HGTV's Design Star judge Candice Olson complimented this design said, "First impressions are everything in the visual word of design. The moment you enter this apartment you feel the wow factor." The eclectic vibe of this living room features a traditional gray sofa, two-toned turquoise walls, a plush red coffee table and ottoman, and a wooden swing seat. The floral patterned brown and white rug adds depth to the design.
Adding French doors to a living room creates indoor-outdoor functionality and supplies the space with natural light. Before adding French doors to your living room, consider which direction they'll need to swing. If seating will be placed within 36 inches of the doors, it's best to choose an outward-swinging style for optimum traffic flow. If the space just inside the doors will be unobstructed, an inward-swinging option will work well. Most home improvement stores offer inward- and outward-swinging doors for the same price.
Glass panels on the deck railing allow for crystal-clear views of the backyard. A rattan, egg-shaped swing provides cozy, eclectic outdoor seating. Navy outdoor throw pillows serve as extra seating or a foot rest for the swing.
A pergola with a large swinging daybed is the perfect spot to relax in this urban outdoor living space. An outdoor kitchen area leads around to a dining table that seats eight, perfect for entertaining.
Four ropes support this hanging bed for a cozy and spacious porch swing. The open sides of the swing match the spacious, open look of the porch. A painted blue ceiling adds soft color and brings the blue sky to the covered porch. The concrete porch floor steps out onto an uncovered patio complete with wood chairs for seating.
On the back porch, a pair of swinging daybeds topped with kilim pillows add a playful, laid-back feel to the space creating the perfect spot for relaxing. For additional seating, colorful butterfly-style chairs face the pool and make the space more functional.
A bold-patterned brown damask rug anchors the lighter hues in this transitional living room. A mixture of seating – from an Eames-inspired lounger to a rope swing – feels playful and relaxed. An expert paint job re-created decorative molding on the teal walls.
A cozy wood swing features a mix of patterned blue throw pillows beckoning visitors to this sunny front porch. A wicker chair provides additional seating and frames the space around a red tasseled rug. Plants add color and the perfect finish to the design.
The homeowners wanted an outdoor design that would meet the desires of their indoor-outdoor lifestyle, so designers included multiple seating areas with chaise lounges for taking in the sun, half-submerged loungers for cooling off in the shallow end of the pool, porch swings and an outdoor dining table for enjoying a meal al fresco.