Decorating Den Interiors/Shelley Rodner


Sitting Pretty

Shelley Rodner

Shelley Rodner

Shelley Rodner

Decorating Den Interiors/Shelley Rodner, Bethany Beach, DE

Website: www.decdens.com/srodner

About This Project

The homeowners were pleased with their newly constructed screened porch, however, its overall narrow footprint made it challenging to come up with a pretty-yet-functional floorplan. Designer Shelley Rodner was tasked with creating a plan that would enable the homeowners to enjoy meals on the porch, but also have an area where they could stretch out and relax.

Rodner’s solution was to create a design with two “cluster groups.” The first, for dining, features a round table with four wicker chairs. Matching deep-cushioned wicker rockers, sofa, and loveseat, as well as coordinating side- and coffee-tables, were placed in a second cluster group for sitting and relaxing. This living space is beautifully accessorized with pillows, lamps and an area rug, just as an indoor living room would be.

The dark furnishings and rug are contrasted by the brightness of the porch’s white ceiling, posts and rails, and lighter wood floor. Red accent colors, and a variety of subtle patterns throughout the space, add visual interest, as does an interesting pattern of gray-painted panels that runs the length of the porch near the ceiling on two walls. Lighting sconces mounted in every other panel are both pretty and practical.


Project Size: 50 sq. ft.

Brands: Furniture – Summer Classics; Lighting – Uttermost; Rug – Capel Rugs

Budget: $95,000

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Photos courtesy: ©2015 Anice Hoachlander, HD Photos; www.hdphoto.com.



Perfect Pool House

Shelley Rodner

Shelley Rodner

Shelley Rodner

Decorating Den Interiors/Shelley Rodner, Bethany Beach, DE

Website: www.decdens.com/srodner

About This Project

“A Shack.” That’s how the homeowners described the condition of the original pool house when they bought their home. They requested that its cement foundation and support system be reused in the renovation, but otherwise wanted a total redo to match the beauty and sophistication of the rest of their home.

Designer Shelley Rodner did just that. She replaced the “eyesore” raised solar panels with new ones integrated into the roofline to heat the pool. Custom-built side panels on the exterior walls, crafted in a Chippendale design, look like artwork and are a dramatic improvement over the previous dated and worn lattice panels.

The new panels allow light and breezes to fill the space and are positioned high enough to allow for placement of the collection of luxury outdoor furniture.

In another example of pretty practicality, Rodner included a solid wall within the pool house to create a storage area for the pool mechanics. This not only kept the equipment out of sight, it helped to cut down on the noise.


Project Size: 45 sq. ft.

Materials: Hardy Plank Board

Brands: Furniture – Summer Classics; Rugs – Capel Rugs; Lighting – Uttermost

Budget: $65,000

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Photos courtesy: ©2015 Anice Hoachlander, HD Photos; www.hdphoto.com.

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