Patio / June 16, 2018 / .
Lined with box columns and accessible to the indoors through pairs of French doors, this side porch functions much like an interior room, complete with comfortable seating and durable outdoor rugs. This gracious extension of living space contains a teak dining table for informal meals. A very modern, relaxing décor choice, the owner of this home painted the ceiling of the porch a gorgeous sky blue, evoking the serenity of a cloudless day and giving a brush of visual interest at a high elevation, drawing the eye up and intensifying the airiness as well as the sense of height in the space.
The ideal place to watch sunrises and sunsets, this porch makes the most of its surroundings. A traditional white wooden porch swing is made cozier with blue-and-white cotton pillows. Below, a warm, tan-toned rug with a subtle, neutral pattern grounds the space. A rustic bench serves as a side table, which is styled with a functioning lantern—perfect for adding ambience to starry, midsummer nights—and a simple, fuschia flower arrangement which adds a pop of color to the blue, white, and tan color scheme. A basket underneath the bench is a nice place to tuck away extra pillows and a few cozy blankets for crisp nights when the Texas weather turns slightly cooler.
With the arrival of spring, and warmer temperatures, comes the urge to spend every minute in outdoor rooms. These outdoor living spaces offer a perfect place to lounge next to the pool , dine alfresco, or take in the surrounding landscape. Whether terrace, loggia, or quaint nook, these outdoor living rooms are as stylish as the amazing homes they accompany, from a chic summer retreat in the Hamptons to a waterfront vacation house in Nova Scotia.
French doors open directly from the kitchen to a front porch dining area that acts as an extension of this homes interior. It is an inviting place for a morning paper and evening entertaining alike. This area is awash with morning light. Its simple table and chairs, plus drapes in a hue somewhere between cornflower and seafoam, create a lovely, soothing outdoor oasis. There is space for everyone on this dining porch, who has plenty of options for settling down in a warm slant of light across the carpet, this space is set aglow at all hours of the day.