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A Seagrove Beach Cottage Design | Interior Design by Cara McBroom

This design takes place in Tre Viste, a 3-unit Condominium in Seagrove, with a secluded beach cottage feel.  This condo was actually beautifully furnished before, but the sellers could not part with all of their goods, so my clients called upon me to fully furnish the entire place in a matter of weeks!  Let me tell you, I had to put on my comfy shoes, for all the shopping up-an-down the Emerald Coast that this required!  Luckily I had the help and companionship of my lovely summer intern, Anna!  She and I had so much fun shopping together, and we were able to see our design come to fruition in a matter of weeks!

This chandelier by Made Goods was the only jewel we were able to keep from the previous design!  I found this beautiful trestle table at Beau Home Interiors, and the buffet from Lovelace Interiors!  The seascape art is an original painting I found across the street at Design Avenue, and the four antique ceiling tiles, with shell/coral motifs are made by local artist, Lisa Dubreuil!

This chandelier by Made Goods was the only jewel we were able to keep from the previous design! I found this beautiful trestle table at Beau Home Interiors, and the buffet from Lovelace Interiors! The seascape art is an original painting I found across the street at Design Avenue, and the four antique ceiling tiles, with shell/coral motifs are made by local artist, Lisa Dubreuil!

I found these upholstered dining chairs at Duh in Pensacola, and the ikat flat weave wool area rug from Nest Interiors in Panama City Beach!  (I told you I shopped everywhere!)

I found these upholstered dining chairs at Duh in Pensacola, and the ikat flat weave wool area rug from Nest Interiors in Panama City Beach! (I told you I shopped everywhere!)

There's a whole lot of stuff that makes me happy in this photo!  Original art, fresh hydrangeas, handmade pottery, natural coral, burlap and bling! (The picture frame has a rhinestone cross holding the burlap bow!)

There’s a whole lot of stuff that makes me happy in this photo! Original art, fresh hydrangeas, handmade pottery, natural coral, burlap and bling! (The picture frame has a rhinestone cross holding the burlap bow!)

Here is our quaint little living area!  Aqua, chartreuse and taupe blend together beautifully here, I think!  The striped rug is from Design Avenue, the slipcovered sofa and chairs are from Tracery, and the cocktail table and recliner are from Lovelace Interiors!

Here is our quaint little living area! Aqua, chartreuse and taupe blend together beautifully here, I think! The striped rug is from Design Avenue, the slipcovered sofa and chairs are from Tracery, and the cocktail table and recliner are from Lovelace Interiors!

Living Room

want an easy way to accessorize your coastal fireplace mantel?  Find a variety of colored bud vases, some candles (in this case I used some glass hurricanes), and a great piece of coral!  When the client's came to see their design for the first time, I had some bright yellow fresh flowers in each vase!

Want an easy way to accessorize your coastal fireplace mantel? Find a variety of colored bud vases, some candles (in this case I used some glass hurricanes), and a great piece of coral! When the clients came to see their design for the first time, I had some bright yellow fresh flowers in each vase!

Living / Dining

This console can be a desk, or accent table.  I flanked the table with some linen and wood wing chairs, and threw in some color with some custom-made pillows, covered in a bright Manuel Canovas fabric.

This console can be a desk, or accent table. I flanked the table with some linen and wood wing chairs, and threw in some color with some custom-made pillows, covered in a bright Manuel Canovas fabric.

Check out this awesome art I found at Mary Hong's studio! This woman does wonders with glass and wood!

Check out this awesome art I found at Mary Hong’s studio! This woman does wonders with glass and wood!

In the Master Bedroom, I used a solid oak bed by Restoration Hardware, and lightened it up with some light, natural linens and subtle touches of color.

In the Master Bedroom, I used a solid oak bed by Restoration Hardware, and lightened it up with some light, natural linens and subtle touches of color.

