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Donna Sant wrote:
Not a question - I don't have a question. I just want to say this is the most precious photo! I hope the homeowners framed this because it will be a great memory when that precious little boy is grown.
     Comment   March 13, 2014
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The Kitchen Place
I agree with you Donna....such a sweet picture!
July 31, 2014 at 12:51PM   
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sabecuto wrote:
What kind of railing should i use an a late victorian house? - This is a late Queen Ann style house that locks the gingerbread decoration. The porch has big round columns and it seats low in the ground, except the part that wraps around the touret, This part of the porch is sort of dangerous and in order to make it safe i will have to put some railing.
   Comment   August 23, 2012
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sabecuto
Hi Emily
Hope you can get a better idea with these photos
August 24, 2012 at 12:53PM     
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TanCalGal
Oh my, a beautiful home! A very simple railing would be my choice.
August 24, 2012 at 6:30PM     
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jensooz wrote:
White and blue paint color please. Thank you!
     Comment   April 19, 2012
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Benjamin Moore
Try Benjamin Moore's chicago blues #804 for a similar effect.
April 20, 2012 at 6:34AM     
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kirbyl12
how deep is this porch?
June 5, 2013 at 8:15PM     
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tengle5 wrote:
We're installing v-groove on a vaulted bedroom ceiling and would like to paint it something other than white. Your blue is lovely outside. How do you think a color would work inside? There will be boxed beams in a cream white as accents. Thanks.
   Comment   January 26, 2012
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tengle5
Thank you for these thoughts. Yes, I like the idea of a soft/blue grey. I will check out the PL color Cumulus. The wood tone idea is also wonderful, but may have to wait for the house on the lake....someday!
January 26, 2012 at 1:55PM     
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Woodland Custom Beam Company
Please post follow up pics, I'd love to see how this turns out!
September 5, 2012 at 7:09AM     
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djessett wrote:
What color is used for the ceiling?
   Comment   September 11, 2011
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DeCocco Design
So pretty. You could get a similar look using Ben Moore's Sapphireberry/2063-60. Remember that the color will look a tad darker on the ceiling.
September 12, 2011 at 5:33AM   
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kevinlabove wrote:
I was wondering what the depth of the porch is (from the front steps to the front door). It looks about 10-12 ft maybe? Getting ready to build mine, ive noticed most in my area are not used because they are too shallow. Additionally, does this porch wrap the corner? If so what is the depth off the side of the house? This looks wonderful. I appreciate any help. Thank you.
   Comment   April 22, 2011
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It is 10' deep across the front and 12' deep on the sides
May 13, 2011 at 7:40PM     
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faykl wrote:
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   Comment   May 17, 2014
leslielj34 wrote:
Porch ceiling color - Please tell us what the ceiling color used in this photo?
   Comment   May 16, 2014
Debbie Brown wrote:
porch ceiling paint - I live in Florida and we built a porch and gazebo on to the front of our house. The porch ceiling is wood. I went to Home Depot and explained to the "expert" in the paint department exactly what I wanted to do with the ceiling. He told me that they sold a special Porch paint that was made especially for ceilings. We applied Kilz and several coats of primer before applying the blue ceiling paint and all the knots in the wood bled through. We have since applied 3 more coats of the blue porch paint and it still bleeds through and there is now black mold appearing on my porch ceiling. Was a special type of ceiling paint used for this porch or was it some type of Azak material?
   Comment   April 29, 2014
lasocali wrote:
Do all the woods in a room need to match?
   Comment   October 27, 2013
gigwink wrote:
Beautiful porch please can u tell me the porch ceiling color
     Comment   July 30, 2013
gt30612011 wrote:
what color is ceiling painted? - what color is ceiling painted? I would loved to paint my porch ceiling the same color. Also is it darker shade than floor?
     Comment   July 5, 2013
rpverret wrote:
Love the House! - Where do we start? Do have plans available? Thanks, Robert
   Comment   July 5, 2013
Garrity Design Group wrote:
What color is the floor? - Please
   Comment   June 23, 2013
loowansin wrote:
Colour combination - Which wall colour suit with light beige furniture
   Comment   May 6, 2013
Wang Chung Chester wrote:
The wicker / cane chair is a fantastic design, can you tell the name of the manufacturer / retailer? Thanks
     Comment   March 9, 2013
ilsa3841 wrote:
What are the plants used on either side of the door?
   Comment   March 8, 2013
Seaworthy Marine wrote:
what is the width of the porch?
   Comment   October 29, 2012
Joann Slaughter wrote:
is it better to paint or stain exterior porches;columns; ceiling???
   Comment   September 1, 2012
johnc1211 wrote:
Can you tell me more about the painted brick? - I am getting ready to paint our brick home. I really like the rustic painted brick on your home. Can you give more details how to paint a "rough" brick the correct way? Great job! Thank you.
   Comment   August 12, 2012
rpa2012 wrote:
Ceiling - Did you actually paint the Soffit (ceiling material) or did they come in those colours?
   Comment   June 23, 2012
MontDoc Interiors wrote:
what product and colour was used for decking
   Comment   June 9, 2012
peaceful08 wrote:
columns - What is the diminsions of the columns? Diameter? Thanks
     Comment   April 22, 2012

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Becky Harris added this to 12 Ways to Prep the Porch for Summer
Paint the ceiling blue. Historically, porch ceilings in the South were painted blue. I always heard the reason was that it would fool the bugs into thinking the ceiling was the sky, so they'd bug off and not nest there. Apparently this is an urban legend, and several different theories persist. Whatever the reason, it's a charming detail that has spread all over the country. Check out Sherwin-Williams "Haint Blue" paint to get this look.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to 10 Elements of the Just-Right House
9. A smartly designed home is a good neighbor and engages the world around it ...
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Good Houses Are Good Neighbors Too
The in-between space is best when it's large enough to be a room of its own. A place for comfortable chairs, a table or two, maybe even a hammock. Remember that it is a room that's part of the home, so treat it with the same attention to detail as the other rooms. In fact, since this is the room that presents your face to the world, maybe treating it a little better than the other rooms is in order.
Lisa Frederick added this to Wedgwood Blue Returns
Painting porch ceilings blue to mimic the sky is a Southern tradition. For me, this one evokes those flawless summer days when the sky has the clear, pure blue of a flame.
Becky Harris added this to Porch Life: Banish the Bugs
Haint Blue ceilings. The blue ceiling is a bit of a rural myth; the thought behind it was that bugs would get confused and think the porch ceiling was the sky. It was also said to ward off ghosts, and Sherwin-Williams' Haint Blue paint is named after the ghosts of the Afro-Caribbean legends. Whether it works or not, it's a charming antique touch to add to your porch and an interesting conversation starter.It's kind of funny how viral this blue ceiling story is. After my friend Suzannah explained to me why her porch ceiling was blue, I had mine painted blue. Then my brother saw it and had his painted blue, and the whole thing went full circle a few years later when the painter came back for other work and told me the story of blue ceilings. I had to remind him that I was the one who originally told him the story, and he said he'd painted dozens of ceilings blue after repeating the story to his clients. It's an irresistible design move.

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