SOUTHERN STYLE SLEEPING PORCH
I have been invited to show off my proudest interior design project this year and participate in:
I chose the Sleeping Porch project for several reasons. By far it has been one of my most satisfying projects to date. The main reason being, it was JENRON DESIGNS first time to participate in a national designer challenge, which consisted of 252 seasoned designers being featured each week on the progress of there design concept. Secondly, it truly pushed our design envelope, so to speak, with a quick 6 week to complete deadline. This allowed us to show all the work, planning and details that go into making a room design. Finally, resurrecting a very old school, southern sleeping porch idea, and bringing it into the current mainstream design world again, was very satisfying. I have received a huge online outpouring from, followers and designers about this uniqueness of this project. The overall project simplicity, to allure people from any walk of life, to add this design concept to there own home, to create there own sanctuary and retreat. So I am pleased to share with you the final reveal for my Southern Style Sleeping Porch:
THE FINAL REVEAL:
A SOUTHERN STYLE SLEEPING PORCH
We made it!!! We are here the week 6 “FINAL REVEAL”!!!!! Oh my gosh I didn’t think we would ever get here!!! For those of you that are following along on the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge. Here is a link where you can check at all the talented participants in the 2017 ORC hosted by House Beautiful and Linda @Calling It Home.
If you happened to have missed a week here are the links to check out the previous weeks work so you can catch up or revisit a project that interested you:
I wanted to give you a quick reminder for what the room looked like before we do the big reveal. So here is where we started 6 weeks ago. A simple screened porch, furnished with your basic outdoor furniture, and it was nice but I have always dreamed of a southern style sleeping porch.
This is the inspiration board for this project: So without any further ado I present the Final Reveal of our Southern Style Sleeping Porch by JENRON DESIGNS.
This lovely pallet bed was designed and constructed by my husband Ron. If you just love the way it turned out and must have one of your own please check out the FREE Blueprints in the link for Week 3 .
As you can see I implemented our seaglass color story from the inspiration board. I was able to order the fun pillow cases as seen on the board as well.
We have created cozy nooks and corners to invoke the feeling of being inside a genie bottle. Pillows and periodicals everywhere, all with in arms reach.
We added in some driftwood complements of our dear friends located on Lake Hartwell, thanks Marci and Nancy it really is beautiful and the perfect piece!!!
We got this beautiful Wall Mounted Votive Holder from Pottery Barn for ambient light at night.
Don’t forget the Haint Blue Ceiling from Week 3. It really lightens and brightens the space, even more so than the original white ceiling. It really makes the area feel very serine and carries the outside in. Not to mention I thin I will be missing out on all the visits from boo hags, spirits, and the bugs!!!
Finally here is the Rug…… the bane of my exisitance!!! Well….what do think??? It was not my first choice, as listed on inspiration board since Wayfair was backordered until July. (Funny store it was actually a feature rug in this months Goodhouse Keeping….nope, sorry out of stock my friends) This rug was not even my second choice, which was from Overstock, it ended up being too tropical and was almost a zebra print. I actually found this rug at Ross, of all places. I would have never thought to look there, but I was desperate, looking everywhere to find anything that worked with my color story. It was only $20 and I figured it would be fine as a place holder until July, but now it’s kind of growing on me.
THE MYSTERY ANTIQUE DIY
Here is the reveal of the “mystery antique item” I have been teasing you all with for 6 weeks. I know my subscribers got a preview of the item in it’s original state, but look at it now!!!!! WOW what a transformation!!! Amazing what a little paint barn wood and some corrugated metal can do. This was an item that our friend Alexis was getting rid of, and it was headed straight to the curb. Thank you Alexis it turned out great!
Here are the original before pictures just so you can get the full scope of what we were working with, it had a faux brick back and laminate facade. Not to mention all that red velvet, which was not in the color story for this project at all.
Yes it’s a Quagmire style bar you would expect to be in Elvis’s Graceland suite. It has a working 8 track and record player behind the facade of the fireplace. Oh yes my friends this antique was to good to pass up, it’s literally like a working time capsule from around 1962.
Even though I probably won’t use it very much we redid the inside, mainly so we could keep this quirky blast from the past bar and music center. We have added a mp3 player in just to update our tunes, since my vinyl collection is quite limited…..hahaha
The bar is actually revolving and has working lights…..hehehehe it is so funny, it’s cute.
THE DREAMY NIGHT VIEW
Time to turn in??? Well after all it is a sleeping porch, so what good would this article be with out the night time photos? As you can see the ambient lightening turned out amazing!!! We actually ran the fireplace and under the bed lights to a bluetooth switch, that we located in the bedroom next to the door. So now we can just flip on the lights as we head out the door, no hassle with plugging in cords etc.
Tip: The under the bed lights are simple leftover icicle lights from the holidays. I figured we used them last year and our theme this year will not be same so might as well gets me used out of them else where. So these fun candy colored lights are stuffed into the pallets and unless you are belly crawling on my floor or take a picture like I am you have not idea that they are Christmas lights. We have decided that we will be putting in a permeant wall switched fireplace in the near future, but for now to complete the One Room Challenge we were able to fix up this fun little antique and make it something useful. Plus we will probably just relocate it to our basement as we finish it out…… lots more projects on the horizon this year!!!
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EXTERIOR WALL PAINT- Dorian Gray Sherwin Williams TRIM PAINT- City Loft Sherwin Williams FLOORS- Thompson Water Sealer Acorn CEILING FAN-52″ White Ceiling Fan Home Depot CEILING PAINT-DCR075 Piazza Blue Sherwin William CURTAINS- Outdoor Weighted Panels White Ballard Designs MATTRESS- Hampton & Rhodes 6.5″ HR100 Firm Mattress Firm of Cumming (see Aaron) MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS- 4″ Gel Foam Mattress Wayfair MATTRESS COVER- Waterproof/Bed Bug Blocker Hypoallergenic Wayfair MATTERESS TOPPER- Waterproof Mattress Topper Wayfair EURO SHAMS WHITE & NAVY- Clairebella 200 Thread Count Wayfair BEDDING/QUILT- Cynthia Rowley Blue Green Medallion, HomeGoods HELLO HANDSOME/GORGEOUS PILLOW CASES- Wayfair END TABLE BASKET- Jacquelyne Lidded Barrel Basket Pottery Barn WALL MIRROR- Wall Mounted Votive Holder Pottery Barn LARGE GLASS URNS-HomeGoods DRIFTWOOD VASES-HomeGoods CHEVRON THROW PILLOWS- Wayfair, ROUND THROW PILLOW HomeGoods, TASSELED THROW- Anthropology (similar) EMBROIDERED THROW PILLOW- Pier 1 (similar), BLUE & WHITE TICKED THROW PILLOWS- HomeGoods AQUA THROW PILLOWS-Overstock. EURO SHAMS QUILTED TURQUOISE- Overstock RUG- Ross