Creating the Perfect Poolside Retreat in Lexington, NC: A Custom Project Overview

Creating the Perfect Poolside Retreat in Lexington, NC: A Custom Project Overview

Design Team


Nestled in the charming town of Lexington, NC, this unique project took shape from a vision to transform an ordinary backyard into a stunning poolside oasis designed for a vibrant family lifestyle. As a designer at Casual Furniture World, I had the pleasure of orchestrating this transformation. The goal was to craft a serene, functional, and stylish outdoor living space that would cater not only to adults but also be a haven for young children and family gatherings.

Understanding the Client's Vision

Young Children and Family

The core of our client's vision was to create an environment that is both playful and safe for young children while providing a luxurious yet casual atmosphere where the entire family could relax and enjoy. They dreamed of a poolside retreat that would serve as the backdrop for their children's laughter and splash-filled afternoons, as well as a place for adults to unwind and enjoy the outdoors.

Poolside Retreat

Our clients wanted their backyard to feel like a true retreat. They imagined a space where the stresses of daily life could melt away as they stepped into their own private escape that blends seamlessly with the natural beauty of Lexington's landscapes.

Design Strategy

Polywood Chinoiserie Collection

To align with the vision of a light and airy yet sophisticated ambiance, we chose the Polywood Chinoiserie collection for the furniture. This collection is renowned for its elegant patterns and durable construction, perfect for enduring the lively activities of a family-oriented space while providing a touch of elegance.

Kamado Joe and Outdoor Cooking

Recognizing the family’s love for cooking and dining al fresco, we incorporated a Kamado Joe into the design. This top-of-the-line grill offers versatility and style, ensuring that family cookouts and pool parties are always a hit.

Shade and Comfort

An essential aspect of any poolside area is comfort from the sun. We added a large, stylish umbrella that not only provides ample shade but also complements the overall design aesthetic, ensuring that the family can enjoy the outdoors even on the sunniest days.

Durability and Low Maintenance

Understanding the need for durability and low maintenance, especially in a family-friendly outdoor area, we selected materials and textiles that are resistant to weather and wear. This ensures that the beauty of the space endures with minimal upkeep, allowing more time for relaxation and enjoyment.

The Outcome: A Tranquil Poolside Paradise

Pool Chaise Lounge Area

The heart of the new backyard is the pool chaise lounge area, featuring comfortable, stylish loungers where adults can bask in the sun while keeping an eye on the kids. This area is designed to be a peaceful spot for relaxation and sunbathing, enhanced by the surrounding natural beauty.

Outdoor Kitchen with Bar Seating

Adjacent to the pool, the outdoor kitchen with bar seating is a standout feature. It’s perfect for hosting summer barbecues or a quiet evening meal outdoors. The bar seating area invites family and friends to gather around as delicious meals are prepared on the Kamado Joe.

Ample Dining Area

The spacious dining area accommodates large family gatherings and casual outdoor meals alike. It’s the perfect setting for enjoying meals under the stars or afternoon snacks after swimming, making every meal a memorable event.


This project in Lexington, NC, showcases the expertise and creativity at Casual Furniture World, where we transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary outdoor living experiences. If you’re dreaming of your own outdoor oasis, I encourage you to reach out. Let’s make your dream space a reality!