A deep dive into swimming pool design

A great example of a versatile Interior Designer, how amazing is this Indoor swimming pool design!

Carmen at Hub design is responsible for the Interior Design and project management of this Queenstown home, which includes this beautiful indoor swimming pool. Nestled under an internal bridge walkway with views overlooking lake Wakatipu, this indoor pool provides a sleek and subtle layer of functionality to this family home. The space required practicality and durability in the design to sustain a child-friendly environment which also suits entertaining and relaxing.
Using pops of colour, multi-hued lights and clever furnishings, Carmen was able to create a practical yet alluring pool space which feels cohesive with the rest of the home.

Tiles and lighting

Custom glass mosaic tiles provide depth of colour in a striking multi toned blue, while being low-maintenance and robust in an active and wet area, paired with a neutral matt tile for the flooring.

The entsuite-accessed end of the pool is highlighted with a stunning cluster of suspended pendants with chromed metal structure and borosilicate glass. The outer shade is available in transparent, gold, silver, iridescent, pink-gold, black, white or gold glass. Inner shade is sandblasted. Shop the Glo lamps here

The pool itself is fitted with custom underwater LED lights which change colour using the main controls, adding a touch of ambience and fun to a usually sparse area.

Pool Furniture

The client wanted space saving furniture that was comfortable for the kids but also waterproof and appropriate for indoor and outdoor areas. The River stone Poufs are a great furniture solution because they suit multiple spaces; from children’s bedrooms or bathrooms to terraces or swimming pools. The River stone amazes with its organic shape, 3D skin and soft touch. The modular pouf is made in two different sizes. Made in the material soft touch plus is comfortable, durable, easy to move and waterproof. 100% hygienic, nontoxic, easy to clean and available in a variety of colours. Shop the Riverstone Pouf here

The finished product has led to a happy client with very excited kids will be enjoying this swimming pool area for years to come.

Carmen and the team are more than happy to discuss tiling, furniture, lighting, textile and design options for your indoor/outdoor pool space.

The Spyder

The wonderful Spyder chair has just arrived in our showroom! We have been anxiously awaiting this beauty so we could test her out for ourselves, and this chair is worth the wait! SO comfortable with nice proportions making for a very ergonomic feel.

Hildy at Kovacs is the brilliant mind behind this chair design and many other beautiful pieces all made right here in NZ, it’s great to support our local designers and locally made product.

We wanted a fun pop of colour in our studio so we went for this Misia fabric in Bleu Paon (Misia make some absolutely divine textiles) and it’s great to be able to show off something a little special in our Interior Design Studio.

Now that we have this piece in our Queenstown based studio you’re welcome to come and have a little look, we have hundreds of fabrics to choose from to customise this chair (or any chair mind) to suit your personal style, or go for something a little different!

Arte new release

Introducing the new Artisan collection and Faction, the stunning addition we love. This collection is an ode to high-quality, traditional craftsmanship. The wallcovering is made of pure, natural materials, from minerals and grasses to tropical plants. Experienced artisans’ pleat, weave and dye with boundless passion and patience. They turn these materials by hand into beautiful, unique wallcoverings.

Faction is made of real mica flakes*. The sheets with mica flakes are hand-dyed, after which large, irregular shapes are punched through them. These are carefully inlaid into a repetitive pattern. The pattern is a modern interpretation of the colourful, classic terrazzo floors.

This wall covering is truly something special; unique, tactile with depth of colour which is justly more than a simple wall covering, it’s a lovingly crafted piece of art.

*Mica is an umbrella term for a group of minerals.