Patio / December 27, 2017 / .
With surroundings as elegant as these—oaks dripping with moss and stately columns—less is more in terms of porch styling. A zinc-topped cypress tree-trunk table blends seamlessly into the landscape, as do the weathered urns and pots the designer. Topped with an arrangement of gorgeous, vibrant hydrangeas; the flowers provide one pop of color, and one is all this porch needs. The rest—white and beige and green—create the most sophisticated Southern scene. For evening lounging, the chandelier is lowered on a rustic rope; when its candles are lit, the magical scenario is complete.
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.
An unusual feature, a bar inspired drink ledge, winds around this circular porch and gives you a practical and stylish place to rest a cup of cocoa, tea, your favorite brew, or an icy cocktail. The style of this porch takes relaxing to new heights, literally. Hanging candle lanterns can be lit during evening outdoor entertaining, and this porchs lofty rafters formed in a deep wood compass design pop against the cream roof and columns. This design feature gives the porch an airy, cathedral like quality, which is then made modern with help from the bold, dark wicker furniture and cheerful coral toned color and pattern mixture below.
Brighten up your porch by accenting with colorful containers of foliage and flowers. If you have a one dimensional space, injecting some excitement could be as easy as adding flowers. They bring life and color to the area, and they are so easy to add, change, and build with the space. Here, a simple bistro table and chairs offers seating and a breakfast nook for morning meals al fresco. Assorted containers of flowers and foliage bring energy and cohesion to the space even though each container is slightly different. Use the flowers you love and you will see how they bring everything together and offer the easiest and most visually impactful porch statement you could make.