Happy new year everyone! I’m absolutely thrilled to be kicking off 2018 by sharing my design work with K. Hovnanian Homes’ new property, The Four Seasons at Orlando, located in Kissimmee. The Four Seasons is an active, lifestyle community for ages 55 and up. We just completed design on four model homes there, (Balfour, Dominica, St. Thomas, St. Lucia) and they’re all gorgeous!

Now we’re continuing to work with Kyle Upper, Division President at K. Hovnanian Homes, who has asked us to create the community’s clubhouse. Kyle came to us with a vision for a British West Indies inspired space with a bar and patio area, fitness studio, and craft room. This style matches the outside architecture, and the luxury, resort-style feel of the entire community. I thought it would be fun to take you along as we design this exciting new project, so let’s begin!

British West Indies design came from a collaboration of British colonists and military members who traveled to tropical climates but enjoyed having the comforts of home with them. They hired local craftsmen to produce dark wood furniture and accent pieces to create a familiar environment and thus, the British West Indies style was born!

Once I knew the design style, I got right to Pinterest and began searching for inspiration. A community clubhouse is typically used for leisure activities, entertaining, and various celebrations. Keeping that in mind while searching for necessary but functional pieces, I began my hunt for ideas. The elements that immediately stuck out during my search were: blue and green accent colors, light fabrics and furniture in ivory, and natural woven elements like wicker. For the elegant British touches, decorated jars, and traditional wood mixed with rustic wood pieces. See my design inspiration below.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for our next blog where I’ll share more of the design details and processes.

Always Inspired,
Anne Rue

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