Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Home Tour: Screen Porch

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Last month, my home was on tour over at Remodelaholic (Thanks Cassity!).  I thought that I would share my home, room by room, over here at my own blog. 
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First up - the screen porch.  In the summer, this is my favorite place to be.  It's a great place to drink coffee in the morning and the perfect place to end the day with a glass of vino.  
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I love filling the porch with lots, and lots of plants.  Maybe too many (but can you ever really have too many?!).  The porch faces South, so it gets a good amount of sun during the day.  Everything grows really well in there.
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I hang a fern in this spot every year and then over-winter it inside. 
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Do you see the snake plant (sansevieria) behind the impatiens?  It gets to spend each summer "on vacation" in my screen porch.  It's the highlight of it's otherwise dreary life spent indoors in my half bath.
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The resin wicker furniture came from Pier One a few years ago.  I made the throw pillows with outdoor fabric from JoAnn's.  The coffee table is by Smith & Hawken from Target.
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I bought the outdoor rug from Grandin Road three years ago.  Unfortunately, it is showing some wear spots, so I think this might be it's last year in the screen porch. 
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I hope you enjoyed the tour! 
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I'm linking up to:  The Boardwalk Bragfest @ Bobbypins Boardwalk, Whatever Goes Wednesday  @ Someday Crafts, Show Us What You're Working On @ Me and My Bucket,
It's a Hodge Podge Friday @ It's a Hodge Podge Life,  Favorite Things Friday @ A Few of My Favorite Things,  Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge, Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous, New Friend Friday @ The Girl Creative & Trendy Treehouse, Make it for Monday @ Cottage Instincts.

55 comments:

the cape on the corner said...

gorgeous! love those cushion colors with that piping! what a great space to relax, it must be so peaceful.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I simply adore your outdoor room! I could not imagine a more perfect room to enjoy!!

Wendy said...

Wonderful tour! Your outdoor room is beautiful and looks like a great place to relax!

sydney @ memorable minutes said...

I love your tours. Your place is beautiful. I can't wait to "grow up" and have one ;)

Natasha said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous! Your porch area is simply divine.

Best wishes,
Natasha.
xo

Chas said...

Your porch looks like a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the summer months!

Pine Tree Home said...

That is a great size couch for your porch...many naps! We have a covered area attached to our pool house. This summer Hubs and I spent a lot of time sitting out there reading books and chatting away.

lorenabr said...

Great tour :)

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love looking at your porch. I love the large print of that rug. Sorry it may be it's last year getting used there.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

It's absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

RuffHaven said...

I have no idea how I found your blog. I must have followed someone here. I sure am glad I did! Your blog is just wonderful. Thanks for the tour. I am ging to go look around some more.
Marianne

Anji* said...

Wow! I'm just a little 'green' (with envy!) looking at your photos! What a beautiful space to relax in.. you can definitely never have too many plants..

artisticblend said...

Thanks for sharing. Your porch looks so relaxing and inviting! I especially love those little basket/votive thingys. Very nice!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

So beautiful, Alissa.

I really love all of the great weather-resistant furniture available now. Makes me want a screen porch, too!!

Jen said...

I want it all...exactly as it is. Cozy and beautiful!
We are hoping to add a screen porch in a couple of years. It's been on the wish list for a while!

Cranberry Morning said...

Could I please come over and live in the porch? I'm sure we could arrange some sort of schedule so you could still use it too, occasionally. :-)

It's the porch I've always dreamed of. Beautiful!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a beautiful spot to sit and relax! All your plants and flowers look so pretty.

Theresa said...

Love it! It looks like the perfect place to have morning coffee and dream. Theresa

Brenda said...

I love it!! The colors that you chose are my fave and the plants and flowers really make the room. You have a green thumb. :)

Kristen {a little ditty} said...

Looks great Beege! Looking forward to a beer outside on the porch this weekend. Oh and the rug...showing some signs of wear...LOL. Yeah, just barely, nothing I could notice or anything.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

You can never have too many plants - this place looks gorgeous, I would love to hang out there! Plus, your photos look great!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

I absolutely love your orange pillows. Love, love, love!
Dana

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

I agree...you can never have too many plants. I am so jealous of your porch. It is gorgeous! I especially love the colors.

Maxabella said...

So, when can I move in again?!

Simplegirl said...

Gorgeous! Coming from Friend Friday hop. I'm your newest follower.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is a great space!
I love the orange!
I love your blog! You are so creative and the pictures are beautiful!
Your newest follower, come say hi and do the same. First time on your blog from new friends Friday!
Frenchy

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

Loving your blog with all the stunning photos!

Michelle @ between cottage and cabin said...

Stunning. Must be an amzing space to idle away a summer day.
~Michelle
www.betweencottageandcabin.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

So you've got to be like Monica on Friends and have that junk closet somewhere! Everything you touch is immaculate and perfect, so beautiful. And I say I love the worn-in look of the rug, leave it!

britni @ Antika Moda said...

What a GORGEOUS space!!!!!!!!!! You have great style.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I love your shady spot... I'll come join you for a sip of sweet tea.
Another Friday's Favorite :-)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Look at your gorgeous place! I now have screen porch envy, and your decor and plants are just fabulous. So beautiful, I'm sighing.

Chic Creations said...

Love your blog. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.http://karieschiccreations.blogspot.com/ Love the screen poarch. Have made the hypertufa (however you spell it) pots. They are great. Found you from Trendy Treehouse.

the 30 girl said...

Lovely porch. I'm visiting from NFF! I love the title of your blog--Green is my favorite color...any shade. Nice to have found you...:)

Life in Rehab said...

I'll be out here having a glass of pinot grigio if you need me...

Janean said...

wonderful! really like the porch ceiling and all the flowers...just everything!!!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Following you from New Friend Friday! The porch looks amazing and I love the pops of color. Come check my blog out if you get a chance!

MessyMissy said...

I am sufficiently jealous of your screened porch. :( Someday, someday!!!!

Michelle Underwood said...

Just hopped over from New Friend Fridays at The Girl Creative.

I love your porch!

Your blog is inspiring!

Kindra said...

I love your porch. Looks so warm and inviting!

LindyLouMac said...

What a lovely room.

Val said...

I'am in love........and it's with your porch!!!!!

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Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a beautiful porch...I just love outdoor living...it's my fav! I really like those handmade pillows...great colors. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Blessings,
Linda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a beautiful outdoor room. I lolve the name of your blog. Off to see more.
xo, Sherry

diane @ a spot of whimsy said...

as gorgeous as always, ali!

alicia said...

Gorgeous. I wish I had a sanctuary like that. You did a wonderful job with it.

Bridget said...

sooo pretty! and what a nice view.

Anonymous said...

This is the perfect-sized screen porch! Would you mind sharing the dimensions?

alissa said...

My screen porch is 16' x 10'. . . Hope that helps!

Alissa

NYCLQ said...

Love the look you've pulled together for a wonderful, warm and cozy outdoor space!

:D Lynda

Mpumi Bikitsha said...

Oh I love your porch! We spend a lot of time outside because it has a beautiful built-in braai place/fireplace. Having seen your wooden floor I'm wondering if I could change our old red bricks one to that?How possible is that? Email: mpumi.bikitsha@gmail.com

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

Love your style. I'm your newest follower.

Jessica L. said...

This porch is divine! I wish I had an outdoor hang-out spot like that!-Jessica

http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com/

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