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Moroccan tile fountain from Santa Kilim in Santa Fe, NM. Our tile man Randy Schneider installed this beautiful fountain against the Austin Common Brick wall of the garage. We added some limestone steps and tucked it in to the English Ivy and ferns.

Contractor Thomas Koitzsch built the concrete block wall and plastered it in layers of colors and capped it in limestone with chiseled edges.

We planted palms from Barton Springs Nursery to create beautiful shadows on the wall and lend a tropical feel.

We designed an aqua-colored pool built by Cardinal Pools and had Thomas' men lay a basket weave pattern of the Austin Common bricks and a limestone coping around the pool.

Aqua umbrellas from Pottery Barn help shade the Mexican cast iron furniture painted blue.

An antique iron basin from the owner's Great Grandmother's house in the Bremond Block in Austin is planted with succulents. The shell pot was found at Cierras Interiors.

We hired Jacinto Cervantes and his crew to build a stone bridge arching over the creek.

We bought the chaises at Four Hands and had them slip covered for comfortable lounging around the pool.

The stone bird bath was acquired from El Alamo Pottery in Laredo, Texas and filled with sea shells from Port Aransas and a St. Francis statue. We surrounded the bird bath with shade-loving Aspidistras.

We built a burbling fountain from a pot we found at The Great Outdoors in Austin. The tile was purchased in Portugal. The fountain is the focal point of the courtyard just off the kitchen.

A Moroccan iron table and chairs from Mexico, painted aqua, paired together to create a charming poolside spot to sip a cool drink.

The cantera stone cross was found in a small village outside of Queretaro, Mexico.

The aqua tile splash around the pool was ordered from Architterra Handmade Tile Studio in Austin.