When a pool has already turned a backyard into a steps-away summer vacation, how do you make it even more of a retreat? Add a pool house. Waterfront sanctuaries invite us to towel off, lounge, entertain and escape summer’s heat in stylish comfort. Thanks to imaginative creators like designer Hillary Taylor, a classic pool house delivers splashy architecture, features and design that define summer living at its best.
This beguiling pool house is an irresistible destination located at the back of a lushly landscaped property in Salt Lake City. “We used it to create a view from the main house and to screen the scene behind it,” says designer Hillary Taylor, who was inspired by a feminine garden party when she fashioned the interior’s gathering space, wet bar, changing room and full bathroom. Randomly-set bluestone floors, white walls and black accents ground the decidedly playful décor, 80s-inspired trellis patterns and sherbet-colored hues. Custom outdoor furniture and durable performance fabrics make the sophisticated space as practical and pool-friendly as it is pretty. The pool house also hosts a potting shed and storage room
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