See how I transformed my mom’s new sunroom into a bright and cozy sitting area with lots of English garden inspiration – including this lattice covered wall.
English Garden Inspiration
This English garden-inspired sunroom interior is anything but average. Some may even say it reminds them of an old children’s tale. When my 9-year-old second cousin walked into my mom’s sunroom for the first time this weekend, he looked around and said, “This is just like Peter Rabbit.”
How adorable is that?
Best Mom in the world!
Indoor Lattice Wall
During the installation of the sunroom, I turned my attention onto the single wall that would be left with vinyl siding and an outdoor light fixture.
I considered a few options such as sheetrock and shiplap, but this photo below is the look I really wanted. So, we painted the walls a lovely green and installed a traditional English lattice fence over painted drywall for some stunning garden vibes.
10 years ago when my Mom built her carriage house, we chose a green sofa for her upstairs living room. Since her house is often full of guests, she decided she wanted a pull-out sofa in there instead. Her original sofa fabric happened to be treated outdoor fabric, so we moved it into the sunroom and it became the starting point for the colour scheme.
NOTE: If you aren’t yet convinced of the importance of mood boards when decorating and shopping online, then you need to enroll in my Shop Online with Colour Confidence course right away! Here’s a look at the mood board for this room.
Since turquoise and pink are also my mom’s favourite colours, I found an area rug that picked up both the green in the sofa, as well as some turquoise and white.
I searched high and low in Canada for sunroom chairs that I liked and finally ended up shipping these in from One Kings Lane (and bonus, they’re on sale right now). Since the cushions were already white, I decided to leave them since they definitely repeated all the existing white in the sunroom. Then, down the road when they require re-covering, we can find new upholstery.
In the Spring, Mom plants seedlings for her greenhouse and this room is perfect for that. However, in the summer, it gets unbearably hot in the afternoon sun. The only plant that survives in here is a jade plant and a bougainvillaea. Therefore, I bought this faux fern (below) which came in this stand because this spot needed a plant!
I’m ignoring the pink beige vinyl decking since, as it turns out, there is very little selection and availability in outdoor vinyl decking, as I posted about here.
Plant stand HomeSense | Similar here
You can see the small heater through the Etagere, I also chose this style of shelf so it wouldn’t cover up the lattice wall.
This is a 4-season sunroom that requires a second portable heater to keep it warm in the winter. So when it gets really cold we don’t use the room since it would be expensive to keep warm.
My Mom loves this room so much! Since a carriage house has to be built with a garage on one side, this places the living room upstairs, not so convenient since most people prefer to be close to the kitchen. This room adds much-needed seating as an extension beside her sitting room inside.
From her new sunroom, she can watch their pet goats, view her apple trees, and enjoy all the lush greenery outside! I’ll often find her sitting in her favourite spot, knitting in the afternoons. Except in the summer, when we’ll most likely find her in the garden!
Here’s the before & after of the exterior of the sunroom I posted about here.
In the past 18 months, who else added onto their house or created a studio in the backyard? It seems to be a trend!
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