What's blue and white and beachy all over? Palm Beach designer Ellen Kavanaugh's latest project, a poolside retreat that looks over the Atlantic Ocean.
Kavanaugh used cypress wall shiplap paneling to give it a cozy, beachy feel, and lime washed the space to make the vibe even more casual. The vintage rattan and lucite desk and chair are antique.
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Kavanaugh used outdoor fabric on the sofa. "I wanted it to be low-maintenance, so you can put your feet up!" she says. The back cushions on the sofa were made from vintage quilted batik fabric Kavanaugh sourced.
Sheer window treatments, Raoul Textiles "Dip Dye" in Moss from .
The wallpaper in the kitchen-adjacent bath inspired the whole project. "It looks like you're jumping into a pool, splashing water," Kavanaugh says.
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Even the counters are beachy in shell stone slab. The floor tile throughout the cabana is encaustic cement tile.
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Kavanaugh upholstered the ottoman in a retro, deep sea foam hue.
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The best part of this cabana? It's always cocktail time. Woven baskets give off an island vibe. "You can make drinks easily thanks to the kitchen's little fridge," Kavanaugh says. "It's full service for making margaritas." In other words, it's our kind of place.
The elements that make a space feel like home (even a vacation home!) are the little things — fresh flowers, art, and antiques, collected over time.