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Steal This Look: Summer Sleeping Porch

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.

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9:19AM PDT on May 15, 2012

Thank you

11:34AM PDT on May 9, 2012

like the view.

12:23PM PDT on May 8, 2012


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7:24AM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

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

3:33PM PDT on Sep 26, 2010

I could do that all night long.

4:21PM PDT on Sep 4, 2010

I love this idea. I want one.

6:24AM PDT on Aug 24, 2010

Nice Look.

10:58AM PDT on Aug 12, 2010

It looks sleepy for the summer.

3:05AM PDT on Aug 12, 2010

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

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