Design Mangrove Bay

Interior Design and Residential Building Design Projects and Trends

Who Needs a Designer Anyway

THE REASONS WHY YOU DON'T WANT TO HIRE A DESIGNER:  1.  If you are looking for someone to agree with your every design choice.   If you aren’t open to new ideas the relationship will never work and your house will... Continue Reading →


The Process: Its Not a 30 Minute Show and I’m Not Joanna

JOanna Gaines does not do all she does in 30 of a tv show. Having real expectations of your designer will allow you both to have a great experience through out your project.


by: Alison Potts The Tiny House movement is in full swing. We are seeing the change in size and structure of houses as people are beginning to downsize. They no longer need a huge house as children have grown up... Continue Reading →


Wood wall treatments are endless and add so much to a room. With wood you can add texture, warmth, focus and height...

What Does a Remodel Really Cost in Florida?

I am always trying to find resources that will help my clients to better understand what goes in to taking on a remodel or addition versus just going with new construction. I found this article on Home Advisor that clarified... Continue Reading →

Coastal Exterior Lighting

And what you get is my research on what I am working on for my clients. These are options for a home near the river with a traditional Florida Feel. This will be a family home after a tragedy of... Continue Reading →

Island Fever: Kitchen islands to drool over

The block kitchen (or island) is a more recent development, typically found in open kitchens. Here, the stove or both the stove and the sink are placed where an L or U kitchen would have a table, in a free-standing... Continue Reading →

Currey Lighting: Essence of Quality and Sophistication

  A Little Bit of History: Currey & Company, known today for its vibrant collection of lighting products, started its existence in 1988 as a purveyor of historic garden furnishings. When Robert B. Currey founded Garden Source Furnishings, the main... Continue Reading →

Great Moldings: A Lesson

  Ok, found this little ditty while hunting for more information after arguing with a tradesman about what to call what when talking about where what pieces go around a door, sheesh, it would be great if didn't turn into... Continue Reading →

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