This Colorful, Maximalist Georgia Home Has the Most Charming Screened-In Porch (With Bed Swing)

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Everyone loves to be on our screened-in porch. It is filled with comfy, collected vintage pieces in bamboo, rattan, and wicker plus lots of cushions and pillows in fun fabrics. The hand-painted rug adds another splash of color between the vintage glider and the swinging bed.

Name: Marcie Millholland, husband, and daughter
Location: Marietta/East Cobb, Georgia
Type of home: House
Size: 2800 square feet
Years lived in: 20+ years, owned

Our family room is filled with thrifted items and family pieces. The fireplace fan and the round antique copper tray turned coffee table are favorites. I use slipcovers on everything so that everyone can pile up to watch movies and snack in here.

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My husband and I live here. Our grown daughter is currently living with us along with Cooper, our English Cream Golden Retriever whom we all adore. Our house is “middle aged” — not old enough to be utterly charming and not new enough to have the latest and freshest look. But we have put our stamp on it to make it our own and we love it the way it is. We make the floorplan, door placement, style, whatever work for us and if it doesn’t we try to work a little cosmetic magic!

Our library is the only room in our house that doesn't have a base of white walls, trim, etc. It is glossy black —bookcases, walls, trim, everything. It used to be our dining room according to the floor plan but we needed a home for books more than we needed a dining space. This room is a cozy, comfy place to read with the fireplace. It is our most "maximalist' room. It just attracts collections, art, flowers, plants, and pillows!

Our home is filled with family furniture and accessories we have inherited, a great many items we have thrifted or found at vintage stores that reflect our style and aesthetic, art from our travels, and lots of textiles and color against a predominately white background. We are “use it” kind of people — dogs on the furniture, feet propped on coffee tables — we want people to feel welcome. Nothing is too precious to enjoy; use or get comfortable on!

This deep coral faux bamboo cabinet was thrifted for $50.00 and now serves as a ton of storage in our main bathroom, which doesn't have any closet space. I like to use traditional or formal furniture pieces in non-traditional ways. And in non-traditional colors!

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Collected, charming, personal, comfortable.

The other side of our favorite room "in" the house: the screened porch. The entire porch is decorated and outfitted to be decadently comfortable for napping, reading, eating outside, TV watching — really anything you want to do!

What is your favorite room and why? Our screened porch is my favorite room — if it counts. It is large, comfortable, and in the temperate South we can use it almost year round. There really isn’t a room in our house that we don’t use and that I don’t enjoy. I, especially, like to choose different rooms to sit in during the day.

Our downstairs powder room got a lockdown refresh last summer using paint, fabric, and accessories that we had on hand. The base cabinet and fern cyanotype were ordered for curbside pick up. My favorite part of the refresh was hand painting the black and white checked floor.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Lots and lots of white paint!! I’m working on a room refresh so I also thrifted a small bamboo shelf and an ornate gold mirror that was $1.99!

Our kitchen cabinets were sturdy and made from solid wood so we reconfigured the cabinets to accommodate an island and painted them white. There is a lot of morning light in there and thrifted blue and white pieces, plants, and a collection of thrifted silver champagne buckets bring the color.

Any advice for creating a home you love? I think that your home should be full of things that you really love and work for the way you live. If someone asks what your favorite item is in your home and you can’t pick just one, or even just 10, then you’ve probably created a home you love.

Welcome! Our entryway is filled with thrifted Brighton Pavilion Bamboo furniture, a faux bamboo chair and a touch of animal print! And live plants, always.

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