A Touch of Tropics


At Design House Interiors we love to design beautiful, functional indoor spaces, but did you know we design beautiful, functional exterior spaces too?! Our recent design, a stunning poolside playground with an abundance of room to fill, was a late May dream job!

The client wanted a colorful space with plenty of seating for a party she was hosting in early June. The challenge was to space plan, find additional furnishings, recover all the existing cushions and have it all set up with plants, flowers, pillows and accessories in only 3 weeks!

Design House Interiors - A Touch of Tropics

We started by finding a welcoming pair of outdoor curved sectionals to flank the pergola at the far end of the patio. The addition, these two seating arrangements created the perfect focal point when viewing the pool from the spacious tiered decks off the back of the home.

We then recovered the existing white cushions in colorful sunbrella fabrics. We chose a textured lime green for the two sofas outside the pool house, and a softly textured bright peacock blue for the chairs around the spa and the club chairs in front of the fireplace.

Next, we loaded up on whimsical outdoor throw pillows with beautiful details like woven fronts, ‘frog’ style rope closures, and textural crewel work in the shape of a playful octopus. 

Our dining spaces and intimate seating arrangements were grounded with colorful water inspired outdoor area rugs. Extra seating and table space was provided with a sprinkling of garden stools around the spa and lounge chair areas. Accessories like starfish, interesting urns and sculptural pieces finish off our playful scheme. To help it all come alive, the addition of hot pink geraniums and flowy, mini petunias add a bit of contrast, and the tall feathery palms put the finishing touch on our bright tropical poolside oasis!