What’s your favourite season? Mine is definitely summer. I love the long days and the warm evenings, the sundresses and sandals.

To get me through the wet and cold of winter, I love to imagine myself poolside. Not that I own a pool myself, mind you…

But let’s dream together for a moment: imagine the shade of a eucalyptus, a hammock suspended from its branches. The shadows of the tree bend over the sparkling light of a small tiled pool. Thick terry towels abound, as do deck chairs and lemonade. We stay out here all afternoon. And why not into the evening, too? I’ll mix up the margaritas and you bring the music. It’s a party, poolside!

 A pool and a pool house. Why would you even need to leave home?

Here’s a clever way to use a narrow backyard: forget the grass and opt for a small pool instead.

Another inviting pool house, this one twinkling and ready for our evening party.

If you’re not in the mood for guests, suspend a hammock over the pool and loll away the day.

For more pool inspiration, backstroke on over to my Pinterest board.

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1. Pinterest 2. Traditional Home 3. My Paradissi

4. Houzz 5. My Paradissi

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