Originally Published on January 4, 2017. Last Updated on October 31, 2023.
When we were approached by a couple interested in decorating their newly built home with POLYWOOD furniture, we immediately jumped at this unique opportunity. The homeowners, Blake and Amanda, wanted to transform their front porch into a bright and welcoming setting using a particular chair in a specific lumber color: our South Beach Adirondack in Tangerine. Knowing exactly what they wanted gave our team a headstart on brainstorming, which left us extra time to do a bit of experimenting.
Our South Beach Collection looks particularly great styled at tropical or coastal homes due to the furniture’s breezy, laid-back vibe. But these aren’t the only places where it thrives, and this makeover was our chance to showcase the collection’s versatility—to think outside the beach, if you will.
The South Beach Adirondack
In comparison to our other Adirondack styles, this is a mid-size chair. The seat height is mid-range, about 16 inches tall, but the seat depth and width are above average, measuring 17.75 inches deep and 22 inches wide. That’s plenty of room to relax.
The generous armrests are spread wide, taking the chair’s full width to 31.25 inches and adding two prime spots to rest a drink, snack, or cell phone. Standing at 38.5 inches tall and boasting a 33.75-inch profile, this Adirondack is not too big and not too small—it’s just right.
The South Beach Adirondack is available in all of our lumber hues and finishes, adding to the seat’s versatility. Tangerine is a fun, fresh shade that warms up any space—a great complement to chill poolside settings, fireside scenes, and the homeowners’ front porch.
The Makeover Location
Blake and Amanda have an open-style front porch with a cool color scheme. It starts with a poured concrete foundation with three thick columns jutting to the grey-shingled roof. The pillars all feature the same grey stonework shown on their home’s exterior, with blue-grey siding and white trim above it.
The Color Experiment
While Blake and Amanda chose Tangerine for their new chairs, we were curious about what other lumber colors would pair well with their home. We figured this was a great opportunity to show how a few of our vibrant colors (along with a neutral) could be styled with the colors and textures of the Craftsman-style home.
First Up: Lemon
We loved how the yellow played off the beachy blue siding. Adding warmer accents with throw pillows covered in all-weather performance fabric and flirty coral accessories pulled the look together.
Next, We Gave Lime a Go
We liked the idea of pairing the lively green lumber with the home’s cool greys and blues. Warming the look were rich, dark wood planters and metallic accessories. Navy Linen pillows added to the more modern color scheme and helped balance the dark wood against the mid-grey tones of the stone.
Then, We Tried Teak
As a neutral option, we chose Teak, which automatically added warmth to the porch. We played up this traditional look with mustard-yellow accessories and Navy Linen throw pillows (this dark blue hue goes with almost everything). As a final touch, we added a light purple planter with yellow flowers, which gave the space a romantic feel.
The Final Look: Tangerine
This is the style that stayed at Blake and Amanda’s home. Inspired by a teal planter that was already in place (with the fern on the left), we combined the blue-green shade with cranberry-colored mums and contrasting pillows in our Glacier Spa fabric.
The couple loves their cozy porch space and still receives compliments from neighbors driving by. And since the chairs are hard to miss, it’s easy to direct visitors here. “Just look for the bright orange Adirondacks,” Blake always tells them.