Let’s Play Pool

As a native Floridian turned Texan, I know a thing or two about heat. Currently, it seems as if summer has jumped right in and that it won’t be departing anytime soon. So while it is here, I am also going to jump…right into the pool and into my weekend!

Happy Friday and Happy Everything!


Lilly Pullitzer Pool Quote



Blue and While Potted Boxwood line to Pool via My Favorite and My Best

Blue and white potted boxwoods, classic white benches, lush landscaping. Is this real life? Photo source: My Favorite and My Best

architecture by bobby mcalpine and greg tankersley via Mark D Sikes

I am attracted to green grass around pools. It allows for a more natural and inviting feel. Photo source: Architectural Digest

Gray and While Stripes by Pool design by Marshall Watson photo by FRANCESCO LAGNESE via HB

I love black and white ticking, but this gray and white makes me want to re-think that! It is softer, yet refined. Photo by Francesco Lagnese for House Beautiful 

Blue Shutters Pool via Georgian Design

Oh what fun! A great shade of blue used for the windows and the shutters. I spy boxwoods too! Photo source: Pinterest

Fireplace by the Pool via Pinterest

A fireplace by the pool is clearly a good idea, especially if it looks like this! Photo source: Pinterest

Grass around the pool via Chic Coastal Living

Again, grass around the pool.  People tend to be so fussy with their pool areas (rock fountains, grottos, slides). This picture proves less is more (Sorry Tony Duquette).  Photo source: Chic Coastal Living

Dark blue bottom pool and homephot by Roger Davies_via AD

I think this pool is the prettiest color blue. Those tiles really pop against the landscaping. Photo source: Architectural Digest

Limestone indoor pool pavillion iva the foo dog

Because every house should have a limestone indoor pool pavilion. Yours doesn’t? Photo source: The Food Dog Ate My Homework

Greystone Reflection Pool photo by Peter Vitale via Veranda

A reflecting pool at the Greystone Estate. If these pictures don’t already say it, landscaping makes the world of difference. Photo by Peter Vitale for Veranda

Hedged Pool Enterance via Habitually Chic

While you have to have a lot of land, I prefer pools that are further away or on the side of a house. Photo source: Pinterest

Joe Fresh's Canadian home via Canadian House and Home

I spy some potted boxwoods around this home and pool area of the creator of the Joe Fresh fashion brand. So clean, classic, and modern….just like his clothes! Photo source: Canadian House & Home

Lights around the pool_Photo by Fredric Lagrange

How wonderful are those Crepe Myrtles right on the edge of the pool? Although I bet that pool looks like it is covered in white specs of flower petals during the summer. #Truth Photo by the talented Frederic Lagrange

Lower Level Pool Area via Pinterest

Nothing not to love. Photo source: Pinterest

Nancy and Bill Morton's PB Home_via AD

Nancy and Bill Morton’s Palm Beach home has the perfect symmetry of topiaries, gate, urns, and palm trees. Blue, White and Green…The perfect color combo! Photo source: Architectural Digest

Patricia Lansings Hampton Home via Elle Decor

Good taste can be genetic, and this Hampton’s home of Patricia Herrera Lansing (Carolina’s daughter) is proof. Love the pathway to the pool and the gorgeous blue hydrangeas. Chic Simplicity. Photo source: Habitually Chic from Elle Decor.

Tory Burch's Southhampton Pool. via Vogue

Fashion icon Tory Burch’s Southampton home. What a striking black trellis, surrounded by so much detail in the white moldings. Again- grass lines the pool! Photo source: Vogue

Photo of pool and poolhouse via AD

The dark blue of the pool allows for the perfect reflection. Photo source: Architectural Digest

Pool Garden by Richard Shapiro via C Mag

Hands down- my favorite pool. Do yourself a favor and click on the link to see more boxwood perfection. Designed by the incredibly talented Richard Shapiro, featured in C Magazine.

Pool House with Columns_Design Elements Blog

Posh pool area. Photo source: Design Elements Blog

Pool via Apartment Therapy

This feels very zen to me. Almost like where I would like to relax after a massage. Photo source: Apartment Therapy

Reflected Pool and Pool House via AD

Look at those chaise lounges! Photo source: Architectural Digest

Seating for Two Pool via Pinterest

Hope you enjoy the pool and see some pretty potted boxwoods this weekend! See you Monday! Photo source: Elle Decor