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Easy Porch Decorating

I usually post about my personal life and home on Haus Maus, but these photos capture what Sunday in the springtime means to me quite nicely so I want to share them with you in case you are doing a little weekend blog reading. You may also find it inspiring for your own porch or spare room at home.

Relaxing on my porch...

I recently put together my porch (as in two days ago, before photo here), it was empty a few days ago but my friend Tinna gave me a vintage French iron bed that I turned into a little place to sit using a thick piece of foam which I wrapped in white linen. Then I brought in some rugs and layered them and transformed a white rattan hamper that I wasn’t using into a table by topping it with a round tray that I have. The great part is that when you remove the tray, blankets and extra pillows are stored inside.

Relaxing on my porch...

I also brought in a few things from storage that I wasn’t using (like the step stool and folding plant stand from IKEA), and pulled together a little spot on my three season porch where I can relax on the weekends. The best part is, this balcony faces the forest so I have lots of green things to admire and listen to – birds sing all day in the trees outside so I find this resting spot a very peaceful space. Plus, there is sunlight all day from early morning until late afternoon. It’s wonderful!

Relaxing on my porch...

Relaxing on my porch...

I still have to decide what I will put on the walls, and I plan to install a vintage wall light as well, but for now this works perfectly for me. My husband will never use it — he’s not a “porch guy” unless there is a grill involved, so I could girl-it-up a bit. So far, nothing that you see was purchased for this room – just borrowed from other parts of my home or given to me by friends like the felted beads hanging across the window. Some things are from Morocco that I’d not been able to use yet, like the leather slippers and the bed covering. This porch is off of our bedroom which makes it a great nook to escape to to enjoy iced tea and some sunshine.

Relaxing on my porch...
Relaxing on my porch...

I have two porches and a balcony, so I am lucky to have many little places to runaway to when I need some fresh air and nature. Do you have a chill zone in your home where you go to unwind and relax? Where is it? What do you like to do there?

Have a nice Sunday, see you tomorrow!

(images: holly becker for decor8)

Posted by decor8 in Decorating Tips on May 08, 2011

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  1. Kira commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:44pm

    That’s an absolutely gorgeous space that you’ve created! good on you!
    Kira´s last blog post ..Thursday My Garden on 1st Floor

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  2. heba commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:48pm

    your photos are so bright and lovely :)

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  3. Lidyll commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:50pm

    Fantastic! Im just in love with the relaxing and cozy space you have created for yourself!*smile* Love it!

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  4. Lidyll commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:53pm

    …just have to say; You are so lucky to have this great balcony-almost like a vinter-garden*smile*

    You inspire my so much!
    Lidyll´s last blog post ..Herlige avslappende søndag

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  5. Alexis commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:53pm

    This is so tranquil. I would probably leave the walls bare or maybe hang simple pencil sketches in pale wood frames. The view is already so beautiful, just like a tree house.

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  6. Lidyll commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:53pm

    …just have to say; You are so lucky to have this great balcony-almost like a vinter-garden*smile*

    You inspire me so much!
    Lidyll´s last blog post ..Herlige avslappende søndag

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  7. decor8 commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:54pm

    @Lidyll – It’s called a wintergarten in Germany but in America we’d call it a three season porch.

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  8. Sondra commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:54pm

    beautiful, Holly! so soft!

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  9. laura evans commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:55pm

    so so pretty … i could totally spend my life out here with a stack of books & the little guy! gorgeous chica. happy sunday :)
    laura evans´s last blog post ..freedom – whimsical fine art photography – 8×8 – in stock

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  10. Lidyll commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:55pm

    aha…so thats what you call it…thank you, good to know*smile*
    Either way, it is fantastic*smile*
    Lidyll´s last blog post ..Herlige avslappende søndag

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  11. Adrienne Audrey commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:57pm

    beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Adrienne Audrey´s last blog post ..Found Objects- The Key

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  12. Molly commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 4:57pm

    What a lovely spot to curl up and enjoy a lovely afternoon!
    Molly´s last blog post ..New goodies- Artful Sentiments for A Fresh Bunch

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  13. leslie commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 5:09pm

    So gorgeous Holly! Your photographs are stunning. Take more!!!
    leslie´s last blog post ..Color Me Pretty Time

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  14. decor8 commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 5:22pm

    @Leslie – Thank you, you know I’m shy about it! Must. Get. Over. That.

