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St. Thomas Condo Remodel | Interior Design by Cara McBroom

This project took place inside the St. Thomas tower at Silver Shells in Destin, Florida!  We aimed for a modern/transitional style, with a soothing, masculine color scheme.  Neutral taupe, hemp and gray color tones were livened up with the occasional splash of coastal ice green and powder blue.  You may recognize this unit from one of my previous posts, titled, “Diary of an Install” (click to read!), where I chronicled the ups and downs of installing a custom design.  I know I promised professional photos, but I’ve been busy!  My home-made photos will have to suffice for now!

Let’s start with the main Living areas:

Living Room Arrangement

Living Room Arrangement

Living Room; coastal modern

I balanced sleek chrome and high gloss floor tiles, with natural, coastal elements, such as a jute rug, soft linens and a large, custom television console, with an antiqued powder blue finish (Thanks for the beautiful craftsmanship, Armored Frog!) I opted for a low, modern sectional layout, with a seat-height corner table, which enabled a more open feel.  This optimized on the wrap-around view of the beach, while still providing comfortable seating for entertainment, or conversation.

This Living / Dining / Kitchen area has an open layout, with unification of the different areas through color, texture and style.

This Living / Dining / Kitchen area has an open layout, with unification of the different areas through color, texture and style.

Having a sectional, with a low back and open corner allows the coastal seascape backdrop to shine!

Having a sectional, with a low back and open corner allows the coastal seascape backdrop to shine!

Having a large leather ottoman, versus a cocktail table allows for more versatility and softness/comfort.  You can add a tray if you need a place to set a drink!  This square ottoman is made by Lee Industries.

Having a large leather ottoman, versus a cocktail table allows for more versatility and softness/comfort. You can add a tray if you need a place to set a drink! This square ottoman is made by Lee Industries.

This angled wall was the perfect spot for a multi-functional mirrored console.  It can be used as a server for the dining area, but I added the stools so that there was extra seating during a meal or a place to sit and do work. The ottomans can be easily utilized in the Living Room as auxiliary seating for kids!

This angled wall was the perfect spot for a multi-functional mirrored console. It can be used as a server for the dining area, but I added the stools so that there was extra seating during a meal or a place to sit and do work. The ottomans can be easily utilized in the Living Room as auxiliary seating for kids!

For the Dining Area, I opted for curvilinear lines to help break up the square seating arrangement I designed in the Living room.  My reclaimed wood oval dining table by Restoration Hardware was the perfect anchor for this area! The modern, industrial chandelier is by Arteriors Home, and the square-back chairs are by Vanguard Furniture.  I decided to play a little blue “peek-a-boo” with the backs of these chairs, to liven them up, and add some color to the area:

The warm brown hue of the reclaimed wood table top contrasts beautifully with the blue accents in the room!

We really opened this kitchen up! The cabinets are two-toned, with a custom-painted blue gray finish on the upper cabinets, and a walnut stain on the bottom.  I tied all the colors in the room together with this glass tile backsplash!

We really opened this kitchen up! The cabinets are two-toned, with a custom-painted blue gray finish on the upper cabinets, and a walnut stain on the bottom. I tied all the colors in the room together with this glass tile backsplash!

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Transitional Kitchen

When you enter from the private elevator, this modern acrylic mirror and resin-cast silver leaf console table is what greets you!  I watned to make a statement in this small space!

When you enter from the private elevator, this modern acrylic mirror and resin-cast silver leaf console table is what greets you! I wanted to make a statement in this small space!

Speaking of the entry, take a look at this fabulous wallcovering technique!  The walls are covered in a striped Romo mica wallpaper.  The ceilings are covered in an iridescent gold leaf block paper!

Speaking of the entry, take a look at this fabulous wallcovering technique! The walls are covered in a striped Omexco Mica wallcovering. The ceilings are covered in an iridescent gold leaf block paper, by Phillip Jeffries!

The tile inset visually balances the high interest we created on the ceiling.

The tile inset visually balances the high interest we created on the ceiling.

These custom barn doors, leading to the Den, add a touch of modern, and a touch of coastal charm! I  had them finished in the same powder blue as the entertainment console in the Living Room.

These custom barn doors, leading to the Den, add a touch of modern, and a touch of coastal charm! I had them finished in the same powder blue as the entertainment console in the Living Room.

Peeking through the barn doors, is a surprise burst of cobalt!  I wanted this room, which overlooks the bay, to have darker blues, but still blend with the rest of the unit.

Peeking through the barn doors, is a surprise burst of cobalt! I wanted this room, which overlooks the bay, to have darker blues, but still blend with the rest of the unit.

