June 20, 2013

Back Porch Livin'

I just finished up a screened porch I've been working on since the spring.  Not that we were doing anything extraordinarily custom that would require this long, it just took my clients a lot of time to make decisions and commit to ordering.  In their defense, they warned me up front this would be the case, so I'm not complaining.  I'm so happy with the finished result I wanted to share the project details with you.

The clients had an existing dining table they wanted to use and great light fixtures already installed.  I put together a floor plan to give them a place to eat, as well as a conversation area.  Their porch is very narrow, but I was able to fit in everything they wanted.  I found three furniture collections that worked well in the space and with their existing dining table.

They selected the second grouping and then we were set to finish off the rest of the room.  We ended up changing the dining chair cushions to red ones which gave some much needed accent color in an otherwise all blue space.  I then found some great accent pillows for the sofa.

We decided not do a rug as it defined the seating area too much and closed it in.  Instead, we added curtains around to really help soften it up and give it a feeling of a real room.  The clients are using this space more often than ever before, even in the heat of Tallahassee!  Here are few final photos I took after the draperies were installed.  

If you are ready to create an outdoor space of your own, give me a call!

Thanks for reading,


  1. This is stunning! Where did you get the curtains? I love how breezy they look!

  2. I am currently building a large screened in porch with high ceilings in the Kansas City area. I love the sheers you put up! Are they water proof and do they give at least a little privacy when closed? I have not found a store / company that will put up water proof drapery for the porch. Where should I contact or order from to get this type of window covering you chose? Great job! Thank you

    1. Thank you for reaching out. This job was installed over four years ago, so I don't have a specific source to give you. But you should be able to find outdoor curtains. Those are all considered "water proof" and should be suitable for an outdoor space. Check out Ballard Design and Pottery Barn. Good luck!



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