My Great Outdoors: Maggie B’s Slowly Designed Space

Name: Maggie B
Location: Silver Lake, California
Type of space: Front porch

Tell us about your outdoor project and how you enjoy it: When I first moved in this was nothing more than a storage area, and slowly it has evolved into the perfect place for an afternoon of lounging and an evening glass of wine with friends. I love being outside, especially when it’s too hot to stay inside…the porch is like a whole extra room.

How did you create it? This space was created slowly, over time….first the sculptura couch and then the wall art found during a trip to San Miguel and then the gardening – the Jasmine on the railing really made the space feel (and smell) special. Adding the geraniums was a nice touch of extra color and the rug really brought it all together.

Recommended store, site, product or resource? Craigslist, fFlor and Sunset Nursery

(Re-edited from a post originally published 06.25.09 – NM)