As we continue our “Entertaining with Tobi Fairley” series, the designer invites us into her resort-worthy backyard for a colorful, tropics-inspired pool party. With flamingos and fruit in abundance, she and her daughter, Ellison, prepare to host a group of school friends for a summer bash featuring snacks and games galore—and, of course, plenty of pool time.
Pool with Punch
With inspiration from old Hollywood, Dorothy Draper, and iconic sites such as The Beverly Hills Hotel, Tobi created a backyard oasis that reflects her style and complements both the architecture and interiors of her home. A palette of black, white, and pink with accents of green—in both the accessories and the landscape—brings the space to life. During the area’s renovation, she updated the pool with a hexagonal tile and installed pavers on the terrace, two features that coordinate with the palette and add a geometric element to the design. The outdoor furniture is from Tobi’s “Carlyle” collection for Woodbridge.