Our wonderful Sarasota clients asked us to return to their home after our team completed some interior design projects to design their lakefront screened in pool area. We were delighted to bring their passion for color and desire for fun outdoor living into reality.
The first step was to ask what their lifestyle was and how they lived and entertained. They wanted a quiet area to watch the sunset together, as well as have a larger space to entertain the family. We started by using some props to represent furniture placement, as you can see in the before images. This helped us plan how big the space was and determine furniture flow. They loved the idea of a fire pit, and didn’t want to babysit trees and plants yet loved the idea of bringing nature in. They had no furnishings at all so we were able to start with a clean slate.

Our next step was to find out their style, and how they wanted it to look and feel. Their passion for color included navy and white, and when they showed us a colorful Mexican ceramic wall sculpture which they had in their sunroom, they exclaimed how much they loved it and could we add some additional colors like those? We then had all we needed to get to work putting the puzzle together to create their personalized outdoor paradise.

After finding the perfect combination of outdoor furniture, we made sure to identify the spaces with colorful coordinating outdoor rugs, added color themed pillows, and completed the spaces with UV-Sprayed wall art and outdoor fade-resistant faux plants and trees in patterned Talavera plant pots.  An umbrella was added to the chaise area and a cantilevered orange umbrella is planned for the conversation area.
Our lovely clients are so thrilled with the space and pointed out how they could put their music system on the sleek raised firebox container which functions as an additional square table. They are loving their new lanai with their whole family and are spending much of this gorgeous Sarasota summer outside.