Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Florida Decor - Lanai











A tour of our Florida home, would not be complete, without my favorite spot in the whole house; our lanai. When we were deciding on what we wanted in a Florida home, my number one necessity was an outdoor, screened space. I envisioned spending a lot of time outside, taking advantage of year around warm weather. We were lucky to get a fantastic lot, right on the water and it has been everything I hoped. There is Florida wildlife galore; mostly tropical birds, but resident alligators too. At first it was a little startling to see one, but now we take them in stride as part and parcel of living near the water in Florida.

We chose not to have a pool since we have a beautiful clubhouse pool, just down the street. But we did upgrade to an extended lanai, so we have a covered and shaded space, as well as a sunny area. To keep things cool, we also have a ceiling fan. The furniture is casual, comfortable and like the rest of our home, neutral, with pops of coastal color; aqua, green and blue. We installed a television on the wall and it's a perfect spot for entertaining, having a cocktail and watching the sunset.

A big part of the decor, are the tropical plants. I am enjoying learning how to take care of them, finding new varieties to try and filling colorful pots with plants that compliment our Florida style.

It's all about outdoor living here and we are definately set up to take advantage of that.

Happy Tuesday!



  1. Very nice Vicki . . .
    Like the sun/shade part of your lanai
    And the tv is perfect for watching those Spartans!

  2. Beautiful!! I just love aqua/turquoise!! You have created the perfect Florida oasis!

  3. I've been vacationing in Florida since I was 6 yrs old....all thru our married life, we took the boys there and now we're taking the grands there and it was only a few yrs back when we were sailing our of Florida on our grand adventures, that we would pass by homes that had those porches on the back. And all our new friends that lived there would call them lanais. I never could figure what that was all about. Guess I need to go talk to mr. google about that!!!
    Your place looks so calm and relaxing!!

  4. Beautiful and yes the perfect place to relax! Enjoy your day dear Vicki, HUGS!

  5. IT looks very peaceful. I made your strawberry muffins and they are delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. So pretty! Outdoor living spaces are my favorite!

  7. Just looking at the photos makes me feel relaxed - and warm! Enjoy!


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