In South Florida, many homes have a bathroom off the pool area that we refer to as the cabana bath. The cabana bath is a spot where people can change and shower before enjoying the outdoor areas poolside. This space is important, as it likely will be used by guests, and is often connected to the interior of the home so it doubles as a typical guest bathroom. I recently designed a cabana bath for a family in Boynton Beach, Florida who wanted to change their dark and dated space. The original design was old world/mediterranean style, which was very popular in Florida about 15 years ago. In the “before” photo below you will notice that there is a lot of brown with dark and heavy accents.
The homeowners wanted something light and bright, a happy and cheerful space. Right up my alley! I chose a fresh blue and white palette for this cabana bath, will lots of fun and coastal design elements. We painted the cabinets a french blue and added gorgeous wallpaper and statement tile on the floor. The marble backsplash adds an organic touch, and the brass accents on the mirror and hardware give the room a current and upscale look. One way that we were able to really maximize the client’s budget was by not replacing the cabinets. I noticed that the cabinets were high quality wood so we simply painted them. What a transformation!
And, now….for the big reveal! Drumroll, please….