Mix and Match
“In both the pool house and the main house, we’ve included the high, the low, the casual, the dressy, the contemporary, and the antique. It’s what I love about style—that we can bring in such a mix of things in a way that makes the special pieces feel even more special,” explains designer Suzanne Kasler in Sophisticated Simplicity. Turn an enclosed porch into a summer oasis. Select classic colors like blue and white and add a twist of fun. The paisley upholstery on these wicker chairs pairs nicely with the bold nautical striped rug. A bronze branch chandelier brings the outside views in, as do the understated ferns. And why let your design books collect dust on your shelf? Instead mix them in with antiques and pottery to create an uncluttered but welcoming space.