Transform a basic porch into an open-air dining room that will impress your guests.
Photo: Howard Lee Puckett
Ground the room with a graphic floor design. Instead of an outdoor rug, which can be pricey, use porch or floor paint to create your own pattern. To make this diamond pattern, we coated the entire floor with pale green porch paint. After it dried, we used painters tape to outline a design, and then filled in with darker greens.
Floor paints: French Gray (18), Lichen (19), and Folly Green, (76); by Farrow & Ball; farrow-ball.com.