Monday, March 7, 2016

The Lanai, My favorite room of the house!

Well, technically it would be referred to as a Florida room or sun room. A lanai is typically a screened porch here in Florida but when we moved into this house we starting calling this room the lanai...and it stuck! lol It has windows on three sides and opens into the kitchen through French doors. It is even vented for air conditioning and heat so it's a 'year round' room.

 

And it's my favorite room to spend time.

 

Now that I use a net book or IPAD, I can sit anywhere in the house.
And who can resist the Florida sunshine streaming into the lanai?

 

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday 
 and Amaze Me Monday HERE 
and Talk of the Town HERE 
Thoughts on Home on Thursdays HERE.

Are you enjoying a sunny week too?

51 comments:

Shelia said...

I love your lanai, Diane! Love all of the beautiful sunshine and your decorating out there is lovely! Have a great week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Joyce Mayer said...

So pretty and peaceful. Not so here, bathroom demo began this morning, and I got to take the first whack - boy did that feel good.

Going right down to the studs and rebuilding, the new oval bathtub is in the garage, we laugh - life in the fast lane is having a bathtub in your garage. Giggle. This will take about 12 days and then our bedroom gets hardwood flooring and walls/ceiling get painted.

Hugs

Cathy Keller said...

It would be my favorite room too. Thank you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like your wicker furniture, the pretty roses and your lanai. I would be happy spending time there too. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Arlene Grimm said...

We visited a home on Saturday that had a beautiful Sun Room. There are times that I do miss living in a house. Those flowers are lovely!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely! I bet you could even have parrots in there (if you wanted to, ;-)
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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Diane, that would be a great room to have. And if you had the regular screened lanai as well, you could call them the lanai and the lanai lanai!

Diane said...

Love the sunshine coming in! I have a three-season porch that faces north; no heat, no AC so it's used about ten days a year! Lovely flowers too!

Kathy said...

Your lanai is so pretty. I could see myself curling up there with a good book. I'm hoping to sit outside to read when the weather gets warmer. Since it is going to be in the 70s here later this week, maybe then.

Connie said...

It is easy to see why you love that room :)

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I'm missing Florida.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So comfy and pretty. xoxo Su

Stephanie said...

Yes, I think I would be in that room all the times too :) My laundry room and bedroom get lots of sunlight and I often tell my husband that I would love to make the landry room into a sun room {{smiles}}

Enjoy this wonderful day, sweet friend. Hugs!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The sunshine has made me feel so good this week. I'm smiling and feeling much perkier. Love your flowers.
hugs,
Linda

Cranberry Morning said...

I've always loved your lanai, Diane. You always have it decorated so beautifully. It looks like a sunny and cheery place to enjoy life. Have a wonderful day, friend. xo

Linda Kay said...

Diane, I'm going to grab my book and come join you, okay? Beautiful.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your Lanai is such a wonderful feature of your Florida home, Diane! I love it! I am fortunate as my kitchen and family room get sun almost all day. It makes me ferl happy to enjoy the sun!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Beautiful flowers! So lovely to have a Florida room. Enjoy it my friend. xoxo

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh this looks such a lovely room, it would certainly be a favourite with me ...
Such beautiful rose blooms too!

All the best Jan

Christine said...

It's just perfect for Florida living! your roses are so so pretty in there!
Enjoy your time there!

Denise inVA said...

Hi Diane, what a lovely room. You have it decorated beautifully and I can understand why it is your favorite place to sit. Florida is a lovely state and I really enjoy the tropical feel to it when I have gone there. Beautiful flowers! If ever you feel like it, I would love for you to share them with Today's Flowers :) Please don't think I am being pushy, I am not I promise. Just a thought. It is enough that you stop by and leave such a nice comment on my post. Have a great week!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

A feast of reds....beautiful!

Happy Monday!

Ariadne said...

When visiting in the States, I loved staying at my friend Marabeth's sunroom as through the huge windows you could see so much green that you felt as if you were in a forest!AriadnefromGreece!

Ana said...

