Jun 18, 2011

A Porch Sittin' Kind Of Night

I love a house with a good porch.  A veranda is even better.  A front deck is a place to greet people, a spot for watching the neighborhood and great stage for flower pots.

If nothing else, a good-sized porch is another spot to decorate.  Create an outdoor room with definitive purpose; provide shelter, a place to sit and some visual pieces that appeal to you.  Above all else, have good lighting. 

from Pinterest

via HGTV

Whitney Interior Design.  photo by Lara Kimmerer

via Style Swoon

from Sweet Home Style tumbr
Proper lighting on a porch is paramount for safety, and it can look oh-so chic when you get out of the comfort zone from typical outdoor lighting pieces.  I recommend vintage or thrifted pieces, and having them rewired to suit UL Damp locations.  No matter your home's exterior style, there's a unique and show-stopping lighting statement for your porch.

Morrocan Wood Tassel. 1stdibs

Ice Ice Baby. 1stdibs

Vine Drum Pendant.  Pieces Inc

Brass Mission Lantern.  Rejuvination

French Provencial Chandelier. 1stdibs

Mod Squad. 1stdibs
Minimalist Glass Globe. Pieces Inc

These are amazing. They could lean Victorian, Gothic Revival, Tudor or even Middle Eastern. 1stdibs


1 comment:

Alicia B. Designs said...

i KNEW we were soul mates. i LOVE Hirschfeld! Did you know that in all his drawings he worked in his daughter Nina's name? Every sunday my dad would have us find them as a game in the Sunday paper!

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