Designer Diaries: The Sunroom Reveal Part I

So far, everything I’ve gotten to share of the Blum Tudor has been before, demo or progress shots. We finally moved in a few weeks ago and some rooms are really coming together. Right now, my favorite place to be is our sunroom. I walk in and I just relax. It’s a space that the whole family can enjoy together.

The room originally had been well taken care of. The trim and fireplace didn’t need much more than a few coats of paint. The green walls were painted a light grey and the checkered floors were replaced with a gorgeous wood tone.


With the sunroom being right off of the dining room and its bold design, I initially thought I’d play it pretty safe in here—we can't do high drama everywhere. I fell in love with this Phillip Jeffries paper that came out last summer and wanted to find a place for it in our home. My gut said it’d be amazing in the sunroom but with the wallpaper on the walls and ceiling in the dining room, it could have been too much.

I saw the paper again at High Point in the fall and fell in love all over again—it was in a new color way and was a lot more versatile in my mind for where it could go. Of course, I still couldn’t commit to a spot for it but at the last minute, I chose it for the sunroom ceiling. Because it was an eleventh-hour decision, we were having it installed on moving day!!

I should know by now to trust my gut — I just needed to make extra sure. But my feeling was right—it looks amazing! Now that the furniture is moved in and I’ve had some time to style and make it feel like home, I am OBSESSED with this space. The subtle palette mixed with the interest on the ceiling is a perfect combination. The boys can play, David and I can relax and we all can all enjoy this calming and cool space.


Stay tuned next week where I share how I’m still slightly stumped in this room.

Before and progress photography by Carolyn Vaughn
Reveal photography by
Austin Day

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