If you’ve ever dreamt of sipping cocktails around a pool in the quintessential 50’s style of a Slim Aarons photograph, then you’ll need a suitably elegant pool pavilion to provide the perfect backdrop.
Whether Palladian-inspired with columns or with a hint of Chinese Chippendale style, it will be open to the warm summer breezes but will preferably also feature an outdoor fireplace for those glamorous evening soirées.
It should be decorated with furniture and clever fabrics that ooze elegance whilst being designed to withstand outdoor living—rattan furniture is a perfect choice with equal parts practicality and style. A rattan or chinoiserie-style bar cart would complete the look.
And if your pool pavilion happens to be pink, then I’d say you’re ready for your photoshoot . . . —Louise
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