All About Porches and Amazing Porch Designs

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This roundup of talented bloggers includes posts all about porches, including fun decorating tips, as they share their porch designs.

Passing the afternoon on a beautiful front porch is one of life’s little pleasures. Today I am sharing with 8 of my blogging friend all about porches and amazing porch designs.

For centuries, porches have served as an outdoor living room where families could retire and spend time together at the end of a long day. At one time, porch sitting was viewed as a social status. Although mainly a casual activity today, porch life is a lifestyle to be taken seriously by some.

You all know how much I love to hang out on my front porch, swing, sip, read a magazine, or chat with a friend. It is one of my favorite places to be.

I enjoy just listening to the sounds of mother nature, the birds singing, and the squirrels running ( from the dogs, of course) and admiring the flowers in the garden.

All about porches and amazing porch designs
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Today, eight of my blogging friends and I share all the joys of porch life.

Click here to read all about My Life on the front porch.

Amazing porch designs

8 Fabulous Porch Designs

Rachel shares everything you need for 5 Summertime Porch Tips – The Ponds Farmhouse

First up, I would like you to meet my friend Rachel from @thepondsfarmhouse. Rachel and her husband have the sweetest story. Several years ago, Rachel and her husband retired to a farmhouse on the ponds and started renovating the property. Rachel started her blog to share all of their adventures. She never dreamed that this new chapter in her life would be where it is today.

I adore her style and honestly admire everything they do. Just look at this front door!

You will want to check out her blog post on 5 Summertime Porch Tips.

Amazing Porch Designs - 5 Summertime Porch Tips - The Ponds Farmhouse

The Prettiest Thrift Flip Idea for a fabulous porch design – Bricks and Blooms

Next up is my friend Stacy from @bricksandblooms, and this sweet girl has an amazing green thumb. Stacy and her husband recently moved to this beautiful home in New Jersey on 10 acres. Stacy’s real love is for gardening, but she sure does a fantastic job decorating. Stacy has been an avid gardener for over 20 years. Much of what she has learned by trial and error.

Today Stacy is sharing the prettiest thrift flip idea for your front porch. I don’t know about you, but I love a good thrift flip.

The worst part of this story is that I had one of these and got rid of it, yikes… Well, back to Thrifting, I go.

Be sure to check out her amazing porch design.

Amazing porch desings- stacy ling Bricks and Blooms

7 Simple Outdoor Summer Decorating Ideas – Thistlewood Farms

If you have not met my friend KariAnne from @thistlewoodfarms, you are missing out! Karianne also happens to be my mentor. I am so grateful to her for all she has taught me about blogging. KariAnne has the most amazing energy and gives 110% of herself to others. Her home is just stunning and so full of charm. I love that she and her family live in the home where she grew up. Isn’t that the sweetest?

Today, KariAnne is sharing 7 Simple Outdoor Summer Decorating Ideas for your home. You don’t want to miss this one.

Please take a look at KariAnn’s amazing porch design.

Amazing Porch Designs - 7 Simple Outdoor Summer Decorating Ideas - Thistlewood Farms

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Backyard Conversation Set and Fire Pit Patio Reveal – Dabbling and Decorating

One of the joys of blogging is meeting beautiful people from all over the world.

Ann from @dabblinganddecorating lives in Vermont and has the most beautiful home and property that she shares with her husband and their sweet Bernice Mountain dog Ella.

Ann has the most contagious smile and always has an encouraging word. I love that we have so much in common. We both love blue and white and thrifting. She and a few of her friends love to take you on a thrifting journey called “Thrifting with the gals on IG, so be sure to check out her blog about her beautiful, Backyard Conversation Set and Fire Pit Patio Reveal as well as her Instagram account.

Backyard Conversation Set and Fire Pit Patio Reveal - Dabbling and Decorating

Check out this simple and easy Curb Appeal on a Budget – Robyn’s French Nest

Next up is my sweet friend Robyn from @robynsfrenchnest. Honestly…. she is so, so sweet!

Robyn is passionate about her home and has done a beautiful job creating a haven for her family. Robyn is not only a wife but a mom to three darling children and a teacher.

This quote from Robyn says it all. “I would love for you to know there is grace for the messy, hard days. I hope you find inspiration in the simple, everyday things that make a house a home.”

Be sure to read all about how to create curb appeal on a budget, with her amazing porch design.

Curb Appeal on a Budget - Robyn's French Nest

A Fabulous Porch Design in Blue and White – White Arrows Home

Now it is time to meet Kristin from @whitearrowshome.

Kristin lives “Up North” in Wisconsin. She and her husband have five children ranging from sixth grade through college, A Great Pyrenees named Honey and two very chubby bunnies named Turtle and Cookie.

Kristin and I share a love for the great outdoors, hiking, water skiing, Thrifting, etc.

Kristin and her family live in a gorgeous log cabin decorated with such style. You should see her darling home tour and blog post about a beautiful patio space inspired by summer porch decor in blue and white. You know I am all about blue and white!

Amazing Porch Design - Summer Porch Decor in Blue and White - White Arrows Home

French Cottage and Garden Style Summer Porch Tour – Follow the Yellow Brick Home

The following amazing porch design is from Amber @followtheyellowbrickhome in Kentucky.

Amber has a natural flair for designing cozy spaces with vintage style on a budget, and she loves junkin’ for unique objects just like me. Do you see a theme going here?

Today, Amber welcomes summer in her blog post-French Cottage and Garden Style Summer Porch Tour.

Amazing Porch Designs - French Cottage and Garden Style Summer Porch Tour - Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Mary’s Back Terrace Project – Life at Bella Terra

Lastly, I want to introduce you to Mary from @lifeatbellaterra. Mary and her family have restored this beautiful home and property in Phoenix, Arizona. Their unfolding story includes graceful moments of entertainment and harvesting fruit from the orchard. Their goal is to live life with authenticity while serving as stewards to cherish and protect its charm and history.

I love that Mary and I started this blogging journey much later in our lives. As Mary says, “we have something to share” you see, we always have something worth sharing no matter our age.

Today Mary is sharing her lovely post on how they transformed the back terrace.

Back Terrace Project - Life at Bella Terra

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11 Comments

  1. Amber says:

    So fun getting together with you on this round up and discovering more about your blog and home! I just had to feature your new traditional summer decor post over at the All About Home Link Party this week too. Love it all@

  2. Anita says:

    I really need to do a little upgrade on our front porch so thanks so much for all the great ideas.

    • wendy says:

      Thank you Anita, this was a very talented group of bloggers, so I am sure you got lots of inspiration.
      I am actually out of bed and feeling a bit better today. David and I switched places, he is now in bed, poor guy.

  3. Missy says:

    So many great ideas and amazing inspiration! Your porch is beautiful, Wendy!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing my porch and your kind words! I love your blog and all the inspiration you give! So fun to hop with you!

    • wendy says:

      Thank you Kristin.Same here. I love all of the fun things you do in that beautiful log cabin! Enjoy your summer. It was fun sharing with you.

  5. Ooh, I’m loving all the beautiful porches! I would love to sit and visit with each of you while sipping on some refreshing iced tea. Looking forward to reading everyone’s blog post!

  6. KariAnne says:

    Your porch is the lovely of the loveliest! Just like you!

    Happy summer day friend!
    KariAnne

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