Debbie’s Delightfully Southern Screened Porch

Welcome to you all from Kate’s Outdoor Spaces par-tay today!  So glad you stopped by.  I’m showing off a gorgeous screened porch today, so hope you enjoy your look around.

I’ve got another long-time friend named Debbie here in Atlanta and she is my creative buddy.  A former high school drama teacher, she now owns Miss Lucy’s Monograms and she loves all the same creative stuff that I do, as well as decorating and doing home improvement projects.  Debbie was my inspiration for painting diamonds on the floor many years ago and I copied her and did the same thing on my little screened porch at my old house in Georgia.

(Debbie and I at a friend’s birthday party a year or so ago)

Debbie and her hubby built this screened porch several years ago and Debbie got busy decorating it on a budget.  It’s happy, bright and cheerful and I absolutely LOVE it.  It makes me smile every time I step out the door at Debbie’s house.

In fact, I plan on hanging out here on the porch with Debbie a lot this summer.  She and I have some kind of fun cooking up ideas together. See how absolutely fun it is?  I just love the colors and all the happy bright fabrics she paired with the black and white diamonds.

Take a look around and enjoy the tour.

It’s a large space with plenty of seating for her family.

And big enough for a table to eat outdoors.

Love it!

It has a garden feel with Mary Englebreit inspiration.

Couldn’t you just hang out in a space like this all day long?

They had Mother’s Day lunch out here on the porch.

And Debbie is a bunny lover too.  Like someone else I know! 

Inviting, yep totally.

This room is just off the kitchen and family room.

And nothing is left out.

In case it gets too hot though, here’s what is in the backyard.  Nice, huh?  Makes for a refreshing dip during those dog days of summer and I’ve spent a few hours out here by the pool and will definitely be doing it again this year.

Nice to have friends who will share their space with you!  Hope you got some inspiring ideas from Debbie’s porch!

I’m linking up with Kate’s Outdoor Spaces today! Don’t forget to join the linky parties going on for 2 weeks.  You’re sure to get lots of inspiration from all of them.

I’ll be hosting the summer recipe party on Tuesday, May 24th.

- Rhoda


  1. WOW! I am in love with that porch! It is amazing! The floors alone are spectacular – love the colors! So inviting – makes me want a pocrch just like that!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  2. I immediately thought Mary Englebreit when I saw this! So whimsical and cheery. I know you’ll enjoy your time in this space this summer! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. That is absolutely beautiful! It is mesmerizing and relaxing all at the same time. I hope you get to spend lots of time here this summer.

  4. Beautiful porch! I’m particularly noticing her furniture arrangement as my own patio needs help! Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a beautiful room! I love the color scheme! So fun! Thanks for sharing.

  6. What an amazing room! Such attention to detail!

  7. This porch is adorable!!! Such unexpected but GREAT colors! I love it all! Thank her for allowing you to share it with us! XO, Pinky

  8. How funny! She was my high school drama teacher!!
    Her porch looks great, thanks for sharing. How is she doing, haven’t seen her in over 10 years!

  9. The porch is fabulous! I would LIVE out there! My little screened porch is taking notes. I love the way screened porches bring the outside in and inside out. They are a blessing here in the south. Well done Debbie. Thanks Rhoda for sharing.

  10. What a Porch!!!!So fun. Richard at My Old Historic House

  11. Oh WOW! I love the black and white with pops of pink! It’s such a beautiful room!

    I’m redoing my sunroom. If you want to take a peek stop on by.
    I painted my wicker chocolate brown. I’m also using pink as the pop of color.

  12. Wow, Rhoda, what a beautiful porch! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us…so beautiful! Does Debbie have a local shop? I would love to visit it since I love anything that’s monogrammed. 🙂

  13. Such a beautiful room! I think I could just live there in that one room forever! Love the color combinations! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  14. That is an absolutely adorable porch! Love how they did the floor, cute furniture and all the accessories. They did an amazing job!

