Outdoor Terrace & Pool Deck

Designed by Elaine Griffin for the Atlanta Showhouse | Floral design by Atlanta Planters and Canaan Marshall Designs

Tour Elaine Griffin’s outdoor terrace and pool deck to learn more about her inspiration and sources for these beautiful spaces. If you enjoy this feature, subscribe to FLOWER magazine for more inspiring homes, gardens, lifestyle content, and of course, florals!

“My goal was to bring softness and femininity to the order of a Regency-style garden. This wasn’t the moment for large banana-leaf prints or neon color.”-Elaine Griffin

Elaine gave principles of indoor decorating a fresh-air spin by creating distinct zones, including living area (seen here), recreation area (poolside), and dining space (below).

She surrounded a large concrete dining table with metal chairs, all by Century Furniture, and collaborated with floral designer Canaan Marshall on a setting she envisioned for clients celebrating a fourth anniversary, often symbolized with flowers and fruit.

The bouclé on the loungers is both comfortable and chic. “It’s like taking a nap on a Chanel suit.” Bevolo lanterns provide ambience for an after-sunset dip

Elaine monogrammed scalloped bathmats by Matouk to use as shams on oversize pool loungers. “The personalization is unexpected outside, and the terry cloth makes the luxury practical.” Floral design by M. Delia Designs

“When working with a landscape ‘starchitect’ like John Howard, my role is to complement, not compete, with the environment.” Here, quiet greens, ivories, and apricots relate to nature; stripes repeat in different scales. Fabrics by Thibaut.


When Elaine Griffin told Canaan Marshall what she had in mind for the outdoor dining table centerpiece and sent him pictures, the first thing he said was, “Girl, that’s a lot of flowers!” And he delivered with with a riotous composition of citrus and sherbet colors, with pops of purple and varied textures.

See more from Canaan on his website, Instagram, and don’t miss his holiday centerpiece how-to.

Elaine Griffin tablescape in backyard with Canaan Marshall centerpiece of flower arrangements.
Photo by David Hillegas


Who Did It & Where To Get It


Amanda Lindroth




Doris Leslie Blau NY


Century Furniture


Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights
Zafferano America




Replacements, LTD.

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The Salon

Screened Porch