Runway to Rooms: Orange Crush

Recently I’ve noticed that orange has occupied a more prominent role in clothing, makeup, and décor trends. It has been a huge hit on the runway via vivid clothing pieces and distinctive lipsticks. Why shouldn’t orange be the standout color of spring and summer? Orange is a lively hue, warm and energetic. Orange is positive, evoking happiness and creativity. Orange is bright, eye-catching, and easily seen. And no other word in the English language rhymes with orange. This is a truly unique color.
DCS Orange
Believe it or not, orange can look good on anyone as long as the right shade is selected. The same principle can be applied to the home. Because it blends sophisticated red with cheerful yellow, orange is an ideal color for home décor. By choosing the right orange for your décor, you can transform a cold space into a welcoming environment. I found a few images displaying ways that orange can be used in the home.

For my first image, I found a bedroom with an eclectic fusion of styles that merge together to produce an intriguing room. The room features traditional Asian designs that are paired beautifully with modern and trendy touches in vibrant orange. The splash of orange of the accent wall and ikat throw pillows gives life to what could be seen as an otherwise lackluster room.

Eclectic Orange Room

The next image shows a transitional living room with orange accents via throw pillows, ottomans, and window seating. The orange used in this room is not overpowering; however, it used strategically, balancing out the blue of the built-ins, walls, and rug. By adding orange, an inviting living space is developed.

Orange and Blue Room

Orange can also be used in traditional style as well. Traditional décor can occasionally be seen as bland, but by adding a lighter shade of orange, you can create exceptional warmth within the room. The yellow-orange hue in the final image is not overwhelming; rather it flows seamlessly alongside the neutral palette.

Traditional Orange Room

Don’t be afraid to use orange in your home. Remember, as long as you have the perfect shade, you can create a striking space.

Who’s counting? When it comes to fabrics, we are!

What a thrill over the past few years to create and develop custom products! My growing list includes specialty pillows, designer umbrellas, bedding, Optimal Comfort cushion fill, Christmas, soft table top and more. During the past few months, my focus has been fostering the growth and assortment of our online fabric offering.

Destination: 1,400 Fabrics

chess players

The magical queen

What’s in a number? Well, I recently discovered that the magical number 1,400 relates to the arrangement of queens on a 4×10 chessboard.  So, as luck would have it, we reign queen with 1,400 fabrics, and it is our designation as the most powerful player in the game to lure you into our vibrant and ever-growing fabric gallery.

The resource focus includes Sunbrella, Robert Allen, Premier Prints, and Famous Makers for our private label brand, Highland Taylor.

Sunbrella 2014-2015 Upholstery Fabrics

Sunbrella 2014-2015 Upholstery Fabrics [PhotoCredit - Sunbrella.com]

For your viewing and purchasing pleasure, the entire collection from the 2014-2015 Sunbrella Upholstery Fabrics big book is available, as well as a reintroduction of the Sunbrella Legacy Collection consisting of 59 semi-exclusive, online-only industry favorites.  A customer favorite is shown below in Sunbrella Bangladesh Stratosphere.

Sunbrella Bangladesh Stratosphere A semi-exclusive online only Legacy fabric

Sunbrella Bangladesh Stratosphere
A semi-exclusive, online-only Legacy fabric

With more than 500 fabric additions from the above-mentioned fabric houses in the past few months, we certainly hope to have just what you are looking for. We, of course, will always accept your own material (COM), but we tempt you to take a look at our newness. Added depth and color in velvet and chenille are sure to inspire, as well as added color in durable denim, fresh indoor solid linens, and cotton prints. And the seamless indoor/outdoor Sunbrella solution-dyed acrylics will undoubtedly tug at your creative heart-strings!

Look further in our online gallery for optimal fabric collections, making it a bit easier to create a well-coordinated space.

How to acquire these jewels? Visit our Fabric Gallery! Use the All Brands menu select a vendor and the Sort By menu to view by release date.

