Wednesday, April 25, 2012

PORCH MAKEOVER




OK...should we start from the beginning.

I mean you can't just throw down the pictures with out a little build up right?

The WAY before.....


Screened in porch with floors painted SW Iron Ore.

Ceiling painted SW Waterscape 6470

The inspiration.....

The furniture was the Saybrook Collection from Pottery Barn.  The husband of this client is 6'4'' tall and he wanted a sofa that he could really lounge on.  Well short of a twin bed...this was the best I could do with the space that I had.

The requirements....color please.  A dining section....and seating for 6.  Not too cluttered.  Not too many pillows....does she know me? 
 AND...low maintenance.  Everything is indoor/outdoor fabric except the tablecloth.  But it was so dang cute I had to get it.

Alrighty then.....after ordering the furniture we decided the coffee table was too matchy so I took it back.  They did not like the glass on top either.  Husband wanted something he could put his feet up on.



So I started searching for a replacement.  It had to be the same size.  I looked all over the internet.

I even went to Scott's and found nada....

These were cool...a little overdone but too big and masculine for this area.  Nope.


I saw this at Scott's.  I liked it but client did not.  "What are those legs?".....OK...never mind.  Probably a little too weathered for them.

Then I saw this in the Ballard's catalog.


The size was almost perfect.  She liked it!  So I thought a trip to the "Backroom" was in order.  I am always trying to save my clients money so I can do more with the room.

Did not find it there but found these....on sale and 50% off!!!


The Durham bunching tables.  BOOM!  Smaller.  Durable.  In all of their "feet resting" glory.  Sold to the haggard decorator who was getting pretty frustrated.

So here it is before the accessories.....


And after she got all decorated up........

I ordered the rug from Wayfair.  Orange lantern is from Crate and Barrel, along with the navy blue pillows.  The yellow one is from Target, the blue greek key and the turquoise one are from Homegoods.  Yes...when putting a room together you have to go everywhere.



Orange pillows from Crate and Barrel.
Yellow bowl from World Market as are the wine glasses with the chalk paint on them.  White tray is from West Elm and so is the blue throw.  Napkins are from Erika Reade a cute store here in Atlanta.

My painted bucket!  

Blue vase from Michaels...candle holder and white coasters from West Elm.


Tablecloth is from Anthro.  Tray and white pot is from PB.

Stool from PB.

So there you have it.....

The best part was having my niece Caitlin who is graduating from UGA with a degree in design this May come and help me!

We had so much fun....and finished in 1/2 the time.  So of course we had to go to the mall, have lunch and do some retail therapy!

They LOVED it.......

That is all we want...a little love right?

On to the next room......

This is so me......



Sha Boom


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46 comments:

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

This is so fantastic! Perfect for iced tea and a book or some wine and apps with friends!

Tara Dillard said...

Sherry. Shazaaaam.

Girl you did it.

Yes, it's layers of narrative to design any space.

Colors are great.

Garden & be Well, XO T

Deserae said...

What a wonderful porch!!!! I could spend many afternoons lounging around there. Now I wish I had one!!!! LOL I see my husband sent you the sign he had made for me....oh yeah now where was I? Oh, LOVE those pillows too!!! Everything looks fabulous :o)
~Des

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it.

Chic Coles said...

Great job. You did it and yes you did go every were. We love the turquoise and navy.

Mary said...

You make me wish I had a porch.
All I have is a boring cement patio & no place to store seasonal furniture.
BTW...I checked the PB website & couldn't find the galvanized stool. Am I looking in the right place?

Mary said...

OOOPS! Never mind. I found it!

René said...

Love the quote! I saw it the other day and laughed out loud :). Sherry, the porch is perfect! Great find with those tables.

NanaDiana said...

Your porch is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job pulling it all together...many small choices for one good-sized project. LOVE it. And that quote is hysterical...I have not seen it before. xo Diana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the porch is beautiful! love the colors! and oh that quote is so funny and oh so me, too! oooh pretty shiny thing!

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

LOVE! Love all the color, the pillows are fab. Dear Lord, bring me a porch. Amen.

Designing Domesticity said...

love it! So true about shopping around - no one wants a too matchy space after all. beautiful. Thanks for sharing, liz

Bethany @ Powell Brower Home said...

oh wow - i LOVE this. I want to know more about that SW Iron Ore color... it almost could look like it had a purple hue - is that right or is it my screen making the colors funny? regardless, i LOVE it. and love the rug - great job!!

B

The enchanted home said...

Fabulous job! Looks so pretty and inviting, and cozy. I could so see cozying up there with a great book or a few good friends and coffee when its raining...love it!

classic • casual • home said...

Looks awesome! I love that you achieved a great look at a reasonable price...wish we had a Ballard outlet...luckeee!

Kathysue said...

I can only imagine how excited they are with your design! Love the colors you used, great combination. So cheerful and inviting. YOu managed to give them everything they wanted and then some!! Great job! Well Executed! Kudos to YOU,
Kathysue

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

looks AMAZING!! Great ideas that I'm taking note on to incorporate one day when I have a porch like that. :)

lizziefitz said...

Perfection!

Emily A. Clark said...

I love following your process. It turned out great. Wish I could come be your intern, but I'm thinking the 5 kids in tow might slow us down on the shopping trips :)

Acquired Objects said...

I am so laughing...loved your sign at the end. Great job Sha! Now would you please come do my screened in porch it's very boxy and has a rather large dog always laying right in the middle of it. BTW, hows Patches doing? You know all that stuff on those great buy fabulous tables are going bye~bye right? No room for feet! I really like it you done good so I wont even mention there are only four chairs at the dining table rather then the requested six....;)

XX
Debra~

My Crafty Home Life said...

OK, you're hired! When can you get to NJ? That saying is me too! Aren't you glad the schools didn't do testing for ADD when we were kids?

designchic said...

What a miracle worker you are...they must have been thrilled with the transformation!!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry, loved the nesting tables. You did a great job. Just in time for summer.

Interior Design Musings said...

All good but you had me at the floor. Totally fab in that SW color. M.

quintessence said...

WOW Sherry - they SHOULD love it - it looks great. And the styling is fabulous!!

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

it looks amazing!! I'd love to have that porch! :)

Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog and am already a fan. I need your help with my house!!!!

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

This is amazing! So warm and cozy, I want to put my feet up there and have a cocktail!

paula said...

looks fabulous as always!

Christy Davis said...

Looks amazing Sherry! Ran into some Wayfair ladies in High Point! And it's always nice to be able to save extra money for clients!!

www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

Holly said...

So cute Sherry - I love it! It looks great, comfy, and functional too. You do good work my friend. I really love the rug and the mix of pillows. I could spend a lot of time there relaxing, drinking, reading. Great great work.

Junell said...

Phenom!

Nancy said...

I love it! I do the exact thing and peruse those same stores for accessories, etc. Plus you can return them!
Love it, Sherry...
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Cindy said...

Charming, inviting, comfy, everything good. Love your solution to the coffee table, and that big ole plant in the corner. And i love the round table with the chairs all around... it's like a perfect outdoor living area! I really like the floor and ceiling colors too... nice...
Sooooo, that's attention deficit disorder, i thought everyone's brain's worked like that...!

Cindy

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I'd pay you to be your intern! I'd learn so much! Love this screened in porch - I so dream of having a screened in room someday. It will happen. Someday!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sherry, Beautiful! You did a wonderful job and I know your clients love it.
Hugs, Sherry

Kirsten Krason said...

It looks amazing! I just love that rug.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Lordy, you make everything look good! Love it all

The Vintique Object said...

Man, I'd be thrilled to have a space like this -- and how much more versatile are those little coffee tables than the large one? It was meant to be.

Love how you showed the picture pre-accessorized. Keep doing it -- it really helps drive home how important the little things are to me!

Camille

Simple Dwellings said...

This is great! I love all of the color and pattern. It will be such a fun, relaxing space for them. And that last quote just craked me up! I feel like that some days! :) Have a great weekend!

Carla Aston said...

Lovely. Great job here. Love the furniture...they're ready for summer!

Susan BetweenNapsOnThePorch said...

Sherry, it's wonderful! I love the furniture and colors. Awesome tablecloth! I know they will enjoy many evenings there this spring, summer and fall. Great meeting you at the blog gathering Friday eve!

A Perfect Gray said...

crazy good job, sherry. love how you added all the spice in the accessories. the greek key pillow is beyond good - and hey! you're shopping all the places I do, but finding much better stuff.

great job, gal. donna

Cathy Wall said...

You hit this out of the park! Love that you used readily available goods and were able to make it look like it was all custom! You've got it goin' on girl, but we knew that!

Sherri Cassara said...

GREAT JOB!!! Love the pillows!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Great space! And of course the styling is perfect, but you knew that!!