By Brian Underwood
An Outdoor Oasis
The back porch Kelley Vickery built was meant to be a quiet refuge and a charming spot to entertain. But it sat unfinished until Woman's Day sent in designer Annie Selke to bring it to life. Photo credits: Mark Lund/Woman's Day
When Kelley Vickery, now 46, was going through her divorce, the Lenox, MA, resident's biggest concern was making the transition easier for her three children. "We sold our home and I used the money to build a new one next door," says Kelley. "I wanted my kids to be able to stay in the same school."
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Construction on the new house went smoothly until money became tight. Suddenly, there wasn't room in the budget to complete everything. "I focused on the bedrooms and the kitchen and had to skimp on other areas like the basement and the garage," she says.
Room for Improvement
One neglected spot-the porch overlooking Kelley's lushlyRead More »from A Perfect Porch