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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.

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.

Perfect solution for my porch! Buy mismatched furniture and paint them to match, then make custom cushions and pillows.

Perfect solution for my porch! Buy mismatched furniture and paint them to match, then make custom cushions and pillows.

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.

Porch Design Ideas

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.

Porch swing with glass top table for the porch

Eye Candy: 8 Fabulous Front Porches

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.

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

Casual Porch and Patio Dining

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

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