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March 13, 2014
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I agree with you Donna....such a sweet picture!
    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 12:51PM
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July 5, 2013
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My ceiling is white and the porch floor is medium gray.
    Bookmark   January 11, 2015 at 4:00PM
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August 23, 2012
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Hi Emily
Hope you can get a better idea with these photos
2 Likes    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 12:53PM
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TanCalGal
Oh my, a beautiful home! A very simple railing would be my choice.
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April 19, 2012
jensooz wrote:
White and blue paint color please. Thank you!
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Benjamin Moore
Try Benjamin Moore's chicago blues #804 for a similar effect.
1 Like    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 6:34AM
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kirbyl12
how deep is this porch?
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January 26, 2012
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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!
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Please post follow up pics, I'd love to see how this turns out!
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September 11, 2011
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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.
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April 22, 2011
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.
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It is 10' deep across the front and 12' deep on the sides
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January 11, 2015
jackia1 wrote:
What is the blue or gray color on the ceiling outside
December 14, 2014
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October 27, 2013
lasocali wrote:
Do all the woods in a room need to match?
July 30, 2013
gigwink wrote:
Beautiful porch please can u tell me the porch ceiling color
July 5, 2013
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June 23, 2013
Garrity Design Group wrote:
What color is the floor? - Please
May 6, 2013
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March 9, 2013
Wang Chung Chester wrote:
The wicker / cane chair is a fantastic design, can you tell the name of the manufacturer / retailer? Thanks
March 8, 2013
ilsa3841 wrote:
What are the plants used on either side of the door?
October 29, 2012
Seaworthy Marine wrote:
what is the width of the porch?
September 1, 2012
Joann Slaughter wrote:
is it better to paint or stain exterior porches;columns; ceiling???
June 9, 2012
MontDoc Interiors wrote:
what product and colour was used for decking
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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DINING OUTDOOR KIDS OFFICE STORAGE EXTERIOR LIGHTING DECOR MORE… Outdoor Living Porches Porch Life: Banish the Bugs Don't let insects be the bane of your sweet tea and swing time. These screening and product ideas will help keep bugs at bay on the porch Becky Harris Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta... More Email EmbedComment67Like18Bookmark391Print Click "Embed" to display an article on your own website or blog. Let's face it, the sound of a bug zapper is rather gruesome, and that blue glow is just plain weird; the whole thing is downright tacky. Surely there must be better ways to keep the bugs away than the insect equivalent of the electric chair. I poked around to find solutions for keeping your porch pest free, ranging from the very effective to the potential myths. Traditional Porch by Soorikian Architecture Soorikian Architecture SaveEmail 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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GORGEOUS porch!!!! Would love to have!!!!
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love this porch!!
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Wrong finishes but a nice deep sitting porch.
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haint blue :)
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