Watch This Coastal Porch Get a Totally Gorgeous Makeover
Lead With Color
UV-treated rugs, like this kilim made from recycled plastic bottles, form a vibrant, no-fade foundation.
The design of the table aligns with both the shape and the architectural detailing of the space.
Bring Nature In
Organic elements like a verdant fern and potted loquat tree strengthen the link to the landscape.
Play With Shapes
These bentwood chairs are game-changers, enlivening the porch with dynamic pattern and color.
Layer In Fabrics
Table linens and cushion upholstery soften wood surfaces and provide visual contrast.
Collections of vases, flowers, and objets d' art help outdoor rooms feel decorated and "finished."
Dress the Table
A salt breeze and a view like this calls for the good china.
Weave In Texture
Woven pieces help keep porches grounded in nature.
Invite the Natives
Palm fronds are the consummate beach party guests.
Annie Selke Cleo Blue Indoor/Outdoor Rug, $1,776 (8' by 10'); annieselke.com Frontgate Emerson Faux Wood Dining Table, $2,495, and Paris Bistro Side Chairs in Capri Blue, $379 for a set of two; frontgate.com Lamps Plus Kai Water Hyacinth Indoor/Outdoor Accent Table (in foreground), $50; lampsplus.com Raoul Textiles Marquesas Fabric in Indigo (table runner), available to the trade; raoultextiles.com Simon Pearce Marble Indigo Pasta Bowl, $55; simonpearce.com Juliska Natural Bamboo Five-Piece Place Setting, $168; juliska.com Hawkins New York Simple Linen Napkins in Blush, $18 each; hawkinsnewyork.com