The Other Side of the Sun Room

2.04.2016

I shared the sun room the other day with the new neutral accessories, but I usually leave out the other side of the room. I mean the television isn't pretty to look at, but I think we all have a room or rooms with a t.v. in it. So I'm sharing how I have this area styled.



I have a rather hard time figuring out what to put on top of this cabinet. The top is very deep and I don't want to clutter it up with a lot of little things so I use larger items.

I have had this old Pepsi crate for years that my daughter gave me. I had it sitting up here with nothing in it and decided to add some succulents.

I love the texture the succulents add.

I'll tell you a little secret. They aren't real. Shhhhhh! I bet you wouldn't have known if I didn't tell you.

Actually I may try planting some real ones in this, but I am known to kill the poor things. I have had real ones before.

This large stone finial ads some height and texture to the vignette.

I have moved this old lamp from room to room and spot to spot, but it always ends up back on this cabinet. It is just the perfect height without being too tall and it is large enough for the depth of this cabinet. This was a Pottery Barn Outlet find and a very lucky and good priced one.



And back down below is my new television that sets on my other old crate turned upside down to give the t.v. some height. I had to replace my t.v. two days before Christmas. My Samsung that I bought just thirteen months before decided not to have a picture anymore. It had worked fine and then bam just sound. What?? Of course this happened a month after the warranty expired. I went with a Sharp this time.

Next to this is a bench which you can see part of, but this isn't picture worthy at the moment with Miss Bailey's things in here.

I really need to find something more neutral to set the television on since the red has been weeded out.
Hmmmm, need to figure this one out. I'm sure I'll find something in my stash.

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46 comments:

  1. Very pretty--it's so difficult decorating around the tv. I'm not impressed with Samsung, either. We purchased a new fridge and the ice maker is already on the fritz after 15 months--just past the warranty. We had it repaired once and the repairman said it's a design flaw but Samsung won't say it is because they aren't regulated like the auto industry. Our last fridge worked fine for over 10 years and I can kick myself for leaving it behind when we moved. Oh, well--lesson learned about Samsung!

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    1. I am hearing several say that they have had trouble with Samsung in a short period of time.

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  2. Love the lamp and cement finial. Great touches!

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  3. I think your TV area looks good! And yes your right...I did think those succulents were real! LOL! I like that braided trim on the lamp shade too! Have a great day, Kim!

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    1. Cindy, I know, right? That's why I bought them. I can't kill them either.

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  4. Love your sunroom! I would have never guessed the succulents were not real....they look great! I don't even try to hide the humongous tv in our den anymore. All the manly ugly stuff is in my husband's den....I lost that battle a long time ago!
    ~Des

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  5. Everything about this area is beautiful and if you hadn't shhh...us, I would have thought they were real. My daughter-in-law told me their Samsung dryer's motor died just a week past the warranty time. I don't quite understand how she did it, but she went back to the store and was still able to purchase a warranty through the store. I'm sure she paid more than she would have when they originally bought it, but it was either that or getting a new motor or new dryer out of their pocket, again. She said she'll never buy Samsung again. BTW, I just looked and saw that our TV is a Samsung, too...OH, OH!

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    1. Carol, the t.v. is a Sharp. I was not buying a samsung again after the other one died. My hubby still had a samsung in the great room until it croaks.

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  6. Very pretty! That sunroom of yours is worth a million bucks for comfort and beauty.

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  7. Love this post. It is interesting to see how you style an entertainment center. We spent a lot of time looking for our first flat screen only to have the picture go out a month after the warranty. We went to a TV repair shop and they told us that is not unusual. It is also cheaper to purchase a new tv then to repair it. So far we are two years on the current one (a Sony that was on sale at the time). Remember when the old giant ones lasted a minimum of 10 years!

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    1. Yes, I read that it is cheaper to buy a new one than get one repaired so that is why we bought a new one. Yes, we have gotten rid of old televisions that were still working to get the new flat screen HD ones that don't last long.

