Outdoor living spaces: Makeover for a Bonita Springs lanai

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One of Spectacular Spaces most rewarding interior decorating projects done recently was this Bonita Springs condo.

It is interesting how we all get used to the rooms in our homes. Then one day we wake up and suddenly realize that we are really tired of it and need an interior makeover!   And we can't make the change fast enough.  Out with the old and in with the new! There is not necessarily anything "wrong." We just need a change in our room designs.

Like this lovely condo in Bonita Bay...the lanai was ready for an update. So, Spectacular Spaces came up with decorating ideas and provided the design services to get them done.

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Meticulously cared for by its out of state owners, the condo is used for weekend family getaways and golf vacations. The lanai functions as a dining area for entertaining guests and is comfortable enough to serve as a place to relax, watch TV and to enjoy the view.

We were happy to be given the go-ahead to redo the entire lanai. The owner wanted it to reflect the feeling and colors of its southwest Florida location and to give it a beachy, whimsical look. This is what we did:

Replaced the square tile with Porcelain Wood plank tile (has the look of a hardwood floor in a beach cottage.  We designed a sea glass border of green and blue pastilles to pick up the tropical colors in the room. This border is located around the dining table and makes it unnecessary for a rug.

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We painted using Benjamin Moore's beautiful At Sea.

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Furniture was reupholstered in Kravet Soleil fabrics that are soft and comfortable, yet perfect for an area that is often used.

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We told the owner that we wanted to give the table setting and centerpiece a whimsical  feeling and she was trusting enough to let us go with it!  Placemats are shells in blue, green and turquoise.  Napkin rings are Adirondack chairs.  Napkins are a plaid that picks up the green.  For the centerpiece, we designed a whimsical arrangement of sea glass, shells, driftwood, pink barnacles and accents.  We surrounded it with green and blue beading that ties the look together.

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The result: A complete transformation! It feels like a beachouse and reflects the calm, tropical colors of the area. 

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