This chaise lounge by Lee Industries is sooooo comfortable! Give me a good book, and a fresh latte, and add the sound of the waves when you open the slider, and I'm in heaven!! (a girl can dream!)

This chaise lounge by Lee Industries is sooooo comfortable! Give me a good book, and a fresh latte, and add the sound of the waves when you open the slider, and I’m in heaven!! (a girl can dream!)

This, the Second Master Bedroom, was a favorite of mine! I love the mix of bright white with teal and aqua!  I made some bright, fun euro pillows and a paisley fluffy foot blanket to match the drapes, then happened to find the perfect sealife art while shopping!

This, the Second Master Bedroom, was a favorite of mine! I love the mix of bright white with teal and aqua! I made some bright, fun euro pillows and a paisley fluffy foot blanket to match the drapes, then happened to find the perfect sealife art while shopping!

The bolster pillow is made out of two different fabrics (teal and aqua), and a whimsical jute ball fringe!  The cute little turtle lamps were a must-have!

The bolster pillow is made out of two different fabrics (teal and aqua), and a whimsical jute ball fringe! The cute little turtle lamps were a must-have!

I had to show this great piece of art I found in Lovelace Interior's showroom!  It had the most perfect colors for this room!!!

I had to show this great piece of art I found in Lovelace Interior’s showroom! It had the most perfect colors for this room!!!

In this room, I used this fabulous carved wood headboard that I found at Nest Interiors, and paired it with some jute fringe euros, and some custom pillows.  I absolutely love the aqua, green and periwinkle color combination in this foot blanket!

In this room, I used this fabulous carved wood headboard that I found at Nest Interiors, and paired it with some jute fringe euros, and some custom pillows. I absolutely love the aqua, green and periwinkle color combination in this foot blanket!

Just a simple, clean comfortable design for a guest room!

Just a simple, clean comfortable design for a guest room!

Finally, welcome to the poolside Cabana!!  I went for a brighter, more whimsical design in this room!

Finally, welcome to the poolside Cabana!! I went for a brighter, more whimsical design in this room!

Cabana

That's me, taking pictures!  Anna snuck this photo of me.  I'm not a photographer, but I try!

That’s me, taking pictures! Anna snuck this photo of me. I’m not a photographer, but I try!

Here is my beautiful intern, Anna Laneve!

Here is my beautiful intern, Anna Laneve! I snapped this while shopping for recliners!

We had so much fun putting all this together! Although it was a lot of work, I am up for another challenge like this! I finished just in time for this family to enjoy their new beach residence for the summer!

Most clients want a complete custom design, and are willing to wait, but If anyone is facing time restraints, hire a designer, (hire me!), to make sure you get the look you want, in the right time frame!

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A Princess Pad | Interior Design by Cara McBroom

Come and see this fun room I had the opportunity to design for a client’s teenage girl, in their vacation condo!  When this client told me their little girl loves pink, I got so excited, because I NEVER get to use pink!! Everything is always blue, blue blue, green, blue, and other variations of this.  What did I come up with?  An explosion of magenta, coral, and purple, contrasted with pale ice blue!

The chrome canopy bed is by Bernhardt Furniture.  I designed off-white canopy sheers, with magenta trim and ties, for a romantic feel!

The chrome canopy bed is by Bernhardt Furniture. I designed off-white canopy sheers, with magenta trim and ties, for a romantic feel!

Flanking the bed are two gray nightstands, and some cream Eventide Wall Sconces by Currey and Company.  Not only do these sconces look ethereal and free up the nightstands, but they also leave sculptural shadows on the wall, which I love!

Flanking the bed are two gray nightstands, and some cream Eventide Wall Sconces by Currey and Company. Not only do these sconces look ethereal and free up the nightstands, but they also leave sculptural shadows on the wall, which I love!

My inspiration began with this fabric, by Romo Fabrics:

Eden Amaranth by Romo.  I loved all the colors in this fabric, and so it became my color inspiration.

