happy june everyone. porch season is back!!!!
we spent our may long weekend outside getting the yard & front porch ready for summer. i love this time of year. we get to bring the rocking chairs back outside, pot new plant beauties & get everything looking pretty after a long cold winter. this year i was even more excited to decorate the porch as it is our first summer with the new front door we installed over the winter. i wanted to give things a little refresh. the door is very old school modern, much like everything in our house. because our house is an arts & crafts home, i wanted to use that as the inspiration for our porch decor.. with modern twist of course!
for those of you just seeing the front door for the first time, we installed the tumalo walnut knob exterior door set in oil rubbed bronze from rejuvenation. it has held up amazing over the winter & is honestly the nicest door set i have ever seen. i had preordered it the second it came out because it was the design i had been hunting for forever. i want one on every single door! as much as i love my brass, i wanted to keep everything in an oil rubbed bronze finish for outside. we swaped out or exterior lights & went with a very traditional craftsman style: the columbia 7'' arts & crafts lantern wall sconce, also from rejuvenation. it couldn't be a more fitting piece for our house. it reminds me of what the house would have had in 1928 when it was built! i love how it looks against the cedar shake too.
next, onto the decor! to really pull in the arts & crafts vibe, we went with a craftsman arrow windowpane doormat. this doormat is so heavy duty & thick, i can tell it is going to last for years to come. the patern brings in a little something extra, to my usual minimal design vibes. i layered it with a simple black & jute rug to give it more of a cozy outdoor living vibe. luckily our porch is fully covered so i don't have to worry about any weather elements potentially ruining things! the rocking chairs are the o&g rocking chair in ebony. we got them last summer & they are the most gorgeous rocking chairs ever. everything o&g makes is top notch quality & rejuvenation currently has these beauties on sale! we had them in our living room over the winter & it was hard to put them back out because they looked just as good inside. might just have to snatch one or two more for myself!
lastly, we really needed to upgrade our porch plant situation. as a cough plant killer, last year didn't go so well.. but i am trying again! note: it has been three weeks & these plants are as vibrant as the day i got them. some (ok, all) credit goes to justin as he has made it his mission to water them & not let me kill them this year! we got all our potted plants from my favourite local shop oliver & rust. meg, the owner is my go to plant girl. the planters are new to rejuvenation this season. they are the brice collection & come in white or terracotta. you can also get them with or without the stand! i wish my porch could fit even more. i went with the medium + large in white with no stand & the extra large in white with a stand. the extra large stand is the perfect size for a fern! a staple summer porch plant.
if you want to see what our interior front entry looks like, check out the design story i wrote here! everything in today's post is linked below.