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Spring is approaching–time to spring into action and refresh those tired rentals and stale spaces! It is amazing what a little paint, some new fixtures and fresh furniture can do to rejuvenate your home and your life.  This redo was on a rental condominium at Sanctuary at Redfish in Grayton Beach, FL.  The owners wanted a mostly neutral, warm design with subtle hints of color.

Here is the kitchen area before.  They already owned the barstools shown.

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When it comes to lighting, don’t settle for what I call “builder’s-grade” lighting, which is a builder’s idea of a great deal at the time.  There are so many delightful options out there–something for every taste & style!  I warmed up the space by getting rid of these builder’s-grade lights and replacing them with warmer ones that go with the decor.

I am, again, using my trick of layering my rugs.  We needed something large to anchor the space, so we chose this jute that brought a touch of beach rusticity.  I, then, realized that I needed some contrast and darker values brought to the floor to balance out the dining chair fabric.  This cowhide worked perfectly!  Cowhides are virtually indestructible, so they are a great option to keep in mind for rentals.

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If you have a lackluster Master Bathroom, it makes it hard to imagine yourself being pampered when you take that long shower or hot bath, especially if the walls are a dull homemade rag finish that clashes with the tile! We warmed up this room by adding texture, new paint colors, new lighting and new mirrors.   This all helped dramatically to create a warmer environment.

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One thing I love to do on a smaller bed wall to make things seem more open is to mount sconces on the wall in lieu of lamps. This allows you to have smaller nightstands.  In this case, we used bedside chests with tops that open for storage.  The sconces allow the tops of the chests to open freely, and they help to create a clutter-free aesthetic.  So, if  you have outlets behind your nightstands, consider having an electrician pull the wires up and hard-wiring some wall lamps or sconces for a custom, clean look!

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In this bathroom, we had more homemade faux finishes to combat on the walls.  We chose to make the room look much more custom by installing bead board on the walls, and by mounting a custom-height shower curtain that filled the opening and created length.  We also added a wall that created open storage, where there was no storage at all before.

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We went for a nautical flair in the Bunk Room.  Horizontal wall stripes, driftwood details, sealife pillows and Chinese buoys suspended from the ceiling in the corner did the trick!

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This is the Hall Bath, or Powder Bath.  In other words, it is the bathroom that everyone who is a guest will be using when they come over!  We needed to do something to make this room more welcoming. I removed the “builder-grade” frameless condo mirror and replaced it with a custom mirror that tied the cabinets and black counter tops together.  New lighting and some accessorizing did the rest.

Please email me if you need a designer to help you rethink your space!

cara@lovelaceinteriors.com

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