Eden Amaranth by Romo. I loved all the colors in this fabric, and so it became my color inspiration.

From this, I was able to envision the walls in the background blue color, as I knew this pale cool color would allow all the bright pinks and corals to shine!

Benjamin Moore 1647 Silvery Blue

Benjamin Moore 1647 Silvery Blue

Other bedding fabrics followed suit:

Designers Guild Cordellina Peony cut velvet stripe

Designers Guild Cordellina Peony cut velvet stripe

I love to mix textures, so when I found this thick, textured woven pink, I was excited.  I knew it would look great as Euro pillows, behind my linen and velvet pillows.

I love to mix textures, so when I found this thick, textured woven pink, I was excited. I knew it would look great as Euro pillows, behind my linen and velvet pillows.

I used this adorable beaded trim on the striped accent pillow!  It is by Kravet: Peace Magenta

I used this adorable beaded trim on the striped accent pillow! It is by Kravet: Peace Magenta

Finally, I wanted to show you a close-up of these fun, natural twig sconces by Currey and Company!  "Eventide Sconce"

Finally, I wanted to show you a close-up of these fun, natural twig sconces by Currey and Company! “Eventide Sconce”

Designing this little room was a breath of fresh air!  Being able to use pinks and corals freely had me feeling liberated as a designer!  It was FUN, even though it was only a small room.  I am now in the mood for Spring!  Beautiful flowers, clear blue skies, and Easter dress shopping!  Who is up for making me a dress out of this Eden Amaranth fabric? Anyone?

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You may remember my former post on this house, that showed all of the professional photographs taken. Click here if you have not. They are a must-see! Anyhow, I am posting some more pictures, as promised! I was able to photograph all of the bathrooms and all of the bedrooms! There were too many things I wanted to show you!

Let’s start with the kitchen again:

Here you can see how beautifully the Ipe wood floors contrast with the coolness of the Poggen Pohl blue glossy cabinets.  Notice the island, with its white countertop waterfalling down the sides for a modern and lightening effect.

Here you can see how beautifully the Ipe wood floors contrast with the coolness of the Poggen Pohl blue glossy cabinets. Notice the island, with its white countertop waterfalling down the sides for a modern and lightening effect.

This is the Kitchen, the heart of any home!  This one is particularly beautiful and inviting.

This is the Kitchen, the heart of any home! This one is particularly beautiful and inviting.

This is what you a see upon entering the front door.  Dazzling!

This is what you a see upon entering the front door. Dazzling!

Dining and Kitchen

This wine storage and display area was custom designed to serve, not only as functional storage, but also a clever way to separate the Kitchen from the Entry, without feeling closed off.  The warmth of the wood and the accent lights radiates out into the room.

This wine storage and display area was custom designed to serve, not only as functional storage, but also a clever way to separate the Kitchen from the Entry, without feeling closed off. The warmth of the wood and the accent lights radiates out into the room.

Here you can see the texture that the copper patina panels add.  The vertical stainless rack is backlit so that the wine labels are highlighted.

Here you can see the texture that the copper patina panels add. The vertical stainless rack is backlit so that the wine labels are highlighted.

Dining Area:

In the Dining area, there is a round disc suspended from stainless bars, with recessed glowing lights.  It appears to hover over our 72" dining table.  The chairs bring in some warmth with its leather seats and gray printed Romo fabric outbacks.

In the Dining area, there is a round disc suspended from stainless bars, with recessed glowing lights. It appears to hover over our 72″ dining table. The chairs bring in some warmth with its leather seats and gray printed Romo fabric outbacks.

I love this dining chandelier, with its swirling rows of glass balls.  Here you can also see the ceiling treatment we used in the Kitchen.  It is a product called White Ice, which is a man-made version of white thassos granite.  We loved the reflective quality it has, and the way it mirrors the lights from the kitchen windows.

