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, as well as the vaulted ceilings, create a bright space filled… 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

renovation

A Cool Breeze is Nice, Hurricane Force Winds, Not So Much

Everyone loves a cool breeze on a warm summer day, but in South Florida, summer is also hurricane season, which starts June 1st and runs through November 30th. Jim and I are extremely grateful that we have been spared any serious hurricane damage over the past twenty years. The dangers, including loss of life and… Continue reading A Cool Breeze is Nice, Hurricane Force Winds, Not So Much

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.