Two Story Cottage

Corner Porch Update: My Cozy Spot

Dear Friends,

I had a very blessed Mother’s Day weekend.  One of my dear friends hosted a special brunch on Saturday so I was spoiled two days in a row.  My mother was in Durham, NC visiting my ill grandmother meaning our traditional coffee date will have to wait. A little bittersweet but Mother’s Day is for so many.   I look at what I have in my family and realize I have little to complain about.

Thanks to Mr. C, I savored a little slice of peace yesterday afternoon, reading on our corner porch.   I have spruced it up a tad since the last time you saw it so I thought I’d share the updates.


Whoa, chevron.  This rug was my chevron initiation and I’ve had it since last fall.  I’m pleased with how it held up over the winter.

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The original striped Dash & Albert rug (pictured above) is now residing on the screened porch.



I can see it from my kitchen so it is nice to have something neutral that is attractive. It also covers an accidental spray paint stain.  Occupational hazard, right?


My second World Market garden stool ended up out here.  I needed a perch for my coffee and it works nicely.  I can grab it back if I need it in the family room. I’ve had this throw for a few years now and the fact that it coordinates is a happy accident.  I was skeptical about leaving it outside but it is machine washable.   So far, so good and it has been a very yellow spring.

I think of this porch as my personal oasis.  A little selfish maybe, but it has become my little spot to get away from it all.

Do you have a special cozy spot in your home?






  1. Outdoor fireplace?!! Drooling!

  2. I sit by a fireplace for my cozy spot, too, but it’s indoors in my sitting room, where I can sit and gaze at my family member’s happy faces on my gallery wall! Love the fuschia on the cushions: so inviting and cheerful.

    • Thanks, Jaimee!! And fireplaces just make you want to sit and relax for sure!! Love that you have a family gallery wall.

  3. Next I get a work from home day, I’m going to sneak over and sit in your cozy spot!

  4. My home is too small to have a spot for every occaission. However, if forced to choose the most cozy – my bed. Its well shaded with a great crossbreeze for a cool summer, and in the winter its the warmest spot in the house. Add a bunch of cozy pillows and the dog and I constantly fight over it!
    I love your patio! the colors make me happy.

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  7. Michelle says

    I love that rug! Is yours grey or light blue (mineral)?

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