Alys Beach

An Insider’s Insight: Marieanne Khoury of Khoury and Vogt Architects

If you have traveled to 30A, you have seen the beautiful community of Alys Beach. Marieanne Khoury, along with her husband Erik Vogt, are the founding principals of Khoury & Vogt Architects.  Their firm practices architecture, urban development, and town planning in Alys Beach, Florida, and they have made quite a mark on this beautiful vacation area. Here, Marieanne shares building tips and what makes Alys Beach such a special place.

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3 Signs It Is Time To Update Your Home

With all of us spending more time at home, it’s making many of us realize the things we love about our house and things we would like to change. I have been using this time to assess and tackle areas in my own home that feel dated, stale and old. Here are a few tips if you would like to do the same. 3 Signs It is Time To Update Your Home.

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Before And After- Designing A Butler’s Pantry

KITCHEN MAKEOVER: DESIGNING A BUTLER’S PANTRY As I shared with you here, a client’s home renovation resulted in not only an amazing Kitchen and but also a newly created Butler’s Pantry. This new space, connecting the Kitchen to the Dining, is a sophisticated work horse created with entertaining and ease in mind.  It made quite the transformation from when our client emailed us for help with their home.   AFTER: BEFORE: With the help of architect Jason Robb, we straightened out the wall in the kitchen and took the old office space (see the door to the left in the before picture) to create the new Butler’s Pantry.

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Serengeti by Jim Thompson

An Insider’s Insight: Jim Thompson’s Susan North

We work with many incredible fabric houses, and Jim Thompson is one of our favorites to incorporate into our clients’ interiors. Their luxurious fabrics add a beautiful layer of texture, uniqueness and quality to our projects. I am thrilled to share a glimpse behind the scenes in our Insider’s Insight series from Jim Thompson’s Senior Design Director of Home Furnishings, Susan North. Before joining Jim Thompson, Susan previously led creative teams at Schumacher, Thibaut, and Scalamandre, and she is one of the most respected textile designers in the business—a mixmaster of color, texture and pattern.

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Living Well: Where To Begin To Renovate Your Home

We often hear from our clients they aren’t sure where to start when they want to renovate or build a new home, so we thought we would sharea few helpful tips for an enjoyable process. A few helpful tips for renovating your home When do I begin my project? Many people don’t know where to begin; they just know they are tired of the cramped, dark, cold home that doesn’t work well for their family. An interior designer is a great place to start. By reaching outhere, we will guide you through the entire process and help you pull together your team based upon your needs.

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Living Well: A Beautiful Kitchen Makeover- Before and After

We love when a client emails us for help with a home renovation, and with all of the time we’re spending in our houses these days, this particular before and after kitchen makeover for our clients in Birmingham, AL, happened just in the nick of time. It was quite the transformation. We first renovated and furnished the entry, dining room, family room and the husband’s study. After seeing how well they turned out, the homeowners focused on the back of the home and asked us to renovate the kitchen, dining, office and laundry.

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An Insider’s Insight: Waterworks’ Barbara Sallick

We are adding a new series into our blog, Insider’s Insight, where we are sharing thoughts, tips and trends from some of the top thought leaders in the design industry. Barbara Sallick is co-founder of Waterworks, one of the world’s most prestigious makers of luxury design goods. I personally love the quality and craftsmanship found throughout the Waterworks’ plumbing line, and I am amazed at all Barbara has accomplished over her lifetime. Enjoy below, as Barbara shares some practical advice for creating a kitchen you will love and appreciate for years to come.

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Four Tips For Selecting Lighting For Your Home

I am so excited to be included in a recent Traditional Homemagazine story on lighting and thought I’d share four tips on selecting lighting for your home. Selecting the perfect light fixture is a great way to marry function and beauty while adding a custom touch to your house. In many interiors, lighting isn’t given the attention it deserves. It’s often an afterthought, but well-chosen light fixtures—from chandeliers and pendants to wall sconces and lanterns—can be the element that adds that final hint of drama to a beautiful room.

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Vacation Homes In The Making

While Corona has kept my interior design firm in Birmingham, AL, home more than usual the past few months, it hasn’t slowed us down working on our out of town interior design projects. A few of the projects we are currently working on include vacation homes. These are always a lot of fun as clients eagerly anticipate all of the memories waiting to be made. Four Seasons’ Private Residence in Orlando At Walt Disney One of the vacation homes we are working on is in the Four Seasons’ Private Residence Community at Walt Disney in Orlando, #Florida.

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