On the back of our home we have a small deck and an enclosed glass porch. Over the years the space as been used for a multitude of different activities.
This summer it seems my husband and I have taken it over for our own personal use. Rarely do the kids ever set foot out here, it may seem terrible to say this out-loud, but we're sort of loving it. I'm sure come next summer it will all change but for now hubby and I are rolling with it.
Two zones have emerged on the smallish porch. Her side, and His side.
His side is stark, functional, almost bare. . . and he loves it that way.
Her side is a comfy, pretty, almost overcrowded . . . and she loves it that way.
His side is used every morning.
Hubby sits out here, drinking his coffee, reading through emails, and planning his days. More often than not, working on his computer is how he ends the day also.
Her side of the porch doesn't see activity on such a strict schedule.
Mostly it's used to catch a few moments to myself throughout the day and if I'm lucky once the sun goes down. My favorite thing to do is light the candles, grab my kindle, open all the windows and listen to the night sounds as I read a book or play a game. It does make a wonderful napping spot too on a cooler days or evenings.
When I first started decorating this space I knew I wanted to use as many vintage finds as I could. Also, I wanted it to be color filled and cheerful.
The sofa was an early spring score that the local thrift store. It's floral pattern is pretty, but a little too much for me so I covered it with a hot pink quilt to tone down it down a little. A table runner placed over the back and two feed sack pillows added a little softness and gave me an opportunity to add some vintage elements.
I used a pretty, blue bench in front of the sofa to hold my candles and a few pretty items. My favorite candle scent this summer is watermelon lemonade from Bath and Body Works.
They smell amazing! I need to stock up.
Underneath, a vintage Pepsi crate hold some fresh picked Hydrangea's.
To the side of the sofa, a wicker side table and a extra chair finished off the arrangement.
The chair is painted the prettiest shade of blue which I love. A tiny pillow adds a little softness.
The wicker table holds a cute twig basket and my current potted plant obsession - - pink geraniums. The fan placed on the floor is a nice vintage touch also I think.
I have planters, and planters filled with pink geraniums this year in all different shades of pink. This spring I rediscovered my love of these simple, pretty plants. Hubby vetoed any such pretty plants on his side of the porch so instead I've tucked them wherever I thought they looked nice on both my side of the porch and the deck itself. The geranium below sitting on the wicker table is potted in a simple plastic pot and placed on a vintage serving platter. A quick and easy way to add another touch a vintage to the space.
On the other side of the porch I placed an over-sized plant holder from Home Goods filled with yet another pink geranium and a chicken statue.
Mrs. Chicken as been around here a long, long time and I still love her. I think I picked it up at Target waayyy back when. She looks cute keeping a careful eye on my flowers.
I have truly enjoyed the space I've carved out for myself. However, I think the best feature of the space is it's view! Being able to have a great view of my garden and the park beyond give me the sense that I'm in the country surround by wide open spaces.
Hope you've enjoyed the tour,