This sunny corner of our home wasn’t horrible before (see before photo below), but it was a bit blah. My goal was to make it a place that attracted us to it with comfy chairs, a good solid table, and an area rug to make it feel cozy.
The original cracked, old, travertine tile was swapped out for large format, gray, matte tile. I added natural roman shades mounted at the top of the large picture windows, which keep a low profile during the day but make it cozy at night.
These sunny, yellow chairs have been custom covered in outdoor fabric to make them hard-wearing, and stain and fade resistant. I created an area rug from Flor carpet tiles which is easy and fun to do and extremely practical to maintain. I bought the table second-hand so we don’t feel we need to be too careful with the surface. I love having coffee with a friend and cozy dinners for four in this beautiful, new, sunny corner.
While this corner was ok before, it was devoid of color, warmth, or softness, and it was impossible to make the area private after dark. I replaced the original Noguchi paper lantern with a bigger one, which works better proportion-wise with the larger scale furniture.