Garden Gallery: A Southern Garden Poolhouse

A souther garden pool house

This pool house could make me actually want a pool.  I am lusting over the refined details and the simultaneous simplicity.  The structure was created by the architectural firm Henry Sprott Long and Associates and the interiors where done by Phoebe Howard.

When I see lovely projects like this featured in magazines, it always makes me wonder — who did the garden?  Was the designer not listed because their wasn’t one? Did the interior designer or architect do the garden design?  Because if they did, I would sure like to know that these people also have that talent.  Or was it just that for some reason, mentioning the garden designer is just simply (too often) forgotten?

images from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles and  found via A life’s Design (where you can see more fantastic photos of the interior).

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Susan on July 8, 2011 at 9:27 am

    The pool house is both beautiful and charming…love it! Yes, and who did the garden?

  2. Dear Polia on July 24, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I agree! They need to credit all the trades involved. Beautiful project!

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