Like many of you, we see Memorial Day as the unofficial kick-off to summer. Longer days, warmer temperatures, and nights spent gathering with family and friends – our favorite things! Earlier this year we had the opportunity to work with Minnesota Wild hockey player, Jason Zucker, and his beautiful wife, Carly, to give their porch a refresh just in time for summer. We couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all today!
As lovers of entertaining, they wanted a beautiful and functional space to host throughout the entire year. One of the first changes that we worked on with builder, John Kraemer & Sons, was to make it a true, four season porch. Living in the Midwest, we experience pretty long winters so instead of creating an area they can’t use for 4 or 5 months, we made sure they could enjoy their porch 365 days of the year.
When it came to the furnishings, we kept the color palette fairly neutral and added in subtle, California coastal influences through the hanging chair and rattan accent pieces like the baskets on the wall and dining chairs. On chilly nights, they’ll be able to turn on their sleek fireplace for added coziness and on warm, summer days they can open the accordion doors and embrace that indoor/outdoor dining.