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.
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!
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!