Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mosaic Monday: Bunny Williams' Pool House








Oh, has it ever been hot here in New Jersey.  Mid- to high-nineties for the past four or five days, with 90's predicted for the next week.  And yet, I think we have been the lucky ones.  I know that the south and the midwest have had temps in the 100's, and the mid-Atlantic states had terrible storms over the weekend.  I hope and pray all of our blogging friends have been safe!  For those of you who have been suffering the heat and wind and rain, here is a little respite for you, courtesy of Mosaic Monday.

My husband and I visited several beautiful gardens in Connecticut last weekend, including the garden of my all-time favorite interior designer, Bunny Williams.  I thought you might like to see her beautiful pool house and shade garden.  The pool house, built in the Greek Revival style using rustic, bark-covered logs, overlooks some gorgeous Connecticut countryside.  As you can see, it includes a working fireplace, and is decorated with stylish wicker Kooboo chairs and twig furniture.

As you leave the pool house, you can follow the path through the natural garden, which leads to a small pond.  Along the way, there are lots of places to sit and enjoy the cool shade.  Come and sit a while, and enjoy the cool breezes.  :)

Here are the instructions to join today's post:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.

That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.net

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.

38 comments:

  1. What a great property and what an interesting pool
    house. Sorry to hear about the oppressive heat out your way. So much of the country is blistering right now. Hope y'all cool down soon!!

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  2. WOW! That is a pool house? It is incredible! It should be in a movie, it's so spectacular! Enjoy your week! Thanks for sharing your photos and wonderful mosaics!

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  3. Bunny! Yes, that was her name. Of course, I am on a first-name basis with your favorite interior designer. ;> What a beautiful garden she has. I think she's obviously a talented exterior/garden designer as well. I like how much of the exterior just fades away into the shadows of the forest. It looks cool there...

    Hope that you have a good plan for staying cool this week. Watermelon! That works well here.

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  4. Wow, cool pool house. I noticed there are doggie beds, maybe the dogs get to swim too. The grounds are lovely and I love all the cute benches. A lovely place and photos. Thanks for hosting, hope you have a happy 4th of July.

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  5. Bunny William's Pool House!!!! WOWOWOWOW!!! What a beautiful place!

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  6. Hot here too. That pool house is so rustic but glamorous. Daughter getting ready to do one around her pool. I am going to send her over. They had huge rustic stone around their pool. That is where all the plumbing is hidden. Stay cool this week-end.
    QMM

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  7. Quite the rustic pool house; I could feel at home lounging in there. Your photos of the shady places in the garden are cooling just to look at.
    Judith

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  8. WOW! Bunny Williams pool house is a work of art!

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  9. These are beautiful photos, Mary! What a fantastic place to see and visit..

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  10. Hi Mary,

    I didn't know about that garden. Connecticut is only about two hours from where I live, I have to check that out. Your photos are lovely. It's been a bit hotter than usual, but the humidity is quite low so it is easy to tolerate.

    Happy Monday.

    Karen

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  11. Beautiful garden Mary -- and it does look wonderfully cool~ Thank you for hosting and I apologize for linking twice. I thought I did something wrong the first time.

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  12. Such pretty shots. I would love to spend the day visiting there.

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  13. A pool house! how amazing! so reminiscent of another time! I can almost hear the music playing and see ladies and gents lounging on the chairs. What an amazing place. It looks so cool and inviting! Thank you for taking me there! Have a wonderful week.

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  14. What a lovely place, with so many natural elements. It just seems to fit into the landscape so well.

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  15. We have been fortunate to have temps only in the 80's and 90's here in RI so there will be no complaining from me!

    I remember your photos of this garden from last year...absolutely stunning! I will have to try and get to see it in person sometime...If I remember correctly it is only open to the public on special occasions...is that right?

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  16. Your images of the Pool House and grounds are wonderful Such a lovely and tranquil spot. Loved the pool and pathways.

    Yael from www.HomeGardenDiggers.com

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  17. Wow!What a wonderful poolhouse!
    Have a great week,
    Markus

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  18. How beautiful and peaceful. I can just imagine how lovely it would be on a hot summer day.

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  19. Wow, love that pool house. It has such vintage charm. We have been in the 90's here in UT and have been battling wildfires. I feel so bad for those who have lost their homes. Not nearly as bad as CO, but still more than I ever remember. Hopefully we will get some rain soon. I prefer heat over cold so the 90's aren't too bad, but the 100's I don't care for. Thanks for hosting each week.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  20. loved the green..so refreshing..
    so cool!!
    Loui♥

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  21. Beautiful pictures / beautiful collages you show. Wishing you a good day :) Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  22. Bunny knows how to do it right. Her books are like a resort but these photos are incredible. I love all the natural trees, limbs that she incorporates in her work. I am joining in the fun today, thanks for hosting the party. Kathy

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  23. These are gorgeous pictures!! and the pool house is something I would just love to have in my own backyard. What an awesome place!! I LOVE her style.
    Yea we have been in the 100s here and it's so HUMID! Thank you Lord for AC.
    I am joining you today! Thanks for hosting!!
    Hope your days are cooler soon.
    Brenda

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  24. Gorgeous pool house photos.

    Oh, I certainly feel for you up there. My family lives in New Jersey, and my sister was telling me how hot it was. She thought she shouldn't complain to me as I live in SE Texas where we were in the 100s (not to mention the horrendous mosquito population), but I told her hot is hot, and I certainly understand. I always look to her to tell me what gorgeous weather you are all having up in them there hills.

    Have a sweet day full of cool breezes,
    Marianne

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  25. Believe me, w e are experiencing excruciating heat here as well in Virginia,, just so glad we now have our a/c back on!!!! Your photos are so cooling and very sublimely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and for hosting!!!

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  26. It is a beautiful setting. I guess the architecture is gothic but rustic. Valerie

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  27. That does look like the perfect play to be on a hot day. What rustic grandeur!
    -Karen

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  28. Really beautiful spot, so calm & peaceful. First time here and posting to your Mosaic Monday.

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  29. What a wonderful "world"!!!...:)JP

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  30. What a coincidence! My name is also Bunny and I have brown wicker garden furniture with lime green cushions. Then all similarities end... sadly.

    Thanks for hosting this fun party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  31. Dear Mary!
    My mosaic is a rosy one, but I love your blogpost from the green natural garden. Have a nice week! best wishes, AnnA

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  32. Mary, this looks like a wonderland. It's so pretty. I think I could sit there with a book for hours, with a few dips into the pool thrown in for good measure.

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  33. Thanks for hosting...perfect place to be if it is hot out...so green! Our temps here in SO California are lovely. Won't get any real heat until late August-Sept. Gorgeous pics. HAPPY 4th of July~
    shawn

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  34. Hot, Hot, Hot, 5 days in a row of 3 digit temperature and more to come. The one blessing is low humidity, but that now is also on the rise. The images do look very lovely, as well as rustic and much of nature used, very beautiful place. Take care an stay cool~

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  35. Happy July 4 folks. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

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  36. I love all of your photos, they are so unusual, as mine are also .. God bless you and keep you cool and refreshed in your heat... We are currently in winter here in Queensland Australia.It is sunny and warm outside, so some people still wear shorts. Myself, I feel th cold so rug up.. Don't we live in a beautiful wonderful world? So diverse.. yet durable.

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  37. Love the pool house.....and so glad that you haven't lost power....we haven't either, but it has been over 100 degrees almost everyday for a week....holy cow....smiles

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    Info about this award nomination can be found here
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    I really enjoy and appreciate your blog : )

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