It was in a rawther blasé fashion that I flipped through the latest issue of House Beautiful. I was disappointed that the hardly-glossy, much-more-newspaper-y paper which had been (noticeably) used for the first time for the prior issue had been used again, thus suggesting a permanent switch (downgrade) rather than an isolated glitch. House Beautiful having to bootstrap-it to compensate for blah-blah-blah doesn’t exactly enliven the spirit, you know?
And for two, nothing in the (flat) pages really caught my eye. That was until I flipped to a pool house designed by Lindsey Lane.
Well, hello there, perfectly inviting pool-adjacent splendor-den!
Sure, I’m a sucker for blue and white, but it’s more than that.
It takes a particular skill to pull off a look, a vibe, without it looking too try-hard, theme-y, or obvious. Lindsey Lane, IMHO, has said skill.
The house (to which the pool house belongs) is unapologetically Palm Beach, and yet it still manages to surprise, and to feel fresh and timeless. Maybe it’s the fact that the home practices a careful balance of bold patterns and preppy colors with subdued rooms awash with neutrals. It’s equal parts stimulating as it is serene. Peep it below and tell me if you agree: