The screened-in porch has a stone fireplace and a swing for lazy days and chilly nights. Designers used a a semi-transparent gray stain for the ceiling's wood paneling that allows the wood grain to be visible and matches the tones of the stonework.
Ipe decking, a type of Brazilian hardwood, is used for a wide set of stairs leading onto a screened porch designed by Clark Harris of Innovative Construction, based in Roswell, Ga. Pocket doors maximize the porch space and create a unique entryway.
The custom-made bed swing on this Atlanta back porch beckons people to read, chat and nap among the natural surroundings. The swing is one of the homeowners' favorite elements of their outdoor living space.
Instantly add dining space to your porch with a space-saving bistro set. Here, a collapsible bistro table is paired with collapsible chairs in front of a vintage wooden dresser that serves as a plant stand.
There are levels to this home's inviting outdoor spaces: Double French doors join the interior to this screen porch, big enough for a sitting area, fireplace and dining table. Exit the porch to open air terraces below.