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!
Blue and white potted boxwoods, classic white benches, lush landscaping. Is this real life? Photo source: My Favorite and My Best
I am attracted to green grass around pools. It allows for a more natural and inviting feel. Photo source: Architectural Digest
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
Oh what fun! A great shade of blue used for the windows and the shutters. I spy boxwoods too! Photo source: Pinterest
A fireplace by the pool is clearly a good idea, especially if it looks like this! Photo source: Pinterest
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
I think this pool is the prettiest color blue. Those tiles really pop against the landscaping. Photo source: Architectural Digest
Because every house should have a limestone indoor pool pavilion. Yours doesn’t? Photo source: The Food Dog Ate My Homework
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
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
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
Nothing not to love. Photo source: Pinterest
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
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.
The dark blue of the pool allows for the perfect reflection. Photo source: Architectural Digest
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.
Posh pool area. Photo source: Design Elements Blog
This feels very zen to me. Almost like where I would like to relax after a massage. Photo source: Apartment Therapy
Look at those chaise lounges! Photo source: Architectural Digest
Hope you enjoy the pool and see some pretty potted boxwoods this weekend! See you Monday! Photo source: Elle Decor