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Need Help with Ideas for Screened Porch (pix and ?)

12 years ago

Our screened porch used to be totally Adirondack looking--- all dark woods, grey deck floor and green all weather Lane wicker rockers with green and white stripe cushions. It was a recognizable look, and while I liked it I did not love it. (it was GREAT at Christmas, though)

When we redid all our decks and railings we had to carry those colors into the screened porch for continuity's sake. Now the walls are a light khaki, the decking and 10 foot ceiling is a soft brown. I replaced the two ceiling fans to an ORB finish with wicker paddles (they are not as great as I thought they would be, but will stay.). I had new cushions made for the green chairs in a very pretty yellow and white ticking stripe piped in the same gold that made up the cushions in the big dark brown wicker rockers on the adjacent balcony. You can almost see it thru the open door in the photo. That deck has a retractible awning of taupe, khaki and green stripe with a small yellow stripe running thru it. So, the color scheme is khaki, brown, green and yellow.

I have had a brown and taupe tablecloth made for the table (above). We are tired of the uncomfortable French park chairs and want something new. How about French bistro chairs woven in a green and cream or brown and cream?

I need a chair with a small footprint....any other ideas in wicker?

The rockers are in a sort of nook:

I would put a shutter on this window but there isn't room to do it on the other window. The lamp will go (and the speaker was out there for a party and doesn't belong either). The yellow basket is there to try out that color of accessory.

On the other side of the porch near the door to the house is a mostly green potting bench made from reclaimed Texas barnwood and I am considering painting this, but what color? Perhaps a softer green?

So.... Any suggestions about chairs other than the bistro ones? A suitable lamp? Something for the walls? I need something BIG for the walls. .. Don't I?

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