5.06.2008

Garages Are So Overrated.....

When you can turn it into a pool house instead!!! Okay, first off I know I have been M.I.A. and I apologize. Hopefully one or two of you still read this occasionally. Maybe it is because on my days off I am by the pool instead of in front of the computer. Which inspired this post....

The backyard that first inspired me, featured in both C Magazine and Bazaar (I threw out both mags but I believe Mary McDonald or Ruthie Sommers decorated the home this pool belongs to). A lot of homes in LA that were built in the '20s have detached garages.... so I love this conversion and it is so much better than a musty garage! 


Tia Zoldan featured In Cottage Living

Cottage Living has a major crush on Tia Zoldan and so do I! She has a fabulous eye and great taste. Aside from living in the same neighborhood, we share a love for starting with white walls/sofas and letting accents be your pop of color. Changing throw pillows is a hobby! But back to the post....

Cottage Living featured Zoldan's backyard (her third appearance in the mag) and it brought me back to the pool house/garage idea.  (It also includes some great recipes for a backyard bash, I'm dying to try the Southern Godfather recipe.......it sounds like a great cocktail).

I love the chairs and umbrellas!



My favorite combination of colors....

Tia you are going places! I can't wait for your website to be up and running. If I run into you on Larchmont and invite myself to your next poolside soiree, don't think I'm a wierdo, haaa :)



5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm thinking of volunteering to build her Web site just so that I can look at it, haha. I join you in shameless crushing.

love your blog, BTW!

Jessica Claire said...

gorgeous shots!

where is that bombay and coral colour combo photo from?

I'd love to see it full size!

Anonymous said...

I love Tia too. Just wondering if the article expressly mentioned that she converted her garage?

style & grace said...

Anon- Yes it did, on pg. 94 in the latest Cottage Living......

Anonymous said...

Her website is finally up!!!