Alexandra Angle transformed a Fire Island cottage into a colorful retreat for a college friend and her family. The living area features a PP130 Circle Chair by Hans Wegner and a Shaker wood stove by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen for Wittus. A Tropicalia Cocoon hanging chair by Patricia Urquiola complements the fabric that Angle used for the cushions on the built-in banquette.
“The patio was always part of the original design, as we knew we would be living inside and outside during the warmer months,” says the homeowner of this Australian beachside getaway. “Keeping it covered also helps keep it dry and provides a feeling of containment.” The wicker swing chairs are from eBay, and the fabrics are from Ikea.
This remote beachside cabin, located 62 miles off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, offers plenty of relaxing areas to hang out. As is typical for modest beach homes in the country, the owners have used inexpensive furnishings; in this case, second-hand bar stools, generic paper shades, and a rattan swing chair.
Another New Zealand beach retreat, this one on the North Island, welcomes views from a swing chair that hangs above a raised porch on a hill.
A hanging chair takes up a corner of a guest room lounge area at this modern structure built on a Hawaiian lava flow.