Front Porch, Southern StyleTraditional Porch, Wilmington

This front porch as ipe as the flooring, usually a deep red/brown when stained as grays out over time. I used clay pots and a lot of red geraniums to give some sharp contrast to the sage green house siding (cedar shingles). The rocking chairs and swing are from Lloyd Flanders and great for outside. The big wall clock came from Frontgate but has not weathered well.

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Bowlus Island Architecture wrote:Jan 20, 2013
  • basketdepot
    love this porch, where do you get the clock
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    Lloyd Flanders
    Thank you, Eddie and Renaissance Home Staging, for highlighting our products! ( Great time to add pieces to your home collection during our 20% off Discovery Luxury sales event. Enjoy!
Lynda wrote:Sep 30, 2012
Linda Graham Interior Design wrote:May 30, 2012
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    Eddie Rider Designs,
    Do you specify a type of IPE for that nice gray finish? Or does it just age? I seem to see a lot of reddish looking IPE flooring and this looks just perfect. Thanks for any advice.
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    Eddie Rider Designs
    This has does have a couple years on it with a lot of sun and splashing. It faces the ICW in Wilmington, NC. The owners stain it about every 2 or 3 years. It does have some upkeep to keep it looking its best.
Deborah Drake wrote:Sep 14, 2013
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    Eddie Rider Designs
    Its from Benjamin Moore, Sage tone
  • Janie Budd

    Would this happen to be Ben Moore Nantucket Gray on the siding?

littledave wrote:Jan 22, 2013
  • beckymiley
    where did you get the birdhouse and stand
  • gloriarice44
    Birdhouse and stand. Where can I buy one like this
D Y wrote:Dec 13, 2012
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    Eddie Rider Designs
    The clock came from Frontgate about 5 or 6 years ago. The finish is currently coming off but I guess it had a good life :)
Donna Kottek wrote:Oct 9, 2012
  • Lisa
    It looks like Benjamin Moore Nantucket gray
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    Eddie Rider Designs
    either nantucket gray or saybrook sage.. I didnt keep the paperwork on this one.
Kristin wrote:Jul 26, 2016
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    Eddie Rider Designs


    Believe it or not, it all came from Lowes. They are basic saucers and different feet that came from a big box store. We did the feet to help blow out the trash and keep pots from damaging the floor.

Matt Devitt wrote:Apr 3, 2014
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    Eddie Rider Designs
    Matt, yes and they have been replaced within 7 years. They are all tied on a central switch that can operate the entire house. Ill see if I can find out who the mfg is.
Rhonda Dickerson wrote:Feb 28, 2014
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    Eddie Rider Designs
    Found both of them at the flea market. HA.. The birdhouse only made it for 3 years, so be aware on the $$ you spend on it.
pennywhistle wrote:May 24, 2013
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    Eddie Rider Designs
    This is a natural cedar shingle that has been painted. Hardiplank has a nice selection of sizes you may want to check out.
cozypalmer wrote:Nov 26, 2012
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    Eddie Rider Designs
    Not that I have seen. Needs to be stained every few years
chrisleheny wrote:May 26, 2013

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Lisa Higgins added this to Dream Spaces: Gracious, Spacious Front PorchesFeb 11, 2014

    Designer Eddie Rider used clay pots and red geraniums on this porch to contrast with the sage-green wood siding. In case anyone gets too comfortable in the wicker rockers, a big wall clock keeps track of the time. The flooring is ipe, which turns a soft weathered gray as it ages.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    Heather Dockray added this to Front PorchSep 26, 2019

    would like the planks to go horizontal rather than vertical

    kqtzianabos added this to outdoor house colorSep 2, 2019

    Nantucket Gray or Saybrook Sage

    kathleenalittle added this to Front Porch DecorationAug 14, 2019

    Interesting art piece with variety of terra cotta pots

    hmhappy added this to PorchJul 25, 2019

    Rockers and furniture arrangement

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