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Client: Hillside View Sunroom

Sunroom blue and white accents with teak

Finding themselves drawn to their patio for coffee in the mornings and relaxing evenings watching the birds that inhabit the grass-covered hill behind their home, they wanted to enjoy the space year-round.

I was honored they reached out to me to help them create an incredibly comfortable and inviting space. They also wanted a more modern aesthetic, with durable, long-lasting furniture and finishes.

Modern style sunroom with blue and white accents

After investing in the full-length windows to transform the space into a proper sunroom, they desired a room that was more than just a catch-all of furniture.

The Before

Creating a Room

For a converted space to feel more like a room and less like an afterthought additional layers of finishes are necessary. The floor was the logical place to start. We added a lovely soft stone tile in a classic Versailles pattern.

If you look closely, you can see I also had my contractor paint the lower flashing the same color as the siding. After the floor was installed, he added a simple baseboard.

A custom rug was made to fit the space and define the seating area. The subtle weave brings a softness, texture and warmth to the room.

Sunroom Seating in a Narrow room
Narrow sunroom seating arrangement

Mixing warm woods like teak and bamboo with soft whites and loads of texture are elements I lean into for sunrooms.

Seating in a narrow sunroom

The blue tones in the pillows, the client’s favorite color, echo the expanse of sky captured by the floor-to-ceiling windows.

California casual sunroom
Coastal inspired sunroom

Opposite the seating area, a teak console creates an opportunity for a display of plants, a necessary ingredient for any sunroom in my design book. This piece can also be used as a freestanding island. I thought that was a nice option if they ever wanted to set it up as a bar area. (The opposite side has an opening for a couple stools.)

console table used as potting bench in sunroom

Create Your Own Oasis

Outdoor Teak Sofa Outdoor Teak ChairTextural Oval Coffee TableHammered Hurricane, small • Round Rattan TableBlue and White Ceramic Lamp, large • Dark Blue Embroidered PillowDark Blue Embroidered Stripe lumbar PillowPlaid Outdoor Lumbar PillowWhite and Wood Side Table Textured Pot Navy VaseFaux Palm Leaf BranchesLarge Console/Kitchen Island Marble Top

The best compliment I can receive is when a client reports that they absolutely love their new sunroom and enjoy it as much as they had hoped! I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend every minute here?


  • Laura
    September 24, 2023 at 8:21 am

    Beautiful Leslie!

  • Laura
    September 24, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Is the window behind the sofa the original exterior wall and then they added a back of windows? love it!

    • Leslie
      September 28, 2023 at 7:35 am

      It is! Biggest last minute move was to paint the large trim around it the wall color. I have no idea how I missed that! Made a huge difference.


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