#40: John's Nautical Pool House

#40: John's Nautical Pool House

Mar 30, 2006

Name: John
Location: Los Angeles CA
Size: 400 Sq/ft Pool House

Favorite resource:

Hiring a professional interior designer and space planner for an assessment and constructive criticism—problem solving done fast! Then, use their feedback to score the finds at Pasadena Rose Bowl yourself.

What inspired you?

Being a BIG lover of anything-nautical art deco and 1930's, I knew I was in ship-shape when I broke ground on this Hollywood Pool House. Gorgeous blue, gray and white roman shades from the former Interior Designer tenant, helped set sail the precious cargo. He assisted me by placing everything on deck. Now a wake of furniture and accessories speak of my travels throughout the high seas.

The high, bright-white ceiling balances the look and the painted room border streamlines this fun yet sensual space. I love daydreaming at the desk and gazing out over the glistening blue pool.

Design Tip:

In a small space, everyday things need to serve double-duty: Desk trays need to be used as cocktail servers. Chairs used for nightstands. Decorative bowls can be pulled off the display shelf when guests arrive to hold ice, bread, flowers or champagne. Also, rip out the closets and install floor to ceiling shelving to store your gear.

Every single corner and wall does not need occupation, open seas can be inspiring!

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