By: Jodi Westrick
Contributed by Celeste Gruenstein of Décor Direct-Sarasota, FL
The Pankiws, with backgrounds in building and construction, naturally have a love of wood. So we used Decor Direct's line of natural sustainable tree slabs for their “Insane Pool” build. Rather than linear pieces, we chose reclaimed felled tree slabs in organic shapes with live edge finishes. These blend harmoniously with the natural elements of stone, marble and boulders in the pool and bar area construction. With one of our custom thick sustainable slab tables for dining, the Pankiws can enjoy poolside dining in stylish fashion.
One of our mission statements at Decor Direct is that every piece has function and artistic qualities, so for a seating area off the Pankiw's bedroom, we showcased a coffee table that is functional art. This super thick irregularly shaped reclaimed slab coffee table has a fresh vibe with metallic bullet style legs. We continued the slab theme, with “art” in the form of a 6 foot tall slice of a reclaimed/re-purposed tree mounted on a pedestal. The result: a classic Decor Direct organic yet contemporized style for the pool area that builds on the natural elements of the pool area, yet retains an open vista to the wonders of the bay-front setting.
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