The first picture shows that you do not need a lot of money to design a cool pool décor.
How To Reproduce That Look
The key to the top row pool décor is to create a cool mood through a clever use of lighting, cool flower pots and funky beach towels.
The summer night party pool features the Mesh Lounger from UK based retailer Next. In fact, the accessories used for this ad are all affordable. They all come from Next.
Decorative balls are popular in modern gardens. Next sells a set of 3 black polyterrazo balls. A 80cm high Black Garden Polyterrazzo Plinth/Planter complete this collection. Both must be stored indoors during the winter months.
The Single Lit Planter is cheaper alternative to the Bloom! Lighted Flower Pots. As far as I know, no US or Canadian distributors still carry the Bloom Pots. The Bloom! brand is still alive and productive. They launched new upscale products this year. Let’s review them in another post.
Vintage Modern Architecture
My style file for my dream house has a new addition. My dream is to live one day in a better climate all year long so I can enjoy the indoor / outdoor living. I am partial to interior where the indoor dining room walls fully open to the backyard.
This Los Angeles house belongs to renowned photographer Steve Shaw. The bachelor pad is influenced by the style of the sixties and the seventies. His house carries the James Bond’s vibe. That is why it feels cool.
Both pools came from the June 2008 issue of Elle Decoration – UK edition.
Buy online: Mesh Lounger – price: £20
Buy online: Single Lit Planter at Next– price: £40
Buy online: Black Polyterazzo Balls at Next – price: £35, set of 3 balls
Buy online: Black Garden Polyterrazzo Plinth/Planter – price: £45
Photo credits: LA modern house – pictures by Richard Powers for Elle Decoration UK edition – all rights reserved.