  15. Cute as everything – crispy, upbeat AND love the polka-dot pillows!

  16. Paula B. says:

    That porch is charming! I knew it reminded me of something and then you said, “Mary Engelbreit”, of course that was it. And do I see a Claire Murray rug under all the decor??? Like the pool too, I could have a swim and then go up on the porch and read – what a wonderful way to spend those lazy days of summer. Thanks for the tour.

  17. It’s adorable! My favorite colors! I will have to pin this. Will we ever get to see the rest of Debbie’s house? I bet it’s just as charming.

  18. Oh Rhoda! Her porch is absolutely delightful! I love it. I could live out there!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

  19. wow! thats awesome and Im loving that pool!!

  20. Oh yes, I could be quite happy hanging out here for quite awhile, Rhoda! She’s used all my favorite colors together in this porch. She’s even used my favorite pattern on the floor! Love it and what a great size.

  21. Love the floor! Just gave me another idea…oh dear! LOL

  22. The lime green, pink and black is so fun and welcoming.

    I am popping over from the party.

    Glenda (#206)

    Gg – Notes on the Journey

  23. Oh my goodness, what a charming porch space, wish I could curl up right there with some sweet tea! I adore that checkerboard floor in the diamond pattern, swoon! Thanks so much friend for joining the party, and what a delightful friend you are to me and to Debbie!

    Can’t wait to show you my recipe next week!




  25. Rhoda I love this room beyond!! It is just perfect the details so exquisite!

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  26. Oh Rhoda!!! It’s beyond amazing. I. Am. In. Love. Wow! I can’t seem to close my mouth! I’m not kidding, this is GORGEOUS!!!

  27. Kathy :) says:

    Hi Rhoda,

    If I bring the lemonade can I come too….:) I love the space what pretty colors for a porch…..

    I have been out West visitng my kids, sure do miss them, I had such a nice Mother’s Day but the time with them went by much too quickly….

    Hope things are going well in your world Rho, just popped into see Kat and see they are downsizing. Like she says “she will bloom where she’s planted”.

    Thank you Debbie for sharing your pretty porch with us 🙂

    All the best,
    Kathy 🙂

  28. Wow, that porch looks better than most indoor room! Fabulous!

  29. Stunning screened porch!

  30. I love screened in porches, and this one is so cute! It’s so girly and fun…I could definitely spend time somewhere like that.

    Thanks for sharing!

  31. So…..this is the CUTEST space I’ve ever seen! Great job ladies.

  32. This is such a charming screened in porch!! I love the colors! So cheery and fun! Love the checkered floor and the pink and white! Such an inspiring post!

  33. Wow! That is some screened in porch!

    I really love your blog. I always learn something knew everytime I visit (which is daily). In fact, yours is one of the blogs that inspired me to begin my own blog.

    I’d love some visitors and comments. It’s still a work in progress, as I am vey much a newbie. If you are interested in visiting, you can find me here:

    Keep you the good work!

  34. I have a porch, a patio, and a deck area, and I’m now thinking of painting at least one of them in white. Summer is fast approaching and I have tons of ideas of how I’ll redo each one of them.

    I like what I’ve seen here – with the floral layout and the accessories hanging on the wall. However, I will not put a carpet or a rug on my porch because it will easily accumulate dirt and dust coming from the road.

  35. Connie Carroll says:

    OMG-osh…This is one beautiful porch!!! I would have never thought to put those colors together but they look absolutely gorgeous.

  36. Hi Rhonda… 🙂

    I have a totally un-blog related question.. At the HomeGoods shin-dig… your friend, Debbie, had the CUTEST darn bag….black and white check. I’m thinking it might be made from seatbelts… Any chance I could find out where she found it? It’s perfect for me…and I NEED one…. you know what I mean.

    Thanks so much….


  37. Thanks for pics of Debbie’s amazing porch! Glad to have a glimpse of her style and agree with earlier post, can we get a tour of her home? She seems like a great friend and I hope to get to know her.
    Blessing to Debbie for being so hospitable.
    Love you,

  38. Susan @ says:

    I love this pink and black porch. So refreshing with all the white and who wouldn’t love the pool? Thanks for sharing this. It’s very different than some others I’ve seen. Susan

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