Tour the Most Relaxing Backyard Retreat We’ve Seen

Tour the Most Relaxing Backyard Retreat We’ve Seen

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.

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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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    For even more exterior inspiration, make sure you're following our Outdoor Spaces board on Pinterest.

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