Alexis Parent’s Porch Party

Text by Erika Ayn Finch

Alexis Parent has serious cred when it comes to designing the perfect porch: she counts numerous residents of the island of Anguilla among her clientele. Parent anchors this porch with a modern Danish-designed swinging sofa. Potted bird-of-paradise plants, inspired by her recent trip to Havana, add a tropical touch. Supplemental seating mixes nautical elements with clean, contemporary lines. A slender woven table, perfect for a narrow porch, is illuminated by a woven pendant lamp in unexpected black. The whole space is grounded with a sisal outdoor rug in a natural shade. Add coasters that mimic the tiles Parent fell in love with in Cuba, and you’re ready for spring’s lingering daylight!

1. Bird-of-paradise in slate container, Greenery NYC, Brooklyn, N.Y., greenerynyc.com 
2. Headlands bell pendant, Serena & Lily, Westport, serenaandlily.com 
3. Vanda coasters, Anthropologie, Greenwich, South Windsor, Farmington, Danbury, anthropologie.com
4. Tropical Foliage melamine plate, Terrain, Westport, shopterrain.com
5. BK13 swing sofa by Bodil Kjær, Carl Hansen & Søn, New York City, carlhansen.com
6. Napoli outdoor coffee table by Palecek, Connecticut Home Interiors, Hartford, cthomeinteriors.com, and Lillian August, Stamford, lillianaugust.com
7. Recaro outdoor lounge chair by Palecek, Connecticut Home Interiors and Lillian August
8. Palm and Portsmouth outdoor pillow covers, Serena & Lily
9. Eclipse Coronado rug in balsa by JANUS et Cie, Elise Landscapes & Nursery, New Canaan, eliselandscapes.com
10. Designer Alexis Parent

Alexis Parent Interiors, Fairfield, CT, 203-451-5630, alexisparent.com

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