Pool House Rock

I hope all of you had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! Of course, if you were in the Dallas area, like me, you probably wish that the sun would have joined us this weekend. What you see in the news is true, we have not had a break from the thunderstorms, downpours, and constant cloud cover. Memorial Day should be a time to kick off summer with sunshine, backyard bbq’s and pool time.

Today, I thought I would leave all of you pool side dreaming with inspiring outdoor spaces that are well landscaped and ready for summertime entertaining. Lush green potted plants, flowering landscapes, and shady trees make for gracious and serene pool surroundings. So get ready for the poolside days of summer, grab a book and, if you’re really lucky, take a seat in one of these luxe pool houses.

Happy Tuesday!

Pool by Juan Montoya Design t in Southampton,

A perfectly dreamy pool area hedged in by the most fantastic blooms. The pool is by John Montoya Design via AD.

A chic pool area by Veranda

Exposed columns and palm tree symmetry. I love pools that have grass as the main footing. Via Veranda

Aerin Lauder Pool House

I am always in awe of Aerin Lauder and her phenomenally exquisite taste, her Southampton’s pool house is no exception.

Carolina Herreras daughters home

The Herrera family is known for their chic and timeless style, which is exactly what  this enchanting poolside evokes. Look at those abundant hydrangeas!

Chic pool house via OKL

Some sweet yellow labs and potted lemon trees surround this white brick pool house. Via One Kings Lane

Bridgewater, Connecticut pool by Ferguson Shamamian

Ferguson Shamamian have the best eyes for architectural detail. Picturesque pool area perfect for entertaining.

Pool house with fireplace

Climbing ivy and fireside ambience. A curtained cabana with brick steps that gradually take you into the pool.


Cypress Trees and Topiaries in the pool house

Cypress trees surrounded by well clipped spheres. I love the use of outdoor lighting, which I wish people used more of!

hedged poool via AD

A perfectly hedged wall. Simply stunning.

Jack Fhillips pool house via Traditional Home

As much as it is a sun bathers nightmare, I love pools surrounded by trees. It really makes you feel as if you are in a private oasis. This pool is by Jack Fillips via Traditional Home

Narrow and long pool

A long and narrow pool. Ideal for morning laps and evening parties.

Open cabana with lovely columns

A very versatile pool house. If you look closely, you will see the banquet style seating that would be so useful when entertaining.

Outdoor inspiration via Maison and Co

It almost looks as if this is just a wall, but guess again. Open stoned windows and  poolside views make this an exceptional spot for an afternoon read or dinner party get together.

The pool house amid the rampant growth of ivy, citrus trees and ficus by Richard Shapiro design

This very well may be my favorite image. The pool house sits among ivy, citrus trees and ficus by Richard Shapiro design.

Pool house ambience

I love the french sliding doors. This pool area is ideal in every way.

pool house by Donald Lococo Architects

Hydrangeas and a white picket fence make for an idyllic setting by Donald Lococo Architects.

Pool house pavillion via Veranda

Glass, ivy, hydrangeas and boxwood. The more lush the better. Via Veranda

pool house surrounded by potted boxwood via Elle Decor

My logo surrounds you in this backyard. Despite the weathering, there is nothing I love more than a white chaise lounge on green grass. Via Elle Decor

pool house via AD

Another one of my favorite pool images. I just love the color of the pool here. Such a vivid and deep blue. The whole area is inviting and approachable.  Via AD

Thomas Pheasant Pool House

A well manicured pool house by Thomas Pheasant. I really like the raised and walled hedging on the left.

Tom Britt’s fabulous Hampton's Pool House via Veranda Magazine

Interesting clips of potted topiaries in Tom Britt’s Hampton home.  Via Veranda

Tory Burch pool house in SouthamptonOf course, what is more chic than the beautiful treillage of Tory Burch’s pool house of her Southampton home. Via Vogue