How do you turn back the clock on a vintage home that’s been stripped of its retro charm? For Arkansas couple Amy and Andy, who purchased a house built in 1970, they turned to HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous” team of Jenny and Dave Marrs.
For a kitchen and master bath reno at a home perched on the water’s edge in St. Petersburg, Florida, designer Brooke Eversoll looked to the sparkling views outside for inspiration.
Like a wave sweeping a beach clean and leaving bits of shell and sea glass behind, Eversoll replaced the dark and dated cabinets and countertops with cool water blues and soft sand neutrals that reflect a coastal vibe with a layout more conducive to its homeowners.
There couldn’t be a greater contrast between the city of Immokalee and its neighboring communities in Collier County, Florida. While nearly half of Immokalee families live in poverty, nearby Naples is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. While one well-documented solution to breaking the cycle of poverty is access to high-quality educational opportunities, in Immokalee there are not enough services to meet the need.
In these uncertain times, the joy and comfort of home is more important than we realized before. This is a perfect time to think about the projects you want to tackle next. It’s also an opportunity to explore just how meaningful a place home is for all of us. We hope looking at our projects, like this one designed by Mary Ann Smiley, brings some delight to your day.
One look at Dallas designer Mary Anne Smiley’s portfolio and you’ll realize you’re dealing with someone who never puts it in neutral. Smiley, an Oklahoma native, is revered for her ability to bring her designs to life with their fearless use of pure color and her ability to leverage cutting-edge pieces in a completely livable and enviably elegant way. And even though every surface in a project benefits from Smiley’s taste, talent and experience, countertops hold a special place in this designer’s heart.
The golden days of luxury air travel (the glamorous glory years of Pan Am and the Concorde in the 1950s and 60s) may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean airlines aren’t still offering their flyers lavish amenities. Now you might just find many of these first-class touches with your feet on the ground.
If your next project is a bar or restaurant you're already thinking how the overall design will reflect the food, drinks and vibe of the venue and customers, but if you want to make one statement piece, let it be the most photographed item in every restaurant space - the bar top itself.
As part of an award-winning design team, Wendy Manley is accustomed to requests for high-end coastal kitchens with an elegant but beachy feel. But this kitchen and bar combo presented a unique opportunity: It’s located in an open concept penthouse condo on Juno Beach with jaw-dropping views of the ocean from every angle.
When choosing an interior designer, there are many things to consider – budget, style, personality. And when someone chooses Houston-based interior designer Emily June Spanos, the deciding factor seems to hinge on the word “delight.” She creates unique spaces that are designed to delight with whimsical solutions and happy hues, bringing joy to every space – and making friends with every client along the way.
Recycled Glass Countertops
Vetrazzo recycled glass surfaces were hatched in Berkeley, CA in 1996. With 16 of our colors boasting Cradle to Cradle Silver certification, our commitment to sustainability is more transparent than ever.
Truly a great American innovation, Vetrazzo is the original recycled glass surface proudly made in America.