Poolside PARADISE
Outdoor Living|Backyard & Outdoor Living #50
Step into this divine outdoor space and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a luxury boutique resort
Carrol Baker
Each aspect of this project, from the pool to the outdoor shower, conversation pit, alfresco spaces and poolside loungers, works harmoniously together, creating a relaxed coastal vibe.

When the project was finished, Denise Staffa, creative director from Outside In, described it as resort style and modern with clean lines. Overall, the final result exceeded the owners’ expectations. “The family were beyond thrilled with the outcome,” she says.

It’s easy to see why as there is much to admire. Adjacent to the covered alfresco space, with a Cabo dining table and chairs from Globewest, is the top deck area of the pool. The wall is clad with vertical timber battens and faux greenery, which softens the space and adds another layer of interest to the rendered wall.

The raised swimming pool by Ocean Blu Pools is the star of the show, shimmering in the afternoon sunshine. Given its elevated position and strong clean lines, it forms a dramatic presence. Elegant porcelain paving was chosen for the pool area — it’s slip-resistant, durable and doesn’t require sealing.

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