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Los Angeles Design Blog | Material Girls | LA Interior Design » The Pool is in the House

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It seems a bit fantasy, yet an architectural delight: having a pool in the house! Not a generic indoor pool, but a dramatic scape to a living room, bedroom, or bathroom. Common it may be to have an interior courtyard pool, yet many flow right into the house and beyond…

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Right in the middle of a living room! (This one is actually situated between a living room, dining room, and staircase – guess there’s never not an excuse for a dip in the pool when it’s that accessible!) Image via Coco + Kelley’s “Room of the Week Feature”

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In the bathroom, like a moat to the tub…I would definitely love this set up!

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The indoor/outdoor room, with the convenience of having part of the inside of the house.

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An interior wading pool creates a symmetry to exterior double endless pools.

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Indoor/outdoor living is a luxury in some climates, having the privacy of a courtyard pool and a living room that completely opens up to a pool is pure bliss.

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This is producer Jerry Weintraub’s bedroom that was featured in Architectural Digest magazine. Doesn’t seem safe to have a pool this close to a bed, but the architectural elements are intriguing.

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Still loving the concept of a pool in a bathroom, this one extends beyond to the outside.

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And another…

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Perhaps a tropical vacation house could not be without the indoor / outdoor pool concept.

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While it’s mainly an outdoor pool, a courtyard pool that is completely open to the interiors is truly an extension of the home.

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When I was in design school, one of the design studio projects was to create a 1,000 sq ft home – this is the house I designed with the concept of indoor/outdoor living as an extension of the home. I included the idea of a lap pool jutting into the side of the house, side by side with the fireplace in the living room. The idea reminds me a bit of the very first image I posted (the pool merging with the interiors of the house).

All images via Pinterest.

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1 Comments to 'The Pool is in the House'

celebrity interior designer 12 Jun 13 at 8:21 am

Not a generic indoor pool, but a dramatic scape to a living room, bedroom, or bathroom. Doesn’t seem safe to have a pool this close to a bed, but the architectural elements are intriguing.All this blog is amazing.

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