Sunrooms that fill summer days with splashes of light
Tracy Davis, owner of the interior-design firm Urban Dwellings in Portland, first saw this Cape Elizabeth sunroom under renovation, and knew that decorating it would be a challenge. “The space is an unusual shape”, she says, “and the post smack in the middle was like having a wedge taken from the whole pie.”
Davis broke the sunroom down into more intimate spaces by clustering furniture together. “I used smaller, low furniture, too” she says, “so as not to obscure the view.” And with a canopy of the trees and ocean just beyond the windows, what an unspoiled view it is. “There’s a real tranquility to this space,” Davis says.
While Davis wanted to use bright colors in the sunroom, she stayed away from pastels and other colors that wouldn’t “age” particularly well. She focused primarily on a palette of blues and greens. “With the trees, ocean, and sky around, we just tried to blend all three together,” Davis says.