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Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

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A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.
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  At a shared vacation home outside Toronto, an outdoor swing is a space for play as well as contemplation; from its position on the porch, the swing marries the comfort of indoor spaces with the glamour of the outdoors. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.  Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

    At a shared vacation home outside Toronto, an outdoor swing is a space for play as well as contemplation; from its position on the porch, the swing marries the comfort of indoor spaces with the glamour of the outdoors. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

    Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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  The podocarpus tree running through this San Diego home shelters the deck and supports a swing in active use. Photo by Noah Webb.  Photo by: Noah Webb

    The podocarpus tree running through this San Diego home shelters the deck and supports a swing in active use. Photo by Noah Webb.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  A 1940s brick home in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming mixes modern design with that timeless characteristic of a family home: a big backyard. Photo by Chad Holder.  Photo by: Chad Holder

    A 1940s brick home in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming mixes modern design with that timeless characteristic of a family home: a big backyard. Photo by Chad Holder.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  Beside the Eames shell chairs in the living room of this home on Maine's Penobscot Bay, Campbell's Little Bird swing offers an indoor place for fidgety youngsters to play year round. Photo by Raimund Koch.  Photo by: Raimund Koch

    Beside the Eames shell chairs in the living room of this home on Maine's Penobscot Bay, Campbell's Little Bird swing offers an indoor place for fidgety youngsters to play year round. Photo by Raimund Koch.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  A dramatically sloped piece of land in Kansas City, Missouri, resulted in a raised home for the Arnold family. The home's stilts structure a sheltered enclave, perfect for swinging. Photo by Mike Sinclair.  Photo by: Mike SinclairCourtesy of: Mike Sinclair

    A dramatically sloped piece of land in Kansas City, Missouri, resulted in a raised home for the Arnold family. The home's stilts structure a sheltered enclave, perfect for swinging. Photo by Mike Sinclair.

    Photo by: Mike Sinclair

    Courtesy of: Mike Sinclair

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  In a Seattle treehouse, a porch serves as a rest space, play area, and work spot and a hammock shows adults too can play on the swings. Photo by Philip Newton.  Photo by: Philip Newton

    In a Seattle treehouse, a porch serves as a rest space, play area, and work spot and a hammock shows adults too can play on the swings. Photo by Philip Newton.

    Photo by: Philip Newton

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  Southeast of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a renovation that opened a home's structure to its site, produces aesthetic harmony between the two, with simple, clean spaces uniting the interior and exterior of the home. Photo by Cameron Wittig.  Courtesy of: Cameron Wittig

    Southeast of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a renovation that opened a home's structure to its site, produces aesthetic harmony between the two, with simple, clean spaces uniting the interior and exterior of the home. Photo by Cameron Wittig.

    Courtesy of: Cameron Wittig

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