Bath Renovations

I am working on a dozen bath renovations at the moment. There is no time to write about it but these are some inspiration photos that I will be presenting this week. If you find some great ideas…. send them our way. I am never above asking for a little help. It makes the projects better… every time.  Enjoy.



homebunch blog bath

From Homebunch blog


Houzz bath

From Houzz


From remodelista blog

tub detail

From Pinterest

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Kitchen Before And After

I am so far behind on posting client projects photos. Today is the day to start the catch up process! Woo hoo! So here we go with one of my favorite kitchen before and afters.


We started out with a very dated, very dark, very ….ah… green kitchen. smile



We sprinkled a little fairy dust around. Mark Reece with Grace Fabrications was the lead sprinkler. Marilyn Heard worked her magic on the ceiling as the oak tree “grew” through the window and straight across the room creating an outdoor dining area. We loved it!



From 19something to timeless and classic.  Designer tip: I painted the toe kick a dark gray to increase the shadow under the base cabinet so that your eye didn’t go to a white line at the bottom but traveled up the wall to the good stuff. How much better are those pretty little glass front square doors at the ceiling line than that awful green furr down? Scroll back and forth to study all of the changes.


The sink used to face this dead end wall. That’s depressing. We tore out all of the cabinets and the furr down on this wall making the entire area customized storage.




By consolidating the double wall ovens and the cooktop into one fabulous slide in we gained enough room on the opposite side of the room to place the sink under the window AND create a beautiful focal point with the range and hood. BOOM!


 Now everyone wants to wash dishes… well that might be a stretch but it is lovely and overlooks the formal sunken gardens.



 jinks kitchen


Another kitchen make-over is slatted for later this year. Can’t wait!

I have been under the weather but hope to make the rounds of site inspections this week.  Stay tuned for exciting developments.

And thank You Lord for beautiful spring weather. It does a body good.

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Tasty Tile Selections

There are so many incredible stone, marble and tile selections on the market now that you have to work really hard to create an ugly bath or kitchen. Below are some of my favorites.

Bianco Carrara subway tile polished

Bianco Carrara subway tile polished

Bianco Carrarra subway tile Honed

Bianco Carrarra subway tile Honed

Bianco Carrarra marble Polished Marble Herringbone Mosaic Tile

Bianco Carrarra marble Polished Marble Herringbone Mosaic Tile



Habitually Chic Blogpost

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Day 2 Ponte Vedra Move-in

To start at the beginning click here.

What a refreshing sight to see that clean beautiful white slate for us to fill with happiness.

Good riddance gold!

I can’t wait to see what’s under that paper but, alas, that will have to wait until Friday.

new hardwood floors in the great room

No more brocade

Much progress on the new kitchen. Good thing since we are moving in today. :)

Music Room

Guest Room

I love the new chandelier. Much better scale.

Dining Room

Black instead of oak.. check

Master Bedroom

I love the new blue ceiling.

Looks like it’s time for me to get to work.

But first things first..

What is that sweet man doing now?!?!

We decided at the 4 hour house visit ( read from the first post for this story) to re-use the existing drapery hardware.

The house was filled with what appeared to be lovely custom made drapery even inner-lined with European bump. No problem… right?

I had an epiphany a week before move-in.

We never actually COUNTED the rings.

Well, well, well things are not always as they seem. The draperies were fake. They would open and close but apparently they were not actually pleated.

Meaning? Meaning that we were almost 300 rings short for the house and I was in a world of hurt.

I spent 2 hours the next day in Birmingham contacting every single wholesale supplier of hardware in the country but no one had that many rings in the correct size and color.

We finally worked our way back to the manufacturer of the raw rings and they agreed to ship what looked like a boat load of rings directly to the house where

“that sweet man” – you guessed it- painted them all.

Good grief.

Meanwhile this was happening inside.

The granite men are preparing to cut the hole for the faucet.

The painters are painting the backs of the bookshelves ( and a million other things).

Then these guys arrived to off load the trucks.

This was the place to be apparently.

Let’s get this show on the road.

Why, you ask, are we moving furniture into a house that is obviously not ready?

Well, the lease on the corporate apartment runs out this Sunday,  school starts on Monday and the family has been separated for 12 weeks.

They were ready to move in and it was up to us to make it happen.

Tomorrow, Day 2.

If you would like to say, “That was fun!” at the end of your project contact me at

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