Robert Allen new fabrics

Spring 2014 – New fabrics from Robert Allen

Playing favorites? Here are a few of mine!

Shown below is Iris from the Robert Allen color library. Unforgivably female and soft, Iris is the most inspiring, lovably regal color palette with a beautiful nod to the well-loved garden bloom, as well as the Pantone 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid.

Robert Allen Iris -  from left to right; Weberville, Backspin, Deco Inspire, Myers Journey, Tranquil Flower and Misty Floral

Robert Allen Iris – from left to right; Weberville, Backspin, Deco Inspire, Myers Journey, Tranquil Flower, and Misty Floral

From Sunbrella: Green-friendly with a worldwide presence. I love the crisp, nautical look of Luxe Indigo, which may provide a comfortable spot for your next  friendly game of chess.

Comfort and peace of mind ~ inside and out

Sunbrella Luxe Indigo – Comfort and peace of mind ~ inside and out! [Photo Credit - Sunbrella.com]

For Famous Maker for Highland Taylor, the lure of private label, whether in retail or e-tail, has always proven a mystery for me. This story, as enigmatic as a queen’s court, reads well with page after page of beauties. The cheery shades of yellow spoke to my heart after this long winter, as it may yours!

Fabricut Lemon Zest - March 2014

Lemon Zest – As pretty as the queen’s court!

For even more adventures, we jumped into a dreamy land of floor pillows for your prince or princess’s room with magical cottons from Premier Prints.

Premier Prints Gemstone Coastal

Premier Prints Gemstone Coastal

Premier Prints floor pillow shown in Isadella Salmon Slub

Premier Prints Isadella Salmon Slub

Premier Prints Scribble Coral White

Premier Prints Scribble Coral White

So now you know our fabric story. The queen is in your court, and it’s your move…

Visit Designer Custom Source for custom cushions, pillows, draperies, bedding, soft table top, umbrellas, and 1,400 beautiful fabrics!

Outdoor Draperies: Creative Ways to Shade Your Space

Get ready for the spring and summer months with stylish and functional outdoor drapes. Creating an oasis of fun, comfort, style and functionality is easy with draperies because they are multifaceted. Not only do they add visual height and ambiance to hardscapes, such as, porches, gazebos and lanais, but they provide protection from the sun’s harsh rays and offer privacy to the home.

Outdoor Drapes Create Outdoor Rooms

Drapes create instant rooms on porch areas. This outdoor patio corner (above) is adorned with pretty solid canvas white and canvas teal draperies from Sunbrella. Grommet draperies set on simple PVC pipes look sleek and modern. The simple combination of bold hues against a stark white backdrop of paint and accessories shows up fresh and sophisticated. The Moroccan-styled lamps are a great finishing touch. “The client wanted a very usable space that could be used at night or during the day. At night, the lanterns cast a beautiful design on the solid fabrics creating a beautiful light mosaic,” said designer Carole Carr.

Back patios are another opportunity for draperies to help design a large outdoor room. Place drapes on columns, pillars and inside porch roofs to visually help create walls. Add seating areas much like you would a living space. Outdoor furniture with cushions offers a great lounging experience while conversing with family and friends.

These gems of rich, saturated blue and green palettes are an eye-catching breath of fresh air added to draperies, cushions and pillows. This photo is from designer Laura U’s South Hampton Moroccan room design. These colors flow throughout the space and are a great complement to the arch stucco breeze way.

Functioning Outdoor Drapes

This is a good example how to hang your of outdoor draperies on a roofed porch area. These flat top draperies are placed on bronze drapery rods, which really tie in the dark wood beams and entry doors. Tie backs are truly a necessary item for draperies because they allow more functionality. Leave your outdoor drapes tied back for lots of light and openness or leave them loose and closed for private, more intimate evening gatherings. Either way, you create a beautiful outdoor room with loads of personality and functionality.

