You’ve seen it and you may even be a victim of it — the cluttered lanai filled with junk. With Hawaii’s enjoyable weather year-round, many homes and condos have lanais or outdoor spaces. Yet, for many, these covered outdoor areas become a magnet for bulky or rarely used items. Let Designer for a Day help you organize the chaos with design strategies gleaned from decades serving Hawaii’s finest homes, resort properties and commercial spaces, as it presents a free workshop outlining easy techniques to expand your home by transforming your outdoor space into a useable, tranquil oasis.

“For many in Hawaii, the outdoor areas go unused, which makes no sense given our mild weather, clean air and tropical vegetation,” said Andrew Dedrick, Geobunga executive director. “This seminar will inspire people to reclaim this living space, by educating them on interior design trends that work specifically for Hawaii homes.”

The dynamic duo, Joan Robinson-Whitaker and Jean Wall, will present the free workshop Saturday, June 30 at 9 a.m. Designer for a Day can quickly and efficiently transform any space — indoor or out — in a matter of hours. During the seminar, Joan and Jean will touch on the following:


• Turning your lanai into an outdoor oasis and instantly adding square footage to your home or condo

• Creating a focal point using color or texture

• Using pottery, bamboo and river rock to immediately transform and define living areas

• Softening edges within the space


• Reawakening “dead” space with design accents

Attendees are encouraged to bring a few photos of their outdoor area for a free consultation with Designer for a Day following the workshop. This will give them a better idea of how to redesign their problem space, so that it becomes an accessible, comfortable place to better enjoy their home.

To ensure your seat, reservations are highly recommended. Please register for this free seminar at

Geobunga turns the ordinary into extraordinary as Hawaii’s best resource for anyone looking to enhance their outdoor experience. Providing unique garden elements from around the world, Geobunga specializes in stone pavers and benches, decorative rocks, ceramic pots, fountains and bamboo accents, as well as a variety of plants. With the best prices, selection and service in the state, each visit to Geobunga brings something new to discover.


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