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Friday, October 7, 2011

Cool Country Porches

I have a special treat for you.  Today, I have the privilege of welcoming a guest post from Susi, who writes for the online retailer Arcadian Lighting.  She did a wonderful job and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have!

Visit their website for more information about the company's home lighting products, light fixtures and lamps.  Check out their cool blog while you're there.

A porch is more than a place to enter the home.  Covered and screened country porches can be turned into outdoor living rooms and dining rooms if there is the space.  Smaller porches are the perfect place for a few plants, maybe a chair to sit and have tea.  We've found eight cool country porches that range from small to grand.  Enjoy!

Country Porches
Walt Landi via
A fireplace on the porch is perfect for cool nights.  Adirondack chairs provide comfortable, cool country seating.

Country Porches
A Primitive Place via
Aged woods and faded wickers give this country porch a soft gray palette.  Love the mix of textiles in soft hues of orange and rose that add some color.

Country Porches
Better Homes and Gardens via
The candle lantern adds country charm to this cool porch.  A riot of fall mums and grasses fill the space with color and texture.  Love the canvas bag filled with plants on the door.

Country Porches
Pinterest via
One side of a larger porch can make a cool country outdoor dining room.  White chairs, a colorful green table and a cool little faux lighting fixture set the stage for beautiful summer flowers.

Country Porches
Better Homes and Gardens via
A small porch, or portico, is still cool with its brown and white painted arch.  The floral design is an unexpected touch to the country architecture.  Looks lovely with autumn floral decorations.

Country Porches
Martha Stewart via
Shaker style rockers are classic country style.  They look cool in black on an all white porch.  An antique side table is a charming addition to this cool country porch.

Country Porches
Flickr via
Glossy white paint on the floor and ceiling of this country porch make it feel light and airy.  Black furnishings and warm colored cushions, and flowers give it a fall feeling.  Love the look of that black bell jar hanging lantern.

Country Porches
Southern Accents via
The architecture of this cool country porch is stunning, especially the arches.  Located on Kiawah Island, this porch is decorated with tons of Southern charm.

Susi is a writer for Arcadian lighting which is a splendid website full of the newest trends in lighting fixtures and design!

Thank-you, Susi, you really pin-pointed my style with your guest post!  I love these porches!  They have all inspired me with their design.  You are welcome back here anytime!

Maria ~Rusty Hinge


  1. Hi Maria!

    I love these inspiring porches!!! And I need all the inspiration that I can get considering our front porch is in need of a do-over {we moved to a fixer this past summer}! :) Anyway, have a most wonderful day!!!


  2. Oh, these are gorgeous! I'd take either one! There's nothing like a porch, mine is little and dinky but I love it!

  3. They all look great but I especially like the first one with the fireplace. It is just awesome!!

  4. I live in san francisco where we don't have anything resembling a porch. I long for the one in the flickr photo.

  5. You always want to make sure you have a nice porch because it encourages you to spend more time outside.



  6. This is an intresting blog that you have posted, you shares a lot of things about Continuous Hinges,Flap Hinge and Butt Hinge. Which are very informative for us.

  7. I have a front porch and a back patio and I have been searching for ideas for decorating them, especially the front porch.

  8. Hi Maria! I love these pictures, the porches are wonderful! I wish you all the best Merry Christmas Wishes!


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