Monday, August 31, 2015

Updating My Mountain House

Just back from vacation and wanted to share some of the work we have been doing on our mountain house.
The before shows a dated awkwardly positioned fireplace and a long narrow great room.  The fireplace was moved to open up the great room and to become a focal point in the room. It also creates a separate "room" for the desk.

We are always updating this house & I will share more projects from the Carolina's as we complete them!


Friday, August 21, 2015

Away we go...

Ken & I have been having a wonderful vacation! Finding real inspiration in the bright colors of summer in the mountains. At Highland Lakes- our cabin was called the boathouse.  

A lot of canoeing , fishing, reading, relaxing and in the evening lots of some smores around the fire pit ...
Seasons restaurant just down the lane had gourmet meals second to none. Except maybe meals we cooked together with wine, we even put a little wine in some of the meals.

Queen of the Mountain! 1 1/2 hours up mountain and 45 minutes down!
Loving all the shades of blue and green....

Psalm 145:5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Recent Project- Coastal Chic

We love this recently completed casually elegant coastal home! The transformation really speaks for itself.

Like many other homes built around the same time, the great room built-in needed an update. For the update, we used a beautiful gray glaze on the entertainment center cabinet. The mirror behind the shelves lightens and brightens the wall and room.



The kitchen was also ready for an update...


We were able to keep the footprint the same and still give a totally updated chic kitchen. We lowered the island to counter height, made a custom banquette, went to white cabinetry, added gorgeous and lux quartzite tops, and new stainless appliances.

great room- max. seating with comfy recliners & sofas

pool bath after.

Using shades of taupe, gray, white, and blue the house was lightened and refreshed. The finishes selected are reminiscent of pearls, and oyster shells. The coastal blues and whites, coral specimens and the refined touches of luxury give this home the casual elegance the clients wanted.

The end result is definitely Coastal Chic!