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  15. la boom! commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 5:28pm

    Lovely space! Fresh and dreamy :)

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  16. el {what you fancy} commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 5:32pm

    Stunning, Holly – what a perfect place to sit and daydream :) I have just spring-cleaned my outside patio, so it’s clear of weeds and over-hanging branches… now I just need to pretty it up! Thanks for sharing your pics, El x
    el {what you fancy}´s last blog post ..fancy friday

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  17. Shari commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 5:36pm

    You’ve put together a very refreshing place to relax, Holly! It’s hard to believe that all the stuff was just pulled from other places or storage!! I don’t have storage here… old apartments are just not big on storage space! But I do get sunlight in all the rooms, pretty much all day, so I’m happy! I haven’t made a spot to relax… right now, I’d have to say that once the weather is warmer, it will be on the front porch. It’s covered, but rain blows in when it’s windy. We haven’t done much to it yet, other than put two old painted wooden folding chairs out there and a little occasional table with a mosaic top. I’ll blog when we do fix it up, though! :-)
    Shari´s last blog post ..30 Day Drawing Challenge Day 3

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  18. London Lisbonite commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 6:12pm

    What a wonderful nook! You’ve made me want to put a ceiling on my garden so that I can use it more than three weeks a year!
    London Lisbonite´s last blog post ..Thought on blogging rights

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  19. Kirsten commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 6:36pm

    What a gorgeous and inspirational post – your home is gorgeous! I love the soft color palette. You did a great job! I have a feeling I will be referencing these photos when I have a home to fix up!
    Kirsten´s last blog post ..HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

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  20. Cyndi commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 6:47pm

    What a wonderful place to curl up and read while you are enjoying nature! I love the fresh white backgrounds popped with a hint of color- easy to change as the mood strikes!
    I have a favorite lounge area on our back deck that is still awaiting dependable good weather. I’m anxious to get it out of winter mothballs. My other favorite spot is my sunny window seat that enjoys the same wonderful view out to a beautiful lake and surrounding foliage. It is an ‘all season’ setting where I love to sit, read, & relax.
    Cyndi´s last blog post ..Lapis Luxury – Room of the Week

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  21. Sarah commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 6:49pm

    It really looks great Holly, what a wonderful spot to ‘hang’ – I have a little back deck that looks out on some woods, which is nice and I have a ‘tunnel’ – its mesh for my cat, so we can hang out there together. I also painted a couple of things for my bedroom makeover out there. As for the house, well, my little corner of the living room houses my laptop for my blogging. Not so private, but it works. Have a great Sunday!
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Saturday in the kitchen

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  22. Sylee commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 6:51pm

    Wow, so inspiring! I have a neglected porch that I’ve been meaning to pretty up for ages — some lovely ideas here to try out. Thank you.
    Sylee´s last blog post ..One of those golden- unfolding days where life feels rich and easy

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  23. Giulia commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 7:25pm

    We used to have a porch like this in our apartment in Switzerland…it was the perfect place to sleep on hot summer nights.

    Looks lovely Holly…what a nice retreat.

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  24. All things nice... commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 7:31pm

    Holly,

    Your interiors rreally inspire me but my room never looks as good as yours. You have such good style and wonderful pieces in your home

    All things nice…
    All things nice…´s last blog post ..An Irish Lighthouse

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  25. meenal @ maison marigold commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 7:58pm

    what a beautiful porch..so soft and dreamy..have a lovely sunday, holly..xx meenal
    meenal @ maison marigold´s last blog post ..A love like no other

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  26. Will commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 8:00pm

    I’m with Leslie – more, more, more. Thank you for sharing your Sunday afternoon chill out with us, Holly!
    Will´s last blog post ..Sundays Bright Links No34- A Waterside Breakfast

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  27. Yvonne commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 8:05pm

    Your wintergarten is so beautiful and so is your photography. I absolutely love the light you get there and it’s such a clever idea to put a daybed in there so you can sunbathe behind the glass. Love, love, love.
    Yvonne´s last blog post ..Solitary Bee House

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  28. Bobbi commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 8:15pm

    What a marvelous space to sit in the mornings with a cup of coffee! I love all that light.
    Bobbi´s last blog post ..In the Mail

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  29. A.Beaverhausen commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 8:36pm

    oh I love this style!

