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Punchy hues accent Muriel Brandolini’s Hamptons home, which was featured in the August 2014 issue of Architectural Digest. An outdoor seating area is furnished with a custom-made teak sofa and concrete tables by CB2; the brightly colored accent pillows are made of fabrics from the designer’s line for Holland & Sherry, and the lanterns are by Pols Potten.

7 knockout mountain homes around the world

7 knockout mountain homes around the world

7 knockout mountain homes around the world

12 poolhouses that are works of architecture all their own

12 poolhouses that are works of architecture all their own

12 poolhouses that are works of architecture all their own

12 poolhouses that are works of architecture all their own

12 poolhouses that are works of architecture all their own

12 poolhouses that are works of architecture all their own

12 poolhouses that are works of architecture all their own

12 poolhouses that are works of architecture all their own

12 poolhouses that are works of architecture all their own

12 poolhouses that are works of architecture all their own

The swimming pool at this 18th-century Marrakech riad features a 19th-century Indian fountain.

Interior designer Emily Summers, architect Lawrence W. Speck, and landscape designer Mary Ellen Cowan collaborated on this fountain for a Dallas home’s outdoor dining area. “It provides animation as well as gentle, ambient sound in the garden,” Summer says.