Sunrooms with Wall-to-Wall Sisal & Seagrass

Sunrooms with Wall-to-Wall Sisal & Seagrass

Regina Yunghans
Apr 10, 2014
Minnie Mortimer's Malibu home, as seen in Vogue.
(Image credit: Vogue)

The old carpet in our sunroom has seen better days: it's worn thin in spots and its dark blue color (which looks like something you'd find in an office building as opposed to a relaxing sunroom) has faded. I had hoped to replace it with tile, but we simply don't have the floor height to do this and still allow the doors swinging into the room to function. Then an idea I liked even better hit me: carpeting the room with wall-to-wall sisal or seagrass:

A sunroom designed by Giles Interiors.
(Image credit: Courtney Giles Interiors)

Both of the sunrooms pictured here are examples of what that could look like. I love the casual, indoor-outdoor feel of the material, and think it's perfectly suitable for a sunroom. While I've more commonly seen woven grasses used as rugs, there are broadloom varieties available that are installed wall-to-wall.

Natural Area Rugs has both sisal and seagrass available in broadloom form. These have a latex backing, however, so my search continues for a version with canvas or jute backing.

What do you think about installing woven grass as a floor covering in the sunroom?

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