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  30. Janneke commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 9:20pm

    Wow, you turned that space into a really cosy porch! That’s a really nice porch, you can even sit there when it rains and curl up on the bed with a cup of tea. I don’t have a space like that, but seeing this room makes me wanna turn just a little corner into my own relax zone :)

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  31. Suki commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 9:54pm

    Great transformation!
    Suki´s last blog post ..From me to Mom

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  32. Flora commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 10:44pm

    oh this is utterly *darling* what an inviting space LOVE
    Flora´s last blog post ..floral fix

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  33. g commented
    May 8th, 2011 at 11:11pm

    loving the peonies! such a beautiful place to curl up and read a book!
    g´s last blog post ..Mental Disorder Posters

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  34. donaville commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 12:04am

    lovely getaway. nice and bright and airy. love all your decorative details!
    donaville´s last blog post ..A Day for Mom

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  35. Nat@ dear little house commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 1:12am

    I’m jealous of your little spot in the sunshine! Having said that, as I sit here typing this the builders are noisily demolishing the back two rooms of our house to make way for our fabulous extensions, so soon enough I will have my new little place to sit in the sunshine :)

    It’s great that you managed to pull together such a great spot from things that you already had. I like that!
    Nat@ dear little house´s last blog post ..Happy Mothers Day!

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  36. City Chic - Jamie commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 2:13am

    oooh, so lovely! We just built our deck and patio last summer. Winter has finally gone away so I am starting to pull things to move out to those areas, fresh flowers soon hopefully! Your area is inspiring!
    City Chic – Jamie´s last blog post ..Sewing and Shows

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  37. mirjam commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 2:45am

    Oh my! What loveliness….

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  38. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 3:03am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. i want to perch there, with some tea, some laughter & a great book. Okay? I’ll be right o’vah! :) It is just gorgeous hunnie & that is my FAVE kind of decorating ( borrowing & repurposing things already about) I ADORE that hamper….the slippers, the felt beads across the windows, the iron day bed( want one of those so much or a wicker one), the sunlight streaming in and all the beautiful touches in pink & silver. DON’T be shy about your photographs! They are STUNNING hunnie, I am with Leslie. As someone who really isn’t that great at taking them, I appreciate gorgeous ones when I see them! :)
    xo
    Melis
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Closer to home

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  39. Vicki (simply hue) commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 3:12am

    What a sweet peaceful place to spend a Sunday. :) I’m amazed at, not only your talent when it comes to decorating/designing, but also in photography, Holly. Wow!
    Vicki (simply hue)´s last blog post ..Life Story Collage

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  40. sécia commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 3:20am

    So cozy!

    – sécia

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  41. Keren commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 4:02am

    What a gorgeous space Holly, I just want to sit down with a book and a cup of tea. Peaceful and serene.

    Keren
    xx
    Keren´s last blog post ..Slow Weekend

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  42. Allyn commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 4:07am

    Love your style! Your porch looks so relaxing and light. It’s the perfect peaceful little get-away!

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  43. leah commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 4:32am

    ‘Decorate’ arrived in my mail box yesterday. I bribed myself into cleaning my home before i was allowed to open the package. One clean space later, a pot of tea and your book made for a perfect moment! Thank you, it is a wonderful book full of eye candy. Congratulations.

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  44. Katie commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 5:12am

    I love getting a peek in your home–this is so quiet, simple, and pretty. I want a porch so so so much!
    Katie´s last blog post ..happy mothers day!

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  45. diane commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 6:07am

    great post!

