Monday, August 15, 2011

Reno Diary - The Screen Porch

I want to give my screen porch a face lift. It currently is sort of a dumping ground for the grill and various other lawn/outdoor things. We have plans to enclose the porch and make it into an office/guest room at some point but not anytime soon and we're about to enter that time of year in Florida where we can finally be outside and enjoy the weather. I don't want to spend a lot of money since eventually the space will be converted but I would like to make it into a cozy and casual outdoor escape. 
Here is a quick pic of the space - there is currently some hideous red terra cotta tile that I would like to cover up with an outdoor rug and I would like to paint the green space between the screen and the floor white.

screen porch

I would love the space to have a Moroccan feel with really great ethnic textiles and accessories.  I love the couch in picture number three, I' hoping to find or build something similar and I can easily use it outdoors on our patio once we convert the screen porch. 
outdoor porch inspiration

Inspiration Sources: No. 1 Livet Hemma / No. 2 via Creating a Quiet Mind  / No. 3 Iridee├źn via Lolalina / No. 4 Decor8 via Pinterest  / No. 5 via House of Turquoise  / No. 6 Haus Maus

This is a tentative floor plan I created for the space.  It's a tiny porch, about 75 square feet, but it should be able to comfortably fit a small cafe table and chairs for al fresco dining, a small couch and I'd like to be able to build a small bench seat to go along one wall for additional seating when we entertain. 

screen porch design sketch

screen porch design board

Sources: 1. Tripod Table via West Elm / 2. Java Ikat Pillow via Burke Decor / 3.Java Ikat Pillow via Burke Decor  / 4. Samar Ottoman via Crate and Barrel / 5. Glass Greenhouses via West Elm / 6. Oleander Stoneware Platter via Terrain / 7. Paisley Votive Holder via Terrain / 8. Hex Votive HoldersJayson Home / 9. Lakehouse Navy Outdoor Rug via Dash and Albert / 10. Lantliv Plant Stand via Ikea  

2 comments:

Noodles and Waffles said...

I love screened in porches or anyway mosquitoes can be avoided. I can't wait to see the "After" photos.

The Design Boards said...

So true! Especially in Florida, it's a constant battle with the mosquitoes!