Steal This Look: Summer Sleeping Porch

Above: Designer Scott Newkirk’s off-the-grid, 300-square-foot cabin in Sullivan County, New York, features this rustic sleeping porch for guests (via NY Magazine). No air conditioning required.

The elements include a slatted bench, Kuba fabric pillows, a striped cotton dhurrie, and simple cots. The excellent blog Fibercopia features a source for Kuba pillows: Haba Na Haba, which offers a huge selection of handmade pillow covers made from natural-dyed raffia adorned with flat-weave appliques. Though not cheap, all sales benefit AIDS-affected youth in Tanzania; prices range from $64.95 to $89.95.

Above: Each pillow is 100 percent natural; the handwoven raffia is dyed with mud, vegetables, or color from the camwood tree.

Above: For the camping purist, the Olive Drab Canvas and Wood cot is $59.12 at School Uniforms.

Visit Remodelista to recreate the rest of Newkirk’s sleeping porch.

60 comments

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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aj M.
aj E5 years ago

like the view.

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Winn Adams
Winn Adams5 years ago

Tks

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criss S.
criss s6 years ago

Ty.

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Eva Orta
Eva O6 years ago

I feel peaceful just looking at that sleeping porch!
Very nice idea!

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Trish K.
Trish K6 years ago

I could do that all night long.

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Janice P.
Janice P6 years ago

I love this idea. I want one.

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Chris L.
Chris L6 years ago

Nice Look.

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Green Colur
Green G7 years ago

It looks sleepy for the summer.

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Rebecca G.
Rebecca G.7 years ago

Perfect for those long hot summers down under, I want one!

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