I love this dining chandelier, with its swirling rows of glass balls. Here you can also see the ceiling treatment we used in the Kitchen. It is a product called White Ice, which is a man-made version of white thassos granite. We loved the reflective quality it has, and the way it mirrors the lights from the kitchen windows.

Living / Dining Areas:

This photo shows how important it is to think about your ceiling plane when designing.  Adding a contrasting treatment, a soffit or recessed cove can emphasize an area, and be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

This photo shows how important it is to think about your ceiling plane when designing. Adding a contrasting treatment, a soffit or recessed cove can emphasize an area, and be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Here you can see how the lightness of the room can handle the darkness and weight of the charcoal gray leather sectional.

Here you can see how the lightness of the room can handle the darkness and weight of the charcoal gray leather sectional.

This is a view of the Living and Dining areas, as they appear from the Entry/Stairwell area.

This is a view of the Living and Dining areas, as they appear from the Entry/Stairwell area.

Watercolor Living Room

Here is my original design sketch.

Here is my original design sketch.

I designed this media wall to be asymmetrical, with mantle, shelves and t.v. console at varying depths.  It is made from quarter sawn maple in a walnut finish.  Instead of trying to make the t.v. the focal point, we succeeded in making that whole area a large sculptural feature.

I designed this media wall to be asymmetrical, with mantle, shelves and t.v. console at varying depths. It is made from quarter sawn maple in a walnut finish. Instead of trying to make the t.v. the focal point, we succeeded in making that whole area a large sculptural feature.

The fireplace surround is covered in horizontal pieces of Carrera marble with varying depths and alternating polished and tumbled finishes.  The hearth is made from slabs of Carrera marble.  This white helped balance all the wood tones in the room.

The fireplace surround is covered in horizontal pieces of Carrera marble with varying depths and alternating polished and tumbled finishes. The hearth is made from slabs of Carrera marble. This white helped balance all the wood tones in the room.

Powder Bathroom:

Here is my original design sketch for the room.

Here is my original design sketch for the room.

This Powder Bathroom has custom floating cabinet, black granite counter top, glass backsplash and accent pendant light.

This Powder Bathroom has custom floating cabinet, black granite counter top, glass backsplash and accent pendant light.

This picture shows the different curves and lines, as well as the palette of textures I used in the Powder Bathroom.  The walls are a blue-gray grasscloth.  The main tile on the vanity wall is a glass herringbone mosaic tile, separated by bands of smoky mirror staggered tiles.

This picture shows the different curves and lines, as well as the palette of textures I used in the Powder Bathroom. The walls are a blue-gray grasscloth. The main tile on the vanity wall is a glass herringbone mosaic tile, separated by bands of smoky mirror staggered tiles.

The top of this vanity wall curves out and ends in a recessed cove that lights up the wall tile and shows off the architecture.

The top of this vanity wall curves out and ends in a recessed cove that lights up the wall tile and shows off the architecture.

Auxiliary Bath:

This is the coolest auxiliary bathroom I have ever had the pleasure to design!  This bath is accessible near the kitchen and garage.  The slanted countertop provides more open space, looks light and airy, and gives more counter space.  The walls are blue glass Lunada Bay penny round mosaic tiles.

This is the coolest auxillary bathroom I have ever had the pleasure to design! This bath is accessible near the kitchen and garage. The slanted countertop provides more open space, looks light and airy, and gives more counter space. The walls are blue glass Lunada Bay penny round mosaic tiles.

Built-in Office:

This is an open desk area just off of the kitchen.  Although this is an open room, it felt very cozy and intimate.  I accented the walls with a champagne mica wall covering that reflects the light.

This is an open desk area just off of the kitchen. Although this is an open room, it felt very cozy and intimate. I accented the walls with a champagne mica wall covering that reflects the light.

I covered the desk chair in a shimmering ice blue vinyl that picks up on the blue cabinets in the kitchen.

I covered the desk chair in a shimmering ice blue vinyl that picks up on the blue cabinets in the kitchen.

