Holiday Isle Before and After

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I love a good before-and-after just as much the next person, but THIS ONE takes the cake! It was a labor of love, and still isn’t QUITE finished yet, but I couldn’t resist showing it off! Karen Kerns and I worked with the homeowner and contractor from the beginning to select all interior and exterior finishes, fixtures, paint, lighting, furniture, art, and accessories. Sure makes the project easy when you have a wonderful client and a great contractor! Thanks to everyone involved in making it a fun one! Stay tuned for more progress!

Kitchen BEFORE:



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Upstairs Living/Dining BEFORE:

Upstairs Living/Dining DURING:


Upstairs Living/Dining AFTER:


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Downstairs Guest Bedroom BEFORE and AFTER:


Downstairs Guest Bedroom 2 BEFORE AND AFTER:


Master Bedroom BEFORE and DURING:

Master Bedroom AFTER:

Mod Design via Las Vegas

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Just like we need 5 different pair of evening shoes, we need 5 different living rooms to decorate in all different design styles, right??  While it’s the opposite of what I typically do for coastal design, I love the look and feel of an uber-contemporary interior. It has an urban and sleek look that dictates the whole design style. From plush velvet sofas to mirrored console pieces , I love this edgy and modern take on interiors. At Las Vegas market, we loved the inspiring vignettes of Resource Decor. Take a look at some of these contemporary cool snapshots from their Las Vegas showroom.

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Sanctuary by the Sea

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This is another look at ongoing staging projects in Sanctuary by the Sea that were recently furnished to sell. We wanted each of the units to have a distinct look– from soft, beachy casual to elegant and refined. Both have a completely different look, but are furnished to appeal to the majority of prospective buyers. Since furnishing, unit 2126 has been sold, but 1128 is still on the market.

Unit 1128

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Unit 2126

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Total Beach House Transformation

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Talk about a before and after! I got a phone call from a former client on a Sunday with a quick-turn around request: fully furnish her beach house (which was currently being used as a storage unit) by the following Saturday. Yep, you heard me right–6 days to transform this…..

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into a place where her family could come to stay.  The house sat vacant for months before we went to furnish it. I shopped around locally, as I had no time to order furniture. Since the house is directly on the beach.. (HELLO amazing view)

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I chose to go with a color palette that reflected the outside surroundings of beautiful Blue Mountain Beach on 30a.  Here is the finished product-ENJOY!

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The Pros of Staging

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One of my co-designers, Karen Kerns and I have been chosen to partially stage 4 available units at Sanctuary by the Sea in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. When the building was built, the developer kept a few units as investment properties, all of which have sat on the market for quite some time. When we talked with realtors and prospective clients, we realized the reason they weren’t getting the attention they deserved was the fact that they were a spatial furniture challenge. Most of the rooms are HUGE, and the average person can’t figure out how to lay out their furniture in such a large space. A small-scale sofa and pair of chairs gets swallowed in a 20’x30′ open concept living room. So, we were hired to furnish those “problem areas” to help prospective buyers really see the potential of each unit. It’s a night and day difference to see how the furniture makes the unit feel so much more homey and lived-in. A buyer can really envision themselves living there.

I’ve attached some before and afters to show what a difference furniture makes!

 For purchasing info please visit Royce’s site:

Entry before and after:

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Living Room before and after:

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Dining Room before and after:

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Master Bedroom before and after

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Watercolor New Construction COMPLETE!

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This has been one of my favorite projects to-date. It’s a stunning house in Watercolor’s Forest Lakes disctrict. The owners are from Dallas, and chose this location to invest in a rental property. Karen Kerns and I were thrilled to be chosen to help with the interiors. They purchased the home while under construction as a spec home by Ben Giles, so we had some flexibility with colors/lighting/flooring/finishes. I love how the design really came together from concept to completion. Also, look for a design feature of this home in Destin Magazine’s upcoming issue. If you’re interested in renting the home, here’s a link:

I’ve included all the pictures in my Design Portfolio tab, but here are some of my favorite shots by MoonCreek Studios.  Truly stunning, and even more beautiful in person!

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Hotty Toddy!

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A little off the usual subject, but here are some pics from my trip to Oxford this past weekend for the Ole Miss vs. Alabama game. (I stole a few from friends)… Not much better than a college football weekend in the Grove! Hope to make it back for one more before the season’s over! Go Rebs, and Hotty Toddy!

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Blue Mountain Beach Before and After

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Check out my latest Before and After. The original design boards and pictures are also shown on my conceptual design and design portfolio. This was one of my favorite jobs to date– the client wanted cheery and bright, light and airy. The home was purchased –as is– with dark, West Indes inspired furniture that we removed and started from scratch. It was truly a labor of love, and the clients are more than thrilled with their new beachfront oasis. Enjoy!

Master Bedroom:

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Master Sitting Area:

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Kids Den:

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Dining Room:

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Boys Bedroom:

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Upstairs Guest Suite Loft:

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Designed by: Lindsay Miller and Julie Liebetreu 

Sneak Peak at our Market Finds

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I just returned from a productive trip to Market in Highpoint, North Carolina, furniture capital of the world. There’s nothing quite like being immersed in fresh and exciting new design trends to really recharge your “creative battery”. I love going in the showrooms to find out what’s new and innovative. By the last day of market, you really learn what’s trending and what the “hot” items are, because you’ve seen bits and pieces of them from all the big lines. Last spring it was shagreen, geodes, and kelly green. This year, we really noticed these 3 big trends:

1. An updated take on Mid-Century Modern. This is a very distinct style, and scary for some people to grasp the concept. Lots of furniture lines have adapted it into a more mainstream look, so that it’s easy to use a piece here and there, mixed with any kind of style. Bernhardt and Bassett Furniture’s HGTV collection shows a lot of this look.

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2. Global Influence (especially Asian-inspired). EVERYWHERE! From CR Laine’s showroom to the shelves of your local HomeGoods, this look is all over the place now. Maybe the thought of full length drapes like these shown in CR Laine scare you, but small pops in pillows or light fixtures are a fun addition to any style room.

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3. Gold and Brass furniture- The use of mixed metals is HUGE right now. We are seeing more and more brass and bright gold in showrooms like Worlds Away, Bernhardt, and Phillips Collection.

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