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Tower Escape tropical patio

Tower Escape

This villa has a tower where a person can escape and lounge on a hanging bed that is gently rocked by the breeze.

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Geneva Tungate wrote:
Awesome! Can this bed/lounge be hung up higher to make it a loft? - I have a small room with very high ceilings and would like to apply this as a loft? Do u think that could be done with or without additional support? TIA!
   Comment   September 23, 2012
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MCM Design
Not sure hanging a bed too high would be a good idea, given the risk of falling out.
September 26, 2012 at 10:34am   
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Kathryn Molpus
Does anyone know where to get this type of chain to hang one with?
November 2, 2013 at 1:34pm   
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pftucker wrote:
Do you have any more photos of this bed?
   Comment   March 29, 2012
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Vintage Porch Swings LLC
There is a bed swing company in Charleston SC called Vintage Porch Swings. They have six bed designs that are really nice. They can also make a custom swing for you if requested. Go to for more information and a look at their swing designs.
November 6, 2012 at 5:31pm     
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Does anyone know anything about Cypress Moon? They make porch swings and I was really interested in their swing bed here

Thanks for your feedback!
April 25, 2013 at 2:08pm   
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Jill Steidle wrote:
Where do I purchase this exact swing - Where do I purchase this exact swing/bed?? Got to have!
   Comment   March 6, 2012
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Sue Cochran
Checkout There are a half a dozen designs made in Charleston, SC.
July 13, 2012 at 7:39pm   
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Vintage Porch Swings LLC make custom handmade swings. You can customize the paint, roping, hardware and ask us to assist with your special design. We also have half a dozen beautiful designs that are all custom made when you place the order. Go on line and check us out. Our shop is in Charleston SC, a real southern made bed swing. A southern way of life.
October 24, 2012 at 5:15am   
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Pam wrote:
Did you make this bed, or can it be purchased? Beautiful space, thanks for sharing this!
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Vintage Porch Swings LLC
Try going to, checkout Vitnage Porch Swings on Houzz or on Facebook. We have many types of swings from twin to full size. They are all handmade and custom from you placing the order, your finish or even a special design that may match your home. Call us and see what we can do for you.
October 30, 2012 at 11:41am   
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Laura Zar
Will be contacting you very soon, Vintage Porch Swings...I'm so excited to have found you through houzz!
December 1, 2012 at 10:10am   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Where and How to Toss the Throw Pillows
A hanging bed is a great spot for some throw pillows.
Lily Gahagan added this to Houzz Escape: Cut Out to the Caribbean
How about the islands of the Caribbean? I don't know about you, but I can practically feel that island sun now.
Becky Harris added this to Fun Furniture: Chairs in the Air
Give a spectacular view its due.This hanging bed is the ultimate spot for relaxing and enjoying a tropical paradise.
Becky Harris added this to Porch Chat: Sleeping Porches
This bed will gently rock with the breeze, whether you're catching a few winks or settling in for the night.
Take advantage of the view. "This hanging bed is located in the tower of a villa at Jumby Bay in Antigua, West Indies," says Robert Moreland of MCM Architects. "Jumby Bay is a flat island, so the tower provides a great vantage point to overlook the island and the sea. There's also more of a breeze the higher up you are, so the idea of putting a hanging bed here seemed perfect for enjoying the cool breeze while being gently rocked as you nap or read a book."
Use a roof to add style. If you have strong roof supports overhead, consider the unique look of a swinging outdoor bed. “What makes daybeds so inviting is their oversize and relaxed nature,” says Martha Carvalho of Urrutia Designs. “Style them with pillows. The size, colors and arrangement of the pillows will define the character of the daybed and ultimately of your outdoor space.”
Lisa Frederick added this to Give Your Hot-Climate Home a Fall Feel
Create a Spot for Getting CozySuspended from chains, this outdoor bed combines the breezy comfort of a hammock with the cuddle-up style of a cushioned chaise. The persimmon-orange fabric adds a nice autumnal note.

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