Captivated by Draper’s interiors after reading a copy of In the Pink, the owners decided that the porch should evoke the late designer’s work. Bringing in the blue tones of the nearby pool, a graphic Lee Jofa fabric was used for accent pillows while a Manuel Canovas khaki-and-white material was chosen because of the clients’ love of stark white prints. Duncan fabricated the Draper-esque mirrored overmantel by applying painted bamboo picture frame molding to a sheet of mirror.
Create a seamless transition to an outdoor sitting area by paying the same attention to detail as you would when decorating indoors. Here, the variation in tile size adds interest and a subtle hint of pattern to this clean porch design, columns add architectural support and a classical vibe, and a beaded-board ceiling adds texture. Two porch ceiling fans circulate air and keep the space cool and refreshing.
For a porch with a view, be careful not to impede the sight line by hanging your lanterns too low. In general, make sure you leave at least 7 feet from the porch floor to the bottom of the lantern. That way, even the tallest guests can enjoy the view.
This rustic wooden table and industrial-style chairs juxtapose perfectly for a unique look: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/outdoor-rooms/casual-porch-dining/?socsrc=bhgpin081314industrialtouch&page=3