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, 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.

Architecture, Interior Design, New Home Build

Something is Missing – Accessories!

A common question posed on social media Interior Design groups involves the finishing touches in home interior spaces. The group members have found the perfect paint color, sofa, table, and rug, but “something is missing.” Those missing elements are usually accessories. Accessories add personality, warmth, and that special touch that a well-designed room requires for… Continue reading Something is Missing – Accessories!

Architecture, Interior Design, New Home Build

Sunlight Makes for a Happier Home

Science has proven that natural light improves your mood! We are working on a new design and wanted to share our progress. As you can see below, we moved the built-in bench to the fireplace wall. In addition, we have changed the floor plan by moving the dining room to the South facing wall next… Continue reading Sunlight Makes for a Happier Home

Architecture, Interior Design, Kitchen Layout, New Home Build

Dream Kitchen Layout

Our kitchen is open to the dining and living areas, so we want it to look fantastic! Everyone dreams of a beautiful kitchen, but more importantly we all want our kitchens to function in a way that makes cooking and clean-up enjoyable and easy. My husband Jim and I have designed our Mountain Modern kitchen… Continue reading Dream Kitchen Layout