Before & After: A Sunroom Gets Some Style

published Jul 13, 2015
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Shawn had installed windows on his enclosed front porch, effectively creating a sunroom. But it still sat unused and became a magnet for old furniture, that is, until stylist Carlton Ellis created a cozy spot in which to relax, entertain, or sip morning coffee:

(Image credit: Adam Webster Photography)

From Carlton:

This charming space that I jokingly call the ‘Sunroom’ is really a porch that the homeowner, Shawn, had enclosed in glass. It’s right at the front of the house but it was never used and had become the resting place of old, tired, outdoor furniture. It was definitely an eyesore so I convinced Shawn, (a successful entrepreneur) to let me revamp the space and luckily he agreed and even more – gave me carte blanche to do whatever I wanted!


The first thing I did was plan the space. I thought it could be a nice area to read and have coffee in the morning so I decided on a settee and bench around a round table.


We both agreed the floors needed help so I suggested replacing them with slate tile. Next I chose a Moroccan-ish theme and a green colour palette (two themes that are currently inspiring me) and went shopping.


I was thrilled when Shawn said yes to the screen: I knew it would really give the wow factor. Ultimately the furniture is all neutral and it’s the multiple tones of green that bring life and comfort to this sun-filled room.


The homeowner loves it and now uses it all the time to check emails and have lunch or just chat with friends.


Settee, table, bench and throw: Homesense

Screen: Wayfair

Rug: Joss & Main

Pillows and tea light holder: Pier One Imports

Thank you Carlton!