Coastal Condo, Before & After

Lovelace Interiors
By Lindsay Miller & Karen Kerns
Lovelace Designers, Karen Kerns and Lindsay Miller, recently completed a coastal renovation in Destin’s Silver Beach Towers Condominium. The Dallas, Texas based clients purchased the 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit with the intent of making it an eventual retirement oasis. They hired Connick Builders to take the unit down to the bare bones and refresh all architectural and interior fixtures and finishes. Lindsay and Karen worked with the client to select new cabinetry, countertops, decorative tile, flooring, light fixtures and furniture.

The entry hallway sets the tone for the rest of the unit. From the wood tile flooring to the rustic light fixture, you get a warm and cozy feel from the moment you enter.

The hallway opens up to the open living/dining/kitchen floor plan. The designers chose a sectional and recliner for optimal seating in the living room with a wallpaper lined built-in to house the TV. The dining table expands to seat 6. The Kitchen was updated with lighter cabinets, reflective glass tile backsplash, and jute sconces. The ceiling and bar front is done in a painted pecky cypress detail.

The master bedroom was a combination of design styles marrying the husbands’ more traditional rustic and the wifes’ coastal elegant design styles. Shutters and linen draperies frame the gulf-front floor to ceiling windows.

There are guest bedrooms for both children that reflect their individual personalities. Both have wallpaper accented bed walls, and beachy casual furnishings. Each attached baths has decorative tile and wall covering accents that add to the custom look of the unit.

Contact Karen and Lindsay at Lovelace Interiors today to transform your beach condo into a work of art!

Bunk Rooms

Lovelace Interiors

by Chelsea Musselman

Bunk rooms have always offered a great opportunity for a fun design in a home. However, bunk rooms no longer consist of free-standing bunk beds. Custom built in bunks have swept the nation! Take this set of twin over full bunks designed by my fellow Lovelace Interiors designers Cara Richardson McBroom and Joey LaSalle. These stunning beds have taken Houzz, Pinterest, and more by storm. And who can blame them…they are fabulous!

Below are some other wonderful examples of great custom bunks.

 

 

 

No matter the location of your project, a bunk room can be such a great design feature of a home. And so much fun to design also!

A Diamond in the Rough

Lovelace Interiors

By Julie Liebetreu

As a designer, over the years I have had the good fortune to see hundreds of homes.  A year ago, I had a client take me to see a home they had just purchased on the bay.  They were very excited about the home.  The home was built in 1994 and had a good floor plan but I have to admit, this home was one of the worst decorated homes I had ever seen, even for a home that age.  The worst was a 2” burgundy ceramic tile countertops, with soffits and fluorescent lights.  All the finishes were terrible.  The home actually had a “dog bathing room!”  Which had a raised old acrylic tub in the corner.  At the time, I didn’t appreciate that room as it would be key to the redesign of the home.

Kitchen Before

Living Room Before

Kitchen Before

Kitchen Before

As we began changing the flooring, my husband, who is not a designer came by to see the work.  He mentioned to me that if it was his, he would take out the main wall between the living room and the kitchen.  I could hardly sleep that night thinking about the possibilities.  We would lose the main wall that the refrigerator and stove were on, plus the cabinets.  I started drawing possible layouts and realized we could use the awful “dog bathing room” as the new laundry and the old laundry to become the new Butler Pantry, giving the homeowner the lost storage.  I had an architect look at the wall to make sure it could come down.  Now to tell the homeowners of my plan!

During Construction

During Construction

During Construction

Now the fun begins, finish selections.  The owners wanted a coastal vacation home.  A home where they could relax and enjoy their children and grandchildren.  My job was to create a space that was functional and beautiful, enhancing the wonderful views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. One of the challenges of the space was the 1990’s style fireplace and low square box for the television.  And of course the 90’s signature Palladian huge window overlooking the neighbors porch.


A fairly new product on the market is an electric horizontal vent less fireplace that could be put anywhere and takes up less than 6” of dept.  This would give the owners more floor space and yes, the big window needed to GO!

Drawing for proposed fireplace wall

After months of planning and work, this project turned into a much bigger project than ever anticipated.  The outcome was worth all the time and energy put into it.  You would never know it was the same home. In searching for the right home, I give kudos it to my clients for seeing beyond the burgundy tile countertops, the dog bathing room and the carpet in the bathrooms.  This home is truly a work of love for our area and creating memories for their family for many years to come.

Kitchen

Kitchen

View of the new fireplace wall

Family Room

Living Room

Living Room

 

Dining Room

Dining Room

 

Butler’s Pantry

Office

Powder Bathroom

Master Bedroom

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225 Rue St. Tropez

Lovelace Interiors

By Bunny Hall

225 Rue St. Tropez – A Beautiful Residence Featured on this year’s South Walton Tour of Homes

Architecturally stunning, this Mediterranean home encompasses 3,200 square feet with inspiring interiors by Lovelace. The home features four bedrooms  and 4.5 baths, high end appliances, Italian barrel tile roofs, and pecky cypress balcony ceilings. There are 10’ceilings on every level and a stunning three story spiral freestanding staircase anchors all floors.

The covered Front Entry features terra cotta planters, verde benches, and arched double front doors in cypress. The Foyer features San Giorgio chandelier and sconces with carved leg demilune leather bench and carved wood upholstered guest chair. A dramatic bronze mirror over a black marble console leads you to the dramatic spiral staircase and the main levels of the home.

Upon arriving at the second level, you are greeted by a distinctive main Dining Room  featuring a soapstone chandelier which evokes a tropical feel. The massive custom designed sectional in leather and fabrics anchors the main living area around the cocktail ottoman and leather front entertainment console. Pendant lighting over the bar features capiz shell furthering the tropical infusion into the Mediterranean décor. The stunning powder room features barrel ceiling and faux finishing for a Grotto effect with shell encrusted mirror and sconces.

The  staircase leads you up again to the third floor Master Suite and the adorable granddaughter’s bedroom. Faux finishes, custom furniture, gorgeous fabrics, and dramatic lighting create rooms you never want to leave. Custom made furniture, stunning faux finishes, original art and beautiful fabrications in bedding and window treatments have all been included to create an elegant Mediterranean estate.

A Watercolor House Design

Lovelace Interiors

Many people do not realize that Interior Design is more than just furniture, fabrics and accessories!  We take great pride and joy in being able to help people throughout the entire building/remodeling process.  Being able to see a project through from conception to photographs is truly exciting, motivating and rewarding!  It usually produces the most detailed final results, like in this custom-built house in Watercolor.  Lead Designer, Cara McBroom, worked tirelessly with the owners, the builder, the architect and other designers to create a final result that all parties involved are bursting with pride over.

Cara is proud to have had a hand in all aspects of the design on some level.  She provided all color consultations, designed all bathroom vanity elevations, a custom media wall, a 3-story custom light fixture, and not to mention all the finish specifications and lighting.

The result? Clean. Quiet. Serene. Sophisticated. A house that would be beautiful, even if it had no furniture at all.

Having a strong design concept is vital in a large scale project like this one, and is one of the reasons hiring a designer early on is so important.  It can save much time, money and headaches by preventing the project from straying away from the initial core vision.

Let us help you achieve your vision of your home, and we will go above and beyond to make the final result better than you ever dreamed!

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