Happy Tuesday everyone! I am babysitting Summer this week so this post will be a little short. I thought I would share with you some of my plans for the pool area of our new home. The great news is there is a lot of living area around the pool. The bad news is there is a lot of living area around the pool. If you know what I mean? Let’s talk about how to select a harmonious color palette for a pool area.
The first think I think about when I am designing an outdoor area is what are the colors in the natural surroundings. In this case, I wanted to incorporate the colors of the stone and the water. I think it is much more pleasing to compliment and embrace the colors in the immediate surroundings.
We will be using the Suzanne Kasler designed harbour outdoor furniture collection for Ballard Designs that we purchased for our current home. You can read about the concept for that design in this post Designing a Small Town Garden here. You can also read about the finished product Before and After Backyard Transformation here.
I had to use the pool as a backdrop (even though the furniture will be closer to the house) because I couldn’t photoshop the former owners furniture out. We have a coffee table which our friend Jim made before he passed that we will be using that is similar to this coffee table from Pottery Barn. The side tables are the bargain tables that are included in the chair sets from Home Depot that I wrote about here.
The outdoor pillows are from Pottery Barn (all linked below the post). The middle pillow is from a favorite Etsy Seller Krinto. I am going to treat it and hope for the best. I could not find one that suited me in this colorway. This seating arrangement will be under shade anyway.
I wish I could show you better close ups of the area where this furniture will actually be. I will take pictures once the former owners leave this weekend. I am thinking the area might be better defined with some curtains. I had these exact same curtain panels at my former lake home that were custom made. However you can purchase them more reasonably ready made on Pottery Barn here.
We have our beautiful table that was handmade by our wonderful friend Jim that we will be using but this Pottery Barn table is very similar. The chairs are super reasonable from Home Depot here.
The Beaufort Pendants are from Shades of Light. I think the scale is perfect with the rest of the design.
The outdoor pillows are from Pottery Barn. If you can find pillows that are not custom made you can save yourself a lot of money. Here are the pillows I have ordered.
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Thank you for reading How to Select a Harmonious Color Palette for a Pool Area. I will be back with my pals Mary Ann, Annie and special guests for some Spring Entertaining on Thursday. Summer may make an appearance if I can coax her!