haig point waterfront cottage
Delighted to be working on another ground up Daufuskie Island, SC waterfront build. The main house has a modern farmhouse/coastal vibe and is all about the view. There is also a darling carriage house that will be decorated as Phase 2 of the project A young family and their friends will enjoy vacation time here for years to come. It is smaller in scale and has to serve many functions, so there are challenges, but hey, that is what I do. We have worked thru architectural and all of the key interior/exterior finishes as well as furniture layout and are proceeding quickly now that framing is complete and the roof is installed.
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!
HAVERFord antique converted barn
Working on a whole house historic renovation is a happy challenge. This project is a full scale gut remodel of a 3 story converted Frank Furness barn house in Haverford, PA. I was so happy to be selected as designer, because this job came to me by referral by an existing client whose home I had just completed. I started by meeting home that will withstand the wear and tear of a large blended, active family - and pets. After our discussion, I specified and selected custom cabinetry, millwork, plumbing, tile, stone, flooring, interior and exterior lighting and hardware. I have completed their furniture plan and selected furniture and fabrics (crypton or sunbrella to prevent staining and also easily cleanable if there are spills). Next up 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.
chicago traditional home
This endearing client hired me first to assist with a whole house Sea Pines, Hilton Head, SC vacation home renovation and recently requested that I help with the full-scale gut remodel of the full time family home in Chicago, Ill. So far, I have selected all finishes, from the new wood floor to the millwork, assisted with the custom cabinetry design throughout the home, and have made tile, stone, plumbing and lighting selections. I have also worked on furniture plans, furniture selection, window treatments and rugs. The best part of this job is creating a second happy space for an awesome, cheerful and trusting client and her growing family (children, grandchildren and pets).