Outdoor Escapes: Eternal Summer

Photography: Med Dement

About six months ago, the homeowners in this North Chattanooga home decided that their pool area needed an update. Dolores Wolfe, of Wolfe Studio Interiors, prescribed a full refurbishing and set to work at recreating the space. “I wanted to improve the look of the whole area so the owners would want to go out there and enjoy it again!” Wolfe says. “They love entertaining, and I wanted the pool to be a place to have friends over.”

The space was designed to have multiple resting points, incorporating the landscape with areas of shade and sun, spaces for sitting and standing and even an upstairs balcony for retreat—accessed by a spiral staircase at the corner of the pool.

Bill Worley of Bill Worley Construction replaced the deck across the back of the house with Trex flooring and added a roof extension and guttering to the pavilion to fix a rain problem. The extended roof did the trick to keep guests perfectly dry in the rain, while keeping all sides of the pavilion open. Under the pavilion, Wolfe arranged a low seating area around a new brick fireplace that the family loves to use when entertaining. She also placed another high-top table near the pool to create another resting place for refreshments and conversation.

Builder: Bill Worley Construction | Designer: Dolores Wolfe, Wolfe Studio Interiors | Furnishings: The Patio Shop | Pool Care: Squidworks Pools | Landscaping: Home & Lawn Care Services, Inc. | Lighting: Ferguson

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