Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lakehouse Home Tour: The Screen Porch

Can you believe that it's the end of August?  I can't!  I really don't know where Summer went this year.  I'm hoping it doesn't cool down too quickly here in Michigan - I want more time to enjoy our screen porch.  It's one of my favorite spots in the house to enjoy during the warmer months.  We love eating dinner out here, and it's also the perfect spot for a glass or wine or to read a book.  Or, just staring at the lake. That's good too.

It's our second Summer in the lakehouse and this year the screen porch got a big upgrade - The Geneva Concrete Dining Table from Pottery Barn.  I love it!  We wanted something heavy since we are prone to really high winds here on the lake.  The chairs are the Threshold Holden Wicker Patio Dining Chair from Target and were an amazing value.  I'm really happy with them.  They are super comfortable and have held up well so far.

The sofa and chairs are old and moved with me from my old condo.  I bought them at Pier One, probably 10 years ago!  The coffee table is also that old and came from Target.

I made the pillows myself a few years ago.  I still like the patterns, so they are staying!

Below is the view from a door in the kitchen to the porch.  The French doors on the right lead to the living room.  On nice days, we leave them all open - it's great!

The floor is natural Quartzite from Daltile in a Versailles pattern and is the same floor I used in the foyer {see the Foyer here}.  

The exterior siding is James Hardie cement board and is color 'Iron Grey'.  I was a little nervous going with such a dark color at first, but I'm so glad we did. I love it and it looks so nice with the white trim.

I'm crossing my fingers for a warm Fall!

{ I've shared this post at Inspire Me Tuesday hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life }


  1. It's so gorgeous! I dream of drinking my coffee on a porch like that and you get to do it everyday! : )

  2. Such beautiful decor and photography. Look forward to seeing more of your house.

    - Hilary (Vancouver, Canada)

  3. I love this space! What a great spot to hibernate during your short summer! The best thing is the floor--it really makes the room. Just beautiful!

  4. Your home is simply stunning. I love seeing a glimpse of it when you share pictures on IG. Getting to see a full room tour is like the cherry on top for me!! Love your sun room. It looks like the perfect spot to sit and relax.


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