As summer is winding down, it’s time to spend those final days relaxing beside the water, either by the pool or at the shore. For this feature, we want to highlight a colorful coastal pool house designed by St. Louis design firm, Karr Bick.
The St. Louis home was constructed three years ago. When it came to deciding on the design for the pool house, the owners wanted something to complement the setting – bright, playful and coastal.
With that in mind, they set out to find an appropriate color scheme and appliances to match. They decided to go with Elmira Stove Works Northstar collection in Robin’s Egg Blue.
“We were debating between having the color represented in the cabinetry or in the appliances itself. Once we saw the Elmira appliances, we knew this was the direction we wanted to go with the design,” said Jenny Rausch, owner of Karr Bick. “Overall, we wanted the space to be a departure from the traditional, formal design in the main house.”
According to Jenny, the pool house has been the most popular image on their website, and it’s easy to see why. It brings in tranquil summer vibes as the days draw shorter to end the season.
Feeling inspired by this design? Here are some other tips to channel that summer vibe year-round:
Hues of Blue. Adding a hint of blue will invite a calming color palette to the space reminiscent of the ocean. Don’t be afraid to mix it up by using multiple shades.
A dose of color. Minimalist styling is seen everywhere these days, but that doesn’t mean your kitchen needs to be all white all the time. Try infusing some colorful minimalism with subtle pops of bold color, as beautifully demonstrated by Karr Bick’s design.
Natural Elements. Bringing a bit of the outdoors inside will definitely help your kitchen feel more like summer. For the green thumbs out there, having a mini herb garden in your kitchen window is the perfect way to have the best of both worlds. Incorporating plants, faux plants or having an unobstructed view outdoors are all ways to keep a fun outdoor element in your home all year round.
As the summer season winds down, you don’t have to miss that warm weather feeling for long if you add accents of it to your design. Check out our website, for more bold colored appliances in the Northstar collection, including new Tropical Blue!