a patriotic-themed porch
Photo: Brian Vanden Brink

Patriotic Porch

There's nothing like whiling away the afternoon on a front porch, a lemonade in your hand and a breeze in your hair, waving to passersby and maybe even inviting them on up for a cool drink of their own. That's the idea behind this cottage-style front porch in Habersham, South Carolina, the creation of interior designer Linda Woodrum. The centerpiece, of course, is a cozy conversation set made of traditional wicker that's plush with plenty of cushions for lounging. Striped red pillows add an extra punch that echoes the clapboard-sided home's red shutters. A tray of sodas—with a cooler full of extras—means guests are taken care of, and a folksy birdhouse and a basket of candles add a personal touch. To bring this charming look to your porch or patio, read on.
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