A Poolside "Staycation"

by Natalie Weinstein

The first round of decorating began in the main home’s kitchen and family room. Soft greys and beiges with crisp white moldings and bookcases enhance the ideal place for this young family to congregate.

What could be better than having the comforts of your own home while escaping the cares of the world by a pool and in a pool house with every amenity including your own kitchen, changing room, bath, T.V., comfy seating and fireplace?

The kitchen/eating area looking out on the backyard and pool was designed with practicality in mind incorporating a casual wood table top, easy to clean chair seats and rug and plenty of space for ­highchair and riding toys.

This perfect hang-out and get-away is in this family’s own backyard. The lovely North Shore home of an adorable couple with two children under the age of three, has the added bonus of a backyard pool house. The added bonus, for me, was the bright and beautiful young mom whose input and cooperation made this second round of decorating (the first was the kitchen and family room of the main house) so much fun.

The pool house feeling and color scheme was light, white and bright, with touches of soft grays and navies. The fabrics were treated and the rug was selected, both for durability and a fun element. There will be lots of activity around the pool during the summer with other young families and friends – but this pool house will be a go-to-destination all year ‘round.

The new cabana pool house, adjacent to the main residence, designed for all weather enjoyment, boasts a contemporary hologram fireplace with a large screen T.V., kitchen and bath.

Here’s what this client had to say about it: “Natalie Weinstein and her team at Natalie Weinstein Design Associates have been an extreme pleasure to work with. Natalie has helped guide me through the design process on several projects within our home with the most recent being our summer pool cabana. We knew the cabana was going to be a big project so we reached out to Natalie for her expertise in interior design to help in creating the perfect summer spot for fun and relaxation. Natalie and her team laid out every design detail with us and made the design process exciting and enjoyable. We are so happy with the way the space has turned out and know that it would not have been possible without the help of Natalie and her team. Thank you!”