One on One with Marlene

One on One with Marlene

Grew up on a dairy farm | Plays piano by ear | Would love to work on an elephant refuge Describe your ultimate room: I like all neutral, ivory upholstery with touches of coastal colors. I always like at least one piece of coral or something from nature brought into the décor.  My favorite book is… anything written by Kahlil Gibran  What country’s design style do you find inspiring? Greece, Morocco, anything in the Mediterranean   I can’t say no to… Chocolate Favorite colors: citrus colors like watermelon red, turquoises, coral oranges, lime greens- all mixed together!  Favorite TV show: HGTV Antique or modern? Modern What vendor is your current favorite? John Richard  My dream vacation is… Santorini, Greece  What is your favorite art style? European watercolors and I love abstracts  Favorite place to get inspired on 30a: Alys Beach- It reminds me of Greece and the Mediterranean What four-legged friends share your home? Cats- 3 of them. And I have 2 turtles who come eat on my porch every day, for the past 3 years.  Click here for Marlene’s Bio and Contact...
Coastal Holiday

Coastal Holiday

By Julie Liebetreu Earlier this month, I was featured in On the Coast Magazine for coastal holiday decor. Holidays on the coast can be one of the most beautiful times of the year. Often the unexpected is the most wonderful way to create that coastal element of design. Bringing nature in during the holidays is a great way to create a warm, coastal holiday home.   A simple sand dollar hung with a ribbon pinned to the back of a hostess chair is a great way to give that coastal touch. Mercury glass and burlap are wonderful elements to complement to coastal holiday décor. The possibilities are endless.  Find your inspiration from the beautiful area we live in.  Why not decorate for the holidays to match our lifestyle? Coastal Decorating Must Haves: 1 – – You can never have enough wire ribbon and it can be used year after year. Wire ribbon can make even the novice decorator look professional. 2 – – Burlap, Mercury Glass, Natural Coral, Driftwood, and Candles. 3 – – Battery Candles with timers can be placed everywhere. 4 – – Nest Holiday Classic Candle and Scented Reeds, available at Lovelace Interiors....