Outdoor Drapery Fabrics

When you are trying to decide on the finest fabrics to use outdoors, Sunbrella is the best-known brand on the market. Sunbrella fabrics are made from 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic yarns. Solution dying is the method of adding color to acrylic fibers during manufacturing while they are still in a liquid state. This characteristic of Sunbrella fabrics is the key to locking in color, easy cleaning and long life. Plus, they come with a five-year warranty against fading and loss of strength, which makes them the ideal choice for outdoor draperies. Whatever area you are looking to dress up with draperies, your color choices are endless.

If luxury outdoor draperies were not enough, adding sheets of scalloped fabrics on top for a cabana feel is even better. These (below) provide great heat and sun barriers without compromising beauty; a perfect example of custom at its finest. Have outdoor drapery questions? Let Designer Custom Source help!

Runway to Rooms: Converting Fashion Looks into Home Decor

Designer Custom Source is excited to add a new monthly Runway to Rooms segment to our DCS blog. Cushion Source.com blogger and a true fashionista herself, Laura Beth Hamm, will be sharing great fashion and color trends inspired by today’s fashion runways and how they translate into great room décor and styling ideas for the home. Now here’s Laura Beth!

Hello, everyone! The lovely ladies at Designer Custom Source have graciously allowed me to write a new guest feature! As a blogger for Cushion Source, the residential and sister site of DCS, I welcomed the opportunity with open arms! Both fashion and home décor are great passions of mine. Although you can often find me in t-shirts and shorts with a messy home, I do, however, enjoy researching and keeping up with the latest trends. Whether I apply trends to my style or not, I still find myself in admiration of style ingenuity and new takes on old classics. As visually-based realms, fashion and home décor are ever-changing, keeping them interesting and constantly engaging. And because these two are so similar, DCS blogger, Anita, came to me with a challenge to show readers how fashion looks can be converted to home décor. I was delighted!

While perusing one of my favorite inspirational sites, Houzz, I came across a few images that I fell in love with. These beautiful design photos just happened to coincide with some of the latest trends in fashion that I’d seen through Kate Spade’s latest runway show, as well as street style images that I’ve been cultivating via Pinterest. The images I’ve chosen are two completely different styles, further showing how to transfer fashion into décor no matter your taste.

Lately I’ve felt that yellow has taken a backseat to darker jewel-tone colors, i.e. Radiant Orchid and Emerald. While those respective colors are stunning, I wanted to focus on refreshing your living space with the splash of a warm springtime hue. As I looked through Fashion Week photos, I came across Kate Spade’s latest line. I was amused to find that she had drawn inspiration for her designs from something as simple as a lemon. Her pieces are timeless, but she always seems to find ways to update classic pieces with vivid patterns and colors. The lemon yellow hues and preppy design of her latest line perfectly corresponds with the style of the interior images. The two interior photos mimic the clean lines of the models’ pleated skirts: in the first photo, the designer used yellow and white geometric wallpaper to add drama to the dining room; in the second photo, the designer painted the geometric architecture  bright white to open the space. Like the lemon motif on the models’ clothing, these spaces also feature natural elements, such as the floral arrangement and outdoor view, to amplify the design. Both of these images feature classic décor that is sure to last.

The next look features a modern take on boho style. Of the two styles selected, this one is my favorite. I adore the updated ’70s look combined with natural elements in both my fashion and home styling. Borrowing from the model’s hat, skin tone, and hair color, as well as the leather clutch, I chose hues that coincide with those colors. I found two living room designs that have a mid-century modern edge that also feature the natural elements of the chosen fashion. I selected a leather-feel fabric paired with a neutral ikat print that combines all the colors of the model photo with the textures of living room furniture. The chenille fabric adds softness while the tweed gives a structured appearance – much like a business suit. These living room images feature clean lines that are broken up by the addition of comfortable lumbar pillows in accent colors, tying the room together. While this look may not be quite as timeless as the first, I found it much easier to transition the boho fashion style into home décor.


