Friday, February 3, 2012

Pool House and Trompe L'oeil at Milton Park

Continuing our magical stay at Milton Park in NSW, a beautiful French style poolhouse just beckons behind these arched windows and french doors.

Surrounded by tall, shady trees and ivy, clad walls an amazing surprise awaits

Stunning trompe l'oeil in the brightest and most beautiful blue
(Trompe L'oeil is french for "deceive the eye")

Stripes and tassells


..patterned urns on pedestals

Just waiting to intrigue you

And delight ,as does this painting of a local bird, which you also see enjoying the gardens and bird houses surrounding the hotel.

But wait, there's more! Look up and an amazing ceiling painted as the prettiest sky.

Such beautiful reflections in the dark, blue water

Why would anyone want to leave? We certainly didn't.


  1. How gorgeous and what a beautiful shade of blue! Rachaelxx

  2. Thanks for taking us on this fabulous tour of Milton Park...I would love to stay there one day. I have always been intrigued by Trompe l'Oeil and these are some wonderful examples...I especially like the blue and white striped swag and tassels.


  3. How beautiful! Reminds me of the extraordinary indoor pool at Hearst Castle in California. Did you get a chance to have a swim? Hope you had a lovely time! Janelle xx

  4. How clever...I love that blue!
    Melissah from Scrapbook

  5. How lovely! Those windows are fabulous :)

    Abbey x

  6. It really looks magical! And so does your cream colored sofa! I simply adore it! Hope you have a lovely evening!