pretty new project

For the last nine months I’ve been working on a fun client project:  a beach home in nearby Port St. Joe.  The husband is a talented builder and the wife a friend in the horse world.  They brought me in before breaking ground, so it’s been exciting to be a part of all their progress.  Thought you would enjoy a taste of their kitchen selections:
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NOTE:  you will notice the resources are not listed on their selections, which was intentional because they have paid for my time helping with all of their selections.  I do offer an e-design service if you would like design advice for your own space ; )

Here is their back yard.  Not bad huh?  Randy took great joy in designing and building his deck all on his own, one piece of wood and nail at a time.  I’m amazed that someone can actually have the patience and skill to do such a task.  That boardwalk is such a peaceful spot.  I have a feeling they’re going to make a lot of dolphin friends there.  

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The view from one of the upstairs bedrooms.  An open deck perfect for stargazing.

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I love working with a couple who has a strong vision for what they want.  Makes my job so much more enjoyable and interesting.  Funny, when we began their project the “wife vote” was a pale blue exterior and the “husband vote” was a rustic green with dark shutters and deep cream trim.  Green won.  It all worked out because Susie and I were given Randy’s blessing on many of our extra special interior selections.  That man has been a saint.  Thank you, Randy!!  The interior palette is filled with pale greens and classic finishes which beautifully tie in the exterior.

Here is the front.  The landscaping and the gas lanterns are not installed yet.

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This picture will give you a perspective on how tall their home is.  That’s my client, Susie, the ant-sized person standing in front. Cannot wait to see their gas lanterns, they are three feet tall!!

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The back of their home has a space for their boat and plenty of storage, hence the height.  Thankfully they have an elevator.

I’ll keep you posted on our progress.  I’m getting so excited to see it all come together!!!

By Seleta | 12 Comments

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  1. 1
    Tiffany May 4, 2012

    Love, love, love- can’t wait to see it finished!

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    Bri May 4, 2012

    What a lovely home! A question for you from a non-beach-dwelling person. The shutters and the height of the lower level- is the lower level open to allow flood water to flow through? I would imagine you’d need to consider such things if you lived in a hurricane prone area but thought I’d ask. Thanks!

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    Elizabeth May 4, 2012

    This is gorgeous! I love all of the selections. I hope you share an ‘after’ with us!

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    Lori May 4, 2012

    Absolutely beautiful! I’ve always loved the Gulf, especially in the panhandle area.

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    Marianne Simon May 4, 2012

    It’s so gorgeous, Seleta. I have that same faucet and cabinet hardware in my own kitchen. Such great classics that will stand the test of time. xo

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    Suzie May 4, 2012

    Wonderful project Seleta. I have several friends who will NEED your services soon.

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    Crissy May 5, 2012

    I love this area. Looks like an amazing project. I have no doubt that it is going to be spectacular!

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    Katie May 5, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous Selena! I love all of your choices! Ps. Thank you for always leaving a sweet comment. Have a great weekend…XoXo

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    Jennifer May 6, 2012

    Love, Love, Love the selections….every one!

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    Kelly@Bungalow Blue May 7, 2012

    Beautiful, Seleta! Can’t wait to see it all done :)

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    Andrea May 8, 2012

    This will be lovely and I hope we get to see the finished kitche…….we love the Port Saint Joe area and visit there/Cape San Blas several times per year…..what a beautiful place…..

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    cindy May 9, 2012

    Selections are pretty much perfect! The house is so clever in the way the shuttered storage space was figured into the design. Simple lines of the dock are so appealing, what a great project for you!

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    SeletaI‘m Seleta, a city girl living the beach life with my husband, fabulous four offspring, happy horses and frisky fur babies. A former TV personality turned Designer, I love to share the sparkly side of life. Read more here.
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