It's cold and pouring down rain as I sit here writing this post, and while I've got a little while longer before warmer temps and margaritas by my pool, I'm lusting over this amazing porch by interior designer Anne Hepfer! I love the charcoal gray shakes and the beautiful contrast it creates against the white beadboard beneath the porch. Wicker chairs, generously sized banquette seating, a driftwood mirror and that fabulous geometric chandelier bring the indoors out with texture and warmth. But nothing can trump that view...hello, gorgeous!
Here are my picks for creating a similar feel:
I love these chevron striped pillows and think the bold black and white are the perfect nautical touch!
These Capri wicker chairs from Ballard have always been a favorite of mine - they work with any decor style!
A jute-wrapped orb chandelier is another nautical nod (and it's on sale!)
Hanging mirrors outside is a great way to bounce light (or the view of a pool or the beach!) and bring a bit of the indoors out. It would be an easy project to make your own, but if you don't have a bevy of driftwood near you, this beauty would certainly do!
Love these fiberglass planters that look a lot like zinc! I would plant big ornamental grass with some trailing sweet potato vine for color and contrast.