Spring Summer (early May and it’s already 90 degrees in Virginia) is in the air, and what better place to celebrate it then from a sunny sunroom (for now with the windows closed till all that icky green pollen goes away) this lovely time of year.
Sunrooms should have a feeling of openness and be bathed in light, they are a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy the sun’s sunshine and warmth without the harmful UVA exposure. A place to sit back, relax, read a book, a cool drink or enjoy a savory meal. It would be a treat in this sunroom, with it’s light pouring through the gorgeous arched windows, layers of linens, soft muslin window treatments, sumptuous leather, natural textures, stone floors & cool neutral color palette. Traditional Home Kandis Wrigley of San Juan Ventures
In this sunroom with soaring white-washed ceilings, simple two-color scheme with crisp lime green give the room life which blends naturally with the outside surroundings, making it hard to even want to venture outdoors. Long and lean tall giraffe patterned drapery panels, arched windows, stone floor & tables, mixed patterns, contrast piping, stunning fireplace all grounded by a lime shag rug draws the space together. Lawrence Boeder Traditional Home Lake Forest Illinois Show House 2007
Bathed in lots of light, accented with refreshing colors found outdoors, like sunshine yellow, along with accents of leafy greens & natural elements make these cheery sunrooms indeed.
Left photo: Verdigris Vie; Allison Caccoma featured in House Beautiful. Right photo: Traditional Home Dan Carithers.
With multi-paned French doors, high ceiling and clean lines, antique stone fireplace surround imported from France gives the feeling of permanence and grace.
Crisp Architects, NY
Classic cottage on the Bay, this sunroom has a cleansing palette of sea-foam gray/green walls and slate floors, mix of classic and contemporary wicker, rattan and teak furniture, an antique "find or two" and striking contemporary art. This is a room about ease. The "slipper chairs", rustic iron and glass tables, and lamps of wrapped rattan and terracotta, all speak to the sophistication of the owners as well as to their confident sense of style. This room was designed to be a beautiful backdrop for the perfect view. James Beebe Hawes
Caldwell-Beebe from Things that Inspire
With summer and the heat quickly here, there is nothing like the comfort and coolness of a summer porch with the ceiling fan twirling and the breezes blowing (off the water if you are so lucky) to kick back and enjoy a cold glass of refreshing lemonade on a hot afternoon. Coastal Living Photo by Jean Allsopp River Dunes
With it’s rich wood floors, dark wicker, framed and contrasted with the soft white architectural details make this a perfect porch for, well, just about everything.
High up with an amazing view, rustic comfortable seating arrangement, color tones that are woodsy popped with greens and white make this fabulous porch. The feeling of being up in a fantastic relaxing tree house (did I mention the view?).
Where might you find yourself escaping to enjoy, cool off, catch up on the reading and relax this time of year?