How to Design Clean & Crisp Andalusian Style

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As summer comes to a close I wanted to share a House Tour from Spain where steamy weather and the scent of the sea in the air exists for all seasons. Architect Alejandro Gimenez Ferrer has captured the essence of Andalusian design in this small town of San Roque overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. Read more

Best Beach House Interior 2013

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In the midst of several design projects that I am juggling I love to take time to see what my fellow designers have been up to this summer selecting my favorite coastal creation that boasts the best beach interior. I am looking for an interior that combines fresh ideas with a classic beach cottage feel and wow did I find a real gem from Tracery Interiors. Read more

How To Create Exquisite Design Details

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Today’s house tour is all about designing with details, creating a home where the design decisions make all of the difference. These ideas can be applied to any size home and are carried through into the interior that boasts a peaceful monochromatic palette. Read more

A Poolside Pretty: Amagansett, NY

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What do you do when you are unable to expand your home because of wetlands? The only possible course was to renovate their treasured family home calling in talented architect Darren Helgesen to transform their 1490 sq. ft. home and creating an outdoor oasis in the process. Read more

Golfer Greg Norman’s Getaway: Hobe Sound, Florida

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Golfers travel to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world for their profession, so you can imagine what they look for in a vacation home. Featured in Coastal Living Magazine May 2013, this oceanfront cottage located in picturesque Hobe Sound not only delivers exquisite sunsets on the beach but an inspiring coastal interior. Read more

Comfortable Chic Living

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If you are a Pinterest fan like I am you have probably pinned dozens of Martha O’Hara interiors and didn’t even know it. Her work combines clean lines with chic livability in a wide range of aesthetics, priding herself on never getting too comfortable with a particular “look”. This home is the perfect example and you will quickly understand why. Read more

Coastal Living At Its Finest: Corona Del Mar, CA

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In addition to my own tiny beach cottage I am working on several estates due to Hurricane Sandy. I was searching for inspiration for a client that wants to use a circular window and I came across this gem from Brandon Architects. Located in the picturesque community of Corona Del Mar (Spanish for Crown of the Sea), Newport Beach on historic Ocean Boulevard overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Attention to detail and luxury living, a winning combination perched above the seaside. Read more

“The Way Life Should Be” : Boothbay, Maine

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Maine is truly one of my favorite places in the world, I have been vacationing there for nineteen years and I love it more each season we return. When we were newlyweds we would stay in quaint Bed and Breakfasts, traveling up the coast from Boothbay to Bar Harbor each summer. Once we started having kids we realized renting on a lake was the way to go with day trips to our favorite spots and returning to the serenity of a beautiful lake at the end of the day. Pictured above, Boothbay Harbor. Read more

How To Design a White Room

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This seems like it would be an easy task, purchase everything white and toss it in a room but there is actually just as much planning that goes into a white room as a room full of color. Today I am sharing a few simple steps to my approach of designing in white and how to create the look so many of us adore, a fresh white room. Read more

Designer Crush: Desireé Ashworth

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Recently I was asked by a client if I could hire an interior designer to design my home, who would it be? If it was my rustic country estate it would have to be Desireé Ashworth of Décor de Provence. Her design aesthetic derives from French, Swedish and Belgium design which I just adore. Join me today for a tour of Desireé’s rustic cottage which looks like a country home located in the French countryside but it is actually located in Utah. Read more