Retractable fabric adds another level of shade to the dining space. Because it sits just across from the pool, this refreshing area also comes with views of the water fountain and tiled accent wall.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
David Hockney's 1978 artwork "Swimming Pool with Reflection" inspired this California-cool bathroom at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Watery-blue glass mosaic tile spills down the shower wall and out onto the concrete-gray tile floor, appearing to puddle. The custom back-painted glass vanity floats on the blue walls and is anchored by a chrome Kohler faucet, adding a modern sophistication to this fun space perfect for a young boy.
Pool and landscape lighting give a luxurious glow to this tropical swimming pool design. The deep blue of the pool pops against the neutral tones in the landscaping. Small tile structures in the pool support water features, giving the pool a feel of motion. Palm trees complete the oasis vibe and add color to the space.
A pool fountain highlighting the vibrant colors of its diverse tile surfacing makes a bold centerpiece in this pool design that is further enhanced by the lush green border hedge, flowering plants and rainbow hued decorative poles.
Holographic pool tile shines above the negative edges of this pool, catching the eye with sparks of color. A natural rock retaining wall ties over the pool with a built in waterfall feature flowing into the pool. A desert inspired planted section separates the pool wall from the second tier retaining wall with neutral concrete blocks and black fencing.
This exciting and majestic negative edge pool is truly an extension of the interior of this residence. The wide, see through, horizontal family room fireplace is enjoyed by all pool visitors. The pool and built in spa is surrounded by an expansive, self-draining, 2 foot by 2 foot, exposed aggregate patio. Fire pots frame each side of the pool and descending steps.
Open archways lead from the covered patio out onto the marble tile pool deck. Tile stepping stones create a pathway in the water for a unique pool design. Turquoise throw pillows give the patio chairs a dash of color, and potted trees embellish every column.
The bottom of the wading pool gets an incredible mosaic tile design with jewel-rich colors. The exotic setting, inspired by Versace's mansion, is continued via columns, more mosaic designs and palm trees.
As a personal retreat or for entertaining, the outdoor areas of this Arizona home offer an inspired living space. Framed by the mountain views and lush desert landscape, the double negative edged pool and spa are the perfect spot to relax. Flower beds inset into the patio offer color and life to the space.
A swimming pool serves as both a recreational feature and a stunning visual element in this private backyard oasis that accents the architectural design (notice the double mosaic tile walls at the far end of the pool).