Ideal spot for entertaining and relaxing
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Laurey W. Glenn

A Place to Relax

Behind every pretty room are a hundred decorating secrets -- smart moves, simple touches, and stylish flourishes. This Nashville porch is no exception. Once a tired eyesore, it is now an ideal spot for relaxing, entertaining, or swinging with the dogs and kids.

The simple brilliance of the space is that it connects directly to the kitchen and family room through French doors, so when homeowner Jennifer Frist hosts a dinner party, it's a lot easier to perform back-and-forth hostess duties.

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