Steal This Look: A Rustic Porch and Summerhouse in Australia by

Issue 32 · Down Under · August 12, 2014

Steal This Look: A Rustic Porch and Summerhouse in Australia

Issue 32 · Down Under · August 12, 2014

On Remodelista we recently looked at the interiors of Ellis House, a historic guesthouse in Kyneton, Australia. Today, we're dissecting the outdoor style of the house's wraparound porch and original 19th-century summer house. To recreate the look, we've sourced a few elements similar to those chosen by designer and creative director Tracie Ellis.

Above: The Ellis House's cool blue-gray exterior color palette (left). Rattan seating and hanging flowerpots on the porch (right). 

Above: Original to the property, the 19th-century summerhouse in the garden. Photograph by Sharyn Cairns for Ellis House.

Above: A slatted wood bench with knitted pillows and a navy throw blanket. Photograph by Sharyn Cairns for Ellis House.

Above: Ikea's Älmsta Chair is made of lacquered rattan with a bamboo back for $99. N.B.: The chair is meant for indoor use, but at this price point, it might be worth the risk on a covered porch.


Above: Made in Catalonia of naturally dyed organic merino wool, a Dark Blue Jazz Throw measures 70 by 50 inches and is on sale for $399 from ABC Home.

Above: The Galvanized Steel Planter is €12 from Manufactum in Germany.

Above: For growing plants up the side of a house, the Flexible Willow Trellis is made in Spain from slim willow twigs; €15.50 each from Manufactum in Germany.

Above: Used as an outdoor accent color, Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe imitates lead on exterior ironwork and helps to camouflage plumbing pipes against brickwork; $100 per gallon for the Exterior Masonry finish.

Above: From Tracie Ellis's line, Aura Home, the 50-by-50-cm Moss Stitch Throw Pillow is made of  cotton/acrylic yarn; $59.95 AUD (that's $55.38 USD) for the filled cushion.

Above: These lightweight Fiberclay Egg Pots are made from a fiberglass and clay composite that is frost- and UV-resistant; on sale for $5.95 each at Terrain.

Above: The Storsele Chair is made of black-stained, peeled rattan coated in a clear lacquer finish; $119 from Ikea.


Above: The Topless Wire Guard Outdoor Light is available in 21 finishes, including galvanized (as shown); $158 from Barn Light Electric. For more, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Nautical Bulkhead Lighting.

For hundreds of outdoor looks to steal (think pool pavilions, potting sheds, and modern lounge spaces), browse through all of our Steal This Look posts on Gardenista.

N.B.: This is an update of a post published July 24, 2013.

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