look what i did!

Yeah, that’s right… I designed a cabana for Anthropologie! Based on a vintage sample our buyer found, I drew artwork for the embroidery and had an absolute field day picking out the trims to create a fabric cover for a wooden frame. This is one of those projects that you tell your friends about, but no one quite gets it until it’s real.

cabana close up!

While designing this piece, I envisioned being on vacation… maybe I’m ocean-side and want to enjoy the breeze off the sea, but without getting full sun exposure? With that in mind, I added sheer panels to the under-side of the cabana so that you could cinch the heavier top laying, thus allowing more air movement and a dreamy, floaty feeling!

sumatra cabana from Anthropologie

The best part? During the design process, we kept calling it the “Joanna, Joanna cabana…” and then I would do a little salsa-inspired dance!

images via Anthropologie. You can see more of my designs here!

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest digital influencer and former textile designer with an eye for beautiful things. Jojotastic is a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress home, interior styling, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style.

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3 Comments

  1. 5.22.13
    Marie said:

    Wow! I love it soooooo much! Congrat! You are very talented!!!

  2. 5.20.13
    Jennifer said:

    AWESOME!

  3. 5.20.13
    Erica said:

    It looks awesome! & how exciting! congrats!