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!


  1. Angela, this is so inspiring and wonderful! I love the different zones you created, I know this outdoor space will serve you and your family and friends so well through the years. Way to go, you deserved that nap and many more!

  2. Always the most creative and inspired designs out of you Angela! Chris is a rockstar in my book – the custom wood storage pieces are some of my favorite parts of this particular design and what an ace in the hole you have to make your vision come to life. I imagine many gorgeous summer days and nights spent on your pool deck – enjoy it. So very well done.

  3. Melanie A. says:

    Just amazing; you have the most incredible eye. I also love seeing the practical bits; where everything is stored and how beautifully it’s done! Thanks for showing the whole process, loved seeing it all come together.

  4. Wow! I have no clue how you were able to finish so much, and I am super jealous! Perfect timing for summer, too! I would totally be like you…”Oh, did I fall asleep? Yes, yes I did.” And genius with the pool storage – looks super clean and crisp! Love how it all turned out!

  5. holy incredible!!! this outdoor space is truly a dream!

  6. Wow, what an incredible yard you have, That new pool looks amazing and that DIY daybed is gorgeous! Love those lounge chaise chairs by your pool. Congrats on completing the ORC!

  7. I’m GAGA in love. It came out absolutely stunning! I’ll be expecting my pool party invite in the mail any day now. Kudos. A huge undertaking with fabulous results!

  8. Carlotta says:

    What a an absolutely beautiful space!!!! I am very curious about the ceiling system/gutters you installed above your back sitting area. We are dealing with a similar situation where we have a deck off our Master and would like to put a ceiling on the space below. Was it a certain brand that you used for this system or something your contractor just personalized for your situation? Thank you for any insight.

  9. Shannon says:

    So beautiful! I know you put a ton of planning into it and it shows! I know your family will share so many wonderful memories here.

  10. Wow, Angela!! This turned out amazing. What an awesome spot for you and your family. You will make the best memories there. And that’s awesome you already napped in that gorgeous daybed!! Those vintage faux bois lamps are amazing. I love how you put lamps outside. And that huge buffet will be awesome to have. Love all of the black and white throughout. Each area is so layered and thought out but it comes across relaxing and not over done. This was one of my favorites of the ORC. So happy you participated again! I think I’ll go
    For it in the fall – hope you do too!!

  11. This is beautiful! If I had a daybed beside a beautiful pool I’d nap there every day!

  12. The color is everything! Love this ORC space!

  13. Lauren says:

    Your new pool and jacuzzi are gorgeous! Congrats on successfully completing such a major project. I love the buffet, also, and those chairs from CB2. Plus, the cabana with its daybed are out of this world!

  14. Soo fun to see!! I really want to curl up next to that pool, drink one of those cute cokes and chatter away with you!!

  15. Wow! Absolutely beautiful!!

  16. I haven’t been here in FOREVER, but girl – y’all have a beautiful outdoors! Love everything about it. 🙂
    Great choices, just wonderful.

  17. Hi, Angela. That is one fantastic outdoor transformation! Great job in turning an empty yard into a beautiful outdoor space. The pool is very inviting, you should throw a pool party soon.

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  20. Beautiful Pool and living area. You made the spaces so cozy and comfortable, I would never want to leave.

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