Transforming a Winston Salem Porch into a Stylish Outdoor Retreat

Transforming a Winston Salem Porch into a Stylish Outdoor Retreat

Design Team


In the charming city of Winston Salem, NC, a unique project unfolded as we had the pleasure of transforming an already lovely outdoor space into a veritable oasis of comfort and style. As a dedicated designer at Casual Furniture World, I embarked on this journey to elevate a client’s porch to match their evolving lifestyle and preferences, enhancing both its functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Understanding the Client's Vision

Client Background and Initial Setup
The project kicked off with a client who had previously purchased the elegant Palermo woven furniture from us. With the construction of their new porch, they sought to refresh these cherished pieces. The addition of a daybed from Polywood further complemented the setting, creating a cohesive and inviting outdoor living area.

Enhancements and Additions
To meet the client's needs, we updated the cushions for both the Palermo furniture and the new Polywood daybed, ensuring they were not only stylish but also comfortable. The client also expanded their outdoor living space to include an outdoor kitchen and an electric fireplace, enhancing the utility and ambiance of their porch.

Design Strategy

Furniture and Fixture Selection
In selecting furnishings, we opted for brands known for their durability and design excellence. Polywood pieces were chosen for their low maintenance and longevity, essential for outdoor settings. The Palermo collection was updated to maintain the style continuity, ensuring that the new elements blended seamlessly with the existing decor.

Contemporary and Comfortable Look
The design aimed for a contemporary yet comfortable look, balancing modern aesthetics with inviting warmth. The choice of materials and colors was guided by the need for low maintenance and durability, considering the outdoor environment.

Functional Enhancements
Key to the strategy was the integration of functional elements such as the Delta Heat Grill in the outdoor kitchen and the incorporation of an electric fireplace. These features were chosen to maximize the usability of the space throughout the year, making it perfect for both relaxation and entertaining.

The Outcome: Transforming a Winston Salem Porch into a Stylish Outdoor Retreat

Relaxation and Utility
The renovated porch now offers a luxurious spot for relaxation. Whether it's lounging on the daybed or enjoying the comfort of the refreshed Palermo furniture, the space invites one to unwind in style.

Entertaining and Enjoyment
The porch has transformed into a beautiful outdoor area where friends and family can gather and make memories. The outdoor kitchen and fireplace not only enhance the visual appeal but also boost the functionality, making it perfect for hosting gatherings.

Upgraded Comfort
The upgraded cushions provided by Triad Cushion Factory ensure that every piece of furniture not only looks great but is also incredibly comfortable. The selection of materials was particularly focused on enduring the outdoor elements while providing the utmost comfort.


This project exemplifies how thoughtful design and strategic enhancements can transform a simple outdoor area into a spectacular retreat. At Casual Furniture World, we pride ourselves on our ability to understand and execute our clients’ visions, creating spaces that are not just beautiful but also deeply personalized and functional. If you're looking to revamp your outdoor space, feel free to reach out and discuss how we can bring your vision to life in Winston Salem or beyond.