his & her pools?
Lake Como, Italy
I have a little challenge in front of me...doing something with a
large barren flagstone courtyard leading out to an immense back garden
with a free-form pool.
the almost square space is surrounded on 3 sides by our soft contemporary house.
at the open end of the space there is a open pergola running across the top & making
a walkway around the right side of the back of the house.
I'm thinking hacienda-looking, tons of large pots, painted black perhaps,
with a center rustic table & some chairs with cushions.
this area can be seen from all 3 rooms surrounding the courtyard, of course,
so it needs to be inviting & comfortable.
major problem, in summer it is a furnace out there.
act like money is no object...
what would you do to this space?
(if you can visualize it with the tiny bit of info I've provided).