Exuding your fashion sense into home décor may or may not be an easy feat. However, in doing so, you give yourself the chance to express your style beyond the clothing you wear.

About the author:

Welcome Laura Beth our newest DCS Blog Contributor!

Welcome Laura Beth our newest DCS Blog Contributor!

 

Premier Prints Festive and Nautical Themed Fabrics for Spring

This spring break is one that many are looking forward to enjoying, especially after these treacherous winter months. Even though some may still be knee deep in snow, we want to offer you a bit of solace with our latest nautical, no-nonsense themed fabrics from Premier Prints. Premier Prints provides some of the most unique patterns and designs in the printed fabric market. Here are just a few that we’ve added to the nearly 200 offered on our online fabric tool.

 

Premier Prints

Premier Prints nautical themed fabric

 

I cannot deny that the beach is my favorite hot spot to vacation. There is a peace that only the ocean can provide. That’s why I was excited that our sister site Cushion Source, as well as Designer Custom Source, decided to take the plunge into more great indoor fabrics with outdoor nautical themes. These prints bring the gems of the oceans to your living space, making your home sunnier and brighter. And Premier Prints are anything but boring. They have a festive oceanic spirit that makes you want to move to the seaside. Sea Horse Premier Navy/Slub fabric (seen below) is just one of the many choices that Cushion Source and Designer Custom Source offer.

 

Sea Horse Premier Navy/Slub

Sea Horse Premier Navy/Slub

 

Premier Prints use cotton ducks and poly-cotton material in various weights, which make these fabrics great for cushions, bedding, draperies and pillows. Not only are they wonderful multipurpose fabrics, but they are inexpensive with the average cost running as low as $11 a yard, which is a small price to pay for a spectacular look. Isadella Salmon is a wonderful, vibrant print with a classic coral motif on this designer shirred bolster pillow.

 

Isadella Salmon Slub

Isadella Salmon Slub

 

Premier Prints have a whimsical spirit to their prints and show loads of personality. Pair fun, nautical prints that feature geometric twists of color like Fireworks Coastal/Macon and Gem Stone Coastal with more literal prints, and you’ll see how they bring a modern, updated edge to beach-inspired rooms.

 

Premier Prints

Premier Prints nautical themed fabrics

 

Get a taste of what we offer. Try our Scene 7 technology and see your cushions, pillows and draperies before you buy. Both our residential and our designer websites have the ability to transform any custom product with your unique selection of fabrics.

 

Scene 7 technology

Scene 7 technology works to help you visually see pattern sizing and fabric color on any of our custom products.

Custom Pillows Toss Maximum Color Splash to Outdoor Design

Toss a pillow or two, or even three, to help bring maximum color splash to outdoor and indoor spaces. There’s not much to it! Throw pillows have a way of adding that final accessory to a space. Just like an outfit that needs the perfect necklace or scarf to complete the look, throw pillows complete a space.

The beauty of Alys Beach in Florida brings lots of crisp, white backdrops and gorgeous ocean views. A perfect canvas for lots of color splash! These blue custom cushions with over-sized medallion and striped throw pillows are a paradise of hues that add visual warmth and a soft place to land.

Go retro with unique geometric and chevron patterns on your toss pillows for hippie chic styling. These pillows are statement pieces in this particular outdoor space. I love the touches of citrine with bold lines of black that match the window trim.

Adding sea glass green, striped fabric throw pillows to these wooden chaise lounges is a small price to pay for a stellar look. Another advantage to having throw pillows is that they are easy to replace in the off season. You don’t have to invest in new cushions every time the weather changes. A throw pillow can help your outdoor and indoor room stay on the cutting edge of style.

New Luxury Velvet Fabrics

What textile is unbelievably soft to the touch, rich in color and gives any room a well-to-do appearance? You guessed it – velvet. Rich velvet solids are the newest fabrics to arrive at Designer Custom Source. We talk a lot about patterns and prints, and rightfully so, but the fact remains that good, solid fabrics are hard to find. The beauty of velvet is the unique quality it provides to furnishings and soft goods. It has an amazing luxurious and expensive quality that not many fabrics can imply at first impression.

