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Design Solutions

Use a shelving unit to store books and display keepsakes and family photos.

Neutral furniture, like the sofa, shelving and desk, tone down the existing wall color.

Bring in accent colors with accessories such as lamps, pillows and a throw.

A natural element like these twig end tables, will bring the outdoors inside.

A larger area rug will ground the room and provide warmth underfoot.

Add an element of surprise with a fun lamp.

Curtain panels and woven shades bring warmth, pattern, texture and privacy to the room.

- Marika Meyer, Designer

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The Challenge

The Hochuli family of Derwood recently turned their screened-in porch into a finished sunroom. Now they'd like to add personality to the 14-by-15-foot space. They want to keep the existing armchair and paint color.

The Solution

Using window treatments, a larger area rug and a few new furniture pieces, designer Marika Meyer creates a warm space for the family of five.

- Marika Meyer Interiors (202-285-4134, www.meyerinteriors.com) is based in Bethesda.

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