Majestic Meadows: Design & Travel


You will find lots of inspiration and helpful tips throughout this site. Learn how we successfully designed and built two home additions, plus a new kitchen in the Coastal Cottage.

My current project is turning an Ocean Dunes Fixer into a Coastal Modern retreat. Allison’s Interior Design experience and training from Online Design Courses | New York Institute of Art & Design ( allows her to design functional and beautiful spaces. Jim provides research-based tips for smart design, construction, and plumbing. Here’s what you will find on my site:

  • Learn how to identify your style and successfully implement it into your home.
  • Learn design fundamentals, including mood, scale, color, finishing touches, and much more.
  • Learn basic construction techniques, including how to hire a contractor, as well as plumbing, tiling, flooring, lighting, and more.
  • Learn how to design a successful kitchen using NKAB guidelines in the Dream Kitchen and Food and Fun blog posts.
  • Interior and Garden Design Services

Follow along, as I transform spaces and share the results on my site. I have always had an eye for design, but after completing the Interior Design course, I now have the skills to design spaces that are beautiful and functional.

Explore to find wonderful interior design tips, as well as links that will help you make your own home beautiful. Visit my Design Deals page if you would like a personalized design plan for your spaces.

Our glorious West Elm bed on a rug that needs adjusting.

The Coastal Modern design features beautiful, light colors throughout the space. Explore my site to find great advice on kitchens, bathrooms, walls, floors, lighting, and many other design choices. I use colorful, soft elements throughout, including rugs, blankets, pillows, bedding, towels, and upholstered furniture. Decor and plants finish a space that is uniquely you. Subscribe to ensure you never miss a post!

Cool vibes with warm muffins – Majestic Meadows

Creating WOW!, instead of Yikes! – Majestic Meadows

Something is Missing – Accessories! – Majestic Meadows

Retro Retreat – Rules are made to be Broken – Majestic Meadows

Mountain Modern SketchUp Design

Coming soon: Our Mountain Modern home design features gorgeous mountain views on a property we bought a few years ago. The new build will have tons of light, ample space, and a cozy spot to take in the views. Scroll through my site to find out how we located our property and what it takes to build a home and garden in Northwest Montana.

Finding Our Paradise – Majestic Meadows

Dream Kitchen Layout – Majestic Meadows

Sunlight Makes for a Happier Home – Majestic Meadows

Allison and Jim simply overjoyed after a long saunter up to Granite Park Chalet in Glacier National Park.

My husband and I have been exploring wild places since we met in 1998. Tag along as we exchange homes with a Swiss family, trek mountain paths, and live the dream one day at a time. If you enjoy being outdoors, you will find lots of inspiration on this site.

Home Exchange to Switzerland – Majestic Meadows

Hermitage Point Trail from Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park – Majestic Meadows

San Grato Parc Lugano Switzerland – Majestic Meadows

In addition to a beautiful, welcoming interior, we also created a tranquil, tropical garden at our former Coastal Cottage home. Coming soon: An update of the Coastal Modern exterior and garden spaces. Scroll through my site and subscribe so you do not miss a thing!

Our fountain garden in South Florida. We’ve included lots of native plants, which brings butterflies, birds and other critters into our suburban yard.

A Garden Should Welcome a Soul – Majestic Meadows

Our Piece of Montana – Majestic Meadows

You can find helpful tips on Pinterest for gardening in South Florida and the Rocky Mountains.

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Swan Range views from our future Mountain Modern home.

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