Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Swinging into the new year

Happy New Year! I hope your 2012 is filled with great health and much happiness!

I find interior swings especially charming when incorporated into children's spaces. Since this room isn't in a full-time residence I was able to push boundaries and do something truly fun that I wouldn't typically design for a day to day space. Weekend whimsical.       
Dresser: custom
The key with swings in spaces for kids is to not hang them where they can become a "swing," but rather closer to a wall where they become a fun place for a kid to hang out and read a book or play with a small toy.  I had this one professionally hung into the ceiling beams about ten inches from the wall.     

Have you used swings in interior spaces?    

23 comments:

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lisa- TOO fun. What a great room, for a kid or an adult. I want to curl right up in there wih a design book!

Happy New Year!

Loretta

p.s. The Nate Show not picked up for next year! So sad! Went to a taping last September and had so much fun!

arrielle_p said...

I think this swing fit for my condo because I have a small space in a corner and I think I need to put a swing like that. Thanks for this! :)

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The enchanted home said...

Lisa..that looks fantastic. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said the key is to hang them close enough to the corner so they don't become a full out swing, I could so see most boys wanting to play Tarzan! What a great room! Happy 2012!!

The Buzz Blog said...

Love the thought of a swing and yours fit the decor to a tee! Happy 2012, Lisa!
xxoo

Francine Gardner said...

Love this swing, so perfect for the playroom. Recently I purchased a swing from Amaridian to install in a very contemporary building designed by Jean Nouvel. the swing made in leather by a South Africa artist was perfect...however, very sadly, the ceilings, thanks to the construction technique, could not support the swing... You just inspired me for my next project.
happy new Year!

H.G. The Countess said...

Filing this one for the future, awesome!

annie said...

What child (or adult) wouldn't love to read a book in a swing? Love this idea...and excellent advice to hang it in a corner...I can just see my son swinging...from limb to limb...

Cristin {Simplified Bee} said...

What a darling room! We had a hanging chair like that as a kid. I loved it and know your little client will too!

Happy 2012,
Cristin

Amanda Teal said...

This room is so charming and whimsical! You've done a beautiful job.

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

adorable post-would love to put a swing in the girls room but they would probably take down the ceiling! Happy New Year, xxBarbara

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Happy New Year Lisa! I loved your comment on my blog yesterday, I can completely see you in Leopard and of course you can pull it off, even a lot of it!

Here's to a great 2012~ Janell

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

How fun is this?! What kid wouldn't LOVE having a swing! That wall is pretty incredible too. The room really ignites the imagination!

pretty pink tulips said...

I don't have one but oh how my boys would love that!!!! That's the cutest indoor swing I've ever seen and the entire room is perfection.

Wow!!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

The Zhush said...

I absolutely LOVE this, so sweet.

Gwen Driscoll said...

Love this! Great idea & I could sit there for hours & read books w/ a little one. Have a great day.

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest Lisa

Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas as we did full of fun and love and laughter. I have been out of internet range so just wanted to send you our best wishes. I will doing a post this week-end when I get back online. We have been holidaying up at Hayman Island in the Whitsundays and it has been magical.
with love and best wishes always

Frances xx

M.A.the2nd said...

PS love the room .... absolutely gorgeous! xx

quintessence said...

Fun!! I know my kids would have loved this!! Happy New Year!! Wishing you all the best for 2012!

Lili said...

how fun! LOVE the mural too!

Fashion-isha said...

That's such a cozy corner. I love your great ideas!
xo
Sharon

Cara said...

That is a MUST for a child's room!

eddieross said...

This is such a cute room. How fun to have a place like this to hang out and read.
Hope you are having a fabulous start to the new year.
xo E + J

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I had one in my room as a girl in the seventies, but it was no where near as stylish as this!