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Screen porch style is not just about making a porch look pretty but rather having a chic outdoor Summer spot to enjoy that keeps pesky bugs from devouring your flesh on warm Summer nights!
Is there anything worse than wanting to kick back and relax only to end up back in an excessively lit room hoping the anti-itch cream hasn’t expired? The House of Turquoise had some fun and stylish screened porches that capture the essence of Summer relaxation.
The well-designed screened porch will afford you extra square footage and a magical space to entertain. Casual elegance should dominate this design and should combine natural elements as well as comfort. A wonderful jumping off point should be a functional and contemporary ceiling fan. Let’s not forget we are technically outside so my guess is that there isn't any AC!
Cans keep air circulating and cool porches down so you can concentrate on libations not how you will hide embarrassing sweat stains.
Another civilized decor must is lighting. Whether you opt for candles in hurricane lanterns or outdoor table lamps, keeping things lit is always important. If you do decide on candles try to stay away from anything scented.
Natural fibers are also a great design choice for screened in porches. From wicker chairs and tables to woven rugs under foot, nature should take center stage in what is essentially a natural environment.
As much as I like a good wicker chair, my backside prefers to enjoy them with a wee bit of padding so make sure you have cushions and pillows to keep guests from talking about you after they’ve left.
1. The Travis Lantern Candle Holder looks great mounted to posts.
2. Cushion your bum with a Outdoor Accent Pillows.
3. Keep things cool with the Casablanca Ceiling Fan.
4. Get stylish extra seating with the Fork Teal Ottoman.
5. You can’t go wrong with the Rustic Wicker Arm Chair.
6. The Bali Java Solar Table Lamp can weather the weather.
Photo credits: House of Turquoise
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.