• Gauzy curtains give the pool area a breezy tropical feel in a Florida house decorated by Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman.
  • At a family vacation home on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, designer Sally Markham outfitted a poolside perch with Cuba lounge chairs from Mecox.
  • An all-natural swimming pool in the backyard of a geothermal house. Design: Chris Rawlings
  • At a serene poolside in a Florida house decorated by Robin Bell, a little whimsy (those blue and white striped cushions) meets a little formality (those matched palms) in tropical perfection
  • To give the pool terrace of an English-style house in Houston, Texas, a serene, orderly feel, designer Ginger Barber used clean-lined Janus et Cie furniture.
  • The pool is on an axis with the master bedroom in a Vero Beach, Florida, house. Design: Tom Scheerer
  • A concrete channel connects a spa and swimming pool that echo the roofline of furniture designer John Houshmand's house in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
  • In designer Ken Fulk's St. Helena, California, ranch, an underwater bench runs the length of the 45-foot pool, making it easier for dogs to get in and out, or people to lounge.
  • Vietnamese urns from East Hampton Gardens frame a view of the pool in designer Jill Morris's New Jersey house.
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  • English Garden
  • The pool of an Ojai, California house. Design: Molly Isaksen Interiors. Architecture: Nolan, Walmsley & Associates
  • A guest room opens out to the pool in a Hamptons house designed by Form Architecture + Interiors.
  • A little whimsy (those blue and white striped cushions) meets a little formality (those matched palms) in tropical perfection.
  • Pool view from master bedroom
  • At a Southern California house decorated by Michael S. Smith, the homeowners can stretch out by the pool on Michael Taylor's Montecito Sun Chaises, under an orange Sunbrella umbrella.
  • Designer Ruthie Sommers's house was once part of a large Los Angeles estate.
  • Opening off the family room in a Hawaiian house decorated by Douglas Durkin and Greg Elich, a poolside lanai is furnished with reclaimed teak chairs and tables.
  • Walters Wicker Castillo chaises are set against a wall of ficus.
  • Indoor-Outdoor pool