rope it off

by Laura Casey Interiors on April 28, 2010

When I was little, the house we lived in had a great porch swing. I have such good memories of that swing and the long front porch. I think this one is quite cool with the rope tied rails at each corner.

Last summer when I visited the Hamptons show house I saw this great looking one in a room by Brad Ford with thin white ropes at each corner,

and I have to say I am a bit smitten with the use of rope inside.

As fun as this looks, I can imagine my boys creating some kind of ropes course to get up and down…

or having fun bed “surfing”. I do love how this looks though!

Smart Amanda Nisbet using it in a great spot,

and a creative idea for a door knob.

Want to use it in a smaller dose? Towel Hooks,

small side stools,

and a jute door stop.

Roping it off? I am a fan.

Photo Credits: House to Home, Coastal Living, via The City Sage, Thom Filicia via Habitually Chic, via Urban Grace, Amanda Nisbet, Country Living, Pebbles to Sand, via Apartment Therapy,  via Cocomale

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1 pve April 28, 2010 at 7:06 am

My sister-in-law has a wonderful beach house in Deauville, France. Up the stairs – is a rope, like that in your photo. You would love that home, so many practical designs for kids of all ages. I love a good chunky rope – along with your images.
Tarzan comes to mind, cowa-bunga!

2 Jean April 28, 2010 at 7:13 am

These are such wonderful and humorous ideas–very cool!

3 Sara Jane April 28, 2010 at 7:14 am

Love it!! The first picture reminds me of the porch swing we had growing up, except the rope is much prettier than the chains ours was on. We’d swing so hard and fast on it that it would inevitably come loose from the ceiling once a summer and we’d crash hard to the floor.

4 beadboardupcountry April 28, 2010 at 9:14 am

Very interesting with the ropes! I get it in the nautical and porch venue, and have seen hanging beds in bedding showrooms I wonder about their praticality but they have a great look!!!!!I also loved the light fixtures and have seen several doors our here in the country with a rope handle. Cool post! Thanks! Maryanne 🙂

5 Sarah Pribyl April 28, 2010 at 9:22 am

You found many unique ideas ideas!

Ohhh I loved our porch swing! 🙂

6 Maryruth April 28, 2010 at 9:42 am

The old wooden hanging swing on your great grandmother Campbell’s pourch was marvelous and I spent many hours sleeping in it. They would have like this colorful updated version!

7 style court April 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Love the rope on the first swing too. It looks so nice and deep. And I know a little boy who would love the beds!

8 Colorful Childhood April 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I love the porch swing. I wish I had a porch big enough to put something like that in. 🙂

9 viera April 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Love the stairs

10 Karen April 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Laura, I love porch swings, my aunts had them when I was a little girl. Also the rope stool and doorstops are wonderful!! The first image with colorful pillows is my favorite!

Art by Karena

11 Vicki Archer April 29, 2010 at 6:06 am

I love those old fashioned porch swings – not something I was familiar with growing up in Australia, so probably why they seem so romantic to me. Lovely post, xv.

12 Sarah's Fab Day April 29, 2010 at 12:44 pm

The first picture with the swing has me longing for a porch.

13 meg April 29, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I like the subtle nautical feel it adds to unexpected areas- such creative ideas!

14 traci zeller designs April 29, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I love the rope handrails! So cute for a beach house. I’m with you, however – in my house, with my boys, that’s a guaranteed trip to the ER! 😉

15 Chic Coles April 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I LOVE this look! The sofas and beds with the ropes are my favorite, however I would be a little afraid it would fall if I sat in it!

16 cristin @ simplified bee May 3, 2010 at 9:57 am

Love the hanging beds and sofas! So fun for a cottage or weekend retreat house by the sea.


17 Pink Wallpaper May 3, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I used those zinc pendants lights from south of market in a house i just did! love them!

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