Photo By: Anice Hoachlander/ Hoachlander Davis Photography
Screened-in Porch with Yellow and Blue Upholstered Furniture and Reclaimed Wood Ceiling and Floor
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.
The Longs designed the screened deck to extend the living area into the woods, so they can be outside year-round. The light and airy space juxtaposes diagonal and linear strips of wood for visual interest and features a metal roof.
Ceiling fans on a paneled ceiling can be functional and complete the look of a screened-in porch. For this fireside porch, Atlanta Decking and Fence also added extra details such as recessed lighting, curtains and molding.
A towering stone fireplace draws you into this lodge-style living room. Leather sofas are topped with Southwestern pillows, while a clever pulley system above the mantel conceals the TV behind a reclaimed wood screen.
A modern rock garden, rows of succulents and restful geometry create a backyard retreat that's both zen and cozy. An ipe wood screen creates a focal point and draws the eye to a water feature. A shaded corner offers a great spot to relax.
Wood-burning Fireplace Warms Outdoor Living Room While Concealing Wiring for a Flat Screen TV
Just off the outdoor dining area is a comfortable living area for the family. Two plush lounge chairs and a matching sofa in front of the fire place offer plenty of seating for the family, while end tables give them a place to set food and drinks. The wood burning fireplace gives off tons of heat to allow the family use of the space, even in the chilly evenings. The chimney also serves the secondary purpose of hiding wiring for the flat screen television that, when needed, will allow the family to watch the big game or movies any time they please.
The designers left the staircase and fieldstone planter in their original condition, but added a painted wood screen to separate the stairs from the lower-level family room and bedroom, the latter of which is now used as an office. Pushing out the entry door gave the foyer a bit more breathing room, and new porcelain tile flooring updated the look.