This tufted lounge chair is one of many examples. It’s covered in a glorious cobalt blue velvet, which instantly enhances the class of this room from good living to opulent.

The question I’ve always had is what is velvet made of? I know it’s been around for thousands of years and was the textile that represented nobility. This makes sense to me, but here’s what I also found via wiseGEEK.com.

Velvet can be made from any type of thread, although traditionally, it was made with silk, making it even more costly. In the modern era, cotton and synthetics have been used in the manufacture of velvet, and several related fabrics, such as velour, velveteen, and corduroy, have been invented for consumers on a budget. It has long been considered a luxury fabric because it requires more thread to manufacture than other fabrics, as well as multiple steps. Usually, velvet is woven as a double cloth on a specialized loom. The warp threads go through two pieces of cloth, instead of just one, and when the fabric is finished, a blade cuts the two pieces of fabric apart along the warp. Each piece of fabric must be taken up on a separate roll as it is cut. The resulting material is known as a ‘pile’ fabric because the thread sticks up, forming a soft pile.

Well, now we know!

This room makes my heart skip a beat. The slight introductions of velvet are heavenly. Velvet just pops with sheen that invites you to touch and feel in its wonderment.

Another dramatic way to use velvets is in draperies. We know that many may feel it is too heavy and bulky for window treatments in warmer climates, yet here’s a great example of one room that is as light and weightless as many summer and beach homes. The trick is adding the right mix of light and dark choices to a space.  The pink velvet combined with the soft walls and white furnishings really highlights the true beauty of these velvet drapes in this living space.
Stunning New Velvets from DCS

Stunning New Velvets from DCS

We have 35 amazing velvets that will please any finicky client.
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Home Trends: Interior Design Board Inspirations to Freshen Up Your New Year

Another year has flown by and your new year’s resolution list may be growing. For many, losing weight, quitting smoking and saving more money may be at the top. For others, there may be a desire to redecorate a room or update a space in your home rather than spending on an entire room renovation. Need some inspiration? Try this mix of city and island-inspired rooms on for size!

Chic New York City Style

New York City is one of the most amazing cities in the world. Many call this city the cultural capital of the world because of its rich history and diversity. Today it is the largest city in the U.S. and has been home to many European immigrants that, at one time, passed through the famous Ellis Island where they first laid eyes on the beautiful Statue of Liberty. The sights and sounds of this unique city attract millions of visitors every year. The Manhattan skyline, Broadway and the Statue of Liberty are just a few reasons to visit. The architecture of the city buildings has definite hints of Arc Deco past along with cool SoHo artistic styling and other eclectic design combos. Although New York City property is costly and not always big on size, you never see a lack of taste in even the smallest of spaces. New Yorkers know how to pack a room with a lot of punch! And this is no surprise, as New York is the hub of design industries, such as fashion, architecture and interior design. If you are in love with the city as much as I am, you’ll enjoy bringing this city vibe to your home decor this new year.

Chic New York City Style

Chic New York City Style

1. 9-Light Crystal Chandelier

2. & 4. HERCULES Definity Series Black Leather Love Seat with Stainless Steel Frame

3.  Moroccan Table Lamp by Zodax

5. Custom Throw Pillows made with Raccoon faux fur & Robert Allen Velvet Geo fabric, and Custom Duvet Pillow made with Sunbrella Black, Wheat and Granite fabrics

6. Custom Grommet Drapes made with Sunbrella Kuna Sand fabric

7. Holly & Martin Zion Wall Art with Clock

Bold and Bright Miami

Miami, Florida is known for its vibrant color and warm, breezy beaches. This city pulsates with activity. Commercial and cultural vibes come together to make up this vivacious and lively town. Miami is known for its innovative skyscrapers and iconic skyline, as well as historic shopping and storefronts packed with merchandise and diverse dining. A very Cosmopolitan town, the beauty of its people is undeniable, as is the eye-popping decor inside and out. Bring the warmth and color vibe to your outdoor or indoor space this new year with a few accessory suggestions from our Bold and Bright Miami design board!

