Patios and porches are an integral part of Southern culture. These classics are inviting and inspiring.
At only 130 square feet, Editor Sid Evans' porch is too small for a dining table or sofa, but it's the idea place for conversation and a cocktail. The solution: a coffee table made from four slices of a maple tree, a set of four casual leather-wrapped rattan chairs, and a rug to cover an unattractive brick floor. Not pictured: a simple stocked bar with all the fixings for a classic Old Fashioned.