Jun 24, 2012

a little inspiration with the help of Sabrina Soto...

Off the back of my kitchen I have a three season porch. This area became the storage room as we went through our basement renovation. The renovation is now complete and the three season porch is once again empty, just waiting for a purpose. I've decided to turn it into my summer escape. Since the back patio is extremely small and in need of some work the porch will be our outdoor space for dining and relaxing.

Sabrina Soto, a HGTV Designer and the Target Style Expert for Home has created an Inspiration Board for Summer with me in mind. Just kidding but it's nice to think so. 

I already have a table and chairs so I just need a couple items to create a relaxing space full of summer accents. 

These blue and white pillow as well as the basket weave pillow 
remind me of the beach, which is what summer is all about to me. 

Some simple turquoise vases for the wildflowers and weeds my boys always find for me. 
It's the thought that counts...

I'll need some storage for the utensils, napkins, cups and anything else to pull together a quick cookout. Having it all in these colorful baskets on the table keeps me organized.

I've always loved the doorstop I've seen in another catalog which I will not name here. 
Keeping the door open between the porch and the outside with this Rope Decor Ball adds to 
the "it's summer" theme. 

And finally, we have storage baskets. Me and wicker baskets with chalkboard labels are old friends. I actually use one of these as my main laundry basket, before it goes to the laundry room to be sorted in the three bin sorter. This one would be fantastic for those extra pillows.

Adding just a few key items can really give a space a whole new feeling. Some outdoor curtains would help add to the intimacy as well. If you don’t have the budget to buy big statement pieces, go for an assortment of colorful pillows, a bright throw blanket or eye-catching décor pieces that can instantly transform a room without breaking the bank. Target is a great place to find affordable décor pieces.”


  1. I can't wait to see your three season room. Looks like you have a lot of inspiration to make it look all pretty! I especially love the vases for your boys to fill with wildflowers or weeds :)

  2. Looks like it is going to be a relaxing and visually refreshing room! Can't wait to see it when it is done! :)

  3. I have those chalkboard baskets from target, and though they were a bit pricey, they are worth it!! Very sturdy and stylish! :)

  4. Sabrina Soto can do no wrong. (I miss seeing her on HGTV...we don't have satellite any more.)

    I think your porch will be amazing!

  5. P.S. My kids always bring me the loveliest weeds. Lol.


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