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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Our Summer Porch and Fun in the Sun!

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Greetings, friends!


I'm excited to be part of the "Fun in the Sun" Summer kickoff party featuring a fabulous group of talented ladies (clearly, I don't belong in their company) who are going to be sharing summer crafts, decor and *much* more over the next two weeks ... there's even going to be an amazing giveaway on the 27th! 



And, since this is a "summer" party, I thought it only fitting to share our screened in porch, dressed for the new season!  So, come on in ...


Please join us here while we enjoy summer cocktails and conversation or quietly watch summer storms roll by.  And, hope you don't mind if we turn our "Old White" chalk painted fireplace on ... gotta have a bit of ambiance at night!  


A few years ago, we added this oversized metal barn star center stage above the fireplace ... eventually, I'd like to replace it with a large mirror, but, for now, I've flanked it with inexpensive topiaries from Tuesday Morning ... 


along with this little French clock from HomeGoods (which, apparently, also met my paint brush filled with Old White chalk paint ... oops):


When it comes to our outdoor space, I love adding lots of vibrant colors!  As soon as I spotted these cute accent pillows at Bed, Bath and Beyond (30% off), I knew they'd be a fun addition:  


And, I'm more than happy to take my decorating books off of this little ottoman from HomeGoods so that you can kick up your feet!  


Over on our coffee table, I'm sure you won't be surprised to see that I added a  bowl of collected seashells, as those are my favorite to add to almost every room:


Even this pretty terrarium from Tuesday Morning couldn't hide from a *tiny* hint of coastal:


And, please feel free to toss the pillows off of the love seat so that there's actually room for you to sit comfortably!  We do it ALLLL the time ...


Or, if you'd rather, come on down here and sit a spell ... 


We love being out here so much that we're getting ready to take down our existing screen *wall* and join this space with our "exposed" patio, making it all one big screened in area ... hope you'll come back and visit when it's all done!


Thanks so much for taking the time to visit our summer porch!  I hope you got to take a peek at Kristin's (My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia) awesome pom pom lantern,



along with Shannon's (from Fox Hollow Cottage) whimsical summer wreath yesterday!



And, be sure to visit Heather (from Setting for Four) tomorrow who will be sharing her beautiful summer mantel!



Oh, and don't forget the giveaway on the 27th ... 


OR to visit all the stops along the way!


Stop 2: Sand and Sisal 

Stop 3: Fox Hollow Cottage  


Stop 5: Setting for Four 

Stop 6: Debbiedoo's 




Stop 10: At the Picket Fence 


Stop 12: JoJo and Eloise 

Stop 13: DIY Show Off


Have a great day,

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39 comments:

Denise said...

LOVE your decor! You have a talent for creating a classy yet homey space. Thanks for taking the time to share. I am now motivated to whip my space into shape! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great, Becca and of course you should be part of the group.

Babs said...

Love your Summer on the porch look. Pretty and casual and perfect for spending those summer days and evenings.

Anne said...

so fresh and pretty!

Frost Eva said...

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Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Oh, yes, a summer cocktail on your gorgeous porch would be delightful! I love your assortment of pillows and your fireplace on the porch. And I really need that decorating book that says "Cottage!"

Angela Ryder said...

Very pretty room, Becca! Such a wonderful space to relax and spend quality time just chillin!~~Angela

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great space, Becca! I love how you've decorated it. It looks like a very comfortable place to hang out. Love the idea of a fireplace, too.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your porch is gorgeous Becca, what a great place to sit and relax. Love the fireplace too. Hugs, Marty

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Becca,
What a beautiful porch you have...love that fireplace! My porch is my favorite, but at this time I have it full of stuff to be painted for the shop:(

Blessings,
Linda

Heather SettingforFour said...

Um.....YES you so do belong in our company Becca! Wow - what gorgeous details you've added to your lovely and cozy porch! I wish I could pop by and sit and dish with you over some sweet tea or lemonade! I love your fireplace and seating arrangement! <3

Shannon Fox said...

