Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In Between Screened Porch Decor

(To see the completed screened porch post, go here. )

I've reached that in between point in the porch styling.  It's not as overwhelming as just beginning, but it's not quite done yet.  This is the time I say to myself, "What were you thinking?"  "Why don't you use a design board?"  "This isn't going to work."

This is the design decision point.  What should make the cut for this room?  This is also problem solving time.  Let me share the wall I painted.  The design dilemma is that I have two windows that are different sizes.   One is the powder room window and the other is for the garage.

I decided that I would fake the sizes by making  draperies  the same length and width and just keep them closed.  Here's the result.  What do you think?
I gave instructions for rod pocket draperies in a previous post if you're interested.

If you've been following this process you've noticed that the sofa is now on another wall and I've added chartreuse to the cobalt/gray mix.  Another decision.  Should the third color stay or go?
My husband suggested that I share the next images.  He said you always show the nice stuff--beginning and end.  You never show the in between mess.  So here it is.

One last decision.  Does the column stay or go?  If it stays do I leave it natural or try to do a Restoration Hardware look gray?

Mr. AAV and I hung the mirror above the sofa.  I like.  One more image.  The mess (that actually looks attractive) reflected in the mirror. 

Please check back.  Design dilemmas will be solved, color choices will be made, and those darn accessories--what will stay and what will go?   Come back to see what makes the cut.  I'm not done yet.


Completed Porch

If you missed the original screened porch post, go here If you missed final results of the posts on the screened porch, go here for view one, here for view two, and here for view three.


  1. Oh how I wish I had a screened porch! Yours is looking fabulous - I love the color choices. I think I'd keep the column the color it is - but will check back to see what you decide!

    Looking wonderful!

  2. Love this porch! I can just dream about sitting there with a book, and a glass of wine of course, enjoying the Summer evening...Love it!