Inviting Porches and Verandas

Late spring and early summer days draw us outside to entertain or just relax with a drink and a copy of FLOWER magazine. We’ve gathered more than two dozen idyllic porches and verandas featured in our pages to inspire your outdoor space refresh—or maybe just your daydreams.

Gilded Age Gem

On Biscayne Bay in Miami sits Vizcaya, an early 1900s Italianate Villa surrounded by wonder-filled gardens, all steeped in history and timeless beauty.

Snowy Splendor

This carefully composed Pennsylvania landscape flourishes under a sugar-white dusting in the height of winter.

A Palm Beach Ranch Redesign

When designer Kim Coleman visited a tired redbrick rancher in Palm Beach, she saw visions of a tropical bungalow with rooms opening from street to water, views of lush gardens, and cerulean hues at every turn.

Colette: The Literary Fleuriste

Known as a literary force in the early 20th-century France, Colette left behind a legacy of beauty in her writing, especially in her eloquent descriptions of flowers.