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Makeover Reveal: A Bright and Playful Sunroom

My Sunroom Makeover with Designer Kerry Spears

Earlier this year I shared that I was working with Designer Kerry Spears to give my sunroom a bright and colorful refresh! I’m so excited to share the final reveal with you today!

The ‘Before’ Pictures

Prior to the makeover, our sunroom was very beige with little pops of navy through a few pillows and garden stools. I didn’t have a lot of art on the walls and as a result the room was clearly lacking personality. When I look back at the ‘before’ pictures I realize how bare and boring the room really was which makes me love the new look even more! I absolutely adore the transformation; Kerry nailed my style and vision! Take a look at the sunroom before the makeover!


This light-filled space is where I spend the most of my time when I’m home, either reading a good book (just finished The Book of Joy) or catching up on The Crown. Because the rest of the my home has mostly white walls I wanted to bring color into this space. My favorite color combination has always been green and blue. Likewise my front door is Benjamin Moore Blue Danube so it made sense to highlight blues already present in other areas of my house. I’ve also always loved Lacefield Designs (I met the Founder Beth Lacefield at The Southern C) and knew that I wanted to showcase their beautiful hand-painted textiles in the space.

E-Design Process

For this project, I enlisted the help of interior designer, Kerry Spears. As a resident of Gainesville, Florida, she offers turn key services for both local and e-design clients. After connecting via FaceTime to discuss my vision for the space, she created a custom design proposal including exact measurements, shoppable links and sketches. She really listened to my needs and as a result provided a design that was exciting yet personal. I didn’t have to make any changes to her proposal and more importantly she stayed within my budget! She also included my favorite brands and artists into the design such as Mintwood Home, Emily Harris, Dear Keaton, HDA Accents and more. I would highly recommend Kerry if you’re looking for an Interior Designer with a passion for details and a fresh aesthetic. She was such a pleasure to work with and was always very responsive. (Thank you for everything, Kerry!)

The Final Look

First, I painted the walls a fresh, light blue called Benjamin Moore Constellation. I absolutely love this color on the walls, especially with all of the natural sunlight in the space. The color truly makes the room feel clean and cozy. It perfectly compliments the beautiful 100% Linen window panels in Ice from Lacefield Designs. The window treatments have made a huge impact on the room and really softens the space. Luckily we have a great local upholstery shop in St. Simons Island, called Overall Upholstery. The owner, Brooke Thompson, has recovered numerous pieces of furniture in my house prior to this project so I knew that I could trust her team with all of the custom pillows and window panels needed for the space. Brooke worked closely with Lacefield Designs to keep track of all of the fabric shipments and was very helpful in determining how many yards of fabric was needed for each project with little to no waste. I was totally impressed with their attention to detail especially with the window panels — the stitching, style and installation was all top-notch. We complimented the Ice blue window panels with Kelly Green, Serengeti Seaside, and Teal Velvet accent pillows from Lacefield Designs.

To tie all of the colors together, we worked with the talented Emily Harris to add her custom finishes to two wall panels that flank my antique doors to my office. I’ve always admired Emily’s work and I’m so grateful to have two of her pieces in my home. I love how her decorative art techniques are influenced by the weathered and crumbling architecture in cities such as Charleston and Savannah. She was truly a delight to work with and her beautiful work perfectly compliments the sunroom.

For artisan made and fair trade home furnishings, I turn to Dear Keaton. Kerry really wanted to showcase a textured mirror above my console table and Dear Keaton had the perfect piece! I’ve showcased the Bronze Starburst Mirror but they also have a full selection of other similar mirrors such as the Round Burnished Metal Mirror. To accent the bronze mirror, we pulled in Mintwood Home’s Bamboo Floor lamp with a black shade. The bamboo is finished in a lightly antiqued gold leaf with a crystal base. (I’m also loving their gold leaf Worlds Away Sloane Floor Lamp). Heloise McKee, the owner of Mintwood Home, believes that “Decorating should be fun, affordable and reflect your personal sense of style.” That’s definitely something that I can stand behind!

Lastly, a few of my favorite purchases are the varying preserved boxwoods from Home Decorative Accents. You’ll see these beauties sprinkled all over my house if you follow my Instagram. I love how they instantly add life to any space and I especially love how great they look grouped together to create a full vignette. Everyone needs preserved boxwoods in their home for coffee tables and bookcases!

This Post is in Partnership with Kerry Spears. A special thanks to all of our partners for this makeover! It’s such a joy to work with brands that I admire and love. All of your special touches created the perfect oasis. Thank you so very much.

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Kelli Boyd Photography


  • Reply Molly February 7, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Beautiful! Can you add furniture sources please? Chairs and coffee table specifically. Thank you!

    • Reply Monica February 7, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Hi Molly! I ordered the custom table from Etsy ( He was awesome to work with and I choose a custom stain that perfectly matched my furniture. I get compliments on my coffee table all of the time. I ordered the spool chairs through a designer years ago but Pottery Barn, Joss and Main and Ethan Allen all offer this type of chair! Hope that helps!

  • Reply Kate February 7, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Such a fun and inviting room! Love the colors and all the touches of green!

    • Reply Monica February 9, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you, Kate! Kerry Spears did a remarkable job!

  • Reply Kelly Page February 11, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    It looks beautiful, Monica! I’ve been mad about drapery for as long as I can remember. So many people think they block the view, but really they “present” the view and make a major impact! Your e-designer, Kerry, did a beautiful job! Warm, yet light and cozy but classy! Well done guys!

    • Reply Monica February 11, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you so much, Kelly! We had so much fun working on this project! I appreciate the kind words 🙂

  • Reply Cynthia February 12, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Looks amazing Monica! I love the wall color and that swinging chair is amazing!


    • Reply Monica February 12, 2018 at 11:27 am

      Thanks, Cynthia! My husband loves the swinging chair too — it’s the perfect spot to read a book!

  • Reply Laurel Robinson February 12, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Absolutely beautiful! This room looks so cozy and inviting. I love the soft hues of blue, green and ivory.

    • Reply Monica February 12, 2018 at 11:27 am

      Thank you so much, Laurel! It sounds like we both like the same color palette!

  • Reply Judy Field February 13, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Monica – beautiful! What a wonderful room! I, too, have always loved blues and greens. I love how the drapery panels add color but aren’t bulky. And, thank you for providing resources – I discovered dear Keaton & have already earmarked a couple of items!

    • Reply Monica February 20, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you, Judy! You are so sweet. Happy that you discovered some of my favorite brands!

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