Summer is in full swing, more so for some than others (I am looking at you, Texas heat that’s keeping us in 100+ degrees and counting)! I don’t know about you but all I could think about is being in water.
You will find plenty of backpacks, springs, lakes and pools throughout Austin, a lot of which I take full benefit. These are all public, mind you (I am on the market for buddies with pools; shout if you want to be my buddy ) but I have no complaints. I want a cabana for personal respites from the undying warmth. You know, like the ones in the beach. Just a tiny hut with some breezy curtains, a mattress, a lover, some umbrella drinks.
Am I asking too much? Perhaps, but I have decided that beach goers don’t have to be the sole lucky cabanistas. With just a little creativity, you can create one — or catch the essence of a single, at least — anywhere. Your pool, backyard, your deck or terrace are all fair game. Dream along with me…
This patio may or might not be close to a body of water, however it doesn’t matter; it easily translates into elements for a successful cabana. The natural wood furniture with white cloth feels light and airy, and along with the fan and neighboring plantings, the entire look has a by-the-water feel.
SchappacherWhite Architecture D.P.C.
This comfy daybed tucked between a door and a window just begs to be flopped on for a rest or a fantastic read. The simple color palette (mostly white with neutral and black accents) makes the simple, casual texture a reality; a coating of paint and some toss pillows can transform a room!
Synergy Design Studio
Obviously, adding color never hurts. Take a cue from this arrangement meant for sharing and then invite some friends over! A similar look can be accomplished using a little creative carpentry and covering some high-density foam to create fast, affordable seating. Throw some well-coordinated cushions into the mix and you have got yourself a comfort station which is going to be the talk of your area.
Does anything say breezy luxury more than a cabana with a thatched roof? This could be more of a pool house than a genuine cabana, but scaled down, the same idea may be used for a poolside (or yard-side) cabana.
Garden Studio, Modern/Cube – GBP 19,995
In case you have a backyard with some spare space, consider turning into a shed-like structure to a miniature beach oasis. Prefab options, for example ones from Decorated Shed, provide a small amount of additional space with a big dose of design. The outside paneling makes this one stand out from the crowd, since it has the potential to coordinate effortlessly with many home designs.
Zip Cabin – $13,500
Obviously, there are more affordable options, also. The Zip Cabin can be versatile in its uses and would create a perfectly beautiful cabana on the cheap!
MetroShed is yet another great option (there’s a cabana-esque picture on their website)! Furnishing these tiny prefab gems doesn’t have to be pricey: A couch, chaise or mattress with cloth suitable for covered outdoor areas, a fan, some romantic lighting for day use, and a tiny refrigerator for frosty drinks ought to do the trick.
Brian Watford Interiors
If your budget permits, I believe that you can not fail with some billowy, sporty drapes.
If you’re feeling flush, ensconce yourself at a dreamy fourposter or canopy bed with sheers that keep the mosquitos out but allow the air flow.
Like I said, none of this has to violate the bank; folding seats are employed to great effect in this layout. They are easy to transport, and they surely make closing up for the season a cinch. (But let’s not think about that just yet. . .we’re just getting started!)