Affordable, Architecture, Color Design, Interior Design, renovation

Develop Your Design Eye

In this post, I share three guidelines that professional Interior Designers use to create beautiful spaces. You will learn how function gets you started, then move on to creating the right mood, and finally how to create beautiful spaces that are harmonious. If you have found lots of inspiration in Interior Design Magazines and websites,… Continue reading Develop Your Design Eye

Affordable, Interior Design

Striptease Anyone?

The developers were building this gorgeous Modern home in our last neighborhood, but when they put in a bathroom without window treatments, I joked, "What time is the show?" It turns out they installed windows that turn translucent when privacy is needed. If your window treatment budget is a bit more modest, you will find… Continue reading Striptease Anyone?

Architecture, bathroom, Interior Design, renovation

Function Before Beauty

It might not be your favorite topic, but ensuring your bathroom spaces are waterproofed is a crucial step to ensuring it functions properly over a lifetime. In today's post, I will share renovation tips to help you create the bathroom of your dreams. We are thankful for professional partners, like Jessica at Broedell Plumbing Supply… Continue reading Function Before Beauty

Affordable, Color Design, Interior Design

Beautiful Spaces on a Budget

Maybe you have $20,000 or more to furnish and decorate your living room, but most folks can not afford to spend that much on their entire house, let alone one room. This post will show you how to beautifully decorate your space on a budget. Photo by Designecologist on Pexels.com Affordable Furniture These Tableau Collection… Continue reading Beautiful Spaces on a Budget

Color Design, Interior Design, renovation

Retro Retreat – Rules are made to be Broken

We are turning our Ocean Dunes fixer into a Coastal Modern retreat one room at a time. We want to play up the modern design features in our home, including the vaulted ceiling, floating staircase, and corner fireplace. The white walls and light floors create a bright space filled with exciting possibilities for our primary… Continue reading Retro Retreat – Rules are made to be Broken

Architecture, Interior Design, renovation

Creating WOW!, instead of Yikes!

We are transforming our fixer into a beautiful, coastal modern home by tackling one project at a time. Our guest bathroom is next, but we also need to update our primary bathroom, powder room, and laundry space. We are keeping things simple by using the same floors and wall tiles for all these spaces. Jim… Continue reading Creating WOW!, instead of Yikes!

Interior Design, renovation, Uncategorized

A Little Knowledge makes the Job Easier

We are excited about the progress we are making in our Ocean Dunes Fixer. The new impact windows are on order and today I started the demo of our guest bathroom. We had planned to hire a contractor for this job, but contractors, designers, cabinet makers, and everyone else related to the construction industry are… Continue reading A Little Knowledge makes the Job Easier

Interior Design, Uncategorized

Cool vibes with warm muffins

Our Ocean Dunes Fixer is perched up on a rise giving it a treehouse feeling when you enter. The back screened patio is raised a bit with steps down to a small garden. It has a lot of cool features that make the place special. For example, the location close to the beach, a lofted… Continue reading Cool vibes with warm muffins

Architecture, Gardening in the tropics, Interior Design

Happy House

It is official, we have sold our happy house in South Florida. We are delighted that a family with small kids will be making it their own. In this post, I am going to share pictures, memories, and a few design tips. Location, location, location! Jim and I purchased this property, which was a 900… Continue reading Happy House

Interior Design, renovation

The best journeys often lead to unexpected paths.

We loved our house and did not expect to sell until we were ready to move to Montana, but this crazy hot real estate market changed our minds. Taking advantage of the spike in real estate value, meant we could own a mortgage-free home earlier than expected. Our record selling price was due to many… Continue reading The best journeys often lead to unexpected paths.