I always look forward to spending time with my family on summer weekends. The pool house becomes an adaptable space that we all use, and when I open the French doors to catch a cross breeze, it means summer has arrived. The boys do a lot of their reading or listen to music there in the warmer months, and it’s also a lovely place to simply sit and enjoy a moment of peace in the morning.
White furnishings and rattan help keep the interior cool, but when it comes to decor, the key is to treat a pool house like you would any room by accessorizing it with beautiful finishing touches. The beachy accessories in my collection are ideal for adding character. The AERIN Ivory Linen Wood Serving Tray has a causal feel for coastal entertaining. Add a Blue Swirl Glass Carafe of lemonade and fill a Gold Banded Ceramic Bowl with potato chips for guests and their children. The AERIN Sea Urchin Match Striker is another perfect addition; come evening I often light a few candles if we’ve invited friends over—it creates an inviting place for pre-dinner drinks.
Photography by Simon Upton