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One Room Challenge | Reveal Week!

Here we go, Week Six of the One Room Challenge…the reveal!  I participated in the six-week design challenge to prepare five separate living areas around our new pool for summer.  So far, it all has been a wonderful dream:
www.tphblog.comWhile not ideal, we had to build the pool on the side yard due to lot restrictions.  But this location offers beautiful views.  This is where we were in January, right before pool construction began.www.tphblog.comAnd, now we are enjoying this previously neglected space as much as we can.  As you come down the stairs from the front yard, there is a dining space to the left.  Chris, who helps us in all things house and home, built the 12-foot buffet/storage unit.www.tphblog.comThe table is from Restoration Hardware and the chairs are from CB2.  Lanterns are from Pier 1 and Target.  The faux bois lamps are vintage.www.tphblog.comThe buffet is essentially two large pull-out bins on casters.  The bins hold pool equipment, toys, goggles, and sunscreen.IMG_0543www.tphblog.comNext to the dining area is the fire pit.  Oh, man, I love this thing!  Romantic Ambience Maker.
www.tphblog.comThe sofas, so comfy, are from CB2, the chairs and planters are from Home Goods, and pillows are from Target.www.tphblog.comOh, dear, where is my stylist??  I should have thrown a tray with some drinks and towel just so in these pics.  At least put a throw over a chair!  Amateur.  www.tphblog.comwww.tphblog.comBeyond the fire pit is the focal point of the pool, the beloved daybed, that Chris built.www.tphblog.comThis is the spot to rest.  I had my first nap in it yesterday while dinner simmered on the stove.  My husband came home from work to find me snoozing away…”I promise I worked hard today!  It was just a little rest!”  The temptations of working from home.www.tphblog.comThe outdoor curtains are from Ballard Designs.  The Sunbrella outdoor mattress is from Low Country Swing Beds.www.tphblog.comThe mirror is from Target.  The large black and white pillows are from Cozy Days–they make many sizes of outdoor pillows, even really big ones.  The patterned pillows are Restoration Hardware–I found them at the outlet.www.tphblog.comThe trees, the trees!  The green is so lush…but I’m nervous about our first fall with the pool.  We will be doing a lot of leaf scooping!
www.tphblog.comPots are from Antiques & Beyond in www.tphblog.comI love these sleek lounge chairs from CB2.  Pillow are from Target–not outdoor, but I store them when it rains.  Wicker tables are from Home Goods…these I’d like to switch out for wooden ones that Chris would build.  Maybe later this summer.  We also have an umbrella for this sunny spot.www.tphblog.comAround to the back of the house is the final living area we tackled on this project.www.tphblog.comTo make the patio under our deck user friendly, we had an under decking waterproof system installed.  I chose the brown color way for the ceiling runners to seamlessly tie into the color of the upper deck flooring material.  We have yet to hook up the electrical in this spot for the overhead lights, so please excuse the wiring hanging down from the crown molding.www.tphblog.comChris built the TV stand and the two black storage cabinets.  One is configured inside to hold pool floats and cushions from the fire pit sofa.  The other cabinet holds the lamps and pillows in inclement weather.  I LOVE how these cabinets turned out!www.tphblog.comThe vintage white chairs are from a Parker Kennedy Living tag sale at their new Governor’s Mansion in Commerce, Georgia.  I had cushions made for these.  The sofa and coffee table are Restoration Hardware.  Pillows are from Home Goods.  The white side tables are vintage from Decades www.tphblog.comMy studio overlooks this space so it is so very nice to have a pretty view to look over now.www.tphblog.comThis project, from pool building to finishing touches, really went quite smoothly.  Many thank yous to our pool company, Juan and his landscape crew, and Chris for all the furniture.  The space has been a huge blessing to our family…daily swims, dinner by the pool, evenings by the fire.  It feels so luxurious and undeserving.  It is my hope that we can share the space and hospitality as much as possible.

So if you are looking for me, it is likely you will find me prematurely aging by the pool!

Thank you to Linda of Calling It Home and House Beautiful for hosting another round of the One Room Challenge–always fun!  Check out the AMAZING spaces revealed by the featured designers yesterday.  And there is a whole long list of talented participants to check out today.  Thank you for stopping by here!

One Room Challenge | Week Five

Hi, friends, it’s just one more week until the reveals for the One Room Challenge, and I think we might make it!

We have been working on the outdoor spaces around our new pool.  Unlike the inside of our house, the outdoor spaces are going to be neutral, with the color coming from the foliage and sky.

Chris is moving right along on the custom patio furniture.  I’m loving the two built-in storage units.  These will be used for storing pool equipment and cushions and pillows during inclement weather:patio

Here is a peek at the sofa and coffee table:

patioI’m still waiting on the daybed pillows.  And, there are no plants in the pots yet.  But it will all magically come together, I know it!

So…I’ll see you next week for the reveal!  Let’s hope I get some pretty weather for the photos.

Thank you to Linda of Calling it Home and media sponsor House Beautiful for this fun event.  Check out the Week Five of the featured designers here and the participants, too.  Cheers!