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  46. FIDM Fashion Club commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 6:40am

    OMG!!! There is a HUGE difference in the before and after of this porch! I never thought about decorating your porch but then again, it is another space that is part of your house! This look is totally relaxing and chic. I am loving it :)
    FIDM Fashion Club´s last blog post ..FC Link Love – May 6- 2011

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  47. alex wijnen commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 7:03am

    Absolutely gorgeous! And I love the peony, it’s my all-time favorite flower :)

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  48. Lisette commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 8:19am

    What a lovely space you have created – I am quite jealous! ;)
    Thanks for your previous post too; it’s very inspirational and moving!
    Lisette´s last blog post ..Reflecting…

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  49. Marlene commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 9:58am

    Holly, it looks so cozy and inviting! Lucky you, who has a friend that gives vintage french metal beds to you… ;-)

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  50. Debbie commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 10:20am

    Wow, I would not want to leave that peaceful place. Im sure it quite romantic in winter too ;) x
    Debbie´s last blog post ..Ruche

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  51. Ilze commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 10:31am

    Sheer bliss !!! What dreamy space you created ! Nice enough to go into your next book !!
    Ilze´s last blog post ..Picnic Party

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  52. Lynn commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 11:57am

    Oh, how inviting! And lucky you, living next to a forest!
    Lynn´s last blog post ..going around in circles

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  53. decor8 commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 12:00pm

    @Leah – Thank you! I’m happy that you enjoyed it!!! :)

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  54. Designer Textiles commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 12:22pm

    I’m looking for inspiration to tackle my garden patio area and I love the concept of an ‘outdoor’ garden room.

    You guys have given me several ideas so thank you ;-)

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  55. Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 12:51pm

    What a lovely haven you have created! It looks so bright and sunny and like the perfect place to go and relax.

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  56. Mem commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 1:59pm

    wonderful… really like it….
    lovely & charming photos too….

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  57. Traveling Mama commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 2:11pm

    What? You shy about your photos? Nonsense! Your photos are beautiful and I second Leslie! I have been rearranging our flat as well. It must be Spring! My husband surprised with with loads of flowers for Mother’s Day and I thought of you because he bought me a Dronning Ingrid!
    Traveling Mama´s last blog post ..my favorite gift

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  58. POPI BALOURI commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 2:15pm

    You ‘ve done a great job with the place ……. i just want to come over and l sit at your “three season porch”. Its so shiny…. in Greece we don’t have that room (only balcony or yard….).
    And unfortunately at my house i don’t have space for anything not even for my little crafts…!!!!
    POPI BALOURI´s last blog post ..ΣΚΟΥΛΑΡΙΚΙΑ !!!!!!

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  59. elissa @ faucethead commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 2:35pm

    what a great space. i love that you have a retreat that’s all your own for those less than stellar days. and this time of year is the best for sneaking outside at any possible moment!
    elissa @ faucethead´s last blog post ..spring- a new playlist

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  60. Daniella commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 3:46pm

    This is insanely gorgeous Holly! I can only hope i’ll be able to make my little balcony space this pretty!

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  61. Cristina commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 4:40pm

    What a lovely porch! Mine porch at the moment is practically under construction..
    Cristina´s last blog post ..Etsy ♥

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  62. katy commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 5:28pm

    This just really got me in the mood for Spring! Oh how I love your flower photos!
    katy´s last blog post ..Brussels Flower Carpet

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  63. Lucia commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 5:53pm

    very beautiful Holly! your photos are great too!
    My scape is my garden that was completely empty when we move in but slowly we are transforming in our little outdoors paradise. Crossing the street there is an old house with an amazing garden full of threes and that is the most closest to a forest we could have here around :) I love the fresh air from the forest, I used to live closed to one in Germany but there is no forest here so he have to get the best of what we have around.

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  64. Kirsten Thijssen commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 9:24pm

    Wow, Holly! I’m so inspired to redo my own balcony now. :)
    Also: did you use a different camera or do you just have really good light in your Winter Garten?

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  65. Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 10:16pm

    Gosh that is so gorgeous! I am always so amazed that you can transform a space like that and make it your own! We have a little deck area outside that seriously needs a lot of work but with inspiration like this, I will get around to it quicker!
    Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking´s last blog post ..Monday Hues…

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  66. Lizet commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 11:01pm

    Oh! So pretty, I have to buy those color glazes for my shop!
    Lizet´s last blog post ..White Folded Bud Vase

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  67. Andreia commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 11:47pm

    This is so gorgeous Holly! I’m lucky to have a garden (http://www.tricotaria.com/2011/05/home-preparing-backyard-for-summer.html)…but it is empty, we are still planting some grass and flowers. And in the meantime I must get some inspiration to decorate the corner to lunch or dinner outside, enjoying the sunny Summer days here in Portugal.
    These posts are really helpful!

