If someone asked me to describe me dream house the first thing that would come out of my mouth would be “front porch”.
I love front porches.
My childhood home didn’t have a front porch. Instead we had a huge deck that entire back part of the house. I grew up in the country so our deck was surrounded by a thick, beautiful canopy of pine trees. I loved our deck (and still do!), but it’s far from my front porch dream.
When my parents rebuilt our family cabin a few years back they enlisted my help with designing and decorating. My only demand was that this house had to have a from porch. They were happy to oblige, and now I get to indulge my porch fantasy every time I come home to visit. If you remember, I loved decorating it for fall this past year. There is just something so amazing and perfect about curling up on a bench or swing on a front porch with a book and a cold beer (or a warm coffee!). It makes me smile just typing that.
My husband and I are currently living in an apartment in Charlotte, North Carolina for the baseball season, so I’m currently front porchless. But that can’t stop me from daydreaming about my perfect, some day front porch. And maybe even get some fun ideas for the porch at the cabin!