April 19, 2012

Our Screened Porch...



Hey guys, here's a look at our screened Porch...one of our favorite spaces in our house!  First let's start with Garden Winds...  

Garden Winds sells replacement patio cushions for most outdoor patio furniture sets - including sets purchased from Target, Lowe's, Home Depot, JC Penney, Costco, Sam's and more.  So don't even think about having custom cushions made, because that will be expensive. 
We bought this furniture about 4 years ago from Target and we still love it!  No fading or peeling in the wicker, and it really stands up well to the outdoor elements.  It's from the Madaga Collection.  Then bought replacement cushions from Garden Winds to update this space.

Ahhh, the overall look is neutral & a sophisticated!  We live on an acre, so this new serene space is the perfect backdrop to our beautiful wooded back yard.
This picture shows our ceiling fan...love the palm blades!  See the white side table?  That's the "garden seat" from Ballard.  It's the perfect spot to set your drink down.  I have one of these in the house too.  The brown pillow on the left is the sundial pillow from West Elm...they actually don't carry that design anymore.  I snagged a few on clearance over a year ago.  I love the pattern and larger size.  

The gray quatrefoil pillow on the right is from The Home Depot.  Because the room is monochromatic, I added texture and nature inspired accessories everywhere.  We've got plants, coral, a natural weaved basket, and lanterns I picked up from Lowe's.  Funny but the baker's rack above used to sit in our dining room when the hubby and I were first married.  I spray painted it black, and re-purposed it as a garden rack!
Okay so that's how I design a monochromatic outdoor space...for less!  I kept the furniture, switched out the cushions, added neutral colors in tans, grays and brown, and finally pulled the whole look together with nature inspired accessories all about texture.

So what do you guys think?  Isn't it amazing how different a space can feel with a neutral color scheme?

19 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks amazing! What a great space! I liked the 'before' but love what you did with your transformation! Great job@

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  2. This is lovely! We're hoping to screen our porch in the new house & I love the calm feeling yours has.

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  3. I love your new neutral space! How nice to sit and sip coffee, wine or read a great book! Great job!

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  4. I think it is beautiful...but I still feel it could use a pop of orange or coral somewhere. Or two somewhere's. Ha!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  5. Beautiful job! I love the color scheme. Megan

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  6. Thanks guys, and yes SueAnn I should throw a lil' color in there somewhere!! Wouldn't some red coral be nice ;)

    Jane
    FF

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  7. It's all really lovely, Jane! I can imagine that you sit out here a lot with that wonderful view!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. I love the neutral colors. Makes the room so inviting and relaxing.

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    1. Thanks Judy...it is such a relaxing space! Oh and a glass of wine on that porch swing...is heaven!

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  10. Beautiful, Jane! And your property is beautiful as well.
    -Revi

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  11. What a beautiful space. We also have a screend in porch overlooking the patio and wooded back yard. The wicker furniture looks great, is it natural wicker ?

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  12. Hi Doug,

    no the wicker isn't natural wood wicker! It's the man made kind. I actually love it...because it doesn't fade, peel or show any signs of wear. This furniture set looks as good today, as it did 4 years ago...I love that!

    Jane
    FF

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  13. What a beautiful space to relax! Love it! :)

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    1. Thank you so much...we love our screened porch!! One of my favorite spaces in the house :)

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  14. Beautiful job! I love the color scheme. Megan
    screened in porch

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