It’s patio season yea!! I enjoyed recently designing a screen porch for a family in Chicago. Growing up in Minnesota I spent plenty of time on screen porches. It’s a must for enjoying a mosquito free Summer. When I lived in Florida they called screen porches a lanais…very elegant sounding I thought. This Chicago family wanted a whimsical and relaxed space to dine, lounge and relax in the outdoors. I selected an eclectic mix of furniture with whimsical cottage distressed finishes. My favorite design details are the painted checkerboard floor, lantern and string lights. I think this family has a fun Summer ahead in this semi-outdoor space.