"Make Your Home Tropical Chic for the Holidays" with designer Lindsey Lodenquai
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“Make Your Home Tropical Chic for the Holidays” with designer Lindsey Lodenquai

Lindsey Lodenquai is a budding interior decorator with a unique ecletic style colloaborates with design studi Spaces for the holidays

The Spaces design studio is known for celebrating modern Caribbean glamour. An unforgettable destination of unique and fun home furnishings and decor. Aside from furniture and accessory options, they also offer home staging, and home decorating services.

Art inspires everything we do

“We have an eye for art that took years to cultivate, the kind that makes people ask, “where’d you find that?”Art inspires everything we do from our statement-making furniture all the way down to the finishing touches of decor. We believe in creating the house you want to go home to. With people spending more time at home because of curfews, we want to create some looks that our clients could create for themselves, no matter their budget.” Janelle Pantry-Coke, Creative Director of Spaces Limited said.

Spaces and Lindsey Lodenquai collaboration

Spaces a design studio, collaborated with creative director and set designer Lindsey Lodenquai to curate some tropical chic looks for the holidays. With experience in interior decorating for celebrities and entertainers, including Grammy-nominated artist, Protoje’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Lindsey jumped at the task to create some fun looks for the holidays using tropical chic as the theme.

The task, to create a holiday party dinner table, as well as a coffee table dining option for smaller spaces. “I’m interested in developing my sense of interior design style, and I love to mix and match cool and warm tones. The holidays are about the family and friends coming together so I wanted to use a lot of greenery that brought the outside in, a pretty mix of wood styles, and also make it uniquely Jamaican with lush pops of color!” Lindsey Lodenquai said.

For the formal dining option, Lindsey added two modern Larkin gold accent chairs, replaced the traditional white tablecloth with a runner that exposed the wood, and added lots of green leaves and multi-colored ceramics from local artisans Baughaus design and Touch by VLS. The Donnata accent rustic wooden mirror was placed on the facing wall. The layering creates a rich, organic look.

With all that’s happening with lockdowns and covid-19 outbreaks, Lindsey also created a work from the home look, featuring a Coroamont table with marble bookends and tropical leaf print pictures to show that you can make room for a workstation at home that is chic, modern and fits into your home’s aesthetic. To make it hers, Lindsey used books from Jamaican authors from her personal collection.

The tropical lifestyle is all about relaxed living, comfort, ease, and hospitality. Tropical chic has been trending for a minute, and you can create Tropical chic in your home for the holidays.

Here are a few tips to adding island chic to your home:

Bring the outside in

Tropical Chic colors are inspired by the ocean and skies, as well as bringing the outside in with a lot of green.

Incorporating greenery is an easy way to embody the natural side of the tropical aesthetic. Most commonly seen are the banana leaves and palm fronds.

Typically during Christmas time, we go for the classic poinsettias. How about instead of the typical statement piece, add a large indoor plant like fig, bird of paradise, plam, rubber tree, or elephant ear to empty corners and buy fresh tropical flowers like a lobster claw, heliconia, ginger lilies, and bird of paradise stems in vases throughout your house to create the lush green look. Spaces Jamaica has fig leaf and other great artificial plant options.

Fresh and faux palms define the tropical decor and are so easy to find right now.

Mix of wood tones and furniture styles

Mixing wood and furniture styles like the British Plantation style. Spaces incorporate a lot of traditional furniture like rattan, mid-century modern weathered oak.

Pops of colour

Bringing bold pops of color is also important to set the tone for Tropical chic.

Incorporating textures like rustic wood, bamboo, and wicker furnishings are an easy way to achieve a tropical chic look. or a bold palm leaf print.

Floral patterns are also aesthetic staples that can be used from upholstery to even curtains.

Visit Spaces in Ardenne Emirates, 7-9 Ardenne Rd, Kingston, Jamaica or visit their website www.spacesjamaica.com

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