Aw Becca, you always delight!
What a sweet, sweet space. Perfect for everything you listed and more. So charm filled. I could definitely get comfy there. What a great spot to snuggle, read, relax.. and you've got it decorated perfectly. The coastal touches make it just right for Summer. I'll be over later to chit-chat ;)

Debbiedoo's said...

What? You so deserve to be in our company...in fact, I question what the heck I am doing in it LOL. LOVE your porch Becca..it truly is so comfy and reflective of your fabulous style. LOVE it!~ I would love to be hanging there with you too.

Dining Delight said...

Gorgeous! So inviting! I like the "feel" of the space, a little bit "classy" yet totally "casual" if that makes sense! The large star above your FP really makes a statement and is something different than the "traditional mirror". I also like the mix of wicker colours with your chairs being different from the coffee table. How wonderful for you that you get to enlarge the space even more! Happy Summer!

DD

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Aaahhhh how pretty. Pretty and it screams summer time relaxation! Very Becca if I may say so.
:-) Hugs, Gee

At The Picket Fence said...

I'm on my way over for that cocktail Becca!!! :-) Your porch looks just gorgeous all dressed up for summer and I have no doubt that it is the place where everyone gravitates to hang out. Love it all!
Vanessa

Angelina- JoJo & Eloise said...

This is absolutely, LOVELY and so VERY inviting!!! I Love the colors and that BIG Star.. GORGEOUS!! So glad to be partying with you :)
xoxo
Angelina

Angelina- JoJo & Eloise said...

This is absolutely, LOVELY and so VERY inviting!!! I Love the colors and that BIG Star.. GORGEOUS!! So glad to be partying with you :)
xoxo
Angelina

Designs By Pinky said...

I have ALWAYS wanted a screened in porch but I guess it is not to be! Yours is beautiful, I love it all! Of course you belong in this group!!! I will look forward to joining the link party!!! XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

PS, I have that exact same terrarium from TJMaxx!!!!

Mary Beth said...

Oh my goodness, Becca ~ I LOVE every aspect of your porch. Each detail is perfection. :)

Eclectically Vintage said...

What time shall I arrive with margaritas?! I've always wanted a big porch - love yours!
Sharing on my FB page!
Kelly

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

It's fabulous Becca! So inviting - I'd love to drop by for a margarita!! :)

So glad you could join us for the party (I think you fit in just fine! :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Very pretty! Love the use of color.

Jessica @ FourGenerationsOneRoof said...

So pretty Becca! I love the star and those pillows :) Great use of color and coordinates. Looks like a fabulous place to chill out :)

Jessica @ FourGenerationsOneRoof said...

ps. and relax!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gorgeous porch Becca...just love that wonderful coastal feel you created!...and you are a wonderful asset to "the party"...Have a great weekend Becca...oh, I was in your neck of the woods this week at my nephew's baseball tournament...and spent some time on the beach with my sister and granddaughter...was thinking of you!!!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Your porch is simply wonderful, Becca! I assume that your fireplace is an electric one? What an awesome idea! Saving this for future reference. :) And of course your wonderfully awesome self should be a part of that group! Can't wait to see the transformation after to open the "wall" up.

Cynthia said...

Becca, what a stunning porch I love all the attention to detail. I've been trying to get in the groups and haven't mastered it yet! LOL! Keep trying I guess.

Cynthia

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your gorgeous porch all decked out for Summer! So pretty- the colors, patterns, everything!!

Kim Wilson said...

What a beautiful space Becca! It's so inviting. I'm ready to sit on the sofa and join you for a glass of iced tea!

Carol Stebner said...

Absolutely lovely, Becca! I can see why you spend so much time out there!

Kim said...

Just love all of the bright colors Becca. So perfect for Summer!!
xoxo,
Kim

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Becca, That's where I'd spend all summer! On your pretty porch! Such great detail!!!!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Fun series and most wonderful summer porch!

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Barrett Elmore said...

The best way to keep your porch beautiful is to match it with the current trend. You won't find it difficult to transform it into something new and different because you can just use colors or style that go with the season. Like in your case, you'll truly feel the summer vibw because of the light shade and design.

Barrett Elmore @ Nehemiah ReConstruction