I am probably one of the few people who did not spend the 4th outdoors. Thanks to a nasty summer cold, I was holed up inside watching the Royal Wedding which left me with much to ponder. First, what is up with this marriage? Seriously, you could cut the tension between Albert and Charlene with a knife. And secondly, don't you think that Karl Lagerfeld is in need of some Albert V05 to control his frizzies?
Yes, this was my weekend, so I needed to find some rays of sunshine somewhere. I think that I found it in these 1968 photos of the pool pavilion at Anne Cox Chambers' Atlanta estate. Designed by architect Henri Jova, the Regency and Chinese Chippendale hybrid was built to complement the main house, a Regency style home designed by Philip Shutze.
The structure is rather simple in layout. There is both a women's and men's dressing room at the back, each one with an adjoining bath. The front of the pavilion consists of a loggia with two seating areas and a bar. But the wow factor really lies in both the trellis and that roof. The interior is equally as jazzy thanks to the chartreuse dressing rooms doors and the bar backdrop, visible in the head on shot below. Yes, the colors and the fabrics scream late 60s, but you have to admit that they're lively and fun. And really, isn't that the whole point of having a pool pavilion? A serious and austere pool house seems like such a killjoy...much like that wedding in Monaco over the weekend.
A nighttime shot of the pavilion.
Facing one end of the loggia. The floor was covered in blue, green, and white ceramic tile.
The interior of one of the dressing rooms was also painted green. It looks like the ceiling (barely visible in the corner) was papered in a floral paper.
All images from House Beautiful, July 1968.