Designing a gentle sunroom suitable for all seasons

October 20, 2016 - table lamp

(The Washington Post)

Grace Polan uses a ­20-by-14-foot sunroom of her Bethesda home as a vital room, TV room and place to entertain. The stream furnishings are left over from a prior home, though, and don’t fit a some-more casual, outdoorsy feel she would like. She prefers neutrals and dark blues and greens. The radio contingency stay, and she doesn’t wish window treatments. (The potion has been treated to cut down on glisten and fading.)

(Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

Designer Emily Baker creates a building devise that allows entrance from all of a entries to a room while still providing adequate seating. She takes tone impulse from a perspective and designs a space to act as a visible transition to a yard and pool over a windows.

(Rodney Co / 3D Storm Studio /for The Washington Post)

Large plants, such as fiddle-leaf figs, naturally filter a atmosphere and supplement tone to a space. Add a console next a radio for storage and to emanate a clever focal point. High-gloss color, such as Rarified Air from Sherwin-Williams, on a roof is a curtsy to a Southern tradition of a blue porch ceiling. An upholstered ottoman adds seating and softens a design. A vast tray on tip allows it to do double avocation as a place to reason drinks while entertaining. Use a reduction of lighting, including roof fans, list lamps and building lamps. Paint a walls a soothing white to make a room feel bright. Try Westhighland White from Sherwin-Williams.

Baker, with Emily Baker Design (emilybakerdesign. com, 571-354-6385), is formed in Fairfax.

(Image and floorplan pleasantness of emily baker)

(Restoration Hardware; Pottery Barn)

SPLURGE: English roll-arm lounge in Sand Perennials textured linen plain ($4,295 for seven-foot sofa, 40-inch abyss with down fill,, left. SAVE: York roll-arm slipcovered lounge in Oatmeal Performance Everydaylinen ($2,299 for 82-inch sofa, potterybarn. com).

(Circa Lighting; Ballard Designs)

SPLURGE: Bristol building flare in aged iron with linen shade ($840,, left. SAVE: Hanover building flare in coronet with cream shade ($249,

Furniture: Hamlet pivot chair in ticking denim ($1,579,; Carlisle upholstered chaise in Oatmeal Performance Everydaylinen with polyester fill ($1,715,; Harrison cherry modular media mount ($799, crateandbarrel. com); 48-inch Bennett rectilinear upholstered ottoman in Fog Perennials velvet ($1,395,; Altra finish list with steel support in black/cherry ($68,; Allen side list ($199,; Bristol garden sofa in cream ($189,

Accessories: Palermo 52-inch roof fan in brushed nickel ($249 each,; herringbone light blue and ivory indoor/outdoor carpet ($677 for 8.5-by-11-foot rug, dashandalbert. com); Edgartown rectangle tray in Peale Greene ($435,; Concord 22-inch indoor/outdoor sham in Ocean ($68) and Trimaran stripe 22-inch indoor/outdoor sham in hunger and ivory ($61), both from freshamerican.annieselke. com; Crestmont fillable list flare ($159,

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