Swedish designer Isabelle Dahlin of Los Angeles furniture and design boutique DeKor LA was given free reign when her clients approached her to renovate their garage and backyard into a more useable space for their growing family. Armed with a familiarity with Dahlin’s store and her own home which had been featured online, the couple was able to fully trust the designer to execute their vision of a lusciously landscaped backyard and comfortable pool house perfect for entertaining.
Tour the Most Relaxing Backyard Retreat We’ve Seen
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The trio’s main goal was to decorate the space with a sense of whimsy and a dash of edge.
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West Elm Capiz Shell Pendant ($149)
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In a little over a year, from move in to completion, Dahlin renovated and furnished the garage adding windows, doors, collected furnishings, unusual objects, and decorative accessories sourced mainly from her own Los Angeles store.
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Overstock Glass Top Coffee Table ($170)
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deKor Light Wood Swing ($235)
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Tappan Collective Black Basalt by Molly Berman ($160)
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Belle Maison Francaise Napolean Wingback Chair ($1785)
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deKor Kilim Pouf ( Price pon request)
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Restoration Hardware Dutch Industrial Media Console ($1695)
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A well-designed pool house is nothing without a pool, so to capitalize on the tranquil backyard and create a relaxing environment for entertaining, the group opted to install an exterior dining area complete with outdoor fireplace and landscaped pergola, as well as a mosaic tiled pool to coordinate with the home’s existing style and architecture.
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Swimmers themselves, who have a young son who loves to splash, Dahlin’s clients couldn’t be happier with their new backyard and surroundings.
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