Southern Front Porch Living at it's Finest
We love working on design projects and immediately we knew this particular one would be truly special and unique. Realtor and Interior Designer, Krystine Edwards, approached us about updating her front porch of her South Mt. Pleasant home, and our team went right to work. This special project included a custom designed and built porch swing with cane details, black ropes and a curved frame to match her Summer Classics outdoor living set. Walk through the design process with us from start to finish and get inspired by this well-designed Lowcountry front porch.
Take a front porch that was intended to be lovely but was never used because the homeowner didn’t have the right pieces out there. A small loveseat sat out there, which was never used because it wasn’t the right proportion and wasn’t comfortable. Krystine needed to select new items to make it more inviting and usable.
Products & Services Chosen
- Custom made cane swing bed with Sunbrella fabrics
- Few custom pillows and bolsters
- Summer Classic cane sofa and chairs
- Interior Design collaborator, fabricator, technical designer for custom swing, installer
- Finding the right size furniture for the expanded space with areas on both sides
- Meeting a spring/summer deadline so all could enjoy the outdoor setting in prime seasons
- Fine tuning the customization portion of the cane swing bed and getting all of the details right
- Cane detail on the swing bed
- Black Tasseled rope on swing bed
- Round-back on the sofa
- Thick, super comfortable cushions
- Custom pillows with large black tassels to match bed swing tassels
Krystine Shares about Her Project
When I was building the house, one of the most important things wast to have a big, front porch. I envisioned Summers of the kids paying in the front yard and all of us sitting and watching them. I knew big pieces of furniture could be an extension of our house and come across as welcoming to guests. The porch invites you to hang out and sit and stay, sip your drinks, enjoy your Summers, laugh and make memories.
I didn’t want typical furniture that you could find at every store. I wanted something special because the house is special. The chosen pieces provide an elevated look, yet it’s very comfortable. I fell in love with Summer Classics with products that stood above other outdoor options as I have a sophisticated style. Swing beds, in general, have a nice Lowcountry vibe, but didn’t want too traditional or farmhouse. I tried again to elevate the look and decided to try a custom cane swing. It compliments the chairs and sofa perfectly.
My look is very clean, minimal, and I focus on not overdoing it but making sure each piece is thoughtful and has impact. This is not the typical sofa; just look at the round back and thick cushions. Less is more, but you can create impact by choosing pieces that have a wow factor. It’s just all in the details.
My favorite part? All of it. I love when I’m on the swing bed, how they all join. Extended living room. Love looking across and seeing family on the side just hanging out and the breeze hitting our face. Truly magical.
About Krystine Edwards
Krystine has more than 15 years experience in the design industry. She started out small by working with clients who bought houses from her, and she didn’t think it would turn into what it is today. However, she now assisting anyone that finds her by word-of-mouth or social media. She enjoys working on homes with all different styles, from traditional and contemporary to innovative and trendy (where she gets to try new things!)
Krystine loves when people trust her vision and let her push her creativity, giving them something that stands out. It’s quite a treat for her to see people stop and take photos of her projects; it gives her a sense of satisfaction knowing she has done her job well and more! Connect with Krystine on Instagram or on her blog.
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Working with Aiden Fabrics means having access to a vast array of vendors and workrooms, meaning the design and fabrication can all be done in one stop. With more than 9 years in business, the entire team of Interior Designers has the knowledge and expertise to create amazing spaces. Choose from hundreds of in-stock fabrics or expand your search to any custom order from top textile companies. Add on custom furniture, home accessories and decor to complete your dream space. Aiden has everything you need from design to installation for indoor and outdoor projects.
I chose Aiden Fabrics because it is a wonderful family business. The Owner is a great friend and I support him. He always puts his best foot forward and wants to make sure it is done right. He is also always talking and wanting to know what’s hot so he is bringing items into the store or adding brand lines that his community wants. Charleston is Coastal in general, but people move from all over and want coastal – but also more options -so they stand out.– Krystine Edwards