What a quaint space Diane. It's no wonder it's your favorite.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Free Pretty Things For You said...

whoa.. you get to enjoy the mountains and the beach!! what a blessed sweet lady you are! :) Thank you SO much for stopping by and emailing me!!
XOXOXO!
Keren

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'll be right over - should I bring some apple cake? Your home is so sweet and inviting. I would also spend all my time there too - with sunshine and pretty roses and so much to look at and enjoy. What a sweet room - just like you my dear.

Susie said...

Diane, I love your lanai. I want one too...waaaa. I keep telling Ted..we should have made the porch a 3 season room. LOL. Blessings for many fun times on the lanai. I always love seeing it. xoxo,Susie

Pamela Gordon said...

I'd love to have a sunroom on the back of our house. It gets all the afternoon sun and would be lovely all year around if it is insulated. Your lanai is lovely Diane. Have a beautiful week. Hugs. Pam

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOVE this room. That would be my favorite room too, altho knowing me, I'd turn it into my craft room. :-)

Inger said...

Bad weather here, but much needed. Snow this morning has melted now. I always wanted a room like yours, but never had one. Glad you are enjoying yours.

Mrs R said...

Diane, I don't think I'd ever leave your Lanai room! So welcoming and beautiful!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a lovely sunroom. Your sweet bamboo sofa looks like an inviting place to relax with a good book. :)

ann said...

Who could resist such a warm, sunny, bright area to relax and enjoy free time? It is a lovely room.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Haha, after spending many hours in the lanai in the house we rented down south, we've been thinking how we could create a Florida room on the back of our house. Unfortunately there are two tiers of deck out there so the back door is pretty high up.
I'd be spending lots of time in your bright favourite area too.

Vee said...

It has always looked like a wonderful, cheery, bright room. I think that I would enjoy one, too.

Pondside said...

That's where I'd be all the time too!
Just wanted you to know that I have been a long-time follower, but for some reason Blogger dropped me from your followers (I follow with google friend). I have in the past month re-followed and been dropped again. So....I've followed again and will see if you reappear in my reading list!

Lorrie said...

I never knew the difference between a Florida room, a sun room, and a lanai. They all seem pretty similar! Whatever they are called, yours is a lovely example and a great place to hang out and read.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I can see why the lanai is a favourite room. Lovely indeed.

Happy Day,
Brenda

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I'm so jealous, Diane. Love your beautiful lanai and all the pretty colors and flowers. I would want to spend all my time there! Hugs xo Karen

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your Lanai is beautiful ... A great place to spend time ...I love ours (smaller scale ) too ... On days when we don't need AC or heat it can open up to the screen porch, so it's like being outdoors with all the comforts of home

Mary Cromer said...

I love you Lanai room, it looks like it would be such a great retreat for just about anything you plan to use it for. I have always wished of two things for this home, a basement and a room/screened in porch where I can go and just be. Neither happened, but that allows me the need then to wander outside and that is sweet too. Hugs

Diane Writes said...

Namemate!!!! Aside from the bedroom this is my favorite part of your house. Very laid back, inviting and relaxing.

bj said...

I love your room, too...any room full of sunshine is a beautiful place....

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It is a really beautiful room and I can see it would be a wonderful place to relax. Have a nice week!

carol l mckenna said...

I would spend most of my time in that room too ~ Great floral shots!

Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

Montanagirl said...

LOVE your lanai!! And your flower photos are gorgeous!

Ana Lopes said...

Wonderful room and really perfect to relax, Dianne! Your red roses are gorgeous and I almost feel its perfume!
Hope you are having a lovely week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

handmade by amalia said...

No wonder it's your favorite, such a cosy, lovely room.
Amalia
xo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'd be calling it my sunshine room and I'd probably never leave! Thanks for sharing your favorite spot with us at Talk of the Town.

Stacey said...

I would love to have a room like that! To have all the sunshine plus AC would be perfect! I always wondered what a lanai was exactly. :)

Happy Thoughts of Home on Thursday friend.

edenhills said...

I can see why it is your favorite room. Beautiful flowers!