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.

Grand Dunes Before-and-After

This was such a fun before and after of a South Tower Grand Dunes unit in Miramar Beach. Our clients have owned this vacation home pre-construction for over 12 years ago with another family. This year they bought out, and decided to do some cosmetic renovations to the unit including new paint and furniture to freshen up the space. It was all shades of GREEN before, so we lightened up the space to include more neutral upholstery and pulled pops of aqua blue and sunset corals from the gorgeous Gulf views right outside their floor to ceiling windows. The draperies were heavy with cornice boards before, so we chose to do rods with rings and lighter linen-look draperies in each room. The upholstered beds and wood tones of bedside pieces lightened up the space from the darker, traditional cherry woods.












And here are some more shots of the condo from the elevator entry vestibule to the breathtaking views of the outdoor balcony.








I’m blushing…

I’m not going to lie– it took a bit to get on board, but BLUSH is BACK in interiors more than ever! Love the way our showroom displays this feminine trend with and Eloquence king bed and nightstands, Bella Notte bedding, and John Richard crushed velvet chair and lucite framed intaglios. Now, my husband doesn’t have much of an opinion on what I do at the house, but this look might have to be a guest bedroom, ha!

Emerald Coast Magazine

Check out this article I was interviewed for in the July 2019 edition of Emerald Coast Magazine. We discuss window treatments from shutters to custom draperies and how to cost-effectively come up with a plan for your home’s privacy.  The cover photo of the article is from one of my favorite Watercolor, Florida remodels.

Lovelace also has an article about our new Inlet location, Lovelace Lifestyle, opening in the same issue. Susan talks her second location opening as well as how she’s managed to stay in business here on the Emerald Coast for the past 25 years.

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Click here for a link to the entire digital magazine:

And while you’re there, vote here for Lovelace Interiors for Best of the Emerald Coast!

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So honored to be interviewed for this national online publication, They focus their interest on the use of rugs to anchor spaces in interior design projects. The article talks about both our Miramar Beach and Inlet Beach showrooms, and features images from my most recent design projects. We discuss rug trends along with durability and functionality.

Click on the link below to read the full article: