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18 Patios, Porches and Sunrooms Made for Summer

by Lauren Chorpening

My favorite season is summer – even when it’s so incredibly hot. I just love it. For me, winters come too soon and stay way too long. To make the most of this time of year, I do my best to scout out any and every sunny space nearby where I can spend the warmer months. The gorgeous outside spaces from past D*S home tours are inspiring, so we collected some of the best patios, porches and sunrooms to keep summertime going as long as possible. –Lauren

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Dana's farmhouse in Olivebridge, NY is tucked away from main roads so their front porch is private and perfect for reading and soaking in warm days.
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Alice Flynn's boat shed is decorated with rattan chairs and a neon "joy" sign, making the sunny shelter so inviting.
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This London home's terrace is charming. Nic and David have created an outdoor room with their lush landscaping and cozy areas for entertaining.
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The custom pergola, comfy sofa, string lights and plant life give Jessie and Tyler's outdoor space an island resort vibe.
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Maaike and Onno's Dutch home backs up to a forest. This already-whimsical porch gets even dreamier when deer are seen from it.
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This French terrace is used almost every day for entertaining, drawing or reading. It has a classic-meets-modern quality to it that is a trademark of its owner.
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Tori Hendrix has made her patio into a color, plant and texture rich bohemian wonderland.
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The previous owners left a few chairs on this gorgeous porch that Tara and Percy were happy to keep. They gave the space a beautiful paint color and made it feel magical.
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French doors connect Harper Poe's kitchen to her lovely, laid-back porch. Her beautiful textiles make an appearance on the inside of the doors.
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Brian Everett's screened-in patio is beaming with light and color. He designed and built the trellises and coffee table for the space.
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Bonnie Flynt's Arizona home blends old and new seamlessly. Her front porch is welcoming and timeless.
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Whitney's tiny home in Venice Beach, CA is simple, pretty and incredibly relaxed. The patio lounge area is surrounded by container gardens full of herbs.
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The rustic, romantic quality of this outdoor entertaining space is unreal.
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Chris and Christy's beachside patio is breezy and styled with southwestern inspiration.
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This Spanish space is a perfect place to stargaze and entertain. The stucco, natural wood, and terra-cotta make it a Mediterranean-inspired dream.
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Sarah and Eudurne's sun porch is bright and peaceful. The painted green floor brings even more of the outside in.
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This 1890s home and patio were both given a new life when Julia and Adam moved in. The plant-filled, two-story outdoor space is an oasis.
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This wonderfully eclectic porch feels like a room that happens to be surrounded by trees. Paula Mill's dreamy mix of colors and styles gives it a cozy yet elegant feel.

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Comments

  • Hello,

    the link “This 1890s home” seems to be incorrect, as this backyard looks to be in Brooklyn, not Upstate, NY.
    Curious to see entire home.

    Thanks

  • This design is spectacular! You certainly know how to keep a
    reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my
    own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job. I really
    loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

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