Updates to the Sunroom and the Great Furniture Shuffle

Happy Monday, sweet readers! Sorry, I have been absent for a couple of weeks. My website has been down, and I have lost several of my posts and pictures from the last year that unfortunately cannot be recovered. Technology can be so frustrating! It has taken several days to get the site back up and running smoothly.

It is my hope that this post finds you well and enjoying your week. With more time being spent at home, I have been rethinking some of my spaces. As usual, remaking a space always involves the great furniture shuffle. Do you ever do that? It seems to have a domino effect around my house. Today, I want to share some of the changes that I have made to the sunroom.

You may remember a desk was placed below the front row of windows. My oldest son moved out a few months ago. Therefore, it made perfect sense to turn the downstairs spare bedroom into a home office for Mr. Bleu. He is really enjoying his new space, and when we get it all finished we will share it with you. We are planning on doing a English Country hunting theme. As soon as it is safe, I look forward to going antiquing to find some artwork and accessories for the office.

Replacing the desk is a most beloved piece of furniture. It is my grandmother’s settee. I originally had it placed in the sitting area on the stairway landing. However, I love it much better in the sunroom, and I can enjoy it more. It just seems to fit perfectly in the space.

You may also notice that the windows have new treatments. Since privacy isn’t an issue, I decided to take the two inch wood blinds down and replace them with these simple lace cafe tiers.

I adore the way the sunbeams shine into the room.

Thank you, dear friends, for your visits and comments. I hope that your day is filled with joy and blessings. Take care!!!

Linking with:
Between Naps on the Porch – A Stroll Thru Life –

  Follow The Yellow Brick Home –

Katherines Corner – Life and Linda  – Peonies and Orange Blossoms 

– The Dedicated HouseCommon GroundCalypso in the Country


  1. Good morning Shannon. Your sunny sunroom is gorgeous and has a lovely French country style which we both love. Your beloved grandmother’s settee is the piece de resistance in your beautiful space. It adds more of the lovely French charm. I am so sorry about your website. Blogging is not for the faint-hearted, there are so many issues to deal with. Wishing you a lovely day my friend!

  2. How beautiful everything is Shannon! Your sunroom is quite elegant. I love all the reds!
    I am so sorry you had problems with your website! And to lose so much is so sad and so frustrating!
    Sending well wishes to you my friend!
    Happy week to you!

  3. Bobbi Duncan

    Hi there! Those finicky computers can surely cause a love/hate relationship…sorry you lost pictures and such. Your sun room is gorgeous! Would you be so kind to tell the fabric information that's on your French chair…the pattern is stunning! You will have so much fun creating your fox hunt room…can't wait to see the reveal! We've always had one and it's such a cozy place to unwind. I too, am waiting out this pandemic before searching for fabrics and some new rugs…some of our upholstered pieces are now in dire need of an overhaul and I wonder just how long this terrible virus will be with us. I am glad, however, that needing some updates is the worst of our problems when so many are going through horrific times. It breaks my heart hearing all the sad news each day. Hugs!

    • Hi Bonnie, it is always so good to hear from you! Thank you so much for your sweet words. The chair is actually a Charles Faudree chair that I found at a consignment shop in Tulsa. I was told that the owner's home was decorated by him and that she was downsizing. I can't even begin to imagine being able to part with that chair. I was so happy to have found it. I have done some research on the fabric. The print is made by several different makers, but I found one by Waverly called Country House Toile. Take care, sweet friend, and enjoy your week!!!

  4. I would Love to sit and have a cup of tea in this room and take in the beauty of it.

  5. Hi Shannon,

    Your grandmother's settee is such a treasure. The changes in your sunroom are pretty. Love the cafe panels they let in so much light.

    Sorry about the computer issues. Technology cand be a problemat times. Sorry you lost pictures too.


  6. Shannon, the sunroom is perfect. It looks like a comforting space to enjoy. I always look forward to your posts. Enjoy putting together your hunt-theme room.

  7. As I've told you many times Shannon, your house is always picture perfect, and your sunroom looks absolutely beautiful! I love the fresh pink flower vases, flowers always make so much difference~ I look forward to seeing your husbands new hunt themed office! Sorry about the website hassle, never fun… but arranging furniture and flowers does make everything better!

  8. Dear Shannon, your home is absolutely lovely and is full of light, which I love. Your furnishings are gorgeous, especially your red toile chair. I get all happy every time I see that chair. I also spotted something else I am especially fond of and that is your Spode Pink Tower. I have that pattern in blue. I don't think I have noticed yours before, but it was the covered vegetable dish that grabbed my attention and then I noticed your plates. Your home looks as though you have totally thought about each detail. And, the magic truly is in the details.
    Wishing you a lovely week, stay well.

  9. Oh I'm so sorry you had technology problems! They really are frustrating! ? But I'm glad you're back, and I LOVE your sunroom furniture – that's such a pretty room! Can't wait to see the new office too! Take care and stay safe over there my friend!

  10. Shannon – I love this room, pure and simple. Your grandmother's settee is indeed special and perfect for that spot. Your attention to detail is a lesson for me to learn; you execute it perfectly!
    I love roosters, and have recently gone public with this unique little affliction. I am always reassured when I am on your site, and see your roosters proudly strutting about in your rooms. So sorry you lost so much of your photos and data; frustrating and no doubt discouraging. Hope you and your family are all well.

    • Kristine, you are so sweet! Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful words. I'm happy that you love roosters, too. I have been collecting them for several years, and I couldn't ever part with them. Take care, and stay well!

  11. Nancy+Brantley

    You have everything decorated so pretty in that sunroom. I love French decor. I could never part with that chair either. Charles Faudree?? !! I have those majolica plates you have on wall. Can't wait to see hunting scene in office, that I know will be pretty too. Have a Blessed Week.

  12. Rebecca M

    I think your room is warm and inviting. I would be worried about the sun beating on your beautiful table. Stay safe!

  13. Hello, Shannon,
    I am so happy I have found your site, I love it and enjoy all your prettie's and your home is just beautiful and all your idea's are so special, my home is a lot like your's so I truly enjoy all your thing's and detail's, color's are super and so well put together. I will look forward to all your blog's. Thank you again for sharing, have a nice Memorial weekend~~~~~~~~~
    Jean V. B. Ca~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    • HI Jean, your very kind and thoughtful words made my day! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I aim so happy that you found my blog and enjoy reading it. I hope that you are having a wonderful week! Take care, and have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

  14. Bobbi Duncan

    Shannon, you are such a dear to research the fabric on your Faudree chair for me! Thank you sooo much! Hugs!

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