Pool House Styling Project

Today's post is tour of an all-season pool house that I had the incredible opportunity to style.  The homeowners already had a great start in this space.  They asked me to add the final layer by helping them coordinate rugs, fabrics and accessories. 

The space belongs to Sara and Erik.  They love to spend their summers outside, with their two young children enjoying their amazing backyard oasis.  This space serves as their summertime living room.

The room is an all-season space but still has some exposure to the elements.. 
including an occasional wet bathing suit. 

Therefore, we chose durable materials such as an indoor/outdoor area rug. 

You would never know it was an indoor/outdoor rug.  It is amazingly soft and beautiful enough to be used in any interior space.  We also selected a companion to this rug for the lounge area next to the pool. 

Sara and Erik love to entertain family and friends in this space.  Therefore, many of the accessories double as serving pieces.

You may remember my post the other day on summer time centerpieces that included this fern-in-a-basket. I used the fern as a large scale coffee table centerpiece.  It easily be set aside when the coloring books and board games come out. 

Sara commissioned her favorite local artist Julie Abbott to paint this gorgeous custom piece…

This piece describes Sara's favorite things…smiles, kisses, wine and summertime.  It's a beautiful piece that adds a ton of her awesome personality to the space. 

  Their existing furniture was given a new life with new seat cushions, custom covers and lumbar pillows. Sara hired a local seamstress for this project and was pleasantly suprised at the cost. Using the rug as our color pallette inspiration I helped her choose indoor/outdoor fade resistant fabrics from an online fabric retailer.

Blue and teal look amazing against these crisp white walls.  Just outside the window is their gorgeous pool that reflects this color palette.

Punches of coral were added throughout the room in pillows, throws and accessories. 

Large pieces of driftwood, sand and shells are perfect summer time accents.  When fall rolls around these items can easily be changed to something more harvest-esque.  

The goal in this styling project was to give the room a finished, pulled together look while keeping the space comfortable, practical for the outdoors, usable and family friendly.  

Thank you, Sara and Erik for inviting me into your home and allowing me to style this space.  It was so much fun working in such a beautiful room.

Enjoy your summer!

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  1. Beautiful! Just beautiful! Can you share where you found that darling bucket and matching 4 bucket set? Just adorable. ;-)

  2. Very pretty! Any pics of the companion rug by the pool?

  3. This is so lovely! I know you don't always share all the source details, but I have been searching for a rug, and I think that might be the one! Could you please, please, pretty please share where to find it? :) :) :)

    1. Hi Jenny, I can share the source of this rug…it's an indoor/outdoor area rug from RugsUsa.com.
      Thanks! Sarah


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