Project Update: { Porch & Inspiration }

The porch rails are now primed a beautiful white!  Next, we will completely paint the rails; tear out the carpet, clean, and etch and paint or stain the porch floor; paint the door; and hopefully, hang a swing! 

Before I can move forward, I am trying to complete the color scheme, and I am having trouble deciding what color to paint the door: red, black, or other.  What are your thoughts? 

Some of my inspiration:

 { House Beautiful }

house beautiful rockers on porch

{ Classic, Black Front Door Inspiration }

black The Front Porch at Riverside Cottage

riverside cottage

Where you swing…

dream front porch

or rock…


Melaine’s Door at My Sweet Savannah

black door

Paula Deen's Door 

paula deens house

{ Red Inspiration }

See the Red Door on Charles Moore's Arlington Bungalow? This cutie was named Best Remodel in Southern Living!


 Karla's Door


I am dreaming of relaxing on the front porch, but my lasagna is calling!

Always, Natalie


  1. I like Karla's red door color a lot. I like the black door on the first photo because of the red roof, but I really think since your roof is dark, a red front door would be great. That's my two cents!

  2. Those are my two favorites as well. I love Karla's door with the numbers. It's so cute!

    The other thing to consider is that Mike and I are saving for a new roof. Our current roof is in decent condition, but the day is coming when it will need replaced. Mike likes the first photo with the red roof! That would really make the house pop in the neighborhood!

    PS- Will feed for design tips any day! :)

  3. It's hard to say...they all look great. My front door is painted white with white trim on all the woodwork, so I guess that's what I like best. Good luck choosing and have fun! Can't wait to see what you choose. ;o)
    Oh, and I entered you for a chance to win in my giveaway...good luck!
    ~ Jo :)

  4. Thanks, Jo! I don't believe I've seen your front door in photos yet, but I love all things white, and you do a great job of that look in your home and it shows in your photos!

  5. Hi there

    Nice to meet you Natalie :) I see we have a lot in common LOL