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Outside Ann Lopez's Miami Home: A Stunning Black and White Checkered Pool and Outdoor Space Design

Miami pool design by Ann Lopez at Studio 790

Creating a Miami Outdoor Oasis: Ann Lopez's Black and White Checkered Pool Design

Transforming my Miami outdoor abode into this resort-inspired space has been a dream come true, and I'm thrilled to share the journey with you. I have saved and prayed for this for nearly a decade so the fact that I get to show you this and create more core memories at home is truly a miracle in motion!

As the owner of Studio 790 Interior Design, I wanted to create a pool and outdoor area that was practical, functional, beautiful and had the relaxed charm of a resort - the same lens we use for all of our projects. The Miami weather can be rough so I had to choose products that were going to last but also, fit the aesthetic bill, of course! With the Italian Riviera as my muse (naturally), I knew exactly how to bring this vision to life!

Check out the moodboard that set the tone for the project.

Ann Lopez Studio 790 Miami Pool Design

Welcome to the World of Italian Tropical Noir

This exterior transformation in the heart of Miami sets the scene for magical memories and

Instagram-worthy moments (can we say resort staycation?!). This bold yet classic tropical vision

paired with light coastal features is inspired by 1950s Italian beach vibes without having to buy a

plane ticket or pack a bag.

This design concept is meant to reflect the dynamic personality and history of Studio 790and

Miami while also incorporating the relaxed and serene atmosphere of the Italian coast (which

happens to be part of Ann’s background). The use of bold black tile, tropical elements, and light

coastal features are all chosen to create a cohesive and inviting space that feels fresh and modern,while also paying homage to the unique environment and culture of Miami.

Alas, raise a spritz and dip yourself in the bespoke Italian Tropical Noir atmosphere!

Miami pool design by Ann Lopez at Studio 790

Miami pool design by Ann Lopez at Studio 790

Partnering with Wayfair Professional for Perfect Furnishings

To bring this vision to life, we partnered with Wayfair Professional, whose wide range of high-quality furnishings perfectly complemented our design! The key pieces that made this space truly special include:

  • Chase Loungers: These loungers provide a comfortable and stylish place to relax by the pool. Their sleek design and weather-resistant materials make them ideal for Miami's climate.

  • Yellow Umbrellas: The yellow umbrellas not only provide much-needed shade but also add a pop of color that ties in beautifully with the cabana stripes.

  • Cabana Striped Chairs: Speaking of cabana stripes, these lounge chairs are not only perfect for the space but are super high quality and comfortable, perfect for the little cigar lounge area we wanted!

  • Sofa and Chair Patio Set: You guys. I was apprehensive about this set but I have to say, it exceeded my expectations. The price is insane. I love that it's neutral so will go with everything. And it's comfortable.

  • Unique Side Tables: Carefully chosen side tables add functionality and a touch of whimsy. They are perfect for holding drinks, books, or décor.

  • Pillows: Accentuating the loungers, the pillows bring in extra comfort and a splash of coordinated colors that enhance the overall aesthetic.

Check out all of our amazing Wayfair Professional finds for the space:

Miami pool design by Ann Lopez at Studio 790

Creating a Resort-Inspired Oasis at Home - YOU CAN DO THIS TOO!

One of my goals with this project is to show that anyone can transform their outdoor space into a personal paradise. Whether you're inspired by the Italian Riviera or have your unique vision, with the right design elements and accessible and functional furnishings, you can create a space that feels like a vacation every day.

Miami pool design by Ann Lopez at Studio 790

The entire project was designed to create a resort-inspired oasis, making it possible to enjoy what feels like a getaway without ever leaving home. The black and white checkered pool tiles provide a bold and timeless look (give us all the checkered everything please), while the complementary furnishings create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere. The yellow accents, inspired by the classic cabana stripes, add warmth and a touch of nostalgia.

And guess what? All of the products for this project were sourced from Amazon, Target and Wayfair Professional. I CANNOT LIE! And we are sharing ALL of them below so you can get inspired and maybe even make your outdoor oasis more livable. I hope this glimpse into my Miami pool and outdoor space design inspires you to embark on your design journey. Remember, the key is to blend functionality with beauty, ensuring every element serves a purpose while contributing to the overall aesthetic. With a bit of creativity and the right partners, your dream outdoor oasis is within reach.

Miami pool design by Ann Lopez at Studio 790

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Stay tuned for more design tips and inspiration from Studio 790 Interior Design! Also, if you are a designer, don't forget to become a Wayfair Professional. Join for free at Member benefits include:

  • Exclusive Pro Pricing (up to 15% off every day!)

  • An extra 10% off specialty brands AllModern, Joss & Main, and Birch Lane

  • Plus 360-degree service to help with product sourcing, consolidated delivery and so much more

Feel free to contact me (ann@studio790) for any design queries or collaborations. Let's create beautiful spaces together!


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