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!
Our future neighborhood pool is getting a facelift! I’m loving the crisp blues and whites that really liven up the community pool. Just in time to celebrate July 4th weekend!
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.
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!
Remember when you were a kid and Christmas morning felt like it took FOREVVVVVVER to arrive? That’s what last week was like for me. But let me back up…
I have been a HUGE fan of New Orleans-based artist, Ashley Longshore, for a while. I first started following her journey when she was the featured artist at Alys Beach’s Digital Graffiti back in 2013 and has graced the cover of local VIE Magazine numerous times. Her instagram is absolutely hilarious and she’s a bold and successful female artist who’s made a name for herself as a spirited, self-taught pop artist who freely speaks her mind and has the celebrity packed fan-base to back it up.
Ashley is also the resident artist at New York’s Bergdorf Goodman and designed their 5th Avenue windows for Christmas 2018, and has a 7th floor feature at their in-store cafe. http://viemagazine.com/article/pop-arts-rebel-queen/
As their brand partner, she has a collection you can shop with placemats, trays, and bags. Click here for happy shopping 🙂 She also had a quickly-sold out collection of home and fashion accessories for Anthropologie.
She’s the perfect mix of brightly colored pop art and her talent stretches from her highly anticipated 200 “smalls” release one a year to her custom HUGE pieces. I love the bold color and touch of sparkle she uses from hand embellished jewels to gold leaf backgrounds. I signed up for her VIP release link to have early access to her small releases this spring, and lucked out in being able to snag one for the first time. In the first 30 minutes of the release, they were sold out of the pieces I was interested in, and I was bummed. Lo and behold, I signed back on around 9:30, only to find that she had released 20 more pieces for sale. It was a sign.. I scooped one up! If possible, my Audrey Hepburn piece is even more beautiful in person, and she’s found the perfect home for now in my bookshelf until we build our dream home and she moves to my original art gallery wall that I’ve already started collecting for 🙂
It’s hard to pick a favorite subject matter, but here are some of her most recent paintings that I adore, and hope to continue collecting in the future!
If you’re in New Orleans, be sure and make a stop at her 4537 Magazine Street Gallery– it’s everything you’d imagine it to be.. bold, bright, and FUN! And if you’re like me, and can’t get enough of her contagious and bubbly work, check out this article about “Six ways to own an Ashley Longshore.”
Who else loves this simplistic and neutral kitchen at the Lucian in Alys Beach? The sandy wood tones and white venetian plaster wall finish provides the perfect backdrop for this custom Allison Wickey art piece ( allisonwickey.com )
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!
Y’all know I love supporting original artists, and I LOVE being able to use them in my design projects. This one is one of my favorites! She’s based out of Nashville, Tennessee and is as sweet as she is talented. On a recent trip to Nashville, I was able to stop by her home studio/gallery and pick out a small piece to take home to Florida with me, and it found the perfect home in my master bookshelf!
Hannah’s art is comprised of mixed media abstracts and she gathers inspiration and subject matter from her southern roots. Her art is a composition of pigmented papers layered with paint and pastels. She’s not scared of color, and most pieces reflect that! Here are some of my favorite collections of hers, all taken from her instagram.
I also own one of her more personal pieces– it’s a framed watercolor nude that hangs in my master bathroom. Hannah’s mother-in-law (and our close family friend, Beth Scott) passed away last year after a 28 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. A portion of each of Hannah’s 25 limited edition watercolor female figures was donated to the MS Society. That’s mine in the top right!
Check out her website with links to available pieces for purchase as well as her Instagram and Facebook pages:
Who else loves the scent of Capri Blue’s Volcano candles?!?! It’s the perfect year-round scent, and although I’m still burning my Nest Holiday Candle–don’t judge– Volcano is one I never tire of. Even better news!?!? It now comes various beauty products so you can smell like volcano ALL the time. The line now has soaps, perfume, handwash, and body scrub.
And how can you forget their classic candles? Their signature deep royal jar may not go with every decor, but they’ve developed lots of other aesthetically-pleasing colorways to fit seamlessly into any home. My personal favorite is the teal watercolor jar– perfect for a coastal touch!
The Alys Beach Sales Center was tired and needed a facelift. Overused and worn out furniture, rugs and lighting didn’t do justice to a representation of this beautiful 30A community. Karen Kerns and I worked to furnish this space with neutral upholstery, a natural fiber rug, and sleek modern lighting that really brought this room to life. It now fills a space that developers and realtors can bring their clients to fully represents the “Alys Lifestyle”.
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!