Everything about this summer cabin on Mayne Island is designed to be beautiful, yes€”but with a casual durability that isn€™t precious. €œThe clients entertain a lot€”they have three kids, and their kids bring friends,€ says designer Jennifer Heffel of HB Design. €œAnd they have two older dogs. They wanted it to be durable€”he was much more about function over aesthetics.€

So what Heffel delivered was both beauty and resilience: the flooring is actually a vinyl product called White Oil from Duchateau, which is based on the look of the flooring company€™s hardwood line, and you€™d be hard pressed to spot the difference. In the kitchen itself, Heffel evoked the sea, sand and sun of cabin life with the classic pale blue beadboard cabinetry (Farrow and Ball€™s Parma Gray) paired with modern Caesarstone counters in Frosty Carina. And a live-edge bar area on the island€”harvested right from the site€”keeps the space warm and welcoming.

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