A beautiful Montreal oasis

I once stayed in a finca in Mallorca which had a beautiful green swimming pool. The side of the pool was lined with lavender which danced with white butterflies and beyond was a spectacular view of the Tramuntana mountains. With every stroke down the pool I became more and more relaxed. To this day I vowed if I ever get a pool it will be green or midnight blue with plants and flowers as poolside entertainment. This has inspired today's post from the garden of Mario Lafrenais in Montreal styled by Nicola Marc and photographed by Angus Mcritchie.

Style by Nicola Marc, Photography: Angus Mcritchie with kind permission. Decormag, (French edition)

Beautiful! I think my facvourite thing about this garden is despite the surrounding buildings, Mario has managed to create a wall of greenery. A real city oasis. And of course there's that pool, those moroccan lamps, the waterfall feature, the yellow doors.....what do you like about this courtyard?

PS What's your view on pools? Do you have one? Would you like one?


  1. Looks absolutely beautiful!

  2. Just lovely! A little hideaway. Just looking at the photos I could feel a sense of relaxation!

  3. Gorgeous the last photo!

  4. sigh! no room for pools in a little London garden and not much sun either. x

  5. Hi, absolutely beautiful :), I love second photo. :)

  6. That is pretty gorgeous. It doesn't make sense to have your own pool here in Minneapolis when it's really only usable a short time.

  7. Great to see a Canadian home and it is breatiful.

  8. How wonderful! I love the style of this garden-I've always hankered after a walled in patio area-very inspiring! :-)

  9. so in love with those yellow doors!

  10. I need to be can't believe this is in the city! I know they must be a lot of work. But, I would love a pool and never give up the dream that someday I will have one.

  11. Hi. Please use some extra beautiful looking
    home textile as Curtains, pillows, Bedding sets in order to get more attractive home environments.

  12. All the elements in this pool look natural, and it simulates a very relaxing environment. Even the color of the water is toned down to complement with the surroundings. Despite being surrounded by buildings, you wouldn’t think you’re still in heart of the city when you’re taking a dip into this beautiful oasis. I’m glad you’re planning to incorporate some its components when you finally build your own pool. Thanks for sharing!

    Joanne Henry @ Tranquility Pools, Inc.


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