One of the exciting opportunities I have in my profession, and specifically at Lovelace Interiors, is collaborating on projects with other Interior Designers. We have an amazing time working together and most often it results in a thoroughly well executed design from concept to installation. Cara McBroom and I designed this beautiful beachfront transitional condo in Destin Florida in a building where Brittany Spears and Courtney Cox used to have beach homes. Cara discusses our project together in a “guest blog”! I hope you enjoy!

Signature Beach Interior Design
May 27, 2013 by caramcbroom

This condominium was a delightful project that I had the pleasure of working on with fellow designer, Joey LaSalle! Our mission was to take this beautiful condo, which had some rather generic finishes and features, and remodel it in a way that would play up its best features (mainly the views!) and update the rest. We wanted to remain in keeping with the architecture of the building, which is more modern, and bring in some coastal elegance, with touches of rich luxury! The result is very beautiful, rich and restful…
Living Area:

Welcome to the Living Room! We aimed for a cool, natural, relaxing environment with color accents to tie the water in, as well as some touches of gold.

This large sectional provided some sophisticated and inviting seating to this large living area. We layered a plush blue wool area rug on top of a large woven jute. The oval white-shell top cocktail table by Oly was the perfect size and shape for the arrangement.

We anchored the lounge area with a large cow hide. In the media niche, we built a floating modern console on a backdrop of a green painted accent wall.

Two Century chaise lounges add some “swag” to this sