An Extension of the Interior - Timeless Coastal Charm - Southernliving. French doors open directly from the kitchen to a front porch dining area that acts as an extension of the interior. Sheila, Dennis, and dog Annie spend much time enjoying the porch’s sheltered spaces.
An Outdoor Living Room - Timeless Coastal Charm - Southernliving. The Hoods have made their front porch one of the most congenial outdoor spots in Palmetto Bluff because their house doesn’t have a conventional foyer—pairs of French doors open right into the main living room. This in-between space is where they greet guests and neighbors, so it is here that their coastal touches begin. The Hoods decorated their front porch with lamps that look like sea-weathered wood, sisal rugs, and thro...