My Houzz: Iris DanknerTropical Porch, New York
Photo: Rikki Snyder © 2013 Houzz
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The space-defining power of sheers isn’t limited to the indoors, either. In a patio space, sheers give the feeling of being in an outdoor room and can soften, without erasing, the hard edge of a home’s exterior for a breezy cabana atmosphere. Stick to organic beige hues for practical purposes.
What makes a porch feel more like a room? The accessories. Potted plants can create a sense of enclosure in the great outdoors and also add a welcome touch of height. Lanterns and bowls of fruit embellish the space here too. An overhead fan is a great way to get more use out of a porch in steamy climes.
When building the house, Dankner made sure to include an outside space that felt like an extension of the interior. She spends a lot of her time on the covered porch, which she furnished with a ceiling fan and curtains. “The covered porch is everyone’s favorite, because I created an indoor space outside,” she says. “It’s comfortable and a wonderful space to entertain [in].” Outdoor furniture: Janus et Cie, Dedon, Crate & Barrel, Frontgate