new construction

The Parade at Bird Dog Point

  The annual Parade of Homes is finishing up this weekend and I strongly encourage everyone to go out and support our local home builders.  There are some beautiful houses out there and if you are thinking of building or remodeling, this is the perfect way to "interview" some of the best Tallahassee has to offer.  I teamed up with White Oak Construction and their clients to build a new home on Bird Dog Point in Centerville Conservation.  I've posted some progress photos on the blog, but now it's 99% finished and ready to show.

My clients are a young family (with two small boys) relocating to Tallahassee.  That posed a challenge as we had very limited face-to-face time together, but it was one of the smoothest design projects I've every had.  They made quick decisions and were very trusting in my vision for the house, which made it easier for everyone.  The results speak for themselves...

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We are currently getting furniture and window treatments ordered, so a more professional photo shoot is on the way once they are all moved in.

Thanks for reading,


A Peek at Pine Fair

I have another new construction project that is finishing up and I was able to stop by right before Christmas to check on it.  Pine Fair is a home for a great, young family and I so enjoyed working on it with them.  It's a wonderful mix of traditional design and some slightly modern touches.  There is still lots of cabinetry work and cleaning to do, but it's really close to being complete.  Here are few sneak peeks...

What started out as an idea on the floor of Home Depot...
...turned into this beautiful master shower.

The boy's bathroom

The kitchen is pretty chaotic right now, but hopefully you get the idea.

Stay tuned for final photos...

A Progress Report at Summer Duck

I couldn't help but write about my Summer Duck job after visiting the house today.  It's a new construction project and I was so happy to see how much was done.  My client is great as she's taken some real design "chances" and they are paying off!  

This site literally took my breath away.  Those lanterns couldn't be better!

The trim carpenter is very good and this mantle is an example of his talent.

This is the blue laundry room.  That light is red and yes, that bucket is going to be her laundry sink!

Then, I turned another corner and this was waiting for me in the master bath!  My client found the light at an antique store and she's afraid it's too big.  I disagree, so we're waiting until the last minute to decide if it's going somewhere else.

Here is the tile in the master shower.  No grout yet, but I couldn't help but share.

My final "moment" was getting to see this cabinet in the boy's bathroom.  I have no words... 

My last little surprise is showing you the light (another one my client found) that will be going in the foyer.

I promise to keep you updated with pictures of the final product.  It will be fabulous!