We share how we successfully designed and built two additions in our last home. We enjoyed it for twenty years, but when we decided to sell it, we were grateful for the price we received. Right now we are busy turning our Ocean Dunes Fixer into a Coastal Modern retreat. My Interior Design training at Online Design Courses | New York Institute of Art & Design (nyiad.edu) allows me to design our spaces, as well as share simple, beautiful ideas for your home. Jim’s experience and research ensures you will get smart design, construction, and plumbing tips. We spent our quarantine time working on SketchUp for our future home in Montana. Check my site to see a few versions of our Mountain Modern design renderings.
Learn how we created our very own paradise, our plans for our new garden spaces, as well as our future Montana garden throughout my site. We are hands-on gardeners, who provide inspiration and practical advice for Zone 10 and Zone 4 garden spaces. As experienced gardeners, we recommend hardy, native plants, which will bring pollinators and beauty to your spaces.
I fell in love with the sea as a child and we are lucky to enjoy seaside walks, sunrises, and ocean dips to cool off as often as we wish. We live in paradise, so when we travel we head to the mountains. Check my site to learn about the time spent in our national, state, and local parks. Learn how to exchange your home in my post about our home exchange with a family from Switzerland.
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Hi, I’m Allison. I spent 3o years in banking, investment, and wealth planning before retiring. I now spend time with my husband Jim, who also likes to travel to wild places. This blog shares some of those places, as well as tips for designing spaces inside and outside of your home! The last link below is for my Houzz Idea Book.
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