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
What Houzz contributors are saying:
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).