The Settee is by Caracole, the club chairs by Sam Moore, the upholstered stools by Vanguard Furniture, and the chevron rug by Surya.

The Settee is by Caracole, the club chairs by Sam Moore, the upholstered stools by Vanguard Furniture, and the chevron rug by Surya.

The brown leather and polished nickel nail heads on the club chairs counterbalance the brown wood and polished nickel brackets on the settee!

The brown leather and polished nickel nail heads on the club chairs counterbalance the brown wood and polished nickel brackets on the settee!

I wanted the large roman shades to remain mostly neutral, but I felt they needed some color and interest. Instead of doing a typical accent color band at the bottom, I chose to use nautical grommets on a reveal band at the bottom.  Behind the grommets, I designed a cobalt liner, which created the hint of color I wanted.

I wanted the large roman shades to remain mostly neutral, but I felt they needed some color and interest. Instead of doing a typical accent color band at the bottom, I chose to use nautical grommets on a reveal band at the bottom. Behind the grommets, I designed a cobalt liner, which created the hint of color I wanted.

The Master Bedroom maintained the feel of the rest of the condo, with a little more mood and intimacy.  Adding a sheer panel to a canopy bed is a quick, easy way to create intimacy and drama in a bedroom! In this case, I chose a taupe shimmering sheer fabric, and banded it in a turquoise sheer, with a small geometric pattern on it.

King Canopy Bed

I like to mix patterns and textures when designing custom bedding.  A botanical fabric works great with stripes and geometric patterns! Linens can be mixed with satin, velvet, and shimmering linen blends, with metallic threading.

I like to mix patterns and textures when designing custom bedding. A botanical fabric works great with stripes and geometric patterns! Linens can be mixed with satin, velvet, and shimmering linen blends, with metallic threading.

The green accents in the room are minimal, but effective!

The green accents in the room are minimal, but effective!

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to gut this Master Bathroom and start over from scratch!

Here is my drawing for the new Master Bathroom vanity.  The wide horizontal band of micro mosaic tiles wrapped all around the room.  We were able to put in a gorgeous soaker tub, and a glass-enclosed steam shower!

Here is my drawing for the new Master Bathroom vanity. The wide horizontal band of micro mosaic tiles wrapped all around the room. We were able to put in a gorgeous soaker tub, and a glass-enclosed steam shower!

Here is the final result!!  I couldn't be more pleased!  The client wanted a balance between high tech/modern, and transitional.  I chose the stained cabinets to keep the design warm and grounded, and added polished nickel accents, unique plumbing fixtures and modern lighting.

Here is the final result!! I couldn’t be more pleased! The client wanted a balance between high tech/modern, and transitional. I chose the stained cabinets to keep the design warm and grounded, and added polished nickel accents, unique plumbing fixtures and modern lighting.

Here you can see how I designed the roman shade so that the wide accent band continued around, unobstructed, when the shades are down.  The raindrops chandelier brings in an organic, but modern element!

Here you can see how I designed the roman shade so that the wide accent band continued around, unobstructed, when the shades are down. The raindrops chandelier brings in an organic, but modern element!

The horizontal band continues on through the steam shower.  The shower & vanity are separated only by a pony wall and glass.  I tried to do everything possible to make this bathroom feel more spacious!

The horizontal band continues on through the steam shower. The shower & vanity are separated only by a pony wall and glass. I tried to do everything possible to make this bathroom feel more spacious!

The horizontal band of tile is transitioned into the sleek porcelain tile with some taupe glass pencil trim.

The horizontal band of tile is transitioned into the sleek porcelain tile with some taupe glass pencil trim.

Here is the chandelier I used, which is the "Ice" 13-light pendant manufactured by Eurofase.

Here is the chandelier I used, which is the “Ice” 13-light pendant manufactured by Eurofase.

This might be the first toilet I've ever felt the need to show off!  This toilet senses you and opens/closes automatically, plays music, heats up, and all sorts of fancy stuff!  I got a kick out of how many workers it startled, as they were in there to hang pictures, etc.  I covered the walls in a warm gray and silver grass cloth.

This might be the first toilet I’ve ever felt the need to show off.  It’s so pretty!  This toilet opens/closes automatically, plays music, heats up, and all sorts of fancy stuff! I got a kick out of how many workers it startled, as they were in there to hang pictures, etc. I covered the walls in a warm gray and silver grass cloth.

Me, taking pictures...

Me, taking pictures…

Stay tuned for a post about the daughter’s room!  It is so different from the rest of the condo, that I want to post separately! Thank you for visiting, and please follow!

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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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