Located 34 miles southwest of Amsterdam is Katwijk aan Zee, a beach town on the North Sea where Dutch firm Kust Architects has placed 10 stylishly simple beach cabanas on the white sand. The cabanas are available for rent; each can accommodate from four to five people and comes equipped with a kitchen and wi-fi.
While we feverishly try to dream up an excuse to host a Gardenista retreat in one, we’ve sleuthed the elements to create the look.
Above: An oversized Microcotton Luxury Towel (bath sheet size) comes in periwinkle and is $71 from Scandia Down.
Above: The hanging light fixture on the veranda is the Z1 Cotton Lamp, designed by Nelson Sepulveda and manufactured by Ay Illuminate. It’s $510 from Bodie and Fou.
Above: A bamboo block like the one on the porch can be used as a stool or a side table. We like this vintage Woven Stool, from Etsy seller Solstice Home, $49.
Above: To turn your wagon the right shade of sea blue, give it a coat or two of exterior paint. Benjamin Moore’s Buxton Blue is $69 per gallon. For more of our favorite seaside hues, take a look at Palette & Paints: Coastline-Inspired Blues.
Above: Complete the look with a few tufts of beach grass. For more information about purchasing American Beach Grass, see Vans Pines Nursery. Photograph by Royal Broil. And if you’re planting a seashore garden, see more of our favorite coastal plants at 10 Easy Perennials for the Seaside Garden.
June 24, 2014 as part of our Life Aquatic week.