Today I’m participating in a virtual spring house tour hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. I’ve had spring fever for weeks now, and I recently cleaned and spruced up our screen porch for the season. If you’re popping over from the last stop on the tour over at Thrifty and Chic, welcome! I’m Carmel, a design-obsessed, diy-dabbler who loves iced coffee, reading lunch breaks (check out my latest book review here) and extra guacamole on everything! You can find out more about me here.
We basically live on our screen porch year round, as the temperatures here in the Charleston, South Carolina area rarely dip down too low. I love giving this space a seasonal update with just a few simple decor changes!
Welcome to our favorite spot to entertain, relax, read and roast marshmallows!
Blush, Denim and Pineapples
Last year I painted our screen door pink (to match our front door). We have a dog door and the white paint always looked so dirty and dingy. The pink has really helped to hide the dirt, and this happy-colored door has inspired me to infuse a bit more of this soft, pastel hue into the space.
I love the combination of blush pink paired with denim and navy blue. Since this outdoor space is pretty well covered I don’t worry too much about using exclusively outdoor fabrics. The softer textiles make spending time out here feel so comfy and cozy.
I’ve been trying to start getting up earlier to begin my day with a quiet cup of coffee out here, but that doesn’t always work out the way I’d like it to. Unfortunately, I’m not exactly an early bird. 😉
Last year I worked with Lowe’s Home Improvement to give our screen porch a makeover, and pretty much everything has remained the same except for the accessories. We use the heck out of that fire table, and I feel like it begs me to roast a marshmallow just about every night. I’m still trying to decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. 😉
We recently, and by we I mean my hub, put up some outdoor string lights. I had the hardest time sourcing white outdoor lights last year, so I scooped these bad boys up as soon I stumbled across them this year! I love that they blend in with the white trim around the top, so you really don’t notice them until they’re lit up at night. Plus they’re a great addition for entertaining! They’re really fun and festive.
I love pink hydrangeas! Especially so when paired with terra-cotta pots!
Speaking of entertaining, this outdoor bar cart, sourced from Lowe’s online, is such a work horse!
And P.S. This Segura Viudas Rose Cava, you can find at World Market, is such a great one for the price. It only runs about $8 a bottle. Unless you get a case which saves an additional 30% off! It’s absolutely perfect for a spring/summer soiree!
Favorite Time of Day
While I’m still working on becoming a morning person, I’d have to say my favorite time of day out here is happy hour. 🙂
This is such a great space to end a long day. The light and the mood changes as the sun starts to set.
Ready for the Weekend!
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of blog land today! The next stop on this spring house tour is over at Laura’s from Inspiration for Moms!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
If you’re just joining this spring house tour now and you want to start from the beginning, below you’ll find the full list of all the participants. Grab yourself a cup or glass, and enjoy this virtual tour from your own cozy, happy place!
Monday – March 20
A Stroll Thru Life – Marty
Decor To Adore – Laura
Southern Hospitality – Rhoda
Pink Peppermint Design – Tammy
Cuckoo4Design – Julia
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara
Tuesday – March 21
Setting For Four – Heather
The Chronicles of Home – Jennifer
Nesting With Grace – Brooke
Refresh Restyle – Debbie
Haneen’s Haven -Haneen
Simple Stylings – Summer
Wednesday – March 22
Decorating Delirium – Jennifer
Dimples & Tangles – Jennifer
Hymns & Verses – Doreen
Remodelando La Casa – Christina
Sand & Sisal – Kim
Common Ground – Debra
Thursday – March 23
Duke Manor Farms – Laura
It All Started With Paint -Linda
Life on Virginia Street – Sarah
Bliss At Home – Kristin
Rain On A Tin Roof -Jenna
ZDesign At Home – Bree
Friday – March 24
Thrifty and Chic – Alicia
Our Fifth House – Carmel
Inspiration For Moms – Laura
Far Above Rubies – Anita
Life and Home @ 2102 – Vel
Making Home Base – Chelsea