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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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: https://www.emeraldcoastmagazine.com/digital-edition/

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

Dining Before and After

We had an install this month for a sweet young couple with 2 little girls. They had lots of storm damage when Hurricane Michael hit Panama City last year, and were faced with the rebuilding process. They had water damage to much of the interior of their home, so we selected new wood floors, painted the entire interior, and changed some lighting fixtures. After the storm, we focused on making their living, dining room, and master bedroom a safe haven and gave them a new lease on getting their lives back to normal. It’s always rewarding to get a text after you leave from your client that said, “You guys have outdone yourselves, we love it all.” It’s the little things that make it all worthwhile!  Take a look at this before and after– quite the change for sure!

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Watercolor, Florida Before and After

I love a good before and after, but Y’ALL.. this one takes the cake! Imagine a house full of primary colors including bold reds and metallic golds. Oh, and pea green painted walls– yep! My latest project was a vacation home in Watercolor, Florida for a single man who wanted the perfect vacation spot for his family to enjoy. Oh, AND did I mention the vast  majority of  it was done in 4 weeks!?!!? That’s right– a full remodel in one month; from cabinets to countertops, all lighting and a fresh coat of paint. Needless to say,  I was on super-speed the entire month of April to get this one done!  It’s been such a fun project with such an amazing transformation– one of my favorites to date that I enjoyed working on with Lovelace Interiors designer, Brooks Logan.  Enjoy these before and afters!

 Kitchen Before

Kitchen After

Dining Before 

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Wet Bar/Game Room Before

Wet Bar/Game Room After

Living Room Before

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Downstairs Bedroom Before & After

    

Upstairs Sitting Room Before & After

    

Foyer Before and After

    

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Master Bedroom Before and After

    

Pelagic-Themed Carriage House Before and After

    

 

  

SpotLIGHT on Lighting

Lighting is my FAVORITE! Well that and tile 🙂 We spotted lots of lighting in Highpoint from wood bead fixtures to cut crystal accents to cascading tiered fixtures that were over 10′ tall! Metals are still mixed and glass elements are BIG! Loving these fixtures from  the Currey and Co., Dovetail, and John Richard showrooms!

Crazy about Century!

If you’re scared of designing with color– I’ll save you some time …. stop reading now. The bold, beautiful colors in the Century Highpoint showroom were show-stoppingly AMAZING! Lots of rich jewel tones mixed with basic whites and neutrals. It presented such a great look mixed with classic design elements and classic lines. Our favorite look (and heading to our showroom, of course) were the rich aqua blues and emerald greens that are such a staple in our area.

https://www.centuryfurniture.com/

Sanctuary by the Sea

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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Watercolor New Construction COMPLETE!

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:

http://www.360blueproperties.com/rentals/properties/watercolor-27-running-oak-circle/

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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