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Oyster Creek Trading joggling board

Local Find: Oyster Creek Trading’s joggling board

As Matt Barnett waited to propose to his UGA sweetheart, Mary Nelson Goodgame, he sat on the joggling board behind her family’s house in Savannah. Hold on—what’s a joggling board?
Blue porch ceiling

Ask the expert: Why are porch ceilings often painted blue?

We asked Hannah Yeo, Benjamin Moore color and design specialist, to explain this Southern tradition.

The new Equinox Louvered Roof can save your cookout

The Equinox Louvered Roof, introduced to the metro area last winter, can turn an open-air pergola into a waterproof shelter with the flip of a switch (or remote control).
Porch Direct Build Marietta

Before & After: A Marietta home remodel banishes wallpaper from kitchen and bath

This whole house Marietta renovation banished wallpaper from the kitchen and bathroom.
Brian Patrick Flynn home

Room Envy: At HGTV star Brian Patrick Flynn’s home, guests have their own stylish deck

The best way to keep houseguests self-sufficient is to give them their own enticing space, says Brian Patrick Flynn. The quippy designer for HGTV’s Urban Oasis 2015 lives in Atlanta but regularly escapes to a wooded home in Ellijay that he shares with partner Hollis Smith, who has his own challenging schedule as part of the costume department for The Walking Dead.

Tina McElroy Ansa’s Thoughts of Home: The view from out front

I know it is cliche, the wide Southern porch where one is always being served or serving a cool drink on a hot summer day. Well, cliche be damned! For a girl who liked to daydream and read more than she enjoyed running around outside, porches were essential.

Porch Perfect

To make new friends in Inman Park, there’s no need to wait for a formal invitation. On the last Friday of every month, residents hold a Porch Party, where anyone new or old to this intown neighborhood can drop by for an impromptu get-together on a designated porch.

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