last week, on fridays with oscar, i gave you a view of my remodeled porch. we received so many requests for a more in depth look, so today i’m giving you a tour of my remodeled porch. as my regulars will know, my house has been an ongoing work in progress. we started slowly, and each year, try to take on one or two refresh projects. my porch is the first room i put together when mr. style and i moved to Athens four years ago. it’s a place where the family always gathers for long summer evenings and even longer conversations. so enjoy a fresh OOTD and a look at my take on a southern porch. and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below.
today’s OOTD takes a page from our how to wear shorts tutorial we ran last week. i was asked by some readers whether i’d wear shorts after my knee surgery. the answer is, “yes”. i’ve got a pair of high-rise shorts from Banana today. i’ve paired them with a simple v-neck for a classic spring look. you can see how my knee is healing and progressing below.
and now for a tour of my remodeled porch. i’ve pulled a few pictures of what it looked like a few months ago, prior to the refresh. just a little baseline and point of comparison to see where we were and where we’ve come.
no matter where i’ve lived, i’ve always gravitated towards homes with porches. like kitchens, they tend to be rooms where people naturally gravitate to. so, it’s important to me that mine is welcoming and well-decorated. as i mentioned, this is the first room mr. style and i tackled when we moved to Athens in 2015. so, it was due for a bit of a refresh. this year, we painted, recovered the couch cushions, added a new rug, and swapped out our door. we also removed the latticing from the bottom half of the screens. it really opened things up in a dramatic way i wasn’t totally expecting. the porch is already getting a lot of use—my son uses it as his second office to take meetings from!
the (similar) sectional and coffee table are both from Wayfair. the actual sectional is out of stock, but Wayfair is pretty good about restocking, so if you’re interested in it, i’d check back frequently. i’ve pulled a couple of similars (and here) though. the dining chairs and cushions are from Cost Plus World Market. and finally, the bar cart and side table are both from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. again, i’ve pulled similars here and here. and if you scroll below, i’ve put together a list of as many of the decorations i could.
i’m a big believer in using baskets everywhere. they’re a great source for storage while adding texture to your room. they work well stocking your bar inside or out.
candles are a great accessory to use indoors or outdoors. i scatter them everywhere. come nightfall we light them one by one. the candle on the side table has a delicious fragrance. the candles on the coffee table are fragrance-free. love the frosted glass candle holders.
the ceiling fan will be replaced next week along with several other light fixtures in the house.
i hope you enjoyed the virtual a tour of my remodeled porch. in case you’re new to the blog or missed some of our entries into a day in the life series, make sure to check all of them out below. and be sure to stay tuned, as we’ll be giving you a tour of my remodeled back patio as soon as we’re finished!