Soon Mr. Magpie and I will be flying to a new nest. We aren't selling our old one for now--just renting it out for a year or two until (hopefully) the market improves for selling. And we're not buying a new place. Instead, we've rented out the second floor of a massive old brick Victorian right in the heart of one of our favorite neighborhoods in the whole wide world. Coffee shops, used book stores, yarn and fabric shops, restaurants, bakeries, and other inspiring places abound. We're just a few blocks to the ocean and to miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. We can barely wait!
One of the best things about the new place is a glassed-in sunporch right off our bedroom and living room. You step up into the porch, which is painted all white, including its brick wall, and it has an old, honey-colored hardwood floor. We plan to use it for lounging, growing plants, eating lazy Sunday breakfasts, and maybe even sleeping sometimes. I have always wanted a sleeping porch, and this one might just fit the bill.
So, I'm dreaming about porch decor until August when we move in. Here are a few ideas that have inspired me online. Have any favorites?