These porches combine the best elements of indoor and outdoor rooms.
Steele’s Design Studio and Boutique gave this screened-in porch of a historic home in Charlotte, North Carolina, a transitional update. Wicker furniture, wood planks and simple posts and railings bring the traditional, while the ceiling fan, sofa and concrete fire pit add modern elements.
Great idea: The starry lights across the ceiling finish off the inviting ambiance.
Meriwether Design Group brought cushy living room comfort to this porch of a home outside Atlanta with relaxed European country-style furniture. The room’s architecture and lantern sconces give it traditional bones, while a bold-pattern rug and abstract artwork bring in graphic modern elements.
Great idea: The pair of drum-like black woven tables adds an eclectic worldly touch.
This porch by Ram Design-Buildalso has classic bones — traditional posts, a wood ceiling and placement on axis with the pool and pool house. The palette of light cream punctuated by the overscale black-and-white checkered pattern of the pillows and the black-and-blue triangles of the geometric rug give it a soft Scandinavian modern look.
Great idea: The pair of fiddlehead figs softens the space and connects it to its outdoor surroundings.
This Minnesota lakeside modern farmhouse by David Charlez Designs has a similar Scandinavian influence, seen in its graphic black-and-white rug and artwork and its soft neutral palette. The architecture is a combination of modern (clean, crisp lines and clear railing) and rustic (stone fireplace surround and wood ceiling). Even the trio of tables combines the two — a rustic element refined by whitewashing and polishing.
Great idea: A hanging chair is a fun touch in any space.