For three years, Lindsey Ellis Beatty ushered guests into her home through a front door that opened into an empty and unfinished sunroom. "I knew I couldn't tackle the room for a while, but the whole time, I was filling a decorating file in my head," she says. So when the time came to act, Lindsey knew the direction she would take. "My husband, Kevin, and I needed a grown-up space that reflected our personalities," she says, "and I wanted a 'wow factor' when I opened the door to guests."

Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Decorating Editor Lindsey Ellis Beatty transformed a former front porch into a vibrant sunroom with her signature brand of decorating sunshine. See the beautiful sunroom, and get the products here

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Reupholstery fabrication: Solutions, Birmingham; 205/956-8309.
Drapery and pillow fabrication: Barbara Jones; 205/567-4949.
Fabric protection treatment: Nano-Tex; nano-tex.com.
Curtain fabric: Bamboozle (2090/02) by No. 9 Jim Thompson (jimthompsonfabrics.com).
Curtain rods: Highland Forge; highlandforge.com.
Ottoman: Parrish Ottoman (2427) by C.R. Laine; crlaine.com for retailers.
Tray (on ottoman): All White Breakfast Tray (L-34W); pacificconnectionsusa.net.
Small sofa: Odette Sofette by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; mgbwhome.com.
Tufted sofa upholstery fabric: Montego 100% Hemp White (S482205); forsythfabrics.com.
Armchairs: vintage from Tricia's Treasures, Birmingham; triciastreasures.us.
Floor lamps: Turned Floor Lamp; westelm.com.
Bar: Tall Butler Tray Stand and Large Rectangle Lacquer Tray in Metallic Silver; westelm.com.
Colorful paintings: Michelle Armas; michellearmas.bigcartel.com.
Painting: Bonnie Fuchs; bonniefuchs.com.
Deer head: Deer Head White Lacquer Large 39"; zgallerie.com.
Table lamps: antique from Tricia's Treasures, Birmingham; triciastreasures.us.
Ottoman upholstery fabric: Ikat Stripe in Dark Pink (2110) by Kathryn M. Ireland (kathrynireland.com).
Turquoise pillow fabric (on small sofa): Cintra in Multi Turquoise on Tint (AC704-10CU) by Alan Campbell through Quadrille (quadrillefabrics.com).
Animal-print pillow fabric (on tufted sofa): Conga Line in Moss, Aqua on Tint (2100-10) by China Seas through Quadrille (quadrillefabrics.com).
Chair fabric: Bleecker in Absinthe (174042) by Celerie Kemble for Schumacher (fschumacher.com).
Pink pillow fabric (on armchairs): Gauguin Linen Texture in Watermelon (BR-89588-137) by Brunschwig & Fils (brunschwig.com).

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