Bright and Bold Miami design board

Get bold and bright this new year with color inspirations from the city of Miami.

1. Lauren Table Lamp in Chrome and Pink Mosaic

2. Upholstered Accent Chair with Exposed Wood

3. Porterdale Mirror in Rosebery Gold

4. Cascade Bar Stool in White

5. Custom Lumbar Pillow made with Premier Prints Fynn Cinnamon Macon fabric

6. Custom Bolster Pillow made with Premier Prints Candy Pink Ozborne fabric

7. Custom Grommet Drapes made with Premier Prints Fenton Sherbert Twill fabric

Warm Cape Cod

This sophisticated, comfortable and livable inspiration room comes from the gorgeous island of Cape Cod. A seaside gem that is not always the warmest of islands, but definitely possesses a nautical theme throughout its many popular towns, such as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Each island has its own distinct flavor. Nantucket, only three by nine miles, is a quaint New England seaside town. The downtown area includes fine shops, galleries and the famous Nantucket Whaling Museum. The cobblestone streets are busy with tourists during almost every season. Martha’s Vineyard has been a leisure spot for many presidents and is well known for great beaches, ocean vistas and other seaside villages. Cape Cod has a traditional and nautical design styling that offers a very comfortable feel for many homes. Try these accessories on for size!

Warm Cape Cod Interiors

Warm up your home this new year with color inspirations from Cape Cod.

1. Park Place Contemporary Love Seat in Cream

2. Zatar Wool & Jute Rug

3. Custom Grommet Drapes made with Premier Prints Isadella Premier Navy fabric

4. Park Place Contemporary Chair in Cream

5. Custom Bench Cushion with Buttons made with Sunbrella Sapphire fabric

6. Americana Vintage Blue Mirror

7. Antique Bronze Candle Holders

8. Custom Grommet Drapes made with Sunbrella Dupione Cornsilk fabric

Add Color and Textured Fabric Themes this Christmas

The beauty of fabric is the unique texture, color and feel each provides to a space. From soft velvets and fur, to iridescent silks and shined linen. There are so many wonderful fabrics available to add interest and eye-popping appeal to the home this holiday season.

It’s amazing how color and textures can immediately transcend your mind to a particular  place and time. For me, some of my favorite memories were being at the beach during the summer and winter season. Some of the colors that automatically come to mind are those cool rich teal blue waters and wintery white beaches with hints of sea grass greens barely touching the surface of the water. This holiday season, decorate with the intention of creating a room that transcends you and your guests to another time and place.

Seaside Crystal Blues

Creating a look of the sea with warmth involves great combinations of calm colors with lovely textured fabrics, which give the idea of shells, sand and sea. I’ve taken all three of these into consideration for this ensemble. Highland Taylor Silk Jiuzhai (turquoise pillow) with Robert Allen Tweedy Natural Black matched with the silvery Highland Taylor Raised Wood Grain (on cushion) is a good translation of a wintery beach wonderland.

textured fabric from designer custom source

Color and textures of the sea.

Don’t forget to add the crystal sparkle of the water with crystal sprays and silver ornaments. The soft Microfiber Velvet Skyline just adds another dimension of sky blue. Not to mention the reflective quality of Robert Allen Mosaic Petal Sterling, which mimics the iridescence of a abalone shell glistening in the sunlight.

designer custom source fabrics

Microfiber Velvet Skyline mixed with sterling silver finishes.

Robert Allen Alchemy Linen (below the turquoise pillow) in shades of steel and patina are made with the natural qualities of linen touched with shine. And we can’t forget Robert Allen Coral Cove. This fabric is such a beauty. The soft etching of a coral reef looks so perfect in this seaside setting.

seaside christmas pallet

A beautiful seaside Christmas pallet.

