Creating an easy, spacious screened porch with a classic, curated look

July 6, 2017 - table lamp

(The washington post)

Jill and Jeff Martinez recently combined a ­20-by-10-foot screened porch to their Silver Spring Tudor. They would like a dining area that can chair 6 (ideally with a wrought-iron list like a one Jill had when she was a child), as good as a place to relax. They need seat that can mount adult to a outside and wish a normal demeanour that suits a character of a 84-year-old home. They cite blues, greens and neutrals and are also looking for a tone to repaint a siding.

(Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

Designer Susan Jamieson uses a mix of materials and finishes to give a porch a selected demeanour that doesn’t seem overly decorated. The outcome is that pieces seem like they were collected over time. She adds sconces and outside lamps to yield light for reading and keeps a roof fan to concede for beyond lighting and atmosphere dissemination on comfortable days.

(Rendering by Rodney Co/3D Storm Studio for The Washington Post)

Use a accumulation of seating options to maximize space. Brighten a space by portrayal the siding a dark neutral, such as Comfort Gray by Sherwin-Williams. Go lighter for a trim, with Big Chill from Sherwin-Williams. Add tone with a confidant blue door, such as Turkish Tile from Sherwin-Williams. For a some-more insinuate feeling, use outside list lamps instead of beyond lighting. Bring a outside into the space with lots of plants. Whimsical bee-themed doormats (not shown) are a curtsy to a owner’s beehive.

(Courtesy of Susan Jamieson)

Jamieson, with Bridget Beari Designs (804-321-4747, bridgetbeari, is formed in Richmond.


SPLURGE: Turquoise corkscrew block chairs ($258 each,, left. SAVE: Del Rey stacking chairs in Dove Gray ($90 each,


SPLURGE: Palmetto all-weather wicker loll in black with Sunbrella sham cover in healthy ($2,348,, left. SAVE: Platinum outside wicker loll with drainable cushions in stage ivory ($1,995, wicker

Furniture: Charleston 72-by-42-inch rectilinear wrought-iron dining table ($370) and wooden backless garden dais in sky blue ($250), both from; Park Meadows white still wicker loll chair with midnight cushions ($219), Isabella hideaway white steel outside bench ($199) and Statesville rectangle steel outside coffee table ($99), all from; Grandparents outside side list in virtuoso ($190,; hideaway round vast side list ($249,

Accessories: 16-inch ikat mandala geometric outside sham in navy ($33), geometric dumb ribbon 16-inch outside sham in navy ($42) and geometric Lil’ Diamond Jill 16-inch outside sham in soothing green ($32), all from; Santorini ribbon 8-by-11-foot outside area carpet in blue ($299) and Clare outside flare in cobalt/white ($249 each), both from; vast Roadside wall flower in china ($40,; potted moss ($13) and London blue hurricanes in tiny and vast ($33-$47 each), all from; Liam Collection one-light bronze outside wall chandelier with frosted potion ($50,; bee acquire mats ($24 each,; Mamba creosote 18-by-17-inch block planter ($50,; Giana sapphire musical play ($48,

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