The Spaces design studio is known to champion modern tropical décor with unique and fun home furnishings and décor.

Aside from furniture and accessories, 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 to the finishing touches. We believe in creating the house you want to go home to.

Spaces Limited creative director Janelle Pantry-Coke encourages pandemic-proof DIY projects.

‘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 the budget,’ she said.

Spaces x Lindsey Lodenquai

To ramp up the tropical chic department for the holidays, Spaces collaborated with creative director and set designer Lindsey Lodenquai.

Lodenquai has had experience creating sets for music videos, interior decorating for celebrities and entertainers, and most recently created the set for Grammy-nominated artist Protoje’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

She leapt at the opportunity to create some fun looks for the holidays under a tropical chic theme.

Her primary objectives were 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,’ Lodenquai shared.

‘The holidays are about 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 colour!’ she added.

Lodenquai modernised the formal dining setting with two gold Larkin accent chairs, then ditched the traditional white tablecloth for a runner that exposed the wood.

She tastefully injected green leaves and colour by way of Urchins from Touch by VLS, and a Caribbean Princess Planter from BAUGHaus Design Studios.

The Donnata accent mirror was placed on the facing wall, which added another layer of symmetry.

For those who are confined to their households due to COVID-19, Lodenquai also created a work from home look, featuring a Coroamont table.

Marble bookends and tropical leaf print images 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, Lodenquai 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 some time, and you can create recreate tropical chic in your home for the holidays.

Here are a few tips to achieving your best tropical chic:

Bring the outside in

Tropical Chic colours 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.

But, during Christmas time, most Jamaicans go for the classic poinsettias

Instead of the typical statement piece, add a large indoor plant like fig, bird of paradise, palm,  rubber tree, or elephant ear to empty corners.

Buy fresh tropical flowers like the lobster claw, heliconia, ginger lilies, and bird of paradise stems to place in vases throughout the house to create a lush green look.

Spaces Jamaica has fig leaf and other great artificial plant options.

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

Mix wood tones

Mixing wood and furniture is en vogue, and the best way to achieve it is by referencing the British Colonial style.

Spaces incorporates a lot of traditional furniture like rattan, mid-century modern weathered oak.

Pops of colour

Bringing bold pops of colour 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 tropical chic.

Floral patterns are also aesthetically pleasing and staples that can be used from upholstery to even curtains.

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