Monday, July 27, 2009

pool house

A recent commission work of art for a proposed "pool house" caused me to do a little search and gather some of my favorite images of pool houses.  Note the outdoor shower on the side, for a quick rinse.
A variety of planters adds a special touch to this chic pool house.
A Rectangular pool for swimming laps comes in handy too.

Perhaps you prefer to swim around in circles.
What would your pool house look like?
I think my pool house would soon become an art-studio-go-to!

31 comments:

Jo said...

They are all lovely ~ I would be happy with any one of those.

Jo

The Consummate Hostess said...

What beautiful and relaxing spaces! Your image is fantastic, I really adore your work. It always brings a smile to my face!

Blushing hostess said...

I do not have a circular pool but as I wipe formula from my shoulder I realized that one does not need one to feel they are swimming around in circles... :)

Frau said...

Love you illustration of a fab pool house. Have a great Monday.

Carey said...

My pool house would be more "other worldly" than the main house is permitted to be (if I had a pool and a pool house). Your illustration is, as always, a day-brightener.

Purple Flowers said...

Any one of those pool houses would suit me just fine. I would want to make sure I could make a pitcher of ice tea in the pool house, so that the main house is out mind, and the only place on earth is the pool and the little pool house - for the afternoon. What a delightful thought! :)

Kwana said...

I'm sure my pool house would also be some wort of writing getaway. These are just dandy.

Mrs. Limestone said...

I think the one you drawn is just about perfect. Now I just need someplace to put it and the pool :P

Liz said...

Spent an afternoon in the pool yesterday after a two hour bike ride in the peaceful countryside. The feel of the cold water on my heated skin and muscles was a balm only a pool can give. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh SUMMER!

Deidra said...

Oh dear. Something new to add to my wish list. These are all lovely. Any old pool house will do for me. The idea alone makes me smile.

Mindy Lockard Etiquette said...

Ooooh, they make me want to take a little dip or just sit poolside and dangle my toes. I love your pool house the best!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

i can feel my toes dipping into those waters ... soooo refreshing ~ hmmm and yes, like others i can't say i would be picky if someone was to say ... 'hey prairiegirl - where would you like your new pool and pool house? oh gosh - over there would be fine'
as much as i love the circle pool, i would want to do laps ... and i very much love the pool house in your illustration ... it would fit quite nicely into our yard.
oh my ... you do get us thinking pve ~
splish splash!
prairiegirl

Ideezine said...

Oh I'll take one in each size and color. Why not...they're just so cute and they'll look good with each of my swimsuits. Perfect...wrap them up!

Bette

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I have always loved pool houses, even though I don't swim! Have you ever seen photographs of David Easton's pool house?? Divine!

I love your drawing best...perhaps you could sketch me going in there and it would actually happen!! Like magic.

Summer is a Verb said...

I could move into that illustration!

pranksygang said...

Wow!! they look amazing!

Simply Mel said...

First, I need a pool, but then I would definitely have some sort of cabana/Moroccan style pool house because I know we would never leave it!

Great illustration!

A French Cloud said...

would like to be lounging there right about now

Lori said...

All I can think of is I want a pool house!

annechovie said...

Gorgeous! Love that white pool house with the chippendale railing.

Karena said...

I could live in many pool houuses, and as an art studio, oh yes!

Tamstyles said...

gorg as always

Janet said...

Hmmm, yes, an art studio by day; filled with candle light and laughter by night. A big palladian window and climbing ivy....

littlebyrd said...

These looks glorious! Especially because here it is already almost 80 degrees and we just woke up.

heidi said...

THAT is a flirty pool house!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

What a terrific illustration. Oh definitely on my list - a pool/guest house!

Vitania said...

All i can think of is pools these days..-) YOur illustration is beautiful. I have always dreamed of a Pool House/Studio. My own little retreat.

The 5 Bickies said...

My pool house would look very much like the one you drew. I also like white washed brick, open space, and great kitchenette. Best of all, it would have a snowball maker with a variety of flavored syrups for fun afternoons by the pool with friends!

raquel raney said...

i would love to have a lap pool.

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Lovely Painting! Just love your work!

Michelle

Velvet and Linen said...

They are all gorgeous, but I must admit that I love your illustration the best. I could spend the whole summer hanging out there with the kids.

xo
Brooke