Designer Rebecca Cartwright says the metal porch swing was designed to fill in an empty space on the front porch and offer a round shape amidst many square forms. "It balances it out really nicely" she says.
Outdoor drapery helps blur the lines between indoor spaces and exterior porches filled with upholstery, swings and places for lazy napping next to the saltwater pool, all keeping a fresh, clean and neutral palette. And after the sun goes down, the party moves to the lakeside fire pit.
Everything is upholstered in Sunbrella, including the outdoor drapery, which all gets a heavy hose-down in advance of every visit. The couple and their guests can nap, lounge, party and relax there.
The custom swing on the front porch is secured to the ceiling with ropes and a pulley system. “It has balusters on it, and it’s a bit rustic in feeling and reflects the local area,” says project manager Scott Branscom.
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.