PorchesTransitional Porch, Charleston
Courtesy Coastal Living, a division of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, photograph by Tria Giovan. Coastal Living is a registered trademark of Time Inc and is used with permission.
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Shades against sunshine. Shades don’t do much to fend off pests, but they’re easier to install, provide privacy and shade, and contribute to a layered look.Roller shade construction: West Awning; shade fabric: Manhattan Fog, Sunbrella
This roller shade protects those on the porch from the sun and wind. “It has a cable on each side that passes through rings at the bottom of the shade to keep it from flapping in the wind,” says Suzanne Stern of Our Town Plans. The shade has a crank for rolling it up and down by hand (which you can make out on the left side of this photo if you really squint). Stern also notes that this solution doesn’t change the look of the column and that the shade can be rolled all the way down below the railing. Awnings: West Awning Co.; fabric: Manhattan Fog (4876-0000), Sunbrella