If you read my last post (here), showing the before photos (and even some of the progress shots) then you know we’ve already come a long way in this makeover. The dark brick has now been painted a bright creamy white and the porch is ready for decor.

The above photo was a photoshop rendering I created before we actually moved into the house. I’m so glad we ended up painting the brick because it brightened the entire house SO much! Not to mention made the front porch feel SO much larger.

The above photo was another photoshop rendering I did before the paint was finished.

Ok, so now that you’ve seen what my porch looked like before, I can now show you guys my big plans for it! I’ve actually come along way since these renderings and even have a lot of the decor up already. But first, here is my design board for the space:

  1. Blue Garden Stool
  2. Outdoor Fan
  3. “H” Throw Pillow
  4. Jute Rug
  5. Rustic Round Mirror
  6. Outdoor Stripe Pouf
  7. Teal Navajo Pillow
  8. Stripe Lumbar Pillow
  9. Blue Pillow Covers
  10. Lake Sarasota Pillow
  11. Hanging Bed Swing by Four Oak Bed Swings
  12. Arizona Outdoor Couch

And here are some progress shots so far!

I wanted the front porch to remain (for the most part) rather traditional in the furniture style I chose. The exterior of the house has more of a traditional feel, so I wanted to keep that going. That being said, I also wanted to incorporate some vacation(ish) vibes as well. I’ve always loved the beach, but when Chad and I got married on Laguna Beach (literally barefoot in the sand), my love for the water grew even more. My inspiration for this house was taken from many elements I had seen while we were in California, and I wanted to incorporate those elements not only in my home, but on my front porch as well.

At the same time, I don’t like any design that has an overwhelming theme. So instead of having a beach “theme” I instead chose colors, patterns, textures and plant life that I had seen in California and applied them to this design.

So what do you think of the progress so far?

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Thank you for stopping by The Blissful Bee! I'm Amy and I'm the writer and designer behind the blog. I have a passion for interior design, fashion and simply living a stylish life. I hope you enjoy your "stay"!

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