Wednesday, June 12, 2013


As part of the party prep, I'm giving our screened-in porch a makeover.  This screened in area is actually a detached structure from our house that has a small screened-in area that faces the lake and a potting shed/tackle room on the street side.  Here is picture of the area prior to owning the house.

When we moved in, I added two white IKEA SVINGA chairs on the either side of the doorway:

and I filled the room with our Pottery Barn Chesapeake Modular Sectional:

For parties, I usually take the furniture out and set up food tables inside the protected screened area but because we are having a food truck for this event, I decided this was a perfect time to give the room a new look.  I decided to go with a bohemian vibe after finding some wonderful orange and hot pink crewel pillows at HomeGoods.  I mixed them with outdoor Threshold pillows from Target.  I'm also pulling from my upcoming sale inventory by using the Vintage Wicker Peacock chair, the gold bamboo mirror and cream elephant stool.  For lighting, I found a vintage swag light at an estate sale last weekend that adds a cool vibe partnered with your basic outdoor globe lighting.

Here is the work in progress. I still need to add some finishing touches but it is coming together.  It's not a large space but I think that adds to the coziness.  It definitely takes on a lounge vibe once the sun goes down!


  1. Oh my gosh, that is just the cutest!!!! Why, oh why, doesn't St. Louis have a Pottery Barn?

  2. Oh my gosh! I would love to hang out in that space.

  3. I'm ready to grab a drink and sit in those white hanging chairs! Your patio is so inviting. I love what you've done.....

  4. What a great space! Love everything!

  5. Looks like the cutest little sugar shack in town.

  6. I've always loved that IKEA chair. Might have to get one of those. Looks great.

  7. How freakin cute! Love it from the lights to the chairs. What a fab party zone! BTW I totally have that elephant in my living room...I think we've had this discussion before come to think of it ;)
    Have a great fiesta!

  8. Ah, fantastic space!! Love this and the food truck is perfection!! xo

  9. Wonderful job! looks like total fun and a great place to escape when not partying!
    xo Nancy

  10. I'll be hanging out there for sure!! Looks very inviting and cozy!


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