Master Bedroom:

The ostrich leather king bed contrasts nicely with the smoldering charcoal gray wall finish.

The ostrich leather king bed contrasts nicely with the smoldering charcoal gray wall finish.

This custom wall design features overlapping lines and planes, a built-in dresser, pearlescent mosaic tile fireplace surround and marble hearth. I love the asymmetry.

This custom wall design features overlapping lines and planes, a built-in dresser, pearlescent mosaic tile fireplace surround and marble hearth. I love the asymmetry.

Master Bathroom:

As you enter the Master Bathroom, the first thing you see is the inviting bathing area.

As you enter the Master Bathroom, the first thing you see is the inviting bathing area.

White Ice slab walls, a Waterworks tub, reflective Carrera marble mosaic floors and accents of silver!  Turned out beautiful!

White Ice slab walls, a Waterworks tub, reflective Carrera marble mosaic floors and accents of silver! Turned out beautiful!

Here you can see a glimpse of the stainless penny round tile we placed on the ceiling above the tub.  They twinkle against the chandelier, and help define the space, making it more intimate.  The silver-thread sheers do this, as well, while adding an ethereal quality.

Here you can see a glimpse of the stainless penny round tile we placed on the ceiling above the tub. They twinkle against the chandelier, and help define the space, making it more intimate. The silver-thread sheers do this, as well, while adding an ethereal quality.

Here is a perspective drawing I did of this area before the area was built.

Here is a perspective drawing I did of this area before the area was built.

The Vanities consist of custom floating cabinets, shimmering glass "waterafalling" tiles, backlit mirrors, and a floating fireplace!

The Vanities consist of custom floating cabinets, shimmering glass “waterafalling” tiles, backlit mirrors, and a floating fireplace!

We designed the cabinets so that there would be no hardware, just a stainless reveal with hidden recesses above and below to open drawers.

We designed the cabinets so that there would be no hardware, just a stainless reveal with hidden recesses above and below to open drawers.

White Carrera Bathroom

Modern Bathroom Watercolor

Stairwell Custom Chandelier:

Here is my drawing of the custom stairwell light fixture.

Here is my drawing of the custom stairwell light fixture.

During Construction

During Construction

During Construction

During Construction

From the first floor

From the first floor

I designed this custom stairwell light to suspend through three stories!

I designed this custom stairwell light to suspend through three stories!

Custom 3-story Chandelier

Custom Stairwell Chandelier

Theater Bath:

Here is my original design idea and drawing, from which this area was designed.

Here is my original design idea and drawing, from which this area was designed.

This is the bathroom and accesses the Theater Room.  I designed this custom mirror to balance the offset window, and to rotate for flexible viewing.

This is the bathroom and accesses the Theater Room. I designed this custom mirror to balance the offset window, and to rotate for flexible viewing.

Guest Bedroom 2nd Floor:

This Guest Bedroom is furnished with a modern King wing bed by Hickory White, a coordinating nightstand, and small round table.  The plush shag area rug anchors the room and provides a soft cushion for the toes!

This Guest Bedroom is furnished with a modern King wing bed by Hickory White, a coordinating nightstand, and small round table. The plush shag area rug anchors the room and provides a soft cushion for the toes!

These modern slipper chairs are by Kravet Furniture, and covered in a geometric fabric.  The t.v. console is killer!!!  It is by Global Views.  It is constructed of ebony wenge wood, with organic silver legs and applied sculptural branches.

These modern slipper chairs are by Kravet Furniture, and covered in a geometric fabric. The t.v. console is killer!!! It is by Global Views. It is constructed of ebony wenge wood, with organic silver legs and applied sculptural branches.

Solid wood sliding barn doors separate the bedroom and bath.

Solid wood sliding barn doors separate the bedroom and bath.

Guest Bathroom:

My original design elevation and idea for space.

My original design elevation and idea for space.

