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Friday
Jun242011

Lisa and Cindy's Southern Porch...

Lisa and Cindy live in the charming, environmentally conscious (and design conscious) community of Serenbe, located in the Chattahoochee Hill Country, just 32 miles southwest of Atlanta. They describe their home style as a mix of eclectic, modern and rustic. Growing up in Ohio, they both have a fondness for the midwest, the farm life and furnishing with history and soul. With a wide and inviting front porch, (a prerequisite for all homes at Serenbe) their Shaker style farmhouse abode is a community focused home. 

 

One of the first things you notice on their porch is the rustic and inviting farm table. Lisa found this gem, which dates back to the early 1800's, at a local garage sale. She purchased the six school chairs from a flea market for $80. And the large vessel filled with cold lemon water? Well that's just something you have to do in the South...

This red bench and the colored metal containers were purchased at the Scott Antique Market in Atlanta. Although the bench has a southern feel, it's actually Asian. Set against the white backdrop of their home, the red bench combined with the colorful containers give the porch that pop both Lisa and Cindy were looking for. The beach cruiser was given to Lisa as a gift and the stylish basket bought from Relish Home + Interior Design. 

Repurposed chairs invite conversation on the back porch. The small chair hung on the wall was found at a flea market in Georgia but made in Lisa and Cindy's home state of Ohio. In the Shaker community, it was common to see extra chairs placed on the wall and given that their Georgia home is in the Shaker style, it complements their space brilliantly. 

Lisa learned early on that finding pieces that are in budget and in style is great, but if it's not comfortable it's not worth it. This uber-inviting, spacious swing on their back porch was worth the extra investment. It sways gently and offers the perfect place to relax with a book, a cup of coffee or someone cuddly... 

So lovely, thank you for sharing Lisa and Cindy. I think we'll need to do a second blog post about inside your home...this sneak peak just begs for more!  

 

Photos and Content: Sweet Peach 

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Reader Comments (4)

I love the idea of having a front and back porch. Both are equally inviting - the front for socializing and the back for quiet time. I just love it! And you took the words right out of my mouth - I'm dying to see more of the inside!!

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

this porch is gorgeous! an inviting front porch is always on my wish list for any house i buy... unfortunatley it has yet to work out.... maybe one day! and yes, let's see the inside of their house. pam

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpam

Love these idea's! Looking for more idea's for a new deck - patio.Need all the help I can get!

June 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie
If I'm not mistaken Cindy and Lisa's home is Moser Design group's Aiken Ridge house plan. I've been scouring the web for photos of the inside. Would they be willing to share photos of the inside of their lovely home? I'm considering building this plan, but I wanted to see it on the inside first.

Thanks!
Maliha
October 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaliha

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