Sun roomTraditional Porch, New York

conservatory/sun room

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chrissy23 wrote:Mar 1, 2013
  • manske5
    Can you tell me what color the brick is and/or where it was purchased?
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    Gavin Historical Bricks

    Beautiful brick floor!

Stephanie Morrison wrote:Apr 12, 2013
  • kathygrzymala
    But there seems to be a green outlining the windows
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    Dennison and Dampier Interior Design
    That green outline you see is the shadow from the photograph. It is the storm window on the other side.
kdeanna6 wrote:Aug 21, 2016
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    Rugs Done Right

    A nice, quality, rug could definitely help soften your sun room living space!

  • Brandi Nash Hicks
    No on the rug in this room, beautiful as is
janinek wrote:Feb 28, 2013
  • Becky Sakevicius
    I would like to know that as well.
  • ctsusan
    Looks like Abutilon - White Flowering Maple
kellyslobodian wrote:Apr 26, 2015
klark wrote:Mar 23, 2013
  • Allen Lilly

    Hi I see it's been a while, but did you ever get an answer on where the table and bench came from? could you share with me/ thanks!

  • klark
    Hi. I sure didn't! I went with a 48 inch diameter table with a leaf that extends it to 60 inches when needed! It works in the the room just fine!
Dale Loyd wrote:Jan 15, 2016
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    Dennison and Dampier Interior Design

    Hi, it is an antique English pine farm table with drawers, you can find these on line, but each is individual. You could try eBay or first dibs and see what they offer, or look for an English antique importer in your area.

seastarbliss wrote:Jun 11, 2013
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    Dennison and Dampier Interior Design
    The cream pots are antique chimney pots from a salvage company, the large Italian olive oil urns can be found online
Jamie Marancenbaum, REALTOR - DFW wrote:Jan 9, 2013

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    becky
    Becky Harris added this to 13 Ways to Give Your Home a Garden-Inspired LookMay 6, 2015

    Use outdoor pots and urns indoors. These pieces help add wonderful texture from materials like iron, concrete, terra cotta and ceramic. Oversized pieces make a big statement.

    ckolander
    Olander Garden Design added this to How to Create an Indoor LandscapeJan 17, 2015

    If you’re not interested in using the same plant multiple times, you can use plants with a similar form (in this case round) but in varying sizes and textures. It’s less obvious but achieves a similarly pleasing effect.Teach Your Landscape Rhythm

    creativejewishmom
    creative jewish mom.com added this to Outsmart Winter — Make Houseplants of Your Garden GrowersJul 8, 2013

    Growing garden varieties indoors year-around. Don't be surprised if some of your overwintering experiments are so successful that you decide to make a permanent home indoors for plants usually seen in the garden. The collection seen here is stunning and unique as well as unexpected. Diligent trimming maintains the compact forms and shows off the plants' gorgeous hues. The 3 main plants thriving in this sunroom:The Purple Heart vine in the corner is especially easy to grow; propagate it by simply sticking cuttings into soil. The silver-leaved foliage plant on the table appears to be Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria); it's a fantastic decorative touch in this rustic, historic-looking room. The blooming bush is Abutilon, which, with proper pruning and repotting twice a year, can be kept as a houseplant for many years. Abutilon prefers a cool winter room and less water, followed by warmth and adequate moisture in the summer.Important considerations for overwintering outdoor plants:Location: Generally the best indoor location for any outdoor garden plant is near a sunny window. Don't allow any leaves to touch a cold window. Keep the plants away from drafts as well as heating vents. Because the dry winter air inside our homes can be detrimental to overwintering, a well-lit bathroom or laundry room (both humid) may be the best place for your plants. The leaves will turn brown and crisp if there's not enough moisture in the air.Timing: Allow plants to gradually acclimate to the very dry effects of indoor heating by bringing them indoors before you actually start heating your home.Care: Provide extra humidity by misting the leaves daily and consider placing the plant's container on a shallow water-filled tray lined with small stones, so the pot stands on the stones but not in the water. During the cool seasons, many plants naturally become dormant or grow at a very slow pace. Watering should be done only when the soil appears dry, but do water the plant deeply enough so that water drains from the bottom of the pot into the tray or plate. Fertilizer is generally not recommended.Cautions: Many plants are toxic and even riskier for children and animals than adults, so do your homework to determine which plants to keep out of reach if necessary.

    lfrederick
    Lisa Frederick added this to Brick Floors: Could This Durable Material Work for Your House?Feb 7, 2013

    • Affordability. Because brick used for interior applications is generally in paver or tile form, it's thinner and less costly than exterior brick. On average you'll pay less than $10 per square foot, uninstalled. Unless you're an extremely skilled DIYer, you'll need to factor in professional installation costs (usually around $500 to $700 for an average-size room), as brick can be difficult to lay correctly. • Sustainability. Clay brick is made mostly of natural materials, such as shale, kaolin and minerals. In addition, bricks from old or demolished structures can be salvaged for new applications — particularly nice if you're aiming for a vintage effect. • Slip resistance. Left unfinished, brick has a slightly rough, textured surface that provides traction underfoot. However, if you seal it with a slick or waxy coating, you'll have to take other steps to prevent falls. • Aesthetic appeal. One of the reasons people love brick is its inherent traditional warmth, which few other materials can replicate. It evokes a sense of the past and feels like a strong, reassuring holdover from bygone days. Natural variations in its coloring give it a beautifully nuanced palette.

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    mcerny
    Lakeview Interior Design added this to Marcia & Jim RenoNov 13, 2019

    Look at the floor ... like this for lower level - what do you think?

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