If ever you needed an excuse to vacation, let these luxury pools be it! In search for a Summer pick-me-up, we found over 10 pools that are beyond breathtaking. Located in tropical places like Bali, Hawaii, and Greece, these pools showcase the beauty of their surroundings. Whether you need a little cyber break, inspiration for your next trip, or ideas for your own backyard oasis, let these stunners lead the way.
Summer might be winding down but it isn't over yet! The "end of season" sales are in full swing, and that means you can score everything you need to entertain guests on a budget. In other words, it's a perfect time to throw a party! Between colorful place settings and versatile touches we found party essentials that feel like steals. While we can't promise an endless Summer, we can assure you prices that will make you want it to last forever. So, get those invites out and that menu ready; you have some shopping to do!
With the lines blurring between outdoor and indoor decor, now's the time to get creative with your boundaries. By using your outdoor pieces indoors, you can add unique and unexpected style. Even better: shop the pieces at the end of the season, and you can score them on sale! Keep reading to see a dozen of our favorites.
— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb
You don't need an expensive resort vacation to experience that relaxing "getaway" feeling — you can channel the same luxurious atmosphere by decorating your outdoor space like a five-star hotel. By choosing smart, classic pieces and elegant accents, you'll create a vacation vibe right in your own backyard. Shop these rich pieces for a patio that's perfectly posh.
— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb
When the editors of Pottery Barn's Inside & Out blog challenged me to style some of their new outdoor accessories at home, I knew my barren yard would be put to the test. I'd been aching to create an outdoor space where I could sip cocktails while catching up with friends, but my commitment-phobe tendencies always ruled out traditional dining sets or gigantic loungers. Small, dispersed trees in my yard made stringing lights nearly impossible. I started with four leather Mexican patio chairs and an unflattering floodlight, but with the help of some accessories and simple styling tricks, I managed to turn my outdoor fantasy into a reality. Keep reading for tips on how to tackle this in just a day!
While Summer is the perfect season for indulging in fun-filled barbecues and festive outdoor dinners, it seems as though this sweet season always draws to an end much too quickly. Before Labor Day comes and goes, you owe it to yourself to cram in a few more Summer bashes. With that in mind, we're bringing you 12 essential items to make your end-of-Summer party the best one yet! From lighting to signage, tablescapes to lawn decor, we've got everything you need to throw the ulitmate outdoor fete.
While we all dream of far-off destinations, sometimes it's just not in the cards, especially this late into the Summer season. Instead, why not let some of the world's most gorgeous vacation destinations serve as inspiration for your staycation? Today, we're cribbing notes from the incredibly gorgeous Taj Exotica Resort and Spa in the Maldives. See how you can capture this look on your own patio or poolside.
I think that Sweden is the only country where you can rent your own floating sauna and go down the sea canals of the capital, Stockholm. Last year I spotted hi-tech and cool-looking little cultural saunas scattered around the city of Turku in Finland (on and off the river), but this sauna party certainly beats it!
Creative thinking! This must be lots of fun on a warm sunny day. . .
Were you wowed this weekend at the Olympics opening ceremony by the flower-like Olympics cauldron? Created by London-based designer Thomas Heatherwick, the cauldron was truly a stunner. Keep reading to learn more about how it was created, as well as what will happen to it after the Olympic Games. We've also rounded up nine totally design-worthy fire cauldrons (on a much smaller scale) that will help you keep the flame burning all Summer long at your home.
- We're in love with the selections from Colonel! — Remodelista
- Sixteen tips for hosting a pool party — Real Simple
- Ten ways to boost your home's resale value — Houzz
- The seven most expensive houses in the world — Stylelist Home
- Porch and patio decorating tips — Country Living
- The most expensive on-the-market homes in London — Curbed