This polished nickel double vanity fit perfectly in this space!  The reflective White Ice walls, horizontal staggered glass and marble tile, and polished metal all twinkle from the lights of the two fabulous "Caviar" pendants by Arteriors.  The mirror/shelves are by Waterworks.

This polished nickel double vanity fit perfectly in this space! The reflective White Ice walls, horizontal staggered glass and marble tile, and polished metal all twinkle from the lights of the two fabulous “Caviar” pendants by Arteriors. The mirror/shelves are by Waterworks.

Guest Room 1 Third Floor:

This room belongs to the daughter who preferred a "bohemian beach" décor.  The twig sconces, reclaimed wood platform bed, and wicker hanging egg chair embodied this look.

This room belongs to the daughter who preferred a “bohemian beach” décor. The twig sconces, reclaimed wood platform bed, and wicker hanging egg chair embodied this look.

Bohemian Beach Bedroom

Guest Room 2 Third Floor:

This is one of the daughters' rooms on the third floor.  This one's taste was that of high glamour, but grounded enough for the beach!  The bed from Oly emphasized just this, with its intricately carved frame and raffia upholstery. The crystal chandelier in the corner created some drama.

This is one of the daughters’ rooms on the third floor. This one’s taste was that of high glamour, but grounded enough for the beach! The bed from Oly emphasized just this, with its intricately carved frame and raffia upholstery. The crystal chandelier in the corner created some drama.

Modern Glam Bedroom

Third Floor Guest Bathrooms:

My original design drawing and elevation.

My original design drawing and elevation.

Both girls' rooms have the same bathroom design, except they are mirror images of each other.  The vanity is a furniture piece that we added a thick solid surface top to so that it looked built-in.  We laid the Bliss stone and glass mosaic tiles all along the backsplash, all the way up to the vaulted ceiling.

Both girls’ rooms have the same bathroom design, except they are mirror images of each other. The vanity is a furniture piece that we added a thick solid surface top to so that it looked built-in. We laid the Bliss stone and glass mosaic tiles all along the backsplash, all the way up to the vaulted ceiling.

Third Floor Hallway:

The hallway ceiling on the third floor was a barrel vault, with stained wood for warmth against all the white.  The crown molding hides cove lighting that accents this architectural detail.  This is yet another very cool way the ceilings were shown some "love" on this project!

The hallway ceiling on the third floor was a barrel vault, with stained wood for warmth against all the white. The crown molding hides cove lighting that accents this architectural detail. This is yet another very cool way the ceilings were shown some “love” on this project!

Ceiling Detail Hallway

Ceiling Detail Watercolor House

Second Floor Hallway:

My original design perspective drawing with notes.

My original design perspective drawing with notes.

I do not have a very great picture of this, but I am so proud of this design detail!  This was another detail constructed straight from my drawings!  The cubes are backed with mirrors for depth, and faced with stainless steel.  I loved the graphic element.

I do not have a very great picture of this, but I am so proud of this design detail! This was another detail constructed straight from my drawings! The cubes are backed with mirrors for depth, and faced with stainless steel. I loved the graphic element.

Laundry Room:

Laundry rooms usually get the cold shoulder in most houses I encounter, but this one is definitely different!  The walls are treated with penny round Ann Sacks tiles with slight gray-blue rims.  The slight color creates a gray color contrast for the walls that looks great against the white trim and pale gray cabinets.  Accent pendant lights add to the charm.  This is the perfect little coastal modern laundry room!

Laundry rooms usually get the cold shoulder in most houses I encounter, but this one is definitely different! The walls are treated with penny round Ann Sacks tiles with slight gray-blue rims. The slight color creates a gray color contrast for the walls that looks great against the white trim and pale gray cabinets. Accent pendant lights add to the charm. This is the perfect little coastal modern laundry room!

Thank you all for visiting my blog! Stay tuned, as I have more complete designs I want to share, with photographs in the works!

If you need a designer, please contact me:

cara@lovelaceinteriors.com

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