House Calls: Brightening up a sunroom

(Leah L. Jones/ For The Washington Post ) - Vienna resident Barb Bailey and her husband, Tom, want their sunroom to serve as more than a passage to their porch. The Baileys want space for books and a television, with comfy seating for both reading and movie-watching.

(Leah L. Jones/ For The Washington Post ) - Vienna resident Barb Bailey and her husband, Tom, want their sunroom to serve as more than a passage to their porch. The Baileys want space for books and a television, with comfy seating for both reading and movie-watching.

THE CHALLENGE

Vienna resident Barb Bailey and her husband, Tom, want their sunroom to serve as more than a passage to their porch. The Baileys want space for books and a television, with comfy seating for both reading and movie-watching.

(Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post) - Tom and Barb Bailey.

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THE SOLUTION

Suzan Meredith and Jennifer Mangum use a pair of chaises for an intimate, inviting seating area, while preserving an uncluttered path to the porch.

Ten walls help accentuate chrome and mirrored furniture. Try Benjamin Moore’s Pismo Dunes.

Highlight accent colors of blue and green with pillows, artwork and a graphic rug.

Garden stools can be used for extra seating or for holding reading materials and drinks.

Sheer window treatments provide privacy that doesn’t weigh down the room or block out the light.

Floor lamps help supplement existing recessed lights.

Meredith and Mangum, of Redecorate Today (703-867-6164, www.redecorate-today.com), are based in Ashburn.

SHOPPING GUIDE

Furniture: Beige transitional
chaise ($569, www.modernfurniturewarehouse.com); Tesso 84-inch wall-mounted bookcase ($299, www.cb2.com).

Accessories: Beaded ball floor lamp in polished nickel ($249, www.shadesoflight.com); Kendra trellis sheer drape in blue ($58 for 50-by-63-inch panel, www.potterybarn.com); Athena pewter rug ($500 for 6-by-9-foot rug, www.rugstudio.com); Yarmouth stripe pillow in teal with poly fill ($35 for 18-inch square pillow, www.walmart.com); Katreil silk tree ($636, www.1stoplighting.com); “Trees in Blue Green” stretched canvas print ($230 for 42-inch square print, www.art.com).

SPLURGE . . .

Turquoise glaze Zen garden stool ($379, www.shadesoflight.com).

Psara console table ($985, www.shopcandelabra.com).

. . . OR SAVE

Everest Gardens embossed ceramic garden stool in lime green ($142, www.wayfair.com).

Mirrored console table ($175, www.target.com).

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