Classic styling and more-is-more decorating are hallmarks of Jason Wilde interiors. So too are period architectural details and a fearless interplay of fabrics and patterns. Oh, and don’t forget the wit and whimsy he weaves throughout. All played a part in making this pool house as special as any main residence the designer crafts.
Wilde’s love for whimsy takes hold in the hallway, where he embellished with beadboard cutouts, fringed pillows and fanciful fern wallpaper. The designer chose the wide beadboard planks “to make it feel like the outside is coming in.” The limestone floors that flow inside and out add to the harmonizing effect.
Hand-painted tile from Country Floors frames the fire box with color and petite patterns. The stately William Morris-inspired fireplace was specially designed to accommodate a TV, and delivers an air of unexpected sophistication to the interior. ““This interior is about the sum of its parts, not about any one wow moment or ‘that’ thing,” the designer explains.
In the main gathering space composed of open kitchen, dining and living areas, Wilde mingled custom furnishings, European antiques and unexpected details. The designer added long straps to custom seat cushions so that he could tie them with crosses rather than “too sweet” bows.
Metal shelves deliver a shot of Swedish style to a kitchen wall.
Pool house fabrics and wallpapers (clockwise from top left): Ferns by GP&J Baker, Seacliffe Print by Lee Jofa, Ridley by Carlton V Ltd., Eastern Eden by Perennials.
This 1930s cottage-style pool house was originally featured in our 2022 summer issue, you can take the full tour here!