What's Under Foot

September 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Tile Spa Dam WallDeco Tile and Tahoe Blue Pebble with Teal Glass floor surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the summer I've been working with a client that's in construction but a bit different then restaurant construction, something we can all appreciate, especially living here in the Sacramento Valley with our hot weather - Pool Time Pool & Spa. I spent my time with them photographing beautiful pools - I know, what a tough gig - and then creating a new brand image starting with their web site and Houzz account.  Today we launched the new site.

 

What was interesting to me of course were the similarities I found with materials that made up the hard surfaces, just like with The Bar at Morgan's On Main project.  This past week for The Bar we've been installing the flooring - tile was first, hardwood floors and epoxy flooring (a multi layer process of sand and resin made up of prepolymers and polymers).

 

Pool StepsCamaroon Black Pebble Floor with Abalone Shells. For the pool surfaces materials can include tile, glass, pebbles and mini pebbles (to replicate sand for a beach entrance into a pool) and one pool even had abalone shell.

 

Surrounding the pool can be anything from stamped concrete, bluestone, marble, granite and brick - sound familiar?

 

Copper Pot Water FeatureRepetitive line up of small water falls.

I love using lighting as a special feature in my spaces, the cherry on top if you will or "surprise" look at me aren't I fabulous.  For the pool it's the water feature.  These beauty's take on a life of there own with the constant flow of water running over their surfaces - copper, steel, rock, stone - you name it, it's probably found it's way to a water feature.

 

Just like in The Bar, pool surfaces take you from one area to another, allow for our feet to experience varying palpable textures, upon connection produce sound, and visually lets your space tell a story.

 

Beach EntryMini pebbles used to create sand to give this pool a beach entrance.

 

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