a porch with wicker furniture and rustic accents
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With its prime location overlooking the yard, a porch offers the perfect place for serious relaxation. To emphasize this idea in his own Shelter Island, New York, home, interior designer Tom Fallon transformed the space into a full-fledged room. He anchored the furniture—vintage wicker and rattan united by a coat of hunter-green paint—with a natural rug, and hung mirrors and a watercolor from the shingles. Cushions in navy, white, and citrus yellow add color, while trim with a pale celery hue draws attention to the 1875 Carpenter Gothic's louvered shutters and distinctive arched windows. "The look is classic, even a bit quiet, which contrasts with the house's exuberant architecture," Fallon says. Here, similar pieces for your outdoor area.
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