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West Indies Inspired Lanai Makeover

When my friend asked me to help her redesign her lanai and make it into a tropical oasis, I jumped at the opportunity. Craving an updated look to match the vibe of the rest of her home, we discussed her goals for the space. She wanted a blue and white color scheme with pops of color, an area for dining and lounging, and for it feel relaxing like you were on vacation in the islands. A West Indies inspired lanai was what she was going for.

A West Indies Inspired Lanai in the Making

Here’s a look at her space before. She was willing to replace all of her furniture, making it super fun for me 🙂

west indies lanai makeover before

I put together some ideas and developed this West Indies inspired mood board consisting of lots of blue and white patterns with pops of yellow and orange throughout, banana leaf print, wicker and terra cotta textures and lots of greenery.

And here’s her finished West Indies inspired lanai all styled out and photographed beautifully by my lovely friend Ashlee Hamon Photography.

West Indies Inspired Lanai Reveal

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What a transition, huh? The lanai is long and narrow and was perfect for the zones she needed – one for dining and one for lounging. We brought in some outdoor rugs to define each space.

outdoor west indies lanai

In Florida, outdoor ceiling fans are a must. We replaced the old ones with these tropical-inspired ones that have wicker blades.

Tropical West Indies Lanai Dining

vintage west indies chaise

This awesome vintage wicker West Indies chaise lounge was the only piece of existing furniture she had before starting the project and provided inspiration for the rest of the space. It’s an awesome piece!west indies lanai

The yellow wicker accent chairs definitely make a bold, bright statement. I love how they tie in with the West Indies art and provide a pop of color in the space.

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The turtle float was a fun addition after we settled on the design plan. His name is Kona! 🙂west indies inspired lanai

This wall behind the dining table was begging for art and I was thrilled when my friend sent me an image of this poster she found on Amazon! It is perfect in every way. west indies lanai tropical plants west indies lanai

There you have it! A bright, tropical, West Indies-inspired lanai. And because I love a little side-by-side before and after action, here ya go. Tampa pool lanai makeover

There ya have it! I was so happy and honored to help my friend Jessica turn her lanai into a tropical oasis and thrilled everyone is happy with the end result! I’d love feedback, what do you think?

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2 Responses

  1. You know I LOVE it! It’s gorgeous and I couldn’t be happier! Already great for entertaining and I love spending time in the space! You are amazing and talented!

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