St. Augustine Beach House

Farmhouse Dining

The Love’s Dining Room

Bradham’s Dilemma

When I first meet with the Bradham family they originally were wanting my opinion on wall color. But once we got to talking it was clear that the walls weren’t the problem. They had collected furniture and decor during their marriage, which was all in the brown family, but the home they moved into two years ago had grey and white tile, white kitchen cabinets, and grey walls. So nothing was jelling. Since the walls were freshly painted and the furniture was old, I asked “Why don’t we put your money where it’s going to make the largest impact and keep things fresh for years to come?”  It was clear to me that we could really turn their home into the dream space they had always wanted without paint, cabinetry, and flooring.

The result…a chic, industrial mash up! Nicole and Jeff were great to work with. They knew what they didn’t like and that always makes my job a lot easier. After some digging I was able to come up with a pallet that would work wonderfully with the grey backdrop while adding some colors that they really loved…teal, orange, and navy.  My favorite piece is that navy china hutch with copper plates and teal cups.

Thank you Bradhams for allowing me to serve your family and forgiving me freedom to give you something unique. It was a true honor and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Sams’ Nursery & More

From the complete remodel to the décor, this is officially the last phase of the Sams’ home.  I had a blast working with this sweet couple and was able to finish the journey by doing their nursery!

In addition to the nursery, this phase included their upstairs bonus room, hall bath and den.

Thanks David and Taylor.  You have a cozy home to begin your family.

Perlewitz Paradise

When Sandy Perlewitz contacted us about updating their home, I instantly liked her and knew she was going to be a joy to work with. Well, I was right. Sandy is kind, generous, loving, full of faith, and just the kind of person you want to keep in your circle of friends. What I loved about Sandy was the struggle she wrestled with in spending money on herself, her house.  After giving her the proposal she sat on it for a month or two and decided that the numbers needed to come down for her to have a peace about the project. I love that about her. She is thoughtful about the resources that God has given her and she wanted to make sure that before she spent it on herself, He needed to give her a peace about it. I know she bathed the decision in prayer and council. This made the project all the more special. I knew this was a family that rarely spends money on their own comforts and this was a big deal that she was taking this leap with us. We were honored.

Sandy’s house was modestly decorated. Nothing flashy, formal, or overly pricey.  Since moving into their home a few years back, Sandy was never really in love with the overall feel of the house. That’s why she called us. Keeping all the existing furniture she just needed help with paint colors and finishes. Shopping for the Perlewitz family was so much fun because I knew they were going to be grateful with whatever we came up with. I was right. When Sandy walked through the finished product, she looked like she didn’t know what to say but wanted to shed tears out of thankfulness.

Sandy and Tim, I want you to know how GRATEFUL we are that we got to serve your family in this way, giving you the house of your dreams, a place you love coming home to, a place you can serve God and serve your family and friends. You guys are one of a kind and we are so thankful to know you.

 

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Clermont Transplant

Charles and Gayle Beck moved to Clermont from Maryland a few months ago and they brought nearly nothing with them. By nothing I mean they were sleeping on air mattresses and sitting on lawn furniture. They wanted a fresh start to kick off retirement and they called us to help them make their new home the Florida home they had been dreaming of. Their new home is located on a beautiful lot in a well-maintained neighborhood located on a golf course. The Beck’s have great taste and were willing to spend more to get great pieces of furniture to withstand the test of time. We selected beautiful, solid pieces from Ethan Allen and La-Z-Boy for their main pieces. Pier1 and Homegoods had some great finds on some solid wood coffee tables, buffets, and end tables. The family had only three pieces of furniture that had been passed down as family heirlooms…a dining room set, entry table, and china cabinet, all really beautiful pieces that had great bones. The Beck’s were so fun and easy to work with which made this project even more special. It’s always fun to help transplants feel welcome by making their home a place they want to put roots down. Thank you, Charles and Gayle, for trusting us with your new home! We have thoroughly enjoyed working with and for you.

Check out the before to get the full effect!

 

Mid-Century Modern Flair

Billie Williams came to us from a friend’s recommendation. She knew what she liked–funky, unique 70s pieces mixed with mid-century modern flair. Billie just had a hard time making big decisions and pulling it all together. Of course we were happy to help. This was such a fun project to work on. Billie loves color and wanted her main living spaces to reflect that. Some family heirloom pieces were mixed in too– and we think the end result is totally groovy! 

The Hill Family of Seven

The Hills have one incredible family of seven. Their house was full of love and casual comfort but lacked a bit of cohesiveness. With a frugal budget and using a lot of her existing pieces and accessories, I was so thrilled to give this home a little love. Kate’s style is truly eclectic. She’s not afraid of color so I went with navy, gray blues and coral. Antiques were mixed with modern pops of whimsy all surrounded by causal family sayings and pictures. We even used some of the kids framed artwork. It is evident walking throughout their home where their priorities are and what a lovely family this is.  Best part is I gained a new friend!

Thanks Kate for trusting me to bring out your style. Thanks Craig for jumping on board and being such a team player.

 

Mermaids, Pirates, and French Provincial

Mermaids, Pirates, and French Provincial! What could these three things have in common? Siblings! The Sampson home phase two was so much fun I was sad to see it finished. The three children, ranging in ages from 4 to 16, already had great furniture, Pottery Barn! Our job was to finish it off with accessories, artwork, curtains, pillows, and lamps. I think each room turned out great and each has it’s own unique spin. THANK YOU Sampson’s for allowing me to, once again, be trusted with your home.

Total Redo: Sams and Hensley

I love when the conversation starts with total REDO!

Gutting the kitchen, new floors, removing wallpaper and mirrored walls, even totally redoing the exterior…you name it we did it to the David Sams/Taylor Hensley home.

After many Pinterest finds that I had Taylor find so I could pinpoint their tastes, I knew exactly where to head.  Plumbing, light fixtures and hardware were edgy and modern so after the “Joanna Gaines” type décor, things would remain young and sleek. 

Rustic yet sleek was the overall idea as we really nailed that with the kitchen redo, pallet wall and master bath tile design.

David and Taylor let me run with everything knowing that I had the décor and the finishing details in mind during the renovations. This is when a home run is formed with I get my hands on the details from the ground up 🙂

 Now onto the nursery….yes they are expecting….the office, pool bath and upstairs bonus room (well it’s way more than a room and more like another house upstairs!)

David and Taylor, let’s continue the fun!!!

The Sampson Compromise

She loves Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper. He loves Restoration Hardware. These two styles are not completely at separate ends of the spectrum but enough to keep me on my toes, which I love. It is so fun to mix two worlds! It’s even more fun to see the look on the faces of the homeowners when they see their two styles living in perfect harmony.  Projects like the Sampson home remind me that there are MANY ways to decorate a home and mixing two styles, often gives the perfect style.