Homira Nassery wants to decorate the 14-by-6-foot sunroom in her D.C. apartment. She wants a happy, tropical look: “Jamaica meets New Orleans.” She has tested a few paint colors but hasn’t loved anything. “Let’s just say the room needs help,” she said.
By adding a wicker swing chair and floral stick-on mural, designer Lena Kroupnik turns the space into a private paradise.
Kroupnik (240-505-6783) is based in Rockville.
To evoke feelings of serenity, start with the walls. A nature-themed stick-on mural brings the room to life.
Spice up the space with an orange settee. Match the cushions to the swing chair for continuity.
Let a little sun in with Roman shades. Keep them casual with linen fabric.
Carpet tiles by Flor are a breeze to install and maintain. A subtle tone-on-tone pattern adds visual interest.
A swing chair invites relaxation. The wicker and rattan materials give the room a coastal vibe.
Go green. Plants, such as these potted fishtail palms, are a must-have for any sunroom.
Keep storage open and airy to make the room feel larger.
Furniture: Portico ottoman with casters in Cayenne ($499, www.crateandbarrel.com); Parisian Cornice bookcase in brown drifted oak ($1,195, www.restorationhardware.com); Flor carpet tiles in Soft Spoken Flax ($14 per tile, www.flor.com).
Accessories: Antique garden stool ($760, www.horchow.com); Komaki pillow in white ($175, www.homedesignwarehouse.com); Lulie Wallace Flowers for Phoebe wall mural ($129, www.urbanoutfitters.com); Diane textured bronze wood blades ceiling fan ($434 each, www.lampsplus.com).
Astrid settee ($2,498, www.anthropologie.com).
Talya wicker swing chair ($465, www.bathroomvanitiescity.com).
Edie velvet chaise ($649, www.urbanoutfitters.com).
Marrakech Swing Chair ($179, www.urbanoutfitters.com).
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