About a year and a half ago, I met Nancye at her home in Tampa, Florida. Her kitchen was in need of a major makeover.
She had a narrow porch at the back of her house (through the French doors) that she wanted to enclose to make more useable (with air conditioning in summer) and still have a view of their tropical garden. With the enclosed porch, I suggested adding a banquette to maximize space for dining.
And here it is now! (Thanks for sending photos, Nancye).
Nancye is a pharmacist… I like styling with meaningful pieces.
The one of a kind, vintage rug runner was purchased from Etsy.
The counters are calacatta quartzite.
The banquette seat is covered in easy to clean faux leather with a Perennials (indoor/outdoor) fabric back.
The Restoration Hardware chairs are also in Perennials.
I love Nancye’s addition of the throw blanket ladder…to fill in that space on the left. The shiplap dresses up a low ceiling and keeps the sunroom feel.
Paint colors: island Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, cabinets White Dove
Nancye’s living room is in progress, but we styled these new built-ins together on opposite coasts via Facetime.