Look 1 - beach house, cottage, holiday home with a veranda
This look offers a traditional feel with the white wicker furniture and the richness from the navy blue and striped fabric on the chair, even the addition of a real fruit tree adds to the scene! This look would be fitting on the front veranda of a holiday home or greeting guests upon arrival at a cottage, beach house or holiday home rental. It's an inviting spot to sit and sip an iced tea while enjoying a light breeze.
Look 2 - cottage, cabin, lake house, chalet
Rustic wood elements like that of Adirondack or Muskoka chairs, make this vignette ideal for welcoming guests to the cottage, cabin, lake house or chalet - wherever there might be a beach, lake or mountains nearby. Planting some pretty flowers in wood planter boxes gives character and charm and an outdoor lantern adds a nice touch for enjoying the evening stars.
Look 3 - b&b, cottage
A bench placed on a front porch in a fun colour adds some whimsy and a pop of interest. Adding colourful patterned outdoor throw pillows makes sitting for awhile more comfortable too. Tall planters loaded with beautiful flowers on either side of the bench creates a homey, enticing and inviting place to chill and relax.
Look 4 - small front step, eclectic feel
Sometimes the front porch or entry is a small one. Placing a simple bistro style chair off to one side along with a small end table and a plant or an accessory, like a unique watering can will add an element of detail to the front entrance. Here I went with a mix of colours, patterns and finishes in the chair, throw pillow, furniture & accessories to create an unexpected eclectic look.
Field Style Notes
- Creating a seating vignette at the front entry if there is room, makes for a welcoming first impression and acts almost like another room for guests to enjoy as well.
- Adding some outdoor plants and flowers makes a property feel cared for and friendly.
- Self watering pots might be something to look into if nobody would be coming by to water plants and flowers regularly.?