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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Simplified Summer Porch

My porch has a new look thanks to my talented DIL. She helped me out one day, and took everything off my porch, cleaned it off, and changed the look up a bit.

I love the clean simple look. It was fun for me to see how she envisioned my porch. 

Here is  how my porch looked last year in the fall…….

She simplified the look by taking the lamp off the table, and adding white pillows that I had on my couch. She added a pop of green with my large green vase and filled it with white flowers.

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I love the white pillows with the black cushions, they just pop!!

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I am one lucky lady to have such a helpful, talented DIL!!!

Seeing these pictures is making me want a new table!!!

Now I am on the quest for a new table!

What kind of table do you all think would look good sitting between my two chairs?


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Kathysue, it does look beautiful. Isn't it fun to have someone else change things up a bit. I really like it. As for a table, I like the black, how about something else wicker or a larger wrought iron. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

La Dolfina said...

It definitely looks fresh and fabulous!!!
Great job DIL!!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the new look. Its always fun to change things up. It might be fun to add a garden stool or a bigger irn table. Can't wait to see what you find.

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Oh, such a nice spot to enjoy!! I think something just a bit bigger to let you have a place to set things would be great! Janell

vignette design said...

I love the new, clean look! I would look for a table that is larger in diameter. Maybe a black painted wooden vintage table. The green vase looks great with the flowers, and I love the white pillows too. Your DIL did a great job!

michele said...

what about a gardening stool?

hope you can stop by when you have a free moment to take a peek at my giveaway:

have a beautiful day!


Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Love the large green vase and the pop of color it provides. I think as far as a table goes you have lots of options. Glass top, painted wood. I know with your eye you will find something unique and just right.

The Buzz Blog said...

Looks like a perfect place to while away the summer days... Thanks for your supportive comments on The Buzz, Kathysue.

Diane said...

love the new look. you and your dil should go into business together! While I dont normally care for matching sets I would choose a white wicker table to keep the look simple but look forward to seeing what you choose.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your porch looks wonderful, Kathysue! Everything looks very comfortable and inviting! Good luck in your search for a different table! Something larger perhaps?


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a difference the few changes made. I think you just need a table a little larger.

Merlin said...

Something that doesn't look like a table! :) franki

Toy Carli said...

Looks great. I like how the white pillows make the porch look calm. About the table, I always like glass-top tables because they don't take up so much visual space. Is the table you have now capable of holding a round glass top that's bigger than the top of the table? Love your changes and, you know me, love the simplicity to be sure. Take care.

Woodside Park said...

Hi Kathysue,
Your porch looks great! Always love simplifying. I think it was wonderful before, too. Hope you get many hours of enjoyment :-)

Porchlight Interiors said...

Looks great! You can't beat simple black and white! Tracey xx

kim @ whitebarnbasics said...

What about an old wooden table, you know, kinda oceany! Btw, love your Foxtail Fern (I think that's it's name) I have one but yours is absolutely gorgeous!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I think your DIL is a Jewel! The space looks fabulous. Table, I might go for black wicker with a glass top. Looking forward to what you go with.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love the new lok, your DIL did a great job. I agree that a slightly bigger table would be great and I might try a square one. XO, Pinky

Stacy CUrran said...

I know you'll pick the perfect table!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

It's amazing what a fresh set of eyes can bring to a space! I love the white cushions!
I'm sure you'll find the perfect table... maybe something a bit larger with more surface space.
Have a happy day, Kathysue!
~ Wendi ~

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Kathy Sue, What a great porch. I love the back here and there... it is very clean and crisp! Why don't you put a little white painted chest between the chairs. You could keep coasters, fans, bug spray etc. in the drawers.

Tina said...

Okay, I was somehow drawn to your site because of the interesting green plant in your garden. Would you share its identify.

However, as you inquired of "our" two cents on your table selection, I'd suggest a little lower, black, wooden table, with square lines to make the round of your chairs pop and bring the height of the vase down a titch (visual, and for ease in visitation). Perhaps, one like this:


Thank you for the inspirtation. Love it when a friend offers her fresh pair of eyes to my little world. Enjoy your lovely porch.

Unknown said...

The new green vase looks fantastic! And with the white pillows (hope they are outdoor / easy care fabric!) everything looks so fresh and inviting! She did a great job :D

prince snow farm said...

this looks very pretty. Nice job DIL! What are those creeping green plants near the edge? Fascinating!

Unknown said...

Your porch is very bright and alive! I just love the overall mood set by the vibrant colors in your porch! Anyway, your porch looks like a painting that’s excellently done with smooth brush strokes! Good job!

-Angelina Garcia