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  68. Tracey commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 11:59pm

    so gorgeous and dreamy!
    Tracey´s last blog post ..Friday Etsy Meanderings

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  69. FWDstore commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 12:02am

    Absolutely stunning. Can you come over to my house please and make my porch look like this? :)

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  70. Glenda Childers commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 1:40am

    I am having so much fun working on my outside porch today. Flowers everywhere. Spring has finally come to Chicago.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
    Glenda Childers´s last blog post ..WORDS- lovely words and a Giveaway

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  71. Amelia@ Wind Chimes commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 2:48am

    This will also look good on my patio. The loveliest of all pink and the fullest of all turquoise .

    If I have the same vase, I will paint or design it with something lovely, but the color will still be the same.

    What kind of flower is that? Is that artificial?
    Amelia@ Wind Chimes´s last blog post ..Gorgeous Garden Ornaments for your Backyard

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  72. Mari commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 3:56am

    Hi Holly, nice photos you got here. The arrangement of things are well done plus the color combinations are magnificent. It makes the whole place looks fabulous!
    Mari´s last blog post ..A Perfect Butler’s Pantry

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  73. Katie Truelove commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 4:36am

    I do not have any outdoor space so I love imagining how I’d decorate and sped time on a porch! Hope you soak in lots of summertime fun there:) I also have one of those Ikea step stools and put a few little pots with herbs on top– those things are great!
    Katie Truelove´s last blog post ..Vegan Mushroom Soup

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  74. Nicole commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 5:55am

    Just beautiful! And where, oh where did you get those lovely slippers?

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  75. manvi @ mochatini commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 7:41am

    gorgeous. i have a tiny space like this out in my yard but i need to bug proof it asap as we get closer to the summer. DC has WAY too many mosquitoes. my dining room is a close alternative
    manvi @ mochatini´s last blog post ..hello monday six good things

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  76. Heather commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 9:04am

    I agree with Will, Tina and Leslie. More photos please. You are gifted in so many wonderful ways. These images stir something deep within my heart. It is as if I am there with you now on your back porch, part of your intimate world. That is what makes you a treasure dear Holly… your continual approachability despite your fame. You are always a dear friend to us all.

    Thank you!
    Heather´s last blog post ..A Few Good Pins

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  77. decor8 commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 9:53am

    @Heather – Wow, your comment really grabbed something deep inside! I have no clue how to use my new camera, my husband bought me a Canon 600D for our upcoming anniversary and I took these photos with it and felt like for the first time in my life, what I saw in my mind finally transferred itself out of me, into the scene, and back into the lens. I’ve had many moments like this in the past month – unsure as to why – perhaps it’s a shift inside of me – but it feels good. I let something go recently, emotionally speaking, and I’m not sure how or why or what exactly but I’ve felt very peaceful inside with MYSELF. It’s so hard to explain in a blog comment but perhaps I’ll keep trying to explain as I go because I’ve had one epiphany after another lately… Thank goodness for aging is all I can say. I never thought I would say that but it’s true – once you get through your twenties and into your mid to late thirties stuff really gets CLEAR. Once you are there, you may see the same Heather in your own life and now I’m curious if you may have hit it earlier than me even since you always seem so open, honest and embracing.

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  78. decor8 commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 9:54am

    @Nicole – Thank you! I bought them in Marrakesh in the medina at a few of my favorite shops for shoes – these are made really well and don’t smell like so many of the others there (they have “cow” smell if you know what I mean, depends on how they were treated when produced, not the cows, the shoes). :)

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  79. decor8 commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 9:56am

    @Amelia – Hello! The flowers are all real – peonies and a potted dronning ingrid from Denmark.

