Bright, cheerful and childproof was the Schmidts’ goal for a bedroom designed with their grandnieces in mind. Beds dressed in turquoise and white, a window seat offering toy storage, whimsical artwork and a bright turquoise wall all offer a cheerful welcome.
White subway and penny tiles keep this bathroom neutral so it will grow with the grandnieces as they do. An aqua and white architectural fragment hung on the wall and a turquoise bathmat add a touch of color.
Two conversation groups shaded by umbrellas offer casual relaxation near an 11-by-13-foot spa pool equipped with pressurized jets that can be turned on to recirculate warm water.
Up two steps from the patio is a brick-floored screened porch that continues the garden views. Two long-loved wicker chairs are given new life with indoor-outdoor cushions embellished with embroidered dragonflies, a symbol of the owner’s interior design business,
Dragonfly Interiors. Wood composite dining chairs with colorful cushions are Pottery Barn finds.