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Inspiration for a beach style screened-in porch remodel in Charleston

On the Screened PorchBeach Style Porch, Charleston

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

Inspiration for a beach style screened-in porch remodel in Charleston —  Houzz
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woodydreamhome wrote:May 23, 2016
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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.

taraleigh77 wrote:Dec 4, 2013
  • 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.
Cheryl Bruce wrote:Jun 12, 2014
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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.
  • Cheryl Bruce
    Thank you.
rkarmel wrote:Apr 10, 2014
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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)
cpshaw wrote:Dec 17, 2013
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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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    Southland Log Homes
    The color of the ceiling paired with the dark carriage lanterns creates an attractive effect.
Meg Covert wrote:May 3, 2016
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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.

Upstage Interiors wrote:Nov 18, 2015
Upstage Interiors wrote:Nov 18, 2015
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    They would have been selected by the interior designer, Anne Ballance.

kathryn smith wrote:Nov 1, 2015
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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.

kfroddy wrote:Oct 19, 2015
Julie Jackson wrote:Mar 21, 2015
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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.


kbmkris wrote:Mar 19, 2015
moskosky wrote:Feb 28, 2015
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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.

Patricia Cooley wrote:Apr 5, 2014
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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.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Lisa Higgins added this to Dream Spaces: Gracious, Spacious Front PorchesMar 3, 2014

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).

What Houzzers are commenting on:

iseultdevlin added this to porchMay 7, 2019

I like the furniture and the shades - but quite tall?

HU-453127593 added this to Exterior Of HouseMay 3, 2019

Porch lighting and fans; haunt blue ceiling

Christina Wilkie added this to 31st StreetApr 19, 2019

shutters and lamps on the porch

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