Luxury Covered Porch with Fireplace and Antique African Daybed
A luxury covered porch by designer Yvonne McFadden for the 2017 Atlanta Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse features a vaulted wood ceiling and stone fireplace. A cream sofa, high-back chair and antique African daybed join layered rugs and pillows in the cozy space.
Instead of the time-consuming chore of stringing endless Christmas lights, save yourself some time and just line your porch stairs (or the porch itself) with luminaries (battery-powered candles are safest) and pretty glass or plexi vessels filled with ornaments. When Christmas is over, remove the ornaments but keep the winter-themed deer luminaries.
Pillows are a great way to make a porch feel more like a real room, extending the square footage of your home. Use pillows with quick-drying polyester fillings as well as fabrics that are fade and mildew-resistant.
The ceiling of the front porch was painted aqua, to provide contrast for the home's deep charcoal gray exterior and give a preview of the strong use of color inside the home. A coordinating aqua knit throw on one end of the sectional sofa keeps guests warm and cozy on chilly nights.
This house number planter box makes the perfect addition to any front porch. Start by staining poplar wood a dark walnut color and seal it well with a water based, satin finish polyurethane. Holes are drilled into the bottom of the planter box section to provide proper drainage for your plants.
This classic front entrance features a covered front porch with a white beadboard ceiling and a black front door. The porch is painted a light gray hue, and a white wicker chair provides a comfy spot for relaxing.
With an expansive deck off the rear of the home, installing easy access glass doors was a no-brainer for the this couple who loves to entertain. Now there's an easy flow between the two spaces and the breakfast nook table can transform into a cocktail station or brunch buffet when needed!