A wide front porch, topped with a 24-gauge standing-seam roof, invites relaxation and conversation with neighbors at HGTV Smart Home 2013. Pine straw-covered beds planted with Asiatic jasmine greet guests along the front fence.
Beautiful tropical landscaping frames the front of the HGTV Smart Home 2013. The Florida home features a covered porch, beautiful tropical landscaping, and a paver driveway to a matching detached garage.
Natural wood steps lead to the covered back porch of HGTV Urban Oasis 2019. The back steps mimic the same style used on the front porch steps and add unity to the design of the home with a natural, organic touch.
A tiny front yard still leaves room for curb appeal. An attractive walkway and tall shrubs on either side of the front stoop immediately draw the eye up and along the covered porch of this Long Beach abode.
This Southwestern home exterior earns a modern spin with its pairing of classic white stucco with red brick. Concrete slabs lead the way to the front porch, while neutral gravel provides ground cover. Yellow metal chairs provide a pop of color.
Glass doors run all along the front wall of this charming living room, in essence a covered porch given its easy access to the backyard and pool. All-white furnishings keep the mood fresh and summery, a perfect fit for the home's waterfront location.
Popular with garden designers worldwide due to its ability to be pruned into many shapes, boxwood hedge is a perfect fit for topiary. It requires full sun to grow, so it’s best fit for placement in front of a porch or patio rather than inside of a shade-covered outdoor area.
Plaid and gingham and polka dots, oh my! Aniko Levai of Place of My Taste cleverly mixed fabric scraps and inexpensive wrapping paper to create this fun and festive table decor. Leftover fabric covers the tablescape’s conical “trees,” dots the pinecone-and-greenery centerpiece, ties cardboard reindeers around vintage glass bottles and finishes off the place settings.
Ada's Technical Books & Cafe occuppies a remodeled home in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The impetus for the project was to create the "book retailer of the future." Achieving this vision required an adaptive reuse design, an addition and a pioneering approach to the neighborhood bookstore. The challenge would be to convert a dilapidated single-story Craftsman into a refurbished mixed-use project. The owners were dedicated to creating a balance of history and modern sustainability, so architect Jeff Pelletier imagined the building like an aged book cover with crisp, clean pages on the inside. In order to connect the space with the street-scape, Pelletier added a raised front porch for cafe seating.