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Living "walls" made of boxwoods, hostas, and hydrangeas create a cozy and secluded outdoor dining room.

Outdoor Dining Room

A painted wood valance dresses up the porch window.

The Porch - Norman Askins' Mountain Cottage - Southern Living

Elevated slightly above ground and cloaked in a tall stand of shady oaks, the southeast-facing abode takes advantage of meadow views from every angle.

Link to the Land

Porch: The Details | Treat the furniture arrangements like you would inside—but not the materials. The porch is exposed to the elements, so outfit it accordingly with outdoor fabrics and rugs, such as these Sunbrella cushions and pillows.

Palmetto Bluff Idea House Photo Tour

Porch: The Decorating | Mimicking the style of the living room, this outdoor porch is made stylish and comfortable with a blue-and-white palette, flexible seating arrangements and an edited mix of styles and materials.

Palmetto Bluff Idea House Photo Tour

Porch: The Space | At 49 feet long and 12 feet deep, the wraparound back porch was conceived as a series of three rooms, not a narrow hallway.

Palmetto Bluff Idea House Photo Tour

Elegant Colonial Porch | Keeping all of the furniture the same style allows its defining lines to have a stronger impact in the small space.

75 Breezy Porches and Patios

Narrow plant beds create the perfect layout for an outdoor living room.

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Nature-Inspired Lakeside Table | A wood table is paired with iron chairs for rustic lakeside dining. Hurricanes filled with river rocks and pillar candles of varying height add a touch of elegance. |

12 Simply Beautiful Farm Tables

Classical Pavilion | Similar to a folly, "the pavilion is a strong visual element that draws the eye to the long view and makes you want to stroll the garden to go see it." |

Tour a Classical Virginia Garden