Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Back Porch

I snapped a few photos of the back porch to share with y'all.

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As with the front and side porches, I changed up the fabrics and really made a difference in the look. I added lots of hot pink and black and white prints along with more of the Waverly Wailea Coast Ebony that I love so much. 

Vintage silk sarees are perfect for draping around to add a pop of color and softness, and this one is layered on this little bar, which is perfect for serving and seating.

This is the JC Penney pot rack that was so popular in my master bath years ago. I put it here about three years ago, and it's a great place to accessorize and hold extra candles, etc. 

On the couch, I made a slipcover for the bottom cushions and recovered the back pillows in a striped outdoor fabric.

I bought this plaid seersucker fabric at Walmart a few years ago and planned to make napkins but never did. It's made really cute pillows:-)

We sure love this space and the quiet, peaceful atmosphere here -- accented only by the mountain creek and the singing birds. This area is a temperate rain forest, and after the drought we experienced early summer, we are happily getting those late afternoon showers that I love so much. 

And that makes all the work getting it ready -- worth it.

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  1. A wonderful exotic place to snooze away with the sound of your creek and the birds. Yes, it does look like a rain forest:).
    A piece of Heaven, Kathleen in Az

  2. So beautiful! My dream porch! Thank for sharing this.

  3. Your porch is beautiful, Anita. I love the way you mix and match colors.

  4. Cassie BustamanteJuly 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    those colors... beautiful! i want to come hang out while you sing on the porch. is that weird?

  5. The Decorative DreamerJuly 20, 2016 at 3:55 AM

    Oh wow, so pretty! I love the hot pink, especially with the black and yes I even see touches of gold that makes it all so glam. Enjoy!

  6. What a beautiful spot, Anita! I love the bright colors you're using! I could spend a great deal of space out there! Hope you and your family are doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Shirley@Housepitality DesignsJuly 22, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    I can't imagine how wonderful it must be to sit out there on your beautiful porch listening to the sounds of your mountain creek!
    I always marvel at the amazing patterns and colors that you use on your porches and in your home. You can tell a very happy family lives there!

  8. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLRJuly 22, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Anita, I love all of your fun colors and patterns! Your porches are all so inviting. I would never want to be inside!

  9. Lovely porch. Your colors are beautiful. I could sit for hours here. Love the billowing sheers and all your embellishments.

  10. Weaveron TextileDecember 5, 2019 at 3:07 AM

    The pillow looks great- I love that fabric!
    Gorgeous colour palette!!