With a deep rooted passion for finding beauty in all things, I look forward to working with you. On here, I share my work as a interior and home-design brand photographer, but also glimpses into life at The Cottage.
Business in the front, party in the back? This can apply to porch decorating too, right? Our front porch has more traditional Christmas decor using copper, black, and plaid. But the screened porch — oh we totally have festive, colorful decor out there! It is definitely a Holly Jolly screened porch!
How amazing is our Holly Jolly Santa? Can you believe we scored him for FREE!! At our first home, he was hiding in the hall closet. We called our landlord and asked if we could have the Santa and he said YES! It’s such a special piece as that was a sweet time early on in our marriage. The Santa is so cheery and jovial! I used large vintage Christmas lights to bring the blue in and tie in to our existing pillows.
We are REALLY hard on our outside furniture and this sectional from Ashley Furniture was a great buy. I mean, it has cleaned up from Max’s muddy paws. Pretty good in my book. After searching high and low, we landed on this sofa — it is easy to clean, cozy to sleep on, and neutral to go with a variety of colors. I happen to love cobalt blue and wanted to make that my accent color on our screened porch. Black and white is a fun classic too!
Our porch has to be Max-approved. Comfy and cozy with lots of snoozing spots. The dog is half-human. Great spot for viewing…squirrels…too.
He’s the most handsome boxer too – BTW. 🙂
This is one of my favorite places in our home. We spend so much time out here – year round! The terrazzo cylinder table from CB2 was a splurge and TOTALLY WORTH IT. The coordinating side table was a steal from Homegoods and both have been super easy surfaces to wipe down. Those were my criteria for these pieces. They are also heavy as lead. I love that they are round and give a casual, modern vibe to the space.
On to the vintage baubles. These vintage ornaments are a growing collection for me and my mom. She has WAAAY more than I do – like probably over 400 – and its a treat to find them with her. I love that they are so colorful and unique. It is neat to see the country of origin on their hanger collars. We’ve found ones from Poland, Germany, USA, and most recently Japan. Most were made in the 1930-40’s. Could seriously gaze at them for days. Such a treasure!
I hope you enjoyed touring our Holly Jolly Screened Porch! We love it out here and enjoy it most of the year — might even get a space heater at some point for the real chilly days. Stayed tuned later this week for our 2019 Christmas Tree reveal!