...IDLING ON THE FRONT PORCH....
Is there any place better to wile away the summer heat than on a porch. I don't know about you folks, but sitting on a porch in the summer is equivalent to stting in front of a roaring fire in the middle of winter. Instead of being mesmerized by the crackling flames and a single malt scotch, I'm in lala land while reading my shelter mags, slow sipping a margarita. Its pure bliss...not kidding.
If you were around this blog last week, you will know that I had some summer porch readiness happening. I BADLY had to paint our wicker furniture. It took a long time...it took a lot of dibby dabbing....which you can more read about here.
|Before the dibby dab process|
The paint is finally dry and our front porch is ready for some L A Z Y summer action....sounds like an oxymoron, but..it is not.
I believe that the exterior of your home should be a reflection and extension of the personality and decor of the interior of your home. Let's face it, the curb, the walkway the lawn and front door should all say WELCOME and therefore so should your front porch. And just to be clear....this also goes for your veranda, patio and deck and even balcony ...wherever they are situated on your property.
|scored these pretty red/orange candle holders on the right...|
Light, is an important element in any space. Natural light is abundant here in the day, obviously. In the evening though we can turrn on overhead pot lights and a pendant close to the door. But candles are my light of choice on the porch...lots of candles that add that perfect amount of ambiance required when sipping my wine and listening to the crickets, savouring the glorious warm summer months .... before I find myself back inside, gazing into a roaring fire.