Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer Time's Calling Me...

I have been working on the perfect summer project. My friend and client just finished her outdoor oasis. I was lucky enough to help her with the furnishings and details (while taking an occasional dip in the pool). I wish you could have seen the before. It was an overgrown yard that has been transformed into a little slice of heaven. 

It's the perfect spot for Summer visits or chilly nights by the fire.
Yes, that is a mounted TV -- great for watching the Olympics this weekend (hint) or the Super Bowl in January by the fire.
 When we started this project, she said she wanted something traditional and classic. We added pops of color with pillows and plants and bright touches. One of my favorite local stops, Crabby Chic, supplied many of the sea inspired accessories and the place settings. 
This dining table expands to seat 8 because they love to entertain. 

I keep hinting  telling her to host a party now that it's all set up.

 It really is the perfect summer spot for swimming...
 Wading or relaxing on the pool's sunken sun decks.
 I love an outdoor shower. 
 The grounds are beautiful with an English Garden vibe. Wait until you see what she did with the side yard. It is just too cute. Stay tuned and Happy (hot) summer!
                            bye bye birdie,


Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wouldn't I love to have a space like this? Here I could ignore the total disaster that's happening inside my home right now!

Lindsey Suggs said...

Gorgeous! Love those ceilings. Hmmm...maybe I should put in a pool just so I can have an excuse to make my backyard amazing... ;)

bluehydrangea said...

Love it!! Can I come to the dinner party?

Maddie Graham said...

So lovely! Would you mind sharing the tile choice for the courtyard flooring? Also what kind of tv is that? Okay to leave outdoors?

Great job!

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