Thursday, March 19, 2015

beach house renovation

highway 30a, santa rosa beach

Our interiors shop on Magazine Street has been closed for almost 9 months now, but our design business is still in full-swing (and, a new retail space is in the works...stay tuned for that). In the mean time, I'd like to share a snippet from one of our latest projects in florida.

The last thing you want to picture while dreaming of a misty sea breeze, white sand, and sea shells is... an outdated kitchen with formica countertops... but that's what we started with here.


This kitchen was completely gutted: all the cabinets were ripped out, the furdown was removed, the pantry removed, the island removed, sold all of the appliances, etc. etc. etc. We cleared this one out and started from scratch. 

And we ended up with this... white carrera marble, grey subway tiles, open shelving, floor-to-ceiling cabinets, and new stainless appliances. Plus, a sleek marble bar with backless grey leather barstools.

We also did a simple renovation of the fireplace. This is where we started. It wasn't terrible, but just hadn't been updated in several years. 

We added a reclaimed piece of wood for the mantle, and we used antique fragments for corbels. We removed the old tiles and added an Ann Sacks Vintage Glass tile surround. This simple change gave the whole room such a fresh and updated feel.


Yes, the kitchen renovation was fairly complex -- but the mantle makeover was so easy and had such a huge impact on the space. I hope this inspires you in your design renovations! A simple change can update an entire room!