With ceiling fans and comfortable chairs, this porch calls for sweet tea and sitting a spell. Sharp-eyed guests will spot the classic "Haint Blue" ceiling overhead, which is said to ward off restless spirits in Southern folklore.
Red brick steps provide contrast to the bright white home exterior. The porch features a wood front door with a large window, and a blue-painted porch ceiling. Blue porch ceilings are a Southern tradition that supposedly help keep bugs away.
Gregg's design eye: blending traditional with quirky, imaginative touches, is on full view on an upstairs porch off of her master bedroom. The porch boasts a classic haint blue porch ceiling and burlap tablecloth but a quirky collection of vases to bring contemporary energy to her look. Gregg likes vinyl on outside furniture to stay clean and fresh.
Retractable screens allow the screened-in porch to be open to the fresh air. A wood paneled ceiling extends out to cover the exposed area, which features a pair of bright blue Adirondack rocking chairs and a ceiling fan above to add a light breeze during the hotter months.
This spectacular porch on a beach house sports the colors of the sky and sun -- the vibrant blue and yellow feel at once nautical and inspiring. Screening in the porch keeps the bugs and other pests at bay. Reclaimed floors and ceilings pay homage to the history of the old seaside town.
A covered porch has a simple rustic style thanks to a wood floor and ceiling, rocking chairs and eclectic knickknacks. A blue metal bench, white armchair and glass-and-metal coffee table round out the sitting area.
Four ropes support this hanging bed for a cozy and spacious porch swing. The open sides of the swing match the spacious, open look of the porch. A painted blue ceiling adds soft color and brings the blue sky to the covered porch. The concrete porch floor steps out onto an uncovered patio complete with wood chairs for seating.
A beautiful wood ceiling and pastel green siding frame this country porch. Blue french doors and mounted yellow lights add accent colors to the neutral look. Hanging fans rotate air through the space to keep the wicker seating areas cool.
To bring the Moroccan inspired decor to the couple's four seasons porch, designers blended rich fabrics and textures. The ceilings are covered in a rich, stained wood that complements the other furniture in the space. Thick cushions add a luxurious, Moroccan feel to the space, while bold, blue accent pillows bring warmth into the space. In the rear of the room, a small, distressed hookah bar adds character and charm to the design while complementing the blue and cream patterned light fixture hanging from the ceiling. To complete the design, light, airy curtains adorn the windows tying the space together.
This relaxing covered porch boasts blue and neutral accents throughout nestled under a wood paneled ceiling. A glass coffee table sits at its center, while arched doorways give way to a tropical waterfront view.
After: Beams were installed into the ceiling of the porch to bring out the house's Craftsman character, and crown molding in each square of the ceiling makes the space feel more like an additional room in the home. The robin's-egg blue door is the perfect splash of color to offset the largely neutral palette.
Decked out with a gorgeous bed and layered linens, this porch is the epitome of Southern comfort and style. A peach colored rug anchors the space and complements the warm wood tones of the bed and nightstand. The haint blue ceiling – a quintessential Southern color – is visually expansive and plays into Gullah folklore.