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  8. I have always loved that lamp of yours, Kim - I secretly call it 'the chubby lamp' lol! Your succulents absolutely look real. It all looks great!

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  9. love it-espcially the upside down coke box

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  10. Kim, great styling with your tv cabinet and I love the faux succulents! I thought our tv had died, but our son fixed it within five minutes...thrilled we didn't have to shop for a new one! Happy Thursday

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    1. Ours was dead. We even got a new cable like directv told us to do and still nothing. Had sound and no picture just out of the blue.

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  11. Love all the textures Kim.

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  12. I'm swooning over that lamp, it looks perfect there! That little area works great!

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    1. Thanks, Cristina. I'm swooning over your son's room. Good job!

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  13. Try switching the Pepsi and Coke crates. The pop of red would look good on the top of the cabinet.

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    1. I am removing the red so that won't work. Thanks

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  14. oh the ever present television problem.... we all have them but they are just NOT attractive...... I know we have ours mounted on the wall and I hate it.... we still have our television cabinet,,, and I still think about putting it back in it... but for now it just sits on the wall staring at us even when it is not on! Love your solution, I am in LOVE with that finial..... see what you do??? make me HAVE to go on a hunt to find one... lol as always your home inspires me.... have a great day, coming to you today from Sunny French Gulch California....blessings Curtis & Sherrie.

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  15. Terrific as usual . .. I mix faux and real plants all the time...especially love freeze dried...architectural pieces work always in my book of tricks!

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  16. Ooohhhh that cement finial. WANT!!!! Luvly Kim.
    Funny thing, we had the very same thing happened with our Samsung TV. On the 13th month... not working.

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    1. Thanks, Gee. I have had that thing for years. It is so heavy!

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  17. Fingers crossed. My Samsung tv's have all lasted long after the warranty. I hope they continue to work because they cost a pretty penny. Love the way you styled the tv cabinet. You have so much neutral in the room why not a little pop of red unless you want all neutral? I love the finial and the Pottery Barn lamp. I'm obsessed with lamps and hubby thinks I have too many.

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    1. The pillows on the sofa don't go with red right now. Thanks

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  18. Televisions are a challenge! But you did great. :) Love your PB lamp you scored at the outlet. Fabulous find!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. Yes, I always wanted that one when it was for sale at PB and couldn't believe I lucked up on it at the outlet a few years ago after they quit selling them.

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  19. TV's are a challenge! But a cabinet is always a good idea. We have the ones in our great room and master bedroom in antique armoires and they are closed unless we watch the tv, which is not often. (I don't even know why we have one in the great room LOL.) Small one in kitchen. All of ours are Toshiba and we have had great luck with them. Haha, no dirt gave you away on the succulents!

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  20. I have followed your blog from almost the beginning, but I've never left a comment until now. I just have to tell you I've seen the many changes you've made in your sunroom over the years, as well as all of your rooms, but this sunroom makeover has to be by far the prettiest I've ever seen. I thought I liked the blue, but when you changed from blues to neutrals, I'm ashamed to say I drooled a little bit. In short, your sunroom is stunning!

    Mary Beth

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    1. Thank you Mary Beth for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment!

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  21. Kim the tv stand looks bright, clean and crisp. Maybe you could paint the crate if your no longer wanting the red.

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  22. That lamp is one of my favorites!...and what a cute idea to place those succulents in the coke crate....I have some of those faux succulents in the attic...maybe it is time to take them out!

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  23. Even this side of your sun room looks beautiful Kim! And you are right, the succulents do look real.
    Hope you are having a great week!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  24. You make everything pretty, Kim! Yes, I would have guessed the succulents were real too!
    Shelley

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  25. Oh, I love that lamp too! The succulents do look real.
    Brenda

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  26. I'm totally in love with the lamp on top of your cabinet. It's the perfect size and has a lot of charm thanks to its one of a kind base.

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