June 26, 2016

Porch and Patio Ideas

Mix Traditional and Modern Elements for a Backyard Aesthetic Perfect for Summer Soirees

This is the time of year for outdoor activities and lolling around on the patio or porch. I am always looking for ways to make my long porches look attractive and love to see new ideas. Hubby has even mentioned maybe extending our outdoor space off of the back porch. Hmmm! 

See if you see some inspiration that you like.

Summertime is the season for celebrating outdoors. Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, patio picnic or deck dinner party, there are countless opportunities for open-air entertaining. Creating a party perfect porch is often a matter of using accessories and furnishings that are all-weather friendly and comfortable for guests. If you’re looking to spruce up your home’s outdoor oasis, we’ve got tips and tricks for combining modern and traditional elements to create a sensational space brimming with Southern charm.

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A simple patio gets an elegant makeover with rustic elements ideal for hosting large parties or family gatherings. A park bench provides unexpected seating options while a wrought iron lounge set is perfect for its relaxed durabilityIron lanterns, a circular serving tray and mini-potted plants add laidback appeal. 
An outdoor chimney intensifies the ambiance of a patio that is perfect for long nights of laugher under starry summer skies. 




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covered patio is ideal for all weather fun. Tropical palm blade ceiling fans add Southern colonial character and provide breeze on hot and humid days. Bold blue cushions pop against beige wicker patio furniture while grassy pillows and large lanterns are the perfect accessories for an eclectic spaceModern floor lamps provide lighting for reading, board games or after hours dining and drinking.


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A patio with traditional flair creates an ideal perch for enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. Vintage furniture, including lime green chairs and a metal bar cart, offer retro playfulness while offering spot perfect for guests to swap stories and sip cold beveragesLong curtains provide additional privacy, shade and weather protection. Modern elements like a glass coffee table, large glass candle holder and floating side table add more contemporary glamour, while a large painting is a dramatic conversation piece.

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An outdoor sunroom feels coastal cozy with a gray wicker sofa, white ceiling fan and turquoise chair cushions. large palm plant along with side tables plucked straight from a bazaar gives this airy space a feeling of exotic luxury. A simple glass table is perfect for coffee mugs and magazines while an indoor-outdoor rug is heavy duty enough to withstand any spills or stains. Other fun accessories like a rope glass jar and purple flowers with a lantern vase offer more seaside style and easy elegance.

Whether you decide to makeover your outdoor space for a plethora of parties or you just want to add new cozy elements, there are plenty of options for designing a luxurious and inviting outdoor space that celebrates Southern hospitality. With a little creativity and ingenuity, a party-perfect patio awaits. 




I guess you noticed that I took last week off. It was a week loaded with little jobs, big jobs, and helping my parents as they prepare to put their house of many years on the market. We moved furniture. Removed furniture. Looked at paint chips in order to neutralize wall color. Etc. More to do of course. I wanted the realtor to have good photos! 

If you know of anyone looking for a house in rural central KY near Lake Cumberland, please let me know. :-)

I may just have two posts a week this summer...but I am not sure. Sometimes life just gets demanding. :-) 

Just in the nick of time...Luxe Decor offered to help me out with a guest post...By Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor  Thank you. Thank you.

Thanks for visiting!





My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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