What Are the Chances?

>> Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What are the chances that a couple of people in NYC would be barbecuing last weekend, catch some very parched trees on fire, and ruin our almost complete patio? Apparently pretty high. (it was the neighbor, not my client)

I have learned from this project how fun designing outdoor spaces can be. One of my first encounters with fabulous outdoor design was on a business trip to Las Vegas several years ago. While working at HBG I had the opportunity to attend the Hospitality Design Show a couple of times. On my first trip I took a tour of the Red Rock Casino and Resort and fell in love. I could live at this pool.

We learned on the tour that the overhang in the photo above is actually faux finished to look like wood. Pretty good right?
This is the penthouse balcony. George Clooney is supposed to have frequented this resort at one time. I could probably handle doing the same.


Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage August 3, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

Eat breakfast, hangout here all morning, eat lunch hangout all day, eat dinner and then hangout all night :) A beautiful space it is

Design Esquire August 3, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

Are you SERIOUS? That is horrible! I hope her insurance can cover it (although the furniture may cost less than her deductible).

That hotel is just gorgeous!

Laura Trevey August 3, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

I love the overhead 2nd shot... beautiful!!

What a bummer about the fire!!

xo Laura

Kate August 3, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

Oh no! I guess grills in tiny apartment porch spaces can be dangerous -- making me rethink getting a grill for our little apartment deck.

Hope it can be salvaged!

Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design August 3, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

CA doesnt have the practice or title act either!! I know they are working towards it, but nothing yet! When I move back to Canada, however, I will have to write the NCIDQ before I'll be called a designer again. The rules are much stricter up there, waiting to take the exam once I'm home. Have you taken the NCIDQ yet?? I'm scared!

Haven and Home August 3, 2010 at 1:27 PM  

Ah, that pool, I want to be there so bad it hurts! Crazy about the fire!

Haven and Home August 3, 2010 at 1:27 PM  

Ah, that pool, I want to be there so bad it hurts! Crazy about the fire!

MyLittleHappyPlace August 3, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

What in the world? Fires? Lost patios? Oh my. Yes, you need that Clooney suite!

Emily @ GEORGE Interior Design August 3, 2010 at 7:13 PM  

Fires in NYC! I guess anything's possible in that city. Speaking of NYC... I'm going to be there next week! You around say Wednesday for a quick lunch?

LindsB August 3, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

such bad luck, I cant even imagine what I would do if that was my patio- your poor client.

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