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Brick porch and steps. This site has ideas for the exterior of the house as well as the interior.
This 35-foot-long x 9-foot-deep back porch was "designed as an outdoor room," says architect John Tee, "and respects Southern porches of the past by using traditional shading devices such as a trellis at one end." Comfortable rattan chairs, cushioned in red, yellow, and green, add cheer to this outdoor living room. Ceiling fans help cool the space during sultry summer days, while three copper-finish lanterns contribute to the ambience. (Photo: Photo: Jean Allsopp, Laurey W. Glenn; Stylist: Lisa