Cabana Details | The Perfect Teen Hangout

by | May 23, 2018 | Interior Inspiration, My Home | 1 comment

Several weeks ago I revealed our new Cabana.  It has been a hub of activity since we completed it!  Every weekend it has been filled with the girls and their friends.  Nothing makes me happier than to have it filled with kids and laughter!

Today, I wanted to share with you all the decor details of this space.  It is chic but teen friendly.  You may remember that it was originally used as our guest room and we had an indoor playroom.  That room will now become our guest room and I’ll be sharing it as soon as it’s finished.  I’ve already started planning it.

In the Karaoke/Kitchen area, I painted existing cabinets high gloss Symphony Blue by Benjamin Moore and added this gorgeous lucite hardware.  Hardware is an easy way to upgrade and refresh your cabinetry.  I only had to add a small stack of drawers and the mini fridge we had in the old playroom to complete the cabinetry bank. The floating shelves over this gorgeous tile are custom by the cabinet maker but these on Etsy were the inspiration and a great option of you don’t know or don’t want to engage a cabinet maker.  These would be great over a desk in teens room, too.

The countertop here is 2 cm Morning Frost Quartz from DalTile.  I wanted a pure white and didn’t want to worry about spill and stains on marble.  I have this same product in my laundry room and the girls bathrooms.  It is almost indestructible!

I keep this area stocked with the girls favorite snacks and candy: kettle corn in a woven basket, Twizzlers, Sour Patch Kids (these are actually my favorite!) and trail mix in these sturdy glass jars.  The fridge is full of water, La Croix and mini soft drinks.  I put flavored water in a drink dispenser out here once and all the girls loved the “spa water” so now it’s a fixture, too.  I found these great acrylic glasses in the perfect shade of blue.  I keep a bunch of cute styrofoam cups out here, too.

The shag rug was a last minute addition but helps to ground the space and add softness.  I actually ordered it as an option for the other room.  But without a lot of furniture in this room, it’s a cozy place for the kids to sit and they love it!  The Fat Boy bean bags get dragged in here, too.

The highlights for the kids in this room are the Pac-Man game table and the karaoke speaker.  I love the neon “Good Vibes Only” sign that was custom made at Neon of Dallas.  I found the Pac-Man locally at Fun Gameroom Superstore.  It is all new software and has 60+ games on it in addition to Pac-Man including my hubby’s favorite Galaga.  If I can’t find him, I know he’s out here!

In the Media Room, I reupholstered the sleeper sofa from our former playroom and covered it in the softest gray and white woven Duralee Fabric by Lonni Paul with Crypton technology.  The piping is the same fabric in navy.  This fabric is perfect for active spaces with kids and pets.  I have white Crypton Fabric in my family room and it has cleaned up so well.  The monogrammed navy pillow is from Wisteria with a custom monogram from SB Monograms.  Skyler is so creative and was so fast!

My goal was to find beautiful style but to stay reasonably priced in this teen space for accessories.  The side tables with the white tray top are perfect for this space.  They were also under $100.  The navy and white stripe lamps are ceramic and a great budget find, too.  I found others almost exactly like these but couldn’t justify the price tag for a teen room.  These are all the look and currently 50% off.

The coffee table coordinates perfectly with the side tables and is light enough to move if needed. to watch movies.  It is a lot of style for under $250.  The Fat Boy bean bags live in here and are so comfortable!  They look a bit strange but function like a chair.  They can substitute for an air mattress for slumber parties.

The I love the contrast of the industrial overhead lighting in these rooms.  They are adjustable and were perfect for the low ceilings in this space.

The piece d’ resistance of the entire space is the amazing Gray Malin print Amalfi Beach White Umbrellas.  I am so fortunate to have this special piece from Gray.  It is actually the first print of this numbered print, making it even that much more special.  You have to check out is work.  He has photographed some of the most beautiful places in the world.  I also love this great series at The Parker in Palm Springs.  It was truly hard to decide! It’s the perfect time to get your Gray Malin!

I hope you enjoyed more detail on the special details of this fun space.  We are gearing up to host a really big graduation party next week and I’m so glad to have this fun space finished.

Please let me know if you have any questions about anything.  Leave me a comment with your favorite part of this room below.  Remember I draw winners each month of great gift boxes of beauty items and more!

xo

Alicia

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Photos by Mary Hafner

1 Comment

  1. Laurie Dolan

    Alicia, I LOVE everything about your cabana. The color scheme is perfect. My favorite item is the Gray Malin print. Happy summer!

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    Alicia, I LOVE everything about your cabana. The color scheme is perfect. My favorite item is the Gray Malin print. Happy summer!

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