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Sunburst table lamps complement Paul Frankl rattan seating in the living area.

Kitchen walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Starry Night Blue.

Wall covering by Anna French for Thibaut dresses up the powder room.

A hammock is meant for a lazy afternoon.

Peyton Home pillows add color to Adirondack chairs on the dock.

The pool terrace overlooks the Tuckahoe River.

Easton Idyll

A chic riverfront pool house marries livability and style

Nestled beside the Tuckahoe River in Easton, a stylish pool house takes inspiration from its sweeping waterfront views. “The homeowners wanted a retreat for their personal use, and an exciting, resort-style environment for friends and family,” says interior designer Amanda Friend, who completed this custom-built project in 2020 with Warrington Builders.

The pool house comprises two 450-square-foot structures connected by a veranda. One contains an inviting gathering space and bath while the other houses a kitchen. Friend painted the interiors of both a deep blue with contrasting white cabinetry and woodwork. “I used shades of teal and blue to mimic the waters of the pool and river,” she explains. “The dark blue gives the feeling of being underwater.” Touches of gold reference the sun.

The living area’s existing rattan-and-bamboo furniture was reupholstered in indoor-outdoor fabrics—a mix of fresh prints and weaves. Art, commissioned for the project, includes a playful painting by William Ireland of swimming legs.

The central rug is made of braided jute. “I used an arsenal of beautiful, fun but hard-wearing and long-lasting textiles and finishes,” Friend recounts. “These choices allow the pool house to be stylish and aesthetically pleasing while also being functional and usable.”

Interior Design: Amanda Friend, Amanda Friend Interiors, Newark, Delaware. Builder: Warrington Builders, Inc., Easton, Maryland. Styling: Charlotte Safavi.

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