Today we travel to North Carolina, where designer Meredith Beregovski, owner and principal of Georgia Street Design, created this sunlit sunroom design for a Charlotte-based family who loves to entertain. Located in the fashionable SouthPark district, a popular neighborhood for business and shopping, the client’s home was calling for space to socialize. The home’s interior lacked an open floor plan, so designer and homeowner turned their attention outdoors, finally deciding to break ground on a large exterior addition.
Designed from the ground up, Beregovski was present from the “initial planning to the completion of construction,” working side-by-side with the architect and builder to ensure a smooth collaboration. The results of her tireless efforts are visible in the seamless beauty of the sunroom––“I rarely see an outdoor space that blends dining and living as effortlessly as this one does,” says Beregovski, “The cohesion of these two spaces is my favorite element.”
Seeds of Inspiration: Sunroom Design
This indoor-outdoor sunroom design space was a true collaboration between designer and client. Inspiration struck when Beregovski and her client attended a mutual friend’s baby shower––the mother-to-be had a similar porch, and Meredith’s client fell head-over-heels in love with the room’s airy appearance and natural flow. When it came time to designing her own sunroom, they decided to replicate the open layout, while Beregovski personalized the project with custom finishes and well-chosen furnishings.
Although Charlotte residents usually enjoy a temperate climate, the Georgia Street Design team did take stock of seasonal humidity, adding strategic design elements––ceiling fans & specialty windows––to increase airflow throughout the room. “We used Easy Breeze windows in this room to allow for better airflow during North Carolina’s humid months; these windows are versatile in that they are screened and can be fully removed,” she explains, “We also installed a number of fans for better circulation in the space.” Now, the sunporch can be enjoyed throughout all four seasons.
The Georgia Street Design team urges their clients to “live a well designed life”. This mantra, prominently displayed on the GSD website, mirrors Summer Classics’ celebration of life’s best moments. Beregovski tells us, “This space was created with the idea of spending time with their children, family and friends in one room––we think the time spent with these people are life’s best moments.”
With comfort a top priority, the Summer Classics Rustic Collection was selected: “This collection is timeless and very comfortable so I knew it was perfect for this design.” Keeping longevity in mind, Beregovski adds, “When choosing furniture for my clients, I strive to find pieces they will eventually want to recover instead of replace.” One day, the creamy cushions Bereagovski chose can easily be recovered…and the party will go on.