Before & After: Transforming a Small Pool House into a Stylish Retreat

CEO Khai Intela
It’s always exciting to witness the amazing transformation of a small space. And when that space is located next to a swimming pool, the enjoyment increases exponentially. In this article, we will delve into the...

Backyard with small pool house interior design It’s always exciting to witness the amazing transformation of a small space. And when that space is located next to a swimming pool, the enjoyment increases exponentially. In this article, we will delve into the captivating design journey of a small pool house with a bathroom. What started as a plain and uninspiring space soon blossomed into a remarkable retreat. Read on to discover the stunning reveal!

The Challenge: Creating a Functional Small Pool House With a Bathroom

After losing their home in the devastating 2019 wildfires, the client was determined to restore it to its former glory with a stunning new design. They constructed a brand new, eco-friendly, fireproof property that offered breathtaking views. The backyard featured a small pool house overlooking picturesque vineyards. While the setting was beautiful, the interior design needed to be perfected. The designer faced several challenges, including:

  • Creating a functional layout that maximizes the limited pool house floor space.
  • Designing a stylish living space that can also serve as a guest bedroom when needed.
  • Incorporating a convertible game table while maintaining a cohesive interior design style.
  • Providing sufficient seating for hosting small gatherings.
  • Building the design around the theme of "Baja California" to align with the Agave farm environment.

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Backyard Small Pool House Ideas & Inspiration

Pool house inspiration gallery Small pool houses are a fantastic way to elevate the backyard and provide an additional area for relaxation. In this case, the client desired a beachy-style interior design - something between a cozy studio and a cabana-style retreat. Their inspirational gallery showcased cozy setups with a contemporary and comfortable feel, incorporating rustic and global influences.

Small Pool House Designs & Moodboard

Small pool house designs Backyard small pool house design by Decorilla During the design process, the clients further defined their vision, drawing inspiration from the concept of an Agave farm with small artisanal production. They envisioned the property hosting gatherings, farm-to-table events, tequila tastings, and even farm stays. The Decorilla team proposed two well-suited designers, and after reviewing moodboards and ideas, the client chose to proceed with Noraina Aina.

Decorilla moodboard for a small pool house with a bathroom Decorilla moodboard for a small pool house with a bathroom Noraina's ideas centered around a bright, fresh, and organic studio design with clearly defined zones. This concept perfectly aligned with the client's vision - a breezy neutral base with strategic pops of color. The goal was to create a space where the family and guests could rest, rejuvenate, and come together while enjoying the warmth and sunshine. The moodboard vividly depicted a welcoming, relaxing, and stylish room.

Small Pool House Interior Design Results

Backyard small pool house ideas with a bathroom Small pool house interior design - Decorilla 3D rendering The combination of white walls and abundant wood provided the perfect canvas for versatile and sophisticated decor solutions. The chosen theme, "Baja California," was brought to life through layered patterns and subtle pops of color. The built-in bench under the window added a rustic touch and provided extra seating for gatherings.

Small pool house interior design - Decorilla 3D rendering Small pool house interior design - Decorilla 3D rendering Lightweight rattan armchairs were chosen as a practical and stylish addition that enhanced the ethnic theme. The white structure surrounding the sleeper couch offered discreet storage and created a distinct sleepover area without disrupting the overall harmony of the house.

Small pool house designs Small pool house interior with a kitchenette - Decorilla 3D rendering The kitchen layout complemented the seating area, forming a cohesive and visually appealing space. Wood panels and cabinet fronts brought warmth and unity to the design.

Pool House Bathroom

Pool house bathroom design by Decorilla Pool house bathroom design - Decorilla 3D rendering The subtle theme continued inside the pool house bathroom. A vibrant blue accent wall and elegant burnished brass lighting sconces added a touch of vibrancy. Rattan details on the vanity and an eclectic rug further enhanced the theme. The tile pattern medley added visual dynamics to the otherwise streamlined white bathroom.

Online Shopping List

Shopping list for a small pool house with a bathroom Convenient shopping list by Decorilla Decorilla offers a unique interior design experience, with an extensive team of experienced professionals dedicated to tailoring results to your vision and lifestyle. Clients have full control over each step of the project, and 3D visualizations provide a glimpse of the finished product. The custom shopping list even grants access to substantial discounts on furniture and decor, delivered by a white glove concierge service.

Top Picks for a Small Pool House Interior

Summer is just around the corner, and if you have your own small pool house, it's time to create a relaxing and enjoyable space. Here are a few top picks from this project to get you started:

  1. Area Rug
  2. Wicker Armchair
  3. Lift-top Coffee Table
  4. Floating Shelves
  5. Pendant Light
  6. Wall Art
  7. Potted Succulent

Looking for Stylish, Custom Small Pool House Ideas?

Take control of your project with the assistance of dedicated professional designers. Schedule a Free Interior Design Consultation with Decorilla to get started on creating your dream small pool house retreat!

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