home style / front porch living

Happy June! Ooh, sweet summertime, you're here after all. It's that time of year where our living room becomes our back deck, and spending an extra minute inside just feels wrong. Tim and I overhauled our back deck last year (see the before and after here) and now we can finally enjoy our hard work this summer. Well, we decided to put the "kick back and enjoy our hard work" on the back burner and tackle our front porch this summer, so that all of our outdoor spaces are livable and enjoyable.

We know how lucky we are to have an outdoor space in the front and back yard, and we can't wait until both spaces are cozy, comfy and perfect for lounging. I even joked to Tim that I won't know when to use each space... is the front porch for coffee in the morning, while the back deck is for picnics and happy hour? We'll just have to see.

Our front porch is not spacious by any means, but there's enough room for a small seating area and a porch swing. I've been DYING for a porch swing for so long, and thanks to Ana White and Tim's handyman skills, we'll finally have one. Here is our inspiration for the calming oasis our front porch will eventually be...

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Are you tackling any outdoor projects this summer? Or, did you finish your projects last year to reap the benefits this summer? Either way, at least we'll all be outdoors. Long live summertime!