One on One with Mandy Rice

Lovelace Interiors

We are proud to welcome one of our newest designers, Mandy Rice, to the Lovelace Interiors design team! Mandy has an Interior Design degree from Alabama, and worked in the design and marketing field after graduation. She later stayed home to raise her 3 children and recently started back in residential design. We are happy to have her talents here at Lovelace Interiors!

Fall Inspiration

Lovelace Interiors

By Cara McBroom

I don’t know about everyone else, but I am starting to get that warm fuzzy feeling of excitement for fall!  I am ready for cooler weather, boots, warm lattes and a cool new shade of lipstick that makes me feel all festive and girly (even though I don’t even wear that much lipstick)!

I am not one to browse all the style blogs and read all the magazines that tell me what colors I should be using, but this year there is one color scheme, in particular, that won’t stop speaking to me! It jumps out at me in the jewelry section at Target, and screams my name as I’m browsing art for a client. I’m talking about dried wild flowers and pumpkins! A purple and coral sunset: Lavendar, Coral, Salmon, Blush, and soft Orange.

NDI peony arrangement: I can order this for anyone interested!

I, apparently, am feeling very romantic, flirty and sweet!

Have a look at this to-die-for Elie Saab couture gown!

I ran across a line of giclees by a company called CHC Art, a company I use often in my design work.  I couldn’t stop staring at the art– I absolutely adore this color combination!

From the soft & delicate collection of CHC Art’s line of giclees.

Look at the gorgeous items I found while browsing Emporium Home for a project! Ball Agate Chandelier, and Amethyst Tray.

I can always find something I like at Anthropologie. This outfit and these earrings are exactly what I’m talking about!

Actually, I found this necklace at Target. I took a photo of it for blogging purposes, and then had to drive back the next day to buy it! At $21.99, how could I not?? I wore it today! I can’t wait to mix color-blocked outfits and wear this in the fall.

In case you’re on your way to Target already, why not shop for some makeup? This fall palette is actually by Lancôme.

If you have a neutral color scheme, why not jazz up your décor with pillows out of this Romo Fabric (Mariola Blush), and add some soft art & accessory color accents!

I love this room. Just–ahhhh! I love it! Photo via Shelterness blog

Dress from the Erdem Fall 2015 collection

Beautiful room, via HGTV home.

An adorable vignette, with a lavender console, and pale coral wallcovering. via designgab blog

I have a weakness for jewelry. This long necklace is by Marco Bicego.

Pinterest delivers this modern room, with lavender sofa, and tasteful orange accents.

This variation is monochromatic, but has the same feel! via Laura U Interior Design

Why not throw in some pale aqua to offset all the warmth? This picture of Venice is a nice example.

I could live in this painting! Another great giclee from CHC Art.

And here’s what I imagine this painting would look like, if you turned it into a room:

photo via HGTV. I’m loving those super pale aqua walls!

The cool blue allows the lavender chairs, and salmon drapes to really shine. Photo via Apartmentsilike blog.

Now, what would happen if you kicked the color saturation up a notch?  Do you love color as much as I do?  Try these schemes:

Loving this 2015 color forecast from fashionvignette blog!

Gimme, gimme some jewelry! More anthropologie goodness.
Tiznit Drops earrings & Tajimi Collar

Another NDI waterlook arrangement, delivering more color!

Adorable. Susan E. Brown Interior Design

Let me order you this pillow from Romo! Please! It’s like art for your sofa.

This is a wonderful mix of modern and traditional. Girly, but not too soft! via Tumblr

This makeup palette by Chanel provides the perfect amount of “pop”!

This is an original piece of art sold by Emporium Home, and some cabinet knobs from Anthropologie.

Okay, ONE MORE giclee from CHC Art’s “soft & delicate” line.

…and one last drool over this table setting and centerpiece!

Who wants to go shopping with me?!?  I’m ready!

One on One with Cara McBroom

Lovelace Interiors

Cara & Family

Raised in Panama City Beach Initially wanted to be an Architect | Graduated at the top of her Interior Design class

When you aren’t designing and doing your creative field what can you most likely be found doing? Spending time with my 3 yr old boy, Case, painting, drawing, & creating, and if I’m really lucky, reading a great book!

What’s in your perfect picnic basket: my mother-in-law’s fried chicken, my mom’s blueberry pie, and a thermos of hot mocha! 

Favorite colors: To wear: aqua and olive green; In a Home: right now, Cobalt

My motto is: to stay positive- don’t waste time worrying over things that are out of your control. 

In my dream house… I would have large, custom closets, a large functional kitchen, beautiful but practical furnishings (with some impractical splurges thrown in here and there), a large play room, small pool, and since we are dreaming here, I would have a live-in maid, and occasional private chef! Ha! 

I never have enough…  make-up & workout clothes

My perfect day is… sleeping in, breakfast in bed, time with family, lots of laughs, staying up super late, then crawling into a freshly made bed!

There is always time for… a great cup of coffee, or a snuggle with my son. 

Favorite material/textures:  wool & silk rugs, shimmering linens, soft velvets

Antique or modern? I would say modern, but a healthy mix of both can be amazing! 

Most treasured possession in your home: My Family. Aside from that, my great aunt’s piano that I played as a girl. 

What four-legged friends share your home? My overly fluffy maine coon mix, Barley

Easy updates for everday: fresh paint, new lamps & pillows, rearrange art into a gallery wall, or a new fabulous rug. Fresh high-end sheets! Never underestimate the power of a great set of sheets! 

What is your favorite art style? Abstracts and charcoal sketches

Click here for Cara’s Bio & Contact Information!

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!

One on One with Karen Kerns

Lovelace Interiors

Karen Kerns & Family

17 years design experience in all areas of architecture and design | Born in New York and grew up in south Florida | Trained in Gymnastics with Nadia Comaneci in Romania 1980

What is your ideal creative environment? I love having my desk right in front of the window, great music and a well organized work space…. to start off with at least, it never ends that way!

When I road trip I always: Try to go somewhere I have never been before.

What is your favorite stage of your design/creative process? I love when you are able to get into the project at the VERY beginning, when the architectural drawings are being created and you can ensure that every inch of the project will be functional and have a good flow from room to room. So many times we see plans that just don’t work well when it comes time for furniture placement. When the space planning is done correctly everything else falls into place and you will not have any limitations.

What’s your go-to cocktail?  A spicy top shelf bloody mary

When you aren’t designing and doing your creative field what can you most likely be found doing? Yoga, at the beach with my two children, Adriana and Cameron, or catching up on a good book.

What’s on your nightstand? My E-reader, favorite candle Tonka Noir Canvern Glass Candle, love notes from my kids & hubby, and a picture of our perfectly imperfect crazy family to remind me when I wake up never to expect normalcy.

My motto is: Let Go and Let God

My best accessory is … My handsome husband, Joe, the best 20 years of my life.

In my dream house… A one story courtyard home with open floor plan, high ceilings, lots of architectural features, clean lines, and comfortable decor.

I never have enough … Time, being a working Mom is the biggest balancing act I have ever had to overcome.

My perfect day is … a day at the beach with my family

My dream vacation is…  I would love to go to Bora Bora and stay at one of the overwater bungalows where the floors are glass and you literally feel like you are walking on water.

Favorite City or Country: I loved Santorini, Greece the most out of all the places we have been!

What vendor is your current favorite? Caracole, Regina Andrews, CR Laine, Oly… too many to list

What is your favorite art style? Soft Abstract

What four-legged friends share your home? Charlie, our golden retriever, the best dog in the world!!

Click here to for Karen’s Bio & Contact Info!

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