Sunroom Pictures From Blog Cabin 2013

A cozy reading and relaxation space begins the story of Blog Cabin's rustic chic design mix.

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Light streams into the space via casement windows that offer views of Core Sound as well as the front yard and east entry.

Resin-cast whale shark figures offer a nod to the home's coastal location and create an intriguing focal point.

A lounge chair, fashioned from Ipe wood and the home's original rafter material, offers a spot to relax, watch nature or nod off.

An old hatbox and distressed storage chest, found among the home's original furnishings, stand in for formal end tables.

The ceiling is clad in distressed wood from the old dock while the home's original rafter material forms decorative edge banding.

A pile of heirloom-quality crewelwork pillows are among the room's softening touches.

Screens for every window ensure circulation of fresh air minus intrusion of pests.

Hand-scraped bamboo flooring, though new, appears original to the home.

The room's finishing touches come in the form of flowers and family heirlooms that speak to the original owners' personality.

A distressed serving tray corrals reading material, including a vintage edition of Living Biographies of Famous Novelists, a text inscribed by one of Blog Cabin's former owners.

The location of the home's original front door now serves as a passageway from sunroom to formal entryway. "We could have opened up the wall but [instead we] wanted to tell that story," says project manager Dylan Eastman.

A reading lamp with a turned-wood base and burlap shade complements the painted finish of an old careworn chest.

The sunroom leads into the home's formal entry and great room, where antique furnishings pair effectively with new furnishings – both store-sourced and handcrafted from the home's original building materials.