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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Tour of Starkey Lodge...Before & After

Designing hotel rooms may not be the most creative challenge but it can be rewarding. The next phase of the renovations at the Island Inn include the rooms of Starkey Lodge...

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Inspiration for this old Florida beach front lodge can be found in our most prized treasure...the junonia.

This rare beauty can be found on our shell covered beaches...that is if you are a very lucky sheller!

I have never been so blessed as to find one, but I do have my jar filled with tiny junonia crumbs that I have found over the years.

The shell has a sleek slender shape and the creamy white field is peppered with rich brown spots. So simple, so elegant, so Sanibel!

The brown and white shell of the junonia was the starting point for the design...the island surroundings supplied the rest.

The rooms of Starkey Lodge...

   What a difference paint can make...

This charming lodge on the grounds of the Island Inn truly represents old Florida style. Starkey Lodge now has an updated look that enhances the charm and history of its past.

I hope you enjoyed the tour!