I was a dreamy kid. I had a special if somewhat hard place up the hill behind our house that I dubbed ‘Thinking Rock.’ I’d sit on this flat boulder with my back against a tree trunk, hidden by the woods in the cool shade and daydream away sultry summer afternoons. I’m still a dreamer and although the memory of this verdant hideaway is clear in my mind, I have no desire to sit on a rock. I definitely want to be more comfortable when I while away a summer afternoon.
On a recent rainy day, inspired by a small photograph of a sun drenched cabana in the current issue of Garden Design magazine, I thought I’d look around and see what I might like to replace ‘Thinking Rock’ in my garden. Several years ago I designed a dining pavilion similar to what I’m thinking about now. I could build something custom myself, but I’m a member of the ‘if it’s already out there then let’s not reinvent the wheel‘ school of thought. What I discovered I by poking around at what is available already is that I want something plush and comfortable–preferably wood combined with textiles preferably in white or neutral hues. Now if my wallet would only cooperate…a girl can dream, can’t she?