Things We Love: Covered Porches

covered porch
Beth Webb Interiors

 

With the beginning of school right around the corner and summer promising to transform into fall at any moment, one thing is for sure: it’s the season for covered porches!

covered porch
Urban Grace Interiors

 

You know we love outdoor spaces that are an extension of our indoor ones, and while summer entertaining outdoors can be so much fun, it’s really the fall when those perfect crips evenings beckon us outdoors.

Beth Webb Interiors

 

Whether dining with a group of treasured friends…

covered porch with summer classics furniture
Summer Classics

 

Or gathering for cocktails after the kids’ soccer game,

covered porch
Leah Bailey Interior Design

 

Or simply treating yourself to a quiet morning cup of coffee with a magazine that has been waiting to be read,

covered porch with wicker furniture
Historical Concepts

 

These ten stunning porches fit the bill for whatever outdoor activities you might have in mind!

covered porch with wicker furniture
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

 

We adore bamboo for its beachy feel that works well in any setting,

covered porch
Ken Tate Architect

 

And iron, aluminum and wrought iron are classic looks that are always in style–especially in black and white.

covered porch
Heather A.Wilson Architect

 

But the thing we covet most of all, the thing on our porch wishlist, is an amazing hanging bed.

covered porch
Geoff Chick Design

 

For sitting, swinging or even that elusive front porch nap, these hanging beds are as comfortable as they are chic. What’s on your wishlist for covered porches? 

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:


If you need a good read while you’re relaxing on your porch, why not check out my national bestselling The Southern Side of Paradise?

The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

 

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:

 

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Prepare Your Covered Porch for Fall Entertaining

covered porch
Beth Webb Interiors

 

With the summer behind us and fall temperatures here, one thing is for sure: It’s porch sitting season!

covered porch
Urban Grace Interiors

 

You know we love outdoor spaces that are an extension of our indoor ones, and while summer entertaining outdoors can be so much fun, it’s really the fall when those perfect crips evenings beckon us outdoors.

porch
Architectural Digest

 

Whether dining with a group of treasured friends…

covered porch with summer classics furniture
Summer Classics

 

Or gathering for cocktails after the kids’ soccer game,

covered porch
Leah Bailey Interior Design

 

Or simply treating yourself to a quiet morning cup of coffee with a magazine that has been waiting to be read,

covered porch with wicker furniture
Historical Concepts

 

These ten stunning porches fit the bill for whatever outdoor activities you might have in mind!

covered porch with wicker furniture
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

 

We adore bamboo for its beachy feel that works well in any setting,

covered porch
Ken Tate Architect

 

And iron, aluminum and wrought iron are classic looks that are always in style–especially in black and white.

covered porch
Heather A.Wilson Architect

 

But the thing we covet most of all, the thing on our porch wishlist, is an amazing hanging bed.

covered porch
Geoff Chick Design

 

For sitting, swinging or even that elusive front porch nap, these hanging beds are as comfortable as they are chic.  What’s on your porch wishlist? 

 

If you need a good read while you’re relaxing on your porch, why not check out my national bestselling The Secret to Southern Charm

 

The Secret to Southern Charm

Things We Love: Steel Doors in Design

steel entrance doors
Architectural Digest

 

Doors and windows are one of those things that are so crucial to the feel of a house but are quite often overlooked.

steel doors
Beth Webb

 

Sometimes, we can go through them and look out of them many, many times a day and never give them a second thought.

steel Door
Architectural Digest

 

When they’re as fabulous as these steel doors, though, the panes in your home become something truly  

steel door
Architectural Digest

 

We usually think of steel as adding an industrial touch,

glass steel doors
Architectural Digest

 

but, when used the right way, these steel doors and windows add an antiqued, lived-in feel to a home.

steel doors and windows
Architectural Digest

 

They are sleek, clean and uncluttered,

steel doors in game room with wood beams
Ohara Davies-Gaetano

 

while still maintaining an undeniable charm.     

steel doors
Tom Arban PhotographyAnne Decker Architect

 

They add that all-important touch of black that every room needs,

steel doors in living room
McGill Design Group

 

somehow seem to make the light pouring in seem even brighter,
steel door living room
McGill Design Group

 

and make a statement all their own, no window treatment required.

porch steel doors
Architectural Digest

 

  Talk about intensifying the view!

steel doors on porch

Lucas Eilers

We could stare out any of these doors and windows all day long.
steel doors porch
Ken Tate Architect

 

We hope your Thursday has room for a little daydreaming, whatever window you’re looking out. Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my new Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple pick up a copy before The Secret to Southern Charm (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases April 3, 2018!

