August 27th, 2012 No Comments

color palette: red and pool blues

As the last days of summer draw near there are just a few weeks left to enjoy our pools here on the East Coast. I saved this photo from an old Elle Decor because I loved the circular pool and the vibrant red striped chairs and awning. This photo was taken at Ferragamo’s 15th-century Tuscan villa- but the pool dates to the 1950’s. I always tend to stay in my comfort zone when selecting chair cushions and towels around our pool- but going bold with red and white stripes is like eye candy and I should probably take heed from designers Garagnani and Ludovico Poccianti of Archflorence.

There is a beautiful circular pool at Wheatleigh– an amazing little hotel to visit in the Berkshires. Try to spend a few days there if you are in the area. The service and restaurant are excellent (the restaurant is a Five Diamond Award Winner) The interior design is elegant but comfortable in a sophisticated way. I loved staying there.