The interior of the house sorted, I turned my attention to the outside. The first project was to convert the unwanted garage into a comfortable guest cabana. In the garden chill out area, I built the outside bedroom for the kids and decided on a Surf Shack Chic decor. Posters from California surf shops and Devon surf boards hanging on the natural wood add the extra vintage feel that would work with the retro pieces bought in Palm Beach. The chill-out area has sunken seating centred around a dramatic pine tree and a fantastic centre piece table made of Yosemite wood. It was hard to think vintage for this area but it had to go with the style of the whole house, so simplicity was the key. Adding two vintage rattan Palm Beach chairs kind of pulled the story together.
This summer house has both the practical yet elegant feel, balancing both glamour with earthiness.