Interior Design, renovation

Out, Damn’d Dust! Out, I say!

When you have never done remodeling or it has been a while, you might forget just how messy and unorganized your space can get. In today's post, I share essential tips to ensure your renovation goes as smoothly as possible. As you can see, painting the walls downstairs was a big improvement, but things are… Continue reading Out, Damn’d Dust! Out, I say!

Architecture, Interior Design, renovation

Hit the Lights!

To create a successful lighting design, you must think about the room's function, decide what mood you want to create, and consider how the different lighting types will harmonize in any given room. To learn more about these three fundamental tips visit Develop Your Design Eye – Majestic Meadows. The right lighting for the right… Continue reading Hit the Lights!

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!

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, 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

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.