Before and After: Amanda’s Back Porch!

The “Before and After” feature is stepping out of the studio and taking a trip to Amanda’s house to see the late summer transformation happening under the eaves.  Amanda, as long as I have known her, has always had nice plants around the house and her husband, Keith, is a master arborist, so you can imagine the view from their back porch is nice one!

Here’s the porch before:

The Austin American Statesman will be at Amanda’s house later this month to take some photos for the front page of the Life and Arts section.   While the inside of her house is regularly “spruced” and ready for photos, she thought maybe she should add some color to the back porch to liven it up in case the photographer wants to take a trip outside.  Amanda remade the cushions for their outdoor furniture set not too long ago, so the main focus now is on the throw pillows.

The pillows she made originally for the set have faded in the sun and will be replaced by new ones featuring bright blues and greens.  The geometric fabric is from Duralee and the floral is vintage, picked up on a recent outing.

I think a nice lime green margarita would fit the new scheme perfectly!

Once the porch is finished up and the Statesman photographers have snapped their shots, we’ll post pictures of the afters and link to the article.  Stay tuned!