 

 

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Dogs and Design

Dogs in Design
Architectural Digest

 

They are some of the most cherished members of the family and have an important place in our homes–and in our hearts.

dogs in design
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

If you’re a dog lover then you know we have to think about our four-legged friends when designing our homes! Bare floors like these make for easy shedding clean up.

dogs and design
Architectural Digest

 

And, well, we all know Rover isn’t going to be content to sleep on the floor when he can snuggle all night! Easy-to-wash duvets and coverlets are a must in a dog-loving family.

dogs and design
Michael S. Smith

 

In homes with pets, the furniture has to be a little tougher–at least tough enough to withstand your pooch’s toenails and daring jumps!

dogs and decor
Architectural Digest – Photo Scott Frances

 

And easy-to-clean-and-vacuum fabrics are a must so that your best friend doesn’t have to compromise his or her favorite lounging spot!

Dogs and Design
BHG

 

Let’s face it, our dogs make our homes look–and feel–better. From a cozy bed all his own to a cute doggie door to make his daily commute from indoors to out a breeze, we love the idea of making our homes work better for our dogs too!

dogs and design
Lonny Magazine

 

A statement-making dog deserves a statement-making rug–with a matching collar, of course!

dogs in decor
Architectural Digest – Photo: Ken Hayden

 

Need a perfect complement to the fabulous sculpture? Look no further than the family pet.

dogs and design
Architectural Digest

 

Who wouldn’t want this adorable puppy curled up on the sofa waiting for them?

dogs and garden design
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Slightly South of Simple book

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

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Now available in Audiobook 

Whether the dogs in your life spend more time indoors or out, we know they have a huge place in your heart. We hope these pooches in pictures put as big a smile on your face as they did on ours!

For more ways to create a pet-friendly home, check out our interview with the fabulous Bunny Williams on how to make your house more dog friendly! 

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10 Favorite Covered Porches

covered porch
Beth Webb Interiors

With the beginning of school right around the corner and summer promising to transform into fall at any moment, one thing is for sure: It’s porch sitting season!

covered porch
Urban Grace Interiors

You know we love outdoor spaces that are an extension of our indoor ones, and while summer entertaining outdoors can be so much fun, it’s really the fall when those perfect crips evenings beckon us outdoors.

covered porch
Beth Webb Design

Whether dining with a group of treasured friends…

covered porch with summer classics furniture
Summer Classics

Or gathering for cocktails after the kids’ soccer game,

covered porch
Leah Bailey Interior Design

Or simply treating yourself to a quiet morning cup of coffee with a magazine that has been waiting to be read,

covered porch with wicker furniture
Historical Concepts

These ten stunning porches fit the bill for whatever outdoor activities you might have in mind!

covered porch with wicker furniture
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

We adore bamboo for its beachy feel that works well in any setting,

covered porch
Ken Tate Architect

And iron, aluminum and wrought iron are classic looks that are always in style–especially in black and white.

covered porch
Heather A.Wilson Architect

But the thing we covet most of all, the thing on our porch wishlist, is an amazing hanging bed.

covered porch
Geoff Chick Design

For sitting, swinging or even that elusive front porch nap, these hanging beds are as comfortable as they are chic. What’s on your porch wishlist? 

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:

If you need a good read while you’re relaxing on your porch, why not check out my national bestselling Slightly South of Simple? But don’t take our work for it! Check out what After Orange County is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“[J]ust as I had anticipated, it was a delight to read. The good news is that this book is the first of a series that Kristy is writing called the Peachtree Bluff Series, so we now have much more to look forward to! As the mother of 3 boys, I could relate to the mother character in this story, Ansley, who is the strong matriarch of 3, not-so-simple adult daughters. Each one of Ansley’s daughters come home to their roots, the seemingly idyllic southern seaside town called Peachtree Bluff.  The story weaves its way through the characters’ lives, each with their own unique & individual challenges.” — Celia, After Orange County 

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