March 18, 2015

A Screened Porch Refresh {plans}


Hey guys, well all I can say is...Ahhhh!!!  Because I've been steadily busy with my Decorating Business, I've only been able to blog once - maybe twice a week and you know what - I really love slow blogging!  It's nice to blog when I want and when Inspiration hits.

Well Spring is here and we're ready to get outside!  However, our screened porch has been feeling a little dull lately and I'm thinking it's time for a mini re-fresh.  Not a big one, just a few well chosen accessories for a fresher and more updated feel.  And here's what got my wheels spinning the other day ;)  This picture below from Pottery Barn...

Yes, these Awning Striped pillows from Pottery Barn in black are sure to add classic style to this neutral space.   Here are a few pictures of our screened porch now...

When I decorated this space a few years ago, I wanted a neutral and calm getaway.  Just a quiet place to relax and watch our kids and dogs play in our 1/2 acre wooded back yard.  And I loved it at first, in fact I still love it!

But now I'm craving a little color as well as a classic design element and these striped pillows are sure to make a big impact without spending a lot of money.   I also think they'll add a more sophisticated look to our brick colonial home. 

Awning Striped Pillow - Pottery Barn

Nautilus Outdoor Pillows - Ballard Designs

Okay the pillows are ordered and I've placed a few new accessories on the garden rack behind the sofa.  I'll also be adding a few more potted plants.  Yay for Spring and the warmer weather!  

I'll be back in a week or two with After pictures.  I love changing the look of a space with simple throw pillows and a few well chosen accessories.  In fact, mini makeovers like this are one of my favorite things!

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  1. Love the black and white and so glad you are adding some color for will be a welcome retreat.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Karen! I agree, this space needs some color :)

  2. Can't wait to see it Jane! It looks great now, but I know what you mean about needing some change sometimes!


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