Mexi-Navian Porch

Host Joan Steffend and designer Melissa Pizarro bring Mexican and Scandinavian influences to a dull porch to make for a relaxing alfresco retreat.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionA variety of found items and clever ideas come together to dress up the back door area.
Designer Melissa Pizarro paints a floral motif on the already-brightly-colored back door. A discarded carpet remnant is cut down to make a fancy doormat runner. Another one of the homeowners’s old tables is brought back to life with white paint then a mirror is laid on top creating a handy buffet and wine-rack holder. Finally, a collection of mismatched, flea-market plates add a pop of color to the plain shingled wall.

Buffet table $25 and plates $11