Monday, September 30, 2013

Before & After: Back Porch Transformation


Before:  Whittington Design Studio  came to the rescue of a client gearing up for a party with a complete transformation of their back porch which had functioned merely as a walk-through out to the pool.  I can identify with this dilemma - disparate pieces without a unifying theme and presence.



After!:    They designed a custom-built, simulated barn door to create a fabulous focal point and dose of strong color.  The wicker pieces were also painted navy to tie-in with the door and the bench a punchy green for a pretty contrast.  Artwork from the client's storage room was hung.  Look at how amazing the fading painted brick looks now.


Green folding chairs were added to tie in the color scheme to the other side of the space and a console table provides an unobstructed view.  The floors were painted blue and area rugs added for texture and interest.


For more images of the backyard transformation and the party reveal, head here.

16 comments:

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

what a great room! Now the brick does look more purposeful and what a difference a rug makes to confine the seating area. Thanks for sharing this!
Hope all is well,
xo Nancy

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Love the simplicity of the design and the aged brick is lovely!

Ashley said...

Hallelujah for working with that aged brick wall. So fresh and fabulous.

And is there any space that's not made a little bit better with a couple of ferns?

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful transformation. and agree, love that painted brick. donna

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

What a difference! Loving the blue and that barn door is amazing. Totally makes the space.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I would really like to hang out there. Its so fresh.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love this, what a difference. That splash of green is just the right amount.

designchic said...

Wow...what a difference - love the swing painted white with the wonderful blue door as the backdrop and the lime green chairs...amazing!!

Annie Pazoo said...

Oh, man, does that blue door make the space! Love it and can see there's hope for my own much hated back porch.

katiedid said...

Cute! Love the barn door idea!!

Jennifer Sergent said...

Melanie is so talented!

cindy hattersley design said...

What a fabulous transformation...love the pops of color and that barn door makes the space!!!

Whittington Design Studio said...

Thanks for sharing our work (and your followers). It was a fun project and we are thrilled people like it as much as we do!

Jeanne Henriques said...

Love the porch transformation...beautiful..

Merle Brovont said...

Great transformation indeed! Though I would have probably opted to acid stain the floor to match the aged brick because I know that paint peels off of concrete. And with that porch serving as a walkway to the pool, I can definitely see that happening quickly. -Merle @ Concrete Restoration Inc.

Divena Lachana said...

Amazing transformation, what a great room, i love it.beds and mattresses online deals

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