New Project Reveal: From Cool Sunroom to Warm Family Room

Transform a hardworking sunroom into a cozy family room.
interior design, family room, sun room, contemporary, mid century modern, sectional, swivel chairs

I am going to start today’s blog by saying I am so sorry it has been over a year since you have seen a post from us! I struggle with my desire to put out lots of content with my overwhelming need to make everything perfect. That meant it used to take me hours to put out one blog. I have finally decided that I don’t care what the analytics say about how many words it should have and whether the Google gods think it is search engine worth. Thus, my posts won’t be scoring a 90 or above before I push send!

Moving on, let’s share this new project that we love!!!

How do you transform a large sunroom originally built for indoor/outdoor living into a warm and inviting family room? That is what our clients asked us to do, and we are about to show you how we did it.

We had two major challenges in this space:

  • The room was enormous, so we needed to humanize the dimensions and make it feel more intimate
  • The client wanted to keep the concrete floors, which are great for a sunroom right off of your outside pool, but not as warm for a family room. Plus, let’s be honest, they were still going to get traffic coming in from the pool area because it is the main room for entry off the outside patio.

When determining the feel of the space, we took our cues from the architecture of the home and the large windows allowing the outside to play such a large role in the room. That meant lots of clean, contemporary lines with organic details.

So, how did we solve our two main challenges?

  • We designed a custom sectional that is ginormous in size. It clearly defines the seating area in the room while not overpowering the room with it’s size. We love the long, transitional lines and balanced with the amount of back support versus chaise area all wrapped in a performance fabric that will stand up to all the holiday get togethers and movie nights.
  • The sectional would not have had nearly the successful impact it has without the custom broadloom area rug. It is nestled perfectly inside the walls of the room, with just enough space between it and the walls so that you know it is a rug, but large enough to give the room it’s ” I am an inside room, not an outside room” that it desperately needed.

From there, the rest of the room is a study in neutral colors, clean lines playing with organic ones, and layers and layers of texture!

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We hope you loved the reveal of this project as much as we loved sharing it! There are so many fun details in this space to be inspired by.

We would love to help you solve big design dilemmas you may be having, too, and create a room that hugs you when you walk in. Give us call and we set up a complimentary Discovery Call to get your project started. 🙂

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Sherry Millien, one of America’s premier interior designers and is known for the unique, one-of-a-kind interiors she creates for prominent clients throughout the metropolitan Houston area.

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