I have been waiting all summer to share this room with you and, go figure, it’s taken me until practically Labor Day weekend to get around to photographing it!
Our screened porch is, hands down, my favorite room in the house from about May-September, and was the natural choice for me to share during Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours – Favorite Room Edition. If you’re coming over from Primitive and Proper, welcome!
When I first saw this house last fall, before we bought it, this room sold me on it more than anything else.
I love the floor to ceiling screens and the way it was built to be both airy and architectural, with a planked ceiling and decorative columns around the room.
I set it up with lounge seating for 8-9 people since we really do use this an outdoor(ish) living room in the warm months.
I could sit out here all day – it’s my favorite spot to have coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, pay bills, blog, anything at all. And listening to summer rain from in here – the best.
Besides the seating area, the screened porch also houses a glossy navy blue bar cart (I turned an old tv table into the bar cart – details HERE). I made the DIY rope mirror above it from a cheap tray (you can find that tutorial HERE).
We often eat meals at this adorable blue and white wicker bistro set I found at Home Goods earlier this summer, and the subtle twinkle from the DIY lighted boxwood pendants is really enchanting at night.
I can feel fall approaching, and fast, and know that my days here in my favorite room are numbered for this year. I so look forward to spending time out here and already can’t wait for next year’s screened porch season to return! I am also mildly (or violently, not sure) obsessed with the idea of an upholstered hanging porch swing. You’ll have to check back next summer to see if I bite the bullet on that one!
Now head over to the next stop on the tour at DIY Showoff. And make sure you check out the rest of the incredible favorite rooms shared this week as part of the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours – Favorite Room Edition.
Cassie Bustamante says
oooh such a great space! i would love to eat with you there!
Why don’t we live in the same town? WHY?!
Summer Hogan says
What I wouldn’t give for this space! I love the bar cart and mirror and all of the different seating areas! The bamboo shades definitely complete it. Great tour!
It really was what cemented the house being “the one” for me :) I am going to be so sad when it gets too cold to sit out there. Maybe I will just carry a space heater out with me and pretend.
Emily @ 11gables.blogspot.com says
I love your screened porch!!!!!! I want to come plop myself over there on your rattan sofa RIGHT NOW! and that bistro set… OMG! I die! Totally amazing space for your family! love it! xo, Emily
Thank you so much, Emily! How amazing would it be to be able to curl and chat together?! That rattan set is one my fave vintage finds :)
Love every inch of this…the bistro set just sends me over the edge! Amazing, friend!
I couldn’t get the bistro set in my cart fast enough when I spotted it at Home Goods!
Lindsay Lark Jackman says
So gorgeous, Jennifer! I just love it!
Thanks, Lindsay! You’re the hostess with the mostess :)
Kristin Cadwallader says
Oh, those bistro chairs! I still to need to pop on by and hang with ya one of these days! This is such a well designed space. I would want to spend as much time out there as I could! xoxo
Yes! Still bummed I had to cancel our day :(
Danielle Driscoll says
Oh, Jen, I LOVE this room. So pretty and peaceful. x
Thanks, Danielle! I love this room so much, sitting out here now…even though it’s a bit of a chilly morning :) Nothing some hot coffee and sweater doesn’t fix!
Jennifer Susil Griffin says
What a perfect gathering spot! I don’t think I’ve noticed the plank ceiling before…love it! I’m sure you could build a porch swing in two seconds flat….I’ll be looking forward to seeing that one!
Every time I see a cute porch swing I get all itchy to build one ;) One more added to the project list!
Debbie Westbrooks says
Love your porch!
Thank you, Debbie. Me too :)
So gorgeous Jen! I can absolutely see why this is your favorite. And I LOVE your barcart!
Thanks, Sarah! I get a little depressed every fall knowing my screened porch days are numbered :)
Omg I looove this space Jen. I would never ever leave it if it were mine. Its so beautiful and I love how you kept things casual with the seating. Thanks for sharing your beautiful space with us.
Thanks, lady! The whole fam loves it out here.
Sooo jealous of this space! It looks absolutely amazing! I’d love to have something like this in our house!
Not having a screened porch wasn’t a deal breaker for us when we were house shopping, but we had a little one in our last house and really loved it, so when I saw this one it sure did make me love the house even more!
Katja | Shift Ctrl ART says
I can totally see why this is your favorite room. It’s so pretty and I love all your chairs. That blue bar cart is awesome as well. The color, the brass legs. Oh la la. Love it all!! Perfect styling!!