The typical real estate agent might push for your new home to have more square footage, right? Well, Grace Herlong Loveless isn’t your average agent. In fact, at the beginning of the pandemic, the Loveless family removed square footage from their home’s pre-existing footprint to create more outdoor space.
What was once a sunroom, impractical to heat and cool, is now practical, well-used space.
Thoughtful details like performance fabric curtains and pillows, a blend of indoor and outdoor furnishings, and bright pops color help to blend this outdoor space perfectly with the rest of the home.
The children love to play in what feels like their own treehouse, the table hosts dinner most nights, and mom and dad have a cozy spot to catch up on their favorite shows after everyone else is off to sleep.
Top 3 design tips to recreate this look
1. Instead of using only outdoor furniture, use indoor furniture with performance fabrics. The end result will be cozier and more stylish.
2. Stay diligent about furniture covers when it rains and during pollen season.
3. Utilize curtains around the perimeter to break it up, make it feel more like a ‘room’ rather than just outdoor space.
This article originally appeared on Greenville News: My Favorite Room ... with Grace Herlong Loveless