a more casual family room.
We brought in this surprisingly affordable camel leather sofa from Amazon (that was originally purchase for the living room, but feels 1000% better suited for this room), two rattan arm chairs and a pair of basket style coffee tables and we STILL had room for the desk up against the window, which is where I probably would have wanted my desk anyway!
I bought this 8′ fiddle leaf fig on a whim a month or so ago. When it arrived I was SO disappointed with the way it looked, I packaged it back up and planned to return it. We started to get a little desperate for trees though by the end of the staging. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the house sold off market VERY quickly and we barely had time to finish the staging for our photos, which we use for marketing for Juniper Print Shop and to work with our sponsorships. There was no way we weren’t going to finish staging this home, even though it had already sold! But that meant we had to get creative with some of the pieces we already owned. I pulled out this 8′ fig to give it another try and with about five minutes of leaf fluffing, I AM OBSESSED!!!! It looks very convincing, especially in front of a window. And the height was exactly what we needed to cozy up this big space!
This room was not coming together for us during the two weeks we were non-stop down at the house finishing the staging. But in the end, I really love this room and think it came together. It feels eclectic and layered and cozy and functional. All my favorite adjectives for a space. Here are some additional shots and all the sources listed at the end!