Macon, GA, USA

Historic Macon Design House, Part I ~ A Boho Inspired Front Porch

My posts here have been sparse for several seasons - it was necessary for me to step back a bit and take a much needed break for some personal reasons and also recharge my creativity. More recently, my interior design work has kept me happily busy and on job sites, away from my creative writing and posting most days.

So here's a peek at one of my recent design jobs...

This project, for which I volunteered my time, was a design showcase for our local Historic Macon Foundation's Design House in Beall's Hill, a residential area of Macon located near Mercer University, which has undergone a complete gentrification.

The house I worked on was a recently restored tiny bungalow, built in the 1880s.

The front porch was the ideal spot for creating an outdoor living space where the future owners of this historic home would be able to enjoy the neighborhood's new found vitality and in-town vibe.

Decked out in vintage Bayou cobalt blue patio chairs, bohemian inspired blue and yellow embroidered cushions, galvanized containers and lighting, an over-sized daisy photo on gallery wrapped canvas, a bright yellow wrought iron sun face chair, a hand painted vintage dry sink, and accents of monkeys and lemons, this eclectic front porch creates a warm and welcoming spot to hang out on a lazy Sunday morning or weekday evening after work.

The container garden is simple with Shasta daisies, herbs, and evergreens planted in old sap buckets, bird cages, and wire baskets.  Iconic Boston Ferns cascading from above filter the sunlight and add a natural privacy screen to this Deep South porch, while miniature lantern lights illuminate this semi private space at dusk.

A petite kitchen herb garden is planted in the vintage dry sink and the ceiling fan above keeps things cool.

It's all about creating a space that makes you happy and enjoying it with those you love.

Ciao amici,