“I really tried to stay away from geometrics or anything too modern. I wanted [the house] to feel handsome, warm, and inviting, instead of serene and cool,” says Maggie, who gave the porch’s existing furniture new life with bold pillows bearing Schumacher’s Chiang Mai Dragon pattern on one side and a blue buffalo check on the other.
Ultimately, Maggie created a gathering place for her family and others that would withstand the frequent pitter-patter of feet both big and small for years to come. “Any wear and tear just adds to the charm,” says Maggie. “Most of the furniture has a nick or scrape or peeling paint already, and it feels loved and worn and tells a story.”