Lake Bales Transitional Lowcountry Farmhouse
This Connecticut-based family hired me to work with the team on their ground up lakefront farmhouse style cottage in Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC. They were looking for a less formal feel than their Northeast home, so we headed in the direction of “Transitional Low Country Lakehouse”. I made all selections, including, flooring, door style and hardware, interior and exterior lighting, cabinetry and millwork, tile and stone, paint colors, and wallpaper. I created a beautiful furniture plan that maximized the space as well as the view. I am now beginning to recommend furniture pieces and fabrics that look lovely, yet will withstand a much more active and casual lifestyle filled with young grandchildren. I know these folks will enjoy their new house and that it will soon feel like “home”.
Duck Crossing Barn Style Main House
My own little slice of heaven on earth…. This is the 3rd and final phase of a Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC construction project. I wanted to design something that was “Low Country Coastal”, but not too beachy. The home sits on a lake and is across from a nature preserve so the views to the outside were the most important thing to consider and respect. Because the home is less than 2,000 square feet, I designed it with “open and airy” in mind. My wish list contained vaulted ceilings, big windows, glass doors and floating stairs. The construction is complete and the Certificate of Occupancy has been granted. Some of the key furniture is in place and the house is chock full of fresh design, hard wearing finishes and fabrics, space saving ideas and will contain a few fun surprises once the interiors are complete!
Sanctuary Beach Cottage
So excited to collaborate with builder/developer, Chuck Hunter of Osprey Construction Inc. to provide all interior and exterior design for twelve unique beach-style coastal cottages at the Sanctuary at Haig Point on historic Daufuskie Island, SC. How cool is an island with no cars, reachable only by ferry? Instead of garages, we build golf cart barns! Each home is a one-off, meaning that this is not a production build — nothing is duplicated from home to home, which gives each home its own flavor. I have completed one decorated model which just sold, and I am working on the second model. Additionally, I am selecting finishes for the third home, which is mostly finished on the outside, but awaiting “further instruction” for the interior selections. Best project ever! Did I mention that I get picked up and dropped off by boat? What a great work commute!
Oak Lane Victorian Country House
Working in a “historic district” is a happy challenge. This project is a full scale gut remodel of a 2 story addition to a Victorian country house in Wayne, PA. I was so happy to be selected as designer, because I recently finished a similar job 2 doors down. My goal is to work my way down the entire street! I started by meeting with the team, and then reviewing and red-lining the architectural drawings. Next, I met with some of my favorite clients ever — a couple who are downsizing from a much larger home, but still needed a family friendly place to live that would withstand children and grandchildren running in and out. After our discussion, I specified and selected custom cabinetry, millwork, plumbing, tile, stone, interior and exterior lighting and hardware. I have completed their small space furniture plan and selected furniture (tried to pick furniture that works double-duty to maximize its use) and fabrics (crypton or sunbrella to prevent staining and also easily cleanable if there are spills). Next up for us is selecting rugs, window treatments, outdoor furniture and finishing touches. Then it is move-in day! Super fired up for the big reveal!
Pheasant Hill Shingle Style Family Home
We’ve got a ground up 6,500 square foot New England “shingle style” home in Allentown, PA. Lots of space, lots of windows, lots of kids! I reviewed and red-lined the architectural plans and modified the exterior several times to assist the client and architect in achieving the specific look my clients were going for. Now that the drawings are final, we are gearing up for exterior and interior finish selections, custom cabinetry and millwork, lighting, plumbing, hardware and tile/stone. Both mom and dad are doctors with very limited time, so I am taking the bull by the horns here and ready to dig in.
Inveraray Contemporary Home
A hilarious entrepreneur (and kind single dad) hired me to help with the full-scale gut remodel of a contemporary style home overlooking a gorgeous duck pond and park in Villanova, PA. So far, I have selected all finishes, from the new wood floor to the millwork, designed custom cabinetry throughout the home, and have made tile, stone, plumbing and lighting selections. I am moving on to furniture plans, furniture selection, window treatments and rugs. The best part of this job is creating a happy space for a great dad and his 9 year old daughter.
What a project! This will be a full-scale gut remodel of a very dated and not very well built 1950’s “colonial style” home in Radnor, PA — on a gorgeous lot. The owner is huge into landscaping, so design with an eye toward the outside will be paramount. The man of the house will get his own “poker room and man cave”, which is his main concern. Because this is such a huge overhaul, this project will be phased to allow for new front and rear façades, significant landscaping and hardscaping, new kitchen and bathrooms, as well as the interior reconfiguration of many of the spaces.