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  80. decor8 commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 10:00am

    @Kirsten – I have a new camera thanks to my husband! It’s a Canon EOS 600D and I have two lens for it, the standard lens (which I shot for the wide views) and a 50mm lens for the close up shots. I have to work more on my settings, but I proudly shot these photos using the AV setting vs. M which I usually fall back on but the AV setting really gave me some beautiful light plus the porch was sunny to begin with.

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  81. Cecil commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 10:14am

    It looks like a lazy Sunday, very comfortable and breezy. :) The pillows are lovely!

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  82. Emma Treadgold commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 2:36pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous and just had to comment! Love the light streaming in and especially the transformation of the white rattan basket…great job.
    Emma Treadgold´s last blog post ..French Lovers Gather Round

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  83. Miss Walker commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 2:47pm

    Holly, you are so talented! This space is so gorgeous! Can’t get enough of ‘Decorate’ either and wanted to share the love, so am giving away a copy on my blog. Hope you don’t mind sharing the link here Miss Walker xoxo
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  84. A.Beaverhausen commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 4:22pm

    oh I love this style!

    A.Beaverhausen´s last blog post ..LOFT n° 1

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  85. ArticulateArt commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 8:13pm

    Great pictures!!! the space looks really pretty!
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  86. amy commented
    May 10th, 2011 at 8:33pm

    wow what an absolutely gorgeous space. i am loving that it faces the forest and that you can hear the birds singing while you sit. i’m thinking about getting a birdfeeder for our patio – we’re up several floors tho so we’ll see if we’re able to entice some birds to come visit out our way.
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  87. Anastasia commented
    May 11th, 2011 at 2:33am

    it looks like such a lovely light filled space – lucky you! would be great place to have your coffee, read and just daydream!….beautiful photos Holly!

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  88. Lotta ? ohlovely.se commented
    May 11th, 2011 at 12:23pm

    Lovely pictures! Your beautiful blog is such an inspiration.

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  89. desi commented
    May 11th, 2011 at 6:00pm

    beautiful light! ^^
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  90. Eloisa commented
    May 12th, 2011 at 8:04am

    So pretty. Thank you for sharing these. Definitely would love to see more personal house style on here.
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  91. Haust commented
    May 12th, 2011 at 9:11pm

    I love your porch! Reminds me I have to tidy up our porch so we can start using it again…! ;)

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  92. Amy commented
    May 12th, 2011 at 10:10pm

    Holly, so serene, airy, inspiring and uplifting, your posts bridge the gap between lifestyle and interiors magazines, and my life. Somehow you make it seem possible and not impossible. You have such a clear vision and voice that seems to resonate with so many of us, thank you. Amy
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  93. Ada @ New York commented
    May 13th, 2011 at 4:23am

    what a lovely porch .. feels so relaxing. I am currently working on decorating my den (aka: guest room, meditation room, and eventually turning it into a .. a nursery). I have the furniture placement, and colors picked, and finished painting a moroccan design using a stencil and LOVING it … then got side tracked with work and mini get-a-way to San Francisco. Aiming to have it complete before we leave for Europe… so I can come back to it and relax .. and maybe by then start prepping it as the official nursery :) Thanks for sharing ur photos.
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  94. Beatrice commented
    May 13th, 2011 at 11:07pm

    I absolutely love the porch. It is so adorable and it looks like such a peaceful place. Perfect place for catching up on some reading. Did you make the pillows or did you buy them? Have a great weekend.

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  95. Yvonne commented
    May 18th, 2011 at 5:34pm

    That turned out lovely Holly! I could curl up there and read all day long or doze away! Glad to see something of your home as well!
    Yvonne
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  96. Em C commented
    May 19th, 2011 at 8:03am

    Gorgeoouuuus. That wall screams to me a massive white vintage mirror or a grouping of 5-7 vintage mirrors to reflect your blessed aspect to all that greenery. Please more photos – no one with your talent should hesitate to share & subsequently inspire!!!

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  97. susan commented
    June 1st, 2011 at 10:42pm

    really lovely! i’ve been working on my porches too!! susan
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  98. Colleen commented
    June 4th, 2011 at 1:32am

    Wow, I wish I could just plop down right there, nice job you’ve done sprucing up the space, it’s very relaxing, inviting, soothing, just perfect! :)

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