Grayton Western Lake Design-to-Reality

This Geoff Chick-designed home was a showstopper completed with the help of Lovelace design team, Susan Lovelace, Brooke Williams and myself. The clients wanted a comfortable, livable space that could be utilized by their extended family for vacation and work down-time. We started this project shortly after the blueprint phase, meaning that we were able to select lighting, tile, window treatments, and paint colors to ensure the complete flow of the home. We assisted with design elements such as fireplace detail, custom-built dining banquette, and custom bunk bed design. Here are some of our favorite rooms and how they became reality … ENJOY!

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Sneak Peek!

Who even needs an interior when this is your backyard!?! Stay tuned for more pictures from this Geoff Chick-designed dune lake home that Susan, Brooke, and I just photographed in Grayton Beach. (Spoiler: the inside is just as beautiful as the outside!)



Mid Century Mod

I’m loving this new vignette in the Lovelace Miramar Beach showroom. The modular sectional is by Universal, the marble cocktail table is by Century, and the accent chair is by Gabby. The contrasting woven cage light fixture is by Arteriors. The gallery art wall pops against the deep turquoise accent wall.


Blues and Greens are BIG

At this past April’s Highpoint Furniture Market, blues and greens were BIG! The blues were bold and the greens popped! The trend continued across showrooms such as CR Laine, Sherrill, and Stylecraft. Instead of neutral base upholstery pieces, sofas were done in cornflower blue and bright lime green velvets and lush fabrics. Here’s to hoping this trend sticks around!

An Outdoor Oasis

In our coastal climate, outdoor living is a MUST! This Geoff Chick-designed home is perched among the trees on Alligator lake in Grayton Beach.  It’s a gorgeous home with no design detail overlooked. One of my favorite aspects of the home is the variety and functionality of outdoor living space from pool front chaises to an inviting second floor porch swing bed that offers expansive views towards the Gulf of Mexico. The screened-in outdoor dining space is right off the kitchen for easy serving access, and the second floor living space offers a private oasis off the master bedroom.  If you like the outdoor living space, just wait til you see the inside!

One if by Sand, Two if by Sea- VIE Magazine featuring Lovelace Interiors


I am SO honored and excited to have one of my favorite projects-to-date featured in the latest VIE Magazine. Click here to read the article!

Talk about a labor of LOVE! This GORGEOUS vacation home was a collaboration between Susan Lovelace, Brooke Williams and myself. We worked tirelessly for 2+ years through the blueprint and architectural stage, right down to staging with art and accessories.


The very traditional Watersound gulf-front exterior gives way to a much more contemporary interior with exaggerated coastal hues of bright blues and greens. The entry and foyer are a main focal point with stunning art, statement accent chairs, and a custom light fixture that stretches the expanse of the 3 floor stairwell.

Each bedroom plays off this color palette with custom bedding and upholstery.

  One of my favorite design elements about this house is the use of 2 living rooms– one on each floor. The downstairs is much more casual and serves the purpose of a game/media room. The upstairs open living/dining/kitchen is more for entertaining.


The kitchen and dining rooms are equally as beautiful and serve as a netural backdrop to the expansive second floor views of the water.

And perhaps the COOLEST focal points in the whole house are the coffee bar and downstairs wet bar tile details.

And who wouldn’t want to have a glass of wine on this patio overlooking the reflecting pool or enjoy this view from the tower deck!?


All Photo credits: Lindsay Cannon



Coastal Sunset Hues

I think this will definitely have be my next color-story inspiration for a design job. I took this picture at sunset yesterday while taking family photos of the sweetest friends in town from New York. Those soft lavender blues, lush greens, and soothing coral/oranges mixed with our sugar white sand are just PERFECT! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!



Okay, how can you not LOVE these canine fabrics that were EVERYWHERE at Spring market?!?! They were bold and came in multiple colors and variations. These two popped up at CR Laine furniture, and I’m a big fan!


Sometimes you create a design concept that you just can’t WAIT to install because you know how beautiful the outcome is going to be.  This vacation home is for a sweet Mississippi family is just that. Their basic wish list was neutral, washable, and livable. Karen Kerns and I used traditional lines and classic design elements mixed with a little bit of coastal to create a soothing oasis for this family to enjoy for years to come.

Family Room/Kitchen

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Living Room

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Dining Room

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Master Bedroom (my fave!)

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Guest Bedroom Highlight

As part of our most recent Gulf Front Watersound photoshoot (more on that later!), this is one of my favorite guest bedrooms. Located near the front of the home at the main entrance, the blues and greens set a fun, bright tone for the rest of the homes’ decor. The bedding is composed of a white washable coverlet with custom-made decorative pillows. The bed and accent chair are by Lee Industries. Other interesting design details are the stainless steel chair arm and lucite bed foot.

Susan Lovelace, Brooke Williams and myself worked on this home with the owners from start to finish, beginning with the very first floor plan. We selected all finishes, tiles,  flooring, furniture, and accessories throughout the home. It was a 2+ year project that was definitely a labor of love, but we succeeded in creating a peaceful retreat that the homeowners and their families can enjoy for years to come.