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.
A perfectly dreamy pool area hedged in by the most fantastic blooms. The pool is by John Montoya Design via AD.
Exposed columns and palm tree symmetry. I love pools that have grass as the main footing. Via Veranda
I am always in awe of Aerin Lauder and her phenomenally exquisite taste, her Southampton’s pool house is no exception.
The Herrera family is known for their chic and timeless style, which is exactly what this enchanting poolside evokes. Look at those abundant hydrangeas!
Some sweet yellow labs and potted lemon trees surround this white brick pool house. Via One Kings Lane
Ferguson Shamamian have the best eyes for architectural detail. Picturesque pool area perfect for entertaining.
Climbing ivy and fireside ambience. A curtained cabana with brick steps that gradually take you into the pool.
Cypress trees surrounded by well clipped spheres. I love the use of outdoor lighting, which I wish people used more of!
A perfectly hedged wall. Simply stunning.
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
A long and narrow pool. Ideal for morning laps and evening parties.
A very versatile pool house. If you look closely, you will see the banquet style seating that would be so useful when entertaining.
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.
This very well may be my favorite image. The pool house sits among ivy, citrus trees and ficus by Richard Shapiro design.
I love the french sliding doors. This pool area is ideal in every way.
Hydrangeas and a white picket fence make for an idyllic setting by Donald Lococo Architects.
Glass, ivy, hydrangeas and boxwood. The more lush the better. Via Veranda
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
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
A well manicured pool house by Thomas Pheasant. I really like the raised and walled hedging on the left.
Interesting clips of potted topiaries in Tom Britt’s Hampton home. Via Veranda
Of course, what is more chic than the beautiful treillage of Tory Burch’s pool house of her Southampton home. Via Vogue