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Poolside

we're expecting a high temperature of 92 degrees here today! we've already discussed dressing to beat the heat but today i've got one simple wish: a pool! there's no better way to cool off on a sweltering summer day... and as these examples prove, they can be très chic to boot!

i'd even settle for a shady outdoor nook...

how are you keeping cool these days?

29 comments:

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

well unfortunatly i'm stuck inside for work all week - but weekend i'm right on the water! - beach, boating, pool - water water water :o) which means tan tan tan :o)

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Maddy said...

I'm also stuck inside most day, but an ice cold frappucino usually does the trick for me ;o)

Sweet Southern Prep said...

These pools are amazing. I would love to have one in my backyard. I would be in it right now! As for the second to last image, two families I babysat, had almost this exact same pool with decor, in their backyards. Loved them!

Tamara Nicole said...

Ooooh I'd take any of those! Lol and I'm jealous of your heat, here it'll be maybe 68. That's Seattle for ya! Show me the sun:-)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I was in NYC last August and boy oh boy was it hot! I felt like making out al la Carrie and the girls circa. series 4 and hitting up a cool rooftop pool! Haha.

Dallas Shaw said...

ashley- she's a genious

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

I have a ridiculous habit of looking at almost every outdoor space and configuring in my head how one could put a pool there. Seriously, the tiniest yard or the most industrial of rooftops are no obstacle for my imagination...Must.Have.Pools.

ceo said...

frozen yogurt is how I stay cool... but those pools are to die for
xxx
CEO

Miss K said...

I'd die to be poolside right now instead of at my work desk, sigh.

Andrea said...

Yes, please, I need to be epool side too. It is scorching hot here in NYC today, def has to be in the 90's. Great images!

xx

PS- Im hosting a fun summer wardrobe giveaway today. Hope you stop by!

Shannon King said...

I totally want to buy one of those houses with a gorgeous pool when I'm older! xx

Café Bellini said...

A pool would be great - I wouldn't say no to some of these houses!

Averill said...

I'd kill to have ANY of those pools in my backyard right about now...it's HAWT.

Happenstance said...

Loving the third photo down with the surrounding lawn. The best combo ever ... pool/lawn:)

Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

Unfortunately it's not glamorous! Living in a Southern California desert in the summer means over 100 degrees regularly, and THAT means hibernating inside with the a/c and the shades drawn. ;) Pools are good, but only if shaded. Good luck handling that heat, and humidity. At least I don't have the latter!

A Casa da Vá said...

i would so love to have a pool... see as i grew up in Rio de Janeiro i had pool and beach as daily options to go through the whole year (since it is hot during the whole year) - oh boy i miss that lifestyle! why we appreciate things when we don't have them anymore?

Ashley said...

I;m not! I thought I was going to literally melt today, nyc is sooo humid. I would love to be lounging by one of the gorgeous pools right now, SIGH.

xoxo, Ashley

Lauren and Jennifer said...

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CHANTELLE said...

stunning images :) especially the first, makes me miss summer so much! although winter's my favourite <3

*b* said...

Beautiful images!! Love all of these, it's hot in London too and pools are few and far between here!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

ooh I feel like jumping right into these!!!

Persis Shah said...

i keep cool by sitting in my a/c office all day long and blogging from there =) but i wouldn't mind swapping my current seat with one of them lovely sun beds too =)

Persis

Emily said...

I hear you! it's hot here in boston too. Great article on Camilla's blog! Lucky you getting to work with Jonathan Adler. I am jealous :)

My Republic of Fashion said...

I want those pools! Even though its not hot enough for them in Ireland. Oh well!SarahD:)

Things That Inspire said...

Love this post...I am working on a pool post too (started before I found your blog this morning). It was a reader request, and it seemed like such a natural fit given the sweltering temperatures...

Love your blog, it is always a great thing to find a new source of inspiration!

Angela Harris said...

Oh how I wish I had a pool or even knew someone who had a pool :)Such lovely photos!

Down and Out Chic said...

oh what i wouldn't give to be beside the pool. we've been well into the 90's for a few weeks here in athens and it is hot, hot, hot!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Such lovely places! I'll take the place from Martha Stewart. It looks divine!

pve design said...

I am staying cool by stepping outside to feel the heat, then I go back inside and say ahh, cool here!~
I love the summer and all your images are stunning.
Any one would please me....now!
pve