Let's Kick Back On the Porch…

Before and After photos are always fun.  We've been wanting to fill

our gallery

with some of our projects for a while, so we thought it might be fun to post a few before and after photos as we slide the "afters" into the gallery for permanent viewing.

Our first project is the re-do of a screened-in porch.

The goal was to create a space that the couple could enjoy quiet time in the morning ,  and kick back and relax  in the evening. We provided additional  dining space as well.  The inspiration began with our client falling in love with a painted gray antique iron daybed that we had in our shop. From there the only other direction given was to use any of the old furnishings that we could and remain within a specified budget.

This is the screened porch BEFORE…

This is the screened porch AFTER…

BEFORE…

AFTER…

We did custom bedding for the antique daybed and added a floral aubusson pillow. Antique tea carts are one of our favorite elements and we added one here at the end of the daybed.  We accessorized it with an Aidan Grey lamp, clear glass cloche, antique olive jar and plants. A concrete garden pedestal is the perfect surface to rest a book or a glass of wine.

BEFORE…

AFTER…

The round table used here was originally the dining table on the porch. We recovered the cushions on the chairs and re-stained the wicker that had weathered poorly.  The concrete cherub lamp and other accessories were added to complete the look.

The antique window with aged mirror  as well as the old iron chandelier with beeswax candles is from our shop.  We brought the farm table out to the porch from their kitchen and replaced it with a round dining table.

The French rush seat ladderback chair is outfitted with custom cushions and another floral aubusson pillow. The antique floor lamp  as well as the old wine barrel table are from our shop.

In the end a space to relax  and reflect overlooking a beautiful back yard.  Our clients were very pleased.

What do you think? Could you kick back with your hubby or friends or maybe just curl up with a book by yourself on this porch?