Pleasures Of The Porch: Ideas for Gracious Outdoor Living
Maureen Lamarca, Daria Price BowmanISBN: 0789312190;
For every type of house and for every family's style, there is a perfect porch. Whether you want a quiet outdoor niche where family members can lounge with a good summer read, or a casual front porch that encourages passing neighborsto stop and chat, over the years porch styles have developed that foster these very activities. This beautifully photographed volume details the porch's illustrious past, from its origins as the portico, or covered entryway, of ancient Greece to its glory days as the elaborate outdoor sitting room of Victorian times. A discussion of different types of porches follows, with notes on the particular character of each. Suggestions for creating an area for solitude and respite as well as ideas for converting the space into an elegant room for a party include tips on planning for alfresco meals, decorating for festive occasions, and providing the essentials for relaxation. Pleasures of the Porch also introduces you to the...
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