About Cara McBroom

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Tired of wasting your weekends scanning Houzz and Pinterest, trying to pull together a plan for your home or space?  If you’re looking for someone who will care about your home design as much as you do, and has the tools and experience to give you the design you’ve been dreaming of, look no further! Your time is valuable, and hiring a professional that you trust to keep your wants and needs in the forefront of your home design will save you so much time in the end. 

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Cara is a licensed interior designer, who works for Lovelace Interiors.  She’s spent 20 years designing beautiful and functional homes for families in Northwest Florida, but has overseen and implemented projects as far as Idaho.  She began her studies at Florida State University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design.  After working at Lovelace Interiors for a year, she received her professional license from the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design. 

An artist at heart, Cara uses her creative talents to turn design challenges into artistic puzzles that she enjoys solving.  She is inspired by new and exciting challenges, as well as by the use of color.  Being a mother of two children and a boykin spaniel, she is aware of the need for functionality and practicality in a home, especially when it comes to beach homes and rentals.  Cara believes that you do not have to sacrifice style and beauty for practicality.  On that same token, if a client is dreaming of a formal space dripping with decadence, she is here for that, too!

Aside from work, Cara enjoys spending time with her husband, Brent, and her two children, Case and Braelyn.  Not to mention her fur baby, Finn.  


15 thoughts on “About Cara McBroom

  1. I am in Jamaica and wanted ideas for an ocean front villa and went on to your website I must say that I am so impressed with your work, the way you allow colours to flow throughout the rooms and use the accessories to add character. They are all so breathtaking.

  2. Hi,
    I was just viewing your site. I enjoyed many of your photos and designs. We are in the process of purchasing a second home in Florida and are currently looking for ways to decorate a full 2800 sq. foot home. Your pictures reflect the look of the house that we will be enjoying. We would love ideas on how to come up with the right theme for this house. We want it to be relaxing and comfortable vacation home where our family and friends can enjoy.We have lots of ideas, and pictures but sometimes it’s hard to narrow down the focus to make it affordable and just what we want. Any comments or suggestions would be welcomed. Thank you!

    1. Julie,
      Try separating our pictures into categories: pictures that have the overall look you want; pictures that have specific tricks or ideas you like; pictures that show specific pieces of furniture you appreciate. Start with the “overall look” pile and begin narrowing them down. I know this is hard because there are so many pretty rooms to see in magazines, etc. But if you compare two pictures at a time, you can choose which you like better and eliminate the other until you have a winner! Then, look at your actual space, and ask yourself what your winning picture has that your space does not, as far as the overall “feel”. Then, begin listing steps you can make to achieve this look for yourself.
      Try to not get caught up in the details yet. Ask yourself, “how important is this to the overall picture?” You will find that in the end, certain details were not as important as you thought they would be, and you might have saved a lot of time, money and heartache had you kept the big picture in mind. You will also find that this will help eliminate lots of shiny, new ideas you run into that may not necessarily fit your house or your overall vision. If you find yourself trying to change too many elements of your design just to fit one shiny,new idea, you may be becoming counterproductive. By keeping the bigger picture in mind, you will be surprised how things fall into place & how much faster things come together.
      If you are still in the process of designing your space at this point, I would love to help you do all this. Hiring a designer may sound like an expensive prospect, but you will find that this can sometimes save you a lot of time and money in the end, as you will not be faced with any expensive mistakes that you have to live with. Achieving our client’s visions is what we do best!

  3. Hi Cara,
    I love your work. My 73 year old father lives in Atlanta in a high rise condo – Colony Square – and wants to renovate. My Mom passed away 9 years ago, and he hasn’t wanted to change anything until now. He’s ready to knock down walls, get new floors, change the kitchen, get new furniture, etc. I live in Portland, OR and am trying to help him find someone whose not afraid of this task. He lives on the 16th floor and has a 2 bedroom place. One BR is his office. Do you do any work in Atlanta or know of anyone that would be willing to pitch an idea to him? Would love to hear your thoughts.


  4. I found your blog via a search for wall sconces. Love how you incorporate them in so many of your rooms! Do you know how much damage is done to the wall during the install for the hard-wired sconces? I am planning to make a purchase after seeing yours!


  5. Hi, my name is Chris Cleveland and I have a business in Birmingham, AL. We build custom furniture for interior designers in the Birmingham and Mountain Brook area and have been doing so for the past ten years. Our most sought out items usually are custom headboards and banquettes. We are looking to expand our business to the Gulf coast and wanted to let you know our services would be available in your area. We have a small site on Facebook for reference. Facebook.com/DesignersR. Please let us know if there is something we could help you with! Thank you for your time.

    Chris Cleveland

  6. I appreciate your exquisite taste in decor-Art! Please let me know where you purchased the gold and pearl chargers dressing the elegant table scape in your expo of the Silver Shells condo makeover!! Thank you
    Blanca Anvari

  7. Hi Cara,
    I came across your site while searching for images of Paladian Blue walls. You are extremely talented. I was wondering if you might be able to make a recommendation? I live in a small timber-frame, Dutch Colonial with exposed beams throughout. Especially in the winter time when it’s dark at 4pm on the East Coast, it is dark and depressing. I have added track lighting to the ceiling, but it does not bounce off the ceiling as it would if the ceiling were drywall/painted. I currently have a tan/taupe color on the walls that is very drab. I want to bring some brightness and color…something that will compliment the wood. However, I’m beginning to think the lighter the color, the darker the wood will appear. The previous owners had an underlying orange/mango-like color with brown faux blotches to darken – it was a bit too crazy for us. But, now I’m wondering if they chose dark walls to help the wood blend in with the walls so it didn’t appear so heavy above? Would you have any ideas?

  8. How do i get in touch with you. I want to discuss help with my bathroom sink wall (double sinks) in a condo in Houston Texas.

  9. Hello Mrs. McBroom, I have had the “Florida Design” volume sitting in my living room for about a month; while looking for pillows… it hit me that your Viridis Topaz ombré-stripe velvet was exactly what I have been looking to use.
    Are you still able to get that fabric? I would be interested in purchasing it from you, or purchasing pillows made in the fabric.
    Please let me know availability.
    I live on 30A, and appreciate your gifted style!
    Many thanks,
    Kelli Ferner

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