I realized I never really photographed the seating area in the garden room – I had a few photos but I never posted much other than the images from the skylight before and after. However I didn’t think this room was done until we found the additional side chairs and the perfect pillows!
We finally feel like this room is 90% done – and when I say “this room” I am referring to the seating area in this room and when I say “we” I mean “I”. Behind the couch is the Murphy bed area and we still want to add a folding table and chairs for extra seating or workspace. So
we I will be working on that in the next few months.
You can often find me sitting on this couch – in fact I am blogging right now sitting right in the middle rewatching Outlander (which is currently on Netflix, but just the first two seasons). Anyway, this area pulls me away from my office, it’s so hard to want to work in my office sometimes when this sunny, bright space and comfy couch with a nice TV is right there calling my name. But enough about that, you may want some details about this space.
We picked up most of the furniture before the space was done – the couch from Pottery Barn Outlet, and the rug as well. The coffee table and the gorgeous white and black bone dresser from my favorite local store The French Bee. Owner Michael usually buys only one unique piece of furniture from market which makes it truly a unique piece to own.
I am very picky about pillows and their covers. I almost spent $200 on a single pillow designer pillow until I found the exact same print cover (but better) on Etsy for $80! I also must insist you trying a lumbar pillow for back support – it really helps with those late nights on the couch blogging *wink* I prefer down-filled pillows and if you can’t find prints you love and you want a designer look, look to Etsy! They are worth the wait and supporting a small business owner. The costs might seem steep but the textiles and quality are beautiful – I have been so thrilled with my purchases. I’ve bought six pillow covers from three Etsy shop owners. Here are the stores I frequent: 3BModLiving, WheatonWhaleyDesigns, and PillowTimeGirls. Most of our down-filled pillow inserts are from Pottery Barn and are very affordable!
I didn’t intend to have so many indoor plants in this room but it is one of the brighter areas of the house and the pots looked so great here so I decided to leave them. They are thriving in this room!
I had originally wanted a pair of white cloth covered rotating chairs, but they were $1400 each and then I wanted the spindle chairs and that was so difficult to decide if they would work until I found the two side chairs on Overstock (similar same line) and I was so relieved because we had bought a different side chair and it was too bulky for the space and we moved it to Benjamin’s office which we also need to remodel.
I also wanted the chairs to be low profile and more airy feeling so the space felt lighter. They are comfortable too which is mandatory for every item we own – I want guests to sit and stay a while, there is no bad seat in the house, not even the dining room chairs! The white tassel pillows are from Ballard Designs.
The large metal lantern is from Pottery Barn, the garden stool from The Home Depot I took it from outside and decided inside would be better! I took the fan from the kitchen and used it in the garden room. I’m pretty good with it for now.
The blinds was a tough one – we though about curtains and rods but then I realized I placed a sconce right smack in the middle my French doors (my own addition last minute) and it complicated where the curtains would rest when they were drawn. So, I found these inexpensive bamboo blinds for the French doors from Houzz and added hooks. They are perfect in size and also removable when I need to shoot for special occasions like for the blog or if I want them off during parties (to avoid the cords getting tangled up). For the other windows I bought the matching style in a larger width and I thought I could saw them but my handyman said it didn’t work when he tried, and instead he had to hand cut them – but it worked great!
We planned on mounting the TV and bought the TV mount that stretches all the way out from the way and can turn to the side – so if you wanted to watch TV while sitting at the dining table, you could.
We haven’t yet, but we could.
I also thought it would be great if I could pull the TV further out and work out behind the couch.
I haven’t yet, but I could.
And finally, this is the view from the dining room into the garden room space. If you turn the corner and see the Murphy bed, to the left is the new bathroom. I hope that gives you some space perspective.
- Couch: Pottery Barn
- Rug: Pottery Barn
- Garden Stool: The Home Depot
- White tassel pillows: Ballard Designs
- Side cane chairs: Overstock
- Fan: Hunter from The Home Depot (similar)
- Metal Lantern: Pottery Barn
- Floor Lamp: Pottery Barn
- Honeycomb Bone dresser: The French Bee (similar)
- Coffee table: The French Bee (similar)
- Bamboo blinds: Houzz
- Pillows: Etsy (antelope print + velvet)
- Cream lumbar pillow: Target
- Tray: Found by Domestic Bliss
- Brass wall frames: Target
- Wood side table: Calypso St. Barth (similar)
- Gold table clock: Pottery Barn