the perfect porch

the perfect porch

vintage porch sitting

The weather has heated up...school is almost out...I'm itching to get my hands dirty in my garden..that can only mean one thing - SUMMER is just around the corner!

Summertime is the perfect time for porches. There are many different types of porches, front porches, side porches, back porches, screened in porches, sleeping porches and the hated faux porch - looks like a porch to make the front facade more interesting, but is completely useless because of its size. You all know what I'm talking about...the faux porch is just the worst!

Your porch should be an extension of your home and more importantly a reflection of your personality.

A porch is a social space, an outdoor room where you can say your hello's and goodbyes to friends, family, neighbors, and guest, offer someone a seat or a cold drink. It is your favorite place to be to watch the world go by, or at least your neighbors. 

Here are a few examples of some incredible porches. ENJOY!

perfect porch Nashville, TN
  Southampton, New York, designed by Mario Buatta   Source

 Southampton, New York, designed by Mario Buatta  Source

  D.C. Design House, designer Andrew Law

 D.C. Design House, designer Andrew Law

  D.C. Design House, designer Andrew Law

 D.C. Design House, designer Andrew Law

Sleeping porch swing
 Greenwich, Connecticut, designer Miles Redd,  Source

Greenwich, Connecticut, designer Miles Redd, Source

Don't you just love the black wicker! The openwork rattan furniture was once owned by tobacco heiress Doris Duke and the curve-back chairs are by IKEA.

The Southern Living Idea House designed by Bunny Williams in Charlottesville, VA 

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The Southern Living Idea House designed by Bunny Williams in Charlottesville, VA - isn't that planter the best! - did you spot the little window at the top? - too cute!

Chippendale fretwork railing

This is one of my all time favorite porches. I adore the chippendale fretwork railing on the balcony plus the corner lattice work privacy screens. The stone path isn't too shabby either. 

Make sure to make time for some porch sitting this summer!