There is nothing like sitting outside on a cool, crisp spring morning, sipping a cup of coffee, listening to the birds singing while the fountain is dripping! I used to only dream of this until two years ago when we added our screened-in porch…best decision ever! As many cities are enduring the pollen season, Little Rock is no different, but with a little elbow grease the porch is ready, so come on in…
Our family uses this porch throughout the day…coffee in the mornings, lunch, after school snacks, dinner, and an after dinner drink!
This lovely porch swing, found at an antique mall, was the inspiration piece for the porch! The size, character (nicks and all), and most of all color, were perfect! I wanted the porch to reflect the outdoors using calm, comfortable hues to create a tranquil place for relaxation with just a hint of color!
I admired old farm tables from afar having no room inside our home, so the screened-in porch was the perfect opportunity to seize the moment! (She desperately needs a lemon oil bath once the pollen completely subsides!) The terracotta planter is used as a “trivet” during dinner time!
The chairs, seat cushions, and rug are all for outdoor use!
Originally, a black wrought iron chandelier was purchased for the porch; however, when I saw this French metal basket chandelier, it was a no brainer…filling the basket throughout the seasons is a definite joy!
This hutch houses a collection of turquoise!
Jana Hunter Interiors believes a home should tell a story! Every piece on this hutch does just that…my favorites would have to be the turquoise tole tray and the bunny statue! Both were found in Connecticut during a three generation trip to visit the incredible interior designer, Bunny Williams! Read about our trip HERE!
The bonsai dish from the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis (a true treat if you haven’t been!) holds a bird’s nest filled with stone hearts from a friend!
More turquoise treasures!
And speaking of treasures, a collection of “odds and ends” adds texture!
The porch is divided into two “rooms,” one for dining and the other for sitting! This wicker chair was literally waiting to sit on a porch one day as she sat in the attic! My husband, a.k.a “Handyman Husband,” enjoys this chair immensely! And of course, I love my “Arkansas” pillow!
The black, bamboo chairs were also in the attic!
This striped fabric was just added to these chairs providing a layer of softness to the porch!
The outdoor bar is fun for dirty martinis or any signature drink that may be concocted! The “ice bucket” is an old copper coal bucket sitting inside a bird bath (which is great for collecting excess ice)!
Natural elements tickle my fancy! I adore the light blue lichen on the branch along with the honeycomb, crystal, and moss!
This metal table serves as a buffet during dinner or for parties! The two “X back” wooden blue chairs provide extra seating. And this vignette of bird prints dates to the early 1900’s!
It was a true joy sharing our screened-in porch with you! Thank you to my dear friend, Erin, for asking me to guest blog for her while she and Chris enjoy a well-deserved “babymoon!” Check back soon as Jana Hunter Interiors will be featuring Erin during my “Please Meet” series!!!
Enjoy the day!
(P.S. You can visit Jana over at her blog here!)