renovation, Affordable, Organizing

Storage, Glorious Storage!

I have not had a garage for the vast majority of my adult life, so out of necessity, I have become creative with storage solutions. The best piece of advice I can give you is to reduce the amount of stuff you own. Simply put, just keep the stuff that you actually use. You might… Continue reading Storage, Glorious Storage!

Glacier Park Trails, Hiking, Travel

Highline Trail – Glacier National Park

Views from Highline Jim and I love to visit national parks in the U.S. We have visited many national parks, including North Cascades, Yellowstone, Yosemite, but Glacier National Park, established in 1910 is one of our favorites for several reasons. With over 1 million acres, if you are willing to explore the 734 trails, you… Continue reading Highline Trail – Glacier National Park

Mountain Gardens, Native Plants

Mountain Garden Ideas

We have beautiful views from the build site of our 12+ acre property, which is located in the foothills of the Swan Range. We are lucky to have lots of pine trees, included Douglas-fir, Ponderosa, and Western Larch, which turns a beautiful golden color in the fall before shedding its needles. Although we have a… Continue reading Mountain Garden Ideas

Affordable, Interior Design, Organizing

Six Tricks to Organize your Closet and Rock Your Personal Style

You are simply fabulous, so shouldn't your wardrobe reflect that fact? One of my favorite authors, Shira Gill (Minimalista) says it best, "Once you curate your closet to reflect who you are and where you want to go, you'll show up in the world as a more present, intentional, and confident version of yourself. No… Continue reading Six Tricks to Organize your Closet and Rock Your Personal Style

Gardening, Native Plants

Coastal Modern Garden

Jim and I have transformed garden spaces before, including a much larger garden than the Coastal Modern home. We wanted to wait until the inside of the home was complete before we dug into the garden, plus winter is definitely the time to be outside in South Florida. As you can see from the picture… Continue reading Coastal Modern Garden

Interior Design

First Impressions – Entry Spaces

In today's post, I share how to create beautiful and functional entry spaces. In many homes, the entry space serves as a dumping ground for mail, coats, backpacks, shoes, and various misplaced household items that need to be put in their proper place. After reading this post, you will be able to create a welcoming… Continue reading First Impressions – Entry Spaces

Affordable, Interior Design, renovation

Finishing Touches

There are a lot of special touches in the Coastal Modern remodel, including a new front door, a fireplace update, artwork, and lots of plants. Entry The damaged front door was replaced with a fiberglass, hurricane rated door. The door hardware was also replaced with a medium-priced option from the Home Depot. Finally, I provided… Continue reading Finishing Touches

Bathroom Design, Interior Design, renovation

Calgon, Take me Away – Guest Bathroom Reveal

The material choices for the Coastal Modern guest bathroom include beautiful Veronese Terrazzo tiles, which are paired with these gorgeous Habitat Cloud glossy tiles. The inspiration colors are white, blue, coral-blush, and warm wood tones. Details, Details, Details I am really pleased that Jess at Broedel Plumbing was able to get the guest bathroom fixtures… Continue reading Calgon, Take me Away – Guest Bathroom Reveal

Interior Design, Kitchen Layout, renovation

Coastal Modern Kitchen Reveal

This Coastal Modern kitchen was designed to look fabulous and function perfectly for this beach side townhouse. The clients, a married husband and wife with no children preferred a modern, minimalist look, which I warmed up with wood finishes, marble backsplash and unique decor. Cabinets The Italian Flat panel cabinetry in glossy, white reflect light,… Continue reading Coastal Modern Kitchen Reveal

Interior Design

Choices, Choices – Furniture Suitability and Proportion

When you walk into a well-designed room you immediately sense that everything in the room seems to "work." Every piece of furniture seems "just right." Successful design means that everything works together to please the eye. In other words, a room works when all the elements-furniture, accessories, fabrics, and colors-fit together harmoniously. The first step… Continue reading Choices, Choices – Furniture Suitability and Proportion