Editor, Ana Canizares ; Art director, Mireia Casanovas Soley.
Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport , 2006.
"Whether a house is in the city, out in the country, or near the water, the presence of a patio, a porch or a veranda can provide an important connection between the interior realm of a home and the external context of a residence. Depending on the location, a porch can serve different functions. In the city, it is a refuge from the loud, hectic traffic; in the countryside, it serves as a platform from which to admire the landscape. These spaces, at the border between interior and exterior, can also be used as outdoor dining rooms and sitting rooms, play rooms, or just intermediate ambiences where one can relax and enjoy the surroundings. This volume gathers a selection of international examples of patios, porches, and verandas where the reader will find inspirational design ideas and tips to make the most out of these spaces. Special attention to furniture and plants will help to create great projects."--BOOK JACKET.
Dream porches and sunrooms : designing the perfect retreat
New York, NY : Collins Design, 2006.
A blend of inspiration and information, Dream Porches and Sunrooms offers various design possibilities and an overview of the actual porch creation process, highlighted with vibrant color photographs that showcase diverse outdoor additions in a variety of exterior styles.
Sentimental living from the porch : four seasons of hospitality
by Alda Ellis.
Little Rock, Ark. : Leisure Arts, c2005.
What is it about some homes that make you feel welcome the minute you walk in? Alda Ellis shares her secrets with these inspiring but simple ideas that please the senses and exemplify gracious hospitality. Centered on the porch and outdoor living spaces, dozens of craft, decorating, cooking, and entertaining projects help you define the kind of year-round style that makes a house a home.