Emerald Coast inspired table

This table speaks for itself…. it’s  made of Volcanic lava, giving it the dynamic and natural beauty and strength of its namesake. It is utterly weatherproof, and able to withstand extreme heat and cold, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor with handsome sophistication. And when I tell you that pictures don’t do it justice– it’s even more stunning in person. It is available in round and rectangular tables, as well as cocktail and console table sizes. The handcrafted stone is baked at several hundred degrees to diamond-like solidity. This emerald coast- inspired colorway evokes turquoise blues, liquid azure hues, and a sense of dappled light glinting off ocean waves… the perfect and durable table to be used inside or out!

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It’s Closing Day!

I never post much personal info on my blog, but today is bittersweet! My first home that I built from the ground up is closing! (Insert sad face, here). It’s been such a great home with so many memories. I hope the next owners love it as much as I did! It was such a fun design project as I got to pick all the finishes and started from scratch on furniture. Here are some of my favorite pictures; before, during, and afters!

 Now for the AFTERS! It’s always more fun when it’s yours to decorate and make your own!

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Watercolor Before and After

Here are some images of a job I recently completed in Watercolor. Its open floor plan living and dining area needed a fresh, coastal-casual look without the outdated striped couches and wicker furniture. We wanted to achieve this by changing out some main upholstery pieces while keeping other basic casegoods. And great news! You can rent this home for your next 30A vacation! Check out the link today!

http://www.sandersbeachrentals.com/vacation-rental-home.asp?PageDataID=94945

LIVING ROOM BEFORE:

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DINING ROOM BEFORE:

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MEDIA NOOK BEFORE:

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Costa Blanca

Karen Kerns and I are honored to have been asked to be a part of one of the newest and most exclusive design projects on 30-A, Costa Blanca. It is a 3-story, 14 unit condominium located directly on the beach at the west end of 30-A. Its architecture is a modern take on the clean and simplistic approach to design with white exteriors, glass balconies, and floor to ceiling expanse of windows. Interior details include quartz countertops, wood or stone flooring, and glass accent tiles to name a few. At the request of the investors and listing realtor, Royce Mitchell, we developed concept boards for 3 different floor plans with 3 different themes: Beachy Casual, Smooth Transitional, and Soft Contemporary.

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Total Beach House Transformation

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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My favorite paint colors

One of the most common, “hey, since you’re an interior designer, can I pick your brain” questions always centers around paint colors. And honestly, it’s one of the hardest things to pick. Paint colors change so much depending on surroundings, natural light, even the part of the country you live in. Blues here on the coast show differently than up north because they tend to reflect off the water. While building my own house, that’s the one thing that took the longest to finalize! Here are some of my favorites, but remember, always TEST a small spot on a wall, and make sure you look at the color at different times of the day, in both natural and artificial light.

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Benjamin Moore, Halo, OC-46

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Benjamin Moore, Newbury Port Blue, HC-155

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Benjamin Moore, Collingwood, OC-28

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Benjamin Moore, River Reflections, 1552

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Benjamin Moore, Kendall Charcoal, HC-166

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Benjamin Moore, Revere Pewter, HC-172

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Sherwin Williams, Seasalt, SW6204

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Sherwin Williams, Oyster Bay, SW6206