On the Screened Porch beach-style-porch
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On the Screened Porch

Ubiquitous in the Southeast's coastal regions, the screened porch is an important element of the southern home. Deep porches with high ceilings provide cooling shade to the home, and screens create functional outdoor rooms that can be utilized year round. A traditional haint blue ceiling, carriage lanterns and a deep porch swing complete this southern staple.

Photography: Richard Leo Johnson
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Inspiration for a beach style screened-in porch remodel in Charleston — Houzz

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woodydreamhome wrote:
Floor - Can you tell me what type of floor this is?
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@mereange, we are the architects and did not select the furnishings. Apologies that we can't assist with that information.

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@diggman08, they are painted, louvered panels.

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taraleigh77 wrote:
Shutters - What color are they? Thanks!
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Katie Jackson
I would like to know about the light fixtures as well please.
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I'm afraid we don't have porch floor color on file, nor do we have the lantern information. On this particular collaboration, many of the "fixture and finish" elements were specified by the client's interior designer.
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Cheryl Bruce wrote:
Love the porch swing hangng by ropes. Where can I buy it?
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Many times our clients have their builders make them. However, there are a few bed swing companies that sell them pre-made. Try Original Charleston Bed Swing Company.
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Thank you.
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rkarmel wrote:
Pendant lanterns - These are exactly what I am looking for who makes them?
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They look like Lantern and Scroll's NeoCharleston Collection. (wwww.lanternandscroll.com) Look for the N 26. Just send them an email or call, they are awesome to work with, and great prices. Cheers!
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The lanterns are beautiful, unforunately we don't have the exact source as they were chosen by the interior designer. (We are the architects of the home)
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cpshaw wrote:
Ceiling color - Love the haint blue ceiling. Do you happen to know the color?
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I am so sorry, but I've checked our records and don't see mention of the color. It was likely selected by the interior designer OR by the client.
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The color of the ceiling paired with the dark carriage lanterns creates an attractive effect.
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Meg Covert wrote:
I love the ceiling paint color, any idea what it is?
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Meg: We Southerners love our haint blue ceilings! Unfortunately we don't have a paint color on file. It was likely selected by the interior designer. Here is an interesting article from Sherwin Williams about the origins of the blue porch ceiling and some color suggestions.

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Upstage Interiors wrote:
can tell me who the interior designer is for this porch
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Her name is Anne Ballance.

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Upstage Interiors wrote:
can you tell me where the ceiling fans and chandeliers are from? - wondering how you got the same ceiling plates to match
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They would have been selected by the interior designer, Anne Ballance.

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kathryn smith wrote:
where are the screens from? - Where are they from and do they come out? Windows replace them in winter?
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Thank you for your inquiry. The screens would have been procured by the builder and custom fitted. This project is in the South, so they are not replaced with glass in the winter.

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kfroddy wrote:
Ceiling Height? - Can you tell me what the floor to ceiling height is?
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The ceiling height is roughly 11 feet.

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Julie Jackson wrote:
Lantern Length - I love the combination of the lanterns and the fan on the patio.. Can you tell me about the hanging length of the fan and the lanterns? Should the bottom of the fan match the bottom of the lantern, or is there some other way to determine the hanging lengths?
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Thank you for the question. These do hang at about the same distance from the ceiling but that's not a hard and fast rule. It depends on the size and proportions of the fixtures. Below, the globes are below the fan blades.

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kbmkris wrote:
what color is ceiling paint?
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Thank you for inquiring. We did not select the paint color, but here is a great article on houzz that might help you select a color.

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moskosky wrote:
love the chairs. Do you know who the maker is?
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Thank you for your inquiry. The interior designer would have selected them, so I'm afraid I can't help with source information.

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Patricia Cooley wrote:
width and length of porch - What are the dimensions (width & length) of this porch please, we are building and ours will be similar sized i believe. This helps me to see how much useable space we will have.
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This is the upper level porch of this home. The entire porch is 62' long by 10' deep. I am attaching a photo that more clearly shows the full 62' length.
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Lisa Higgins added this to Dream Spaces: Gracious, Spacious Front Porches
In the U.S. South, deep porches with lofty ceilings provide cooling shade to the home. With their screened enclosures, these porches really serve as outdoor rooms — and this one in Charleston, South Carolina, definitely feels that way, fitted with cushioned rockers and even a coffee table with a potted orchid. Note the ceiling: It’s painted in traditional Haint Blue, a shade thought to repel wasps (or, for the superstitious, haints — ghosts or lost spirits).

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