Posts Tagged ‘outdoor relaxation’

Let’s Hang Out Poolside

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Outdoor Living

What makes a splash? Are you lucky enough to have a pool at your home, or are you thinking of installing a pool this summer. Should you have this project on your to do list, here are few examples of designer pools to inspire you.

This poolside defines the essence of tranquility. The illusion of concrete slabs floating effortlessly in the still pool mimics characteristics of a Japanese garden. At the rear of the pool, a 14-foot arc of fire highlights a curved stucco wall painted a rich green.

This tranquil space is highlighted by the interplay of light towers and water features, creating the perfect ambiance for entertaining or a serene retreat for solo relaxing. Light emitted from the towers is diffused by horizontal striations on the sides and a cascading waterfall down the front.

A glass-wall system seamlessly merges interior and exterior spaces, allowing the homeowners to enjoy both environments simultaneously.

Built-in stools surround a swim-up bar. Notice the hammock — the ultimate poolside accessory. The use of natural stone adds texture, contrast and a beautiful look to this pool.

Check out this use of refreshing colors and unique materials to accentuate this contemporary poolside. The pool is lined with blue and black iridescent 3M Quartz that pops against the white interior of the pool.

Don’t you suddenly feel like having a margarita and hanging out poolside?

Relaxation – Just in Time for Father’s Day

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Outdoor Living

Spoil Dad and design an outdoor space to lounge or nap in the sun.

During the hottest months of the year, let the summer breeze pick you up with a swing on this hammock. Make your outdoor swinging bed even cozier by throwing a down comforter on top. It’ll be more comfortable in the summer, and will be warm enough to extend hammock season into spring and fall.

Ample throw pillows make these outdoor beds ideal for leaning back to take in the view. Flowering vines add color and charm.

Whether meditating or enjoying a cup of green tea, this daybed set amidst a bonsai garden is designed for ultimate relaxation.

This bed takes sleeping outdoors to a whole new level. Flannel sheets make the bed extra soft, while flowy curtains block stray sun rays and prying eyes.

An outdoor daybed is possible even in the city. If you’re an urban dweller looking for cushioned grass for your afternoon naps or picnics, this grass-filled daybed might just be perfect.

Have we given you some good ideas to make a relaxing retreat for Dad? Happy Father’s Day!