Shifting Hues


When dry, the OSAKA mosaic blend perfectly complements the stonework of the adjacent house. Full of water, the pool has a refreshing turquoise hue.

During the design phase, the pool’s owners made it clear that they wanted a modern pool and surrounding landscape, yet it was essential that the design should feel at home alongside their early 1900s bungalow.

To ensure that the pool and spa could live harmoniously in this setting, the designers opted for an earthy, stone-coloured Bisazza VETRICOLOR blend, picking up some of the colours from the adjacent home.

OSAKA combines two shades of mosaic which gently contrast with one another in a warm, neutral blend with the faintest hint of purple. When the pool is full of water, the mosaic creates a uniquely beautiful turquoise colour.

The adjoining spa is picked out against the pool with a subtle change in style. Selecting the darker of the two colours in the OSAKA blend, the spa is picked out with a single VETRICOLOR tile: 20.66.

With great subtlety and sensitivity, and using carefully selected materials, the designers have created a luxurious, modern pool which coordinates beautifully with the owners’ period property.

Pool design and construction: Elite Pools and Landscapes
Photography: Longshot Images