A fireplace this substantial is worthy of swings flanking either side. This Georgia yard's symmetrical setup by Edward Andrews Homes shows how swings can be part of a focal point for conversation and guests.
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.
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.
The new anodized aluminum swing front door with glass panels allows natural light inside and offers a look at the amazing views enjoyed from this home’s waterfront location. Large black porcelain pavers line the steps up to the front door and help define the entry.
A crystal chandelier hangs from the arched ceiling to illuminate the glamorous, ivory-clad living room. A wall of French doors swing open to a side patio, welcoming the beauty of the lush landscape into the home.
The appealing front porch includes a custom-made swing for enjoying the fresh air and views of the neighborhood, a custom front door with planter pots on each side, and a copper gas lantern that provides pleasant illumination from above.
On the other side of the room, a dresser keeps clothes neat and organized. By pushing the bed to the far wall, the designers were able to open the floor plan and make room for a super cute and comfortable swinging chair.
On the other side of the master bath, glass doors swing open to reveal a glorious, generously-sized shower. Yellow tile casts this corner in a golden glow, while three shower heads allow the owners to adjust the settings to their liking.
Grand double doors swing open and welcome visitors to this home. A matching set on the other side of the sitting room leads out to the patio and nearby pool. Open them all and a cool breeze constantly flows through the house.
An antique side table, a brass swing arm floor lamp and a deep rose velvet bergère chair are brightened by white tulips set in a clear glass vase. Balcony french doors allow natural light to brighten the room, framed by heavy neutral curtains.
Install a sleek sconce on the side of the bed, instead of cramming a lamp onto a small side table, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Sconces may feature swing arms or other ways to change the direction of the light, which helps create a comfortable environment for nighttime reading. A wire basket below a bedside table provides additional, yet stylish, storage.
Tilt-and-turn windows, popular in Europe, can be opened two ways: with a side hinge that lets the sash swing horizontally and with a bottom hinge that permits the window to be opened like an awning window. The dual-action offers interesting flexibility for cleaning and for interior design.
The swing-bed pergola defines a space for homeowners to sit back and enjoy their backyard. Palm trees were added to add more of a resort-vibe to nights by the pool. Touches of home can be seen in the columns, which mimic the front porch, and dainty white picket fences on either side.