A great combination this holiday season!

dcs fabric textures

Seaside crystal blues.

Bronzed and Gold Beauties

If you are still not convinced of the wintery seaside combination, try some bronze and gold beauties that whisk you away to a rocky mountain-themed Christmas to spice up your holiday decor. In keeping with the textured theme, try adding more damask and jacquard fabrics to the mix. I simply added this pretty Robert Allen North Haven Sand fabric with the glowing attractiveness of the Alchemy linens in Copper, Penny and Zinc. A great reminder for me were the amazing bronze and rust colored mountain ranges as we would drive through the Arizona desert as a teenager. It was always breathtaking.

bronze and fur

Gold and bronze.

Fur is back on trend. It creates a real image of coziness that no other fabric can convey. The sandy white beaver faux fur reminds me of the blankets of snow on the peaks of the Sierra Nevada, while the raccoon faux fur lumbar pillow has all the wildness of a real raccoon yet with a gentle feel. Add these soft touches of fur to a family room during the holiday season for luxury and playfulness. What adult or child wouldn’t want to snuggle up to a fire either lying on a gorgeous fur pillow or wrapped in it?

bronze and fur fabrics

Furs mix well with a cozy holiday season.

However you choose to decorate your home this season, remember to make it memorable for yourself and your guests.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Designer Custom Source!

Nostalgic: Designer Custom Porch Swings for Your Past, Present and Future

A yearning for the things of the past is a common feeling for most when you think of the word nostalgic. For Marisa Morgan, founder and designer of Nostalgic Porch Swings, every time she sells a porch swing, she delivers that feeling to each of her customers.

Marisa shares, “For years we were searching for a stylish and comfortable porch swing that would fit our whole family and the architectural style of our home. As an interior designer who has experience designing custom furniture, kitchens, baths, fireplaces, etc. along with my husband Eric who was previously an industrial engineer; we combined our skills and got to work in our garage creating a swing that would be complementary to our home’s architectural style, our porch size, and provide comfort for the entire family. Our business grew out of popular demand when neighbors started inquiring about our porch swing. Now many neighbors own a Nostalgic Porch Swing.”

Marisa Morgan ~ Owner of Nostalgic Porch Swing

Marisa Morgan ~ Owner of Nostalgic Porch Swings

These vintage beauties were inspired by the gorgeous historic neighborhood in Lancaster, PA where all Nostalgic Porch Swings are handcrafted. It was important for Marisa to allow her customers to enjoy customizing their own porch swing for their particular home. Each customer can choose a painted or stained wood finish, as well as the perfect swing size to fit their porch. And best of all, an outdoor custom cushion made with their favorite Sunbrella fabric for a weather-hardy, durable soft good is added to every swing upon delivery.

“As Marisa’s workroom, we have thoroughly enjoyed working with her and being a part of her thriving business,” says Melinda Merijanian, Product Development Director at Designer Custom Source.

Relaxing on her new porch swing.

Relaxing on a new black porch swing with Sunbrella Natural fabric outdoor cushion.

Marisa explains, “Nostalgic Porch Swings are the highest quality cedar, which will last for many years. Our deep seated porch swings allow our customers to get creative with throw pillows along with a sofa-like comfort. We hand braid all of the hanging ropes, which not only provide a quiet swing, but also give our swings nostalgic charm. By hanging the swing from four points, the swing is allowed to have a very smooth, gliding motion.”

custom cushion and porch swing

Customers customize their own porch swing by selecting color or stain, size and cushion. We love the grey!

Below is a beautiful example of the stained wood swing option offered at Nostalgic. It gives a rustic and organic look to this porch area.

stained porch swing

Nostalgic Porch Swings are architectural, comfortable and functional.

The vintage elegance of a Nostalgic Porch Swing is hard to ignore. From its beauty replicated by the past to its present comfort, a Nostalgic Porch Swing is a must-have for those who are looking to enjoy future memories one swing at a time.

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