In case you have been wondering what the bright and cheery room I have been posing in...take a peek into my "florida room". That's what we call it around here, but it's also known as a screened in porch, or sun room I guess. I like the way florida room sounds, and went for a tropical vibe so we could have a getaway all year round! It's also an excuse to decorate with plastic flamingos, my favorite.
The first thing I found was the rug on gilt, and went crazy from there. The furniture I got on double sale at Crate and Barrel, and kept it basic, it actually looks a lot like our indoor furniture! The curtains are a marimekko fabric I found at the Crate and Barrel outlet for under $5 a yard. They are an oversized floral print called OONA. I think I got around 18 yards for 6 panels of fabric. Right now they aren't sewn, I just stapled them for the summer. We still have a bit of work to do in the cornices before curtain rods can go up.
It was really tough to find the right kind of fabulous fabric for the pillows. I finally stumbled upon a twin size quilt on clearance in Marshall's for $22. Another bold floral print, but somehow it all works. I used 18x18 pillow forms, cut 19" squares used 1/2" seam allowances and closed them with invisible zippers. I've put in about a million invisible zippers but for still used this video as a reference, it really helped and I love the lady in the video. My pillows came out perfectly! I used two different kinds of trim, JUMBO orange rick rack, and this fabulous neon pink pom poms.
It's been really great spending time in the new room, reading or even doing some hand sewing outside. And make sure to check out the BEFORE pic below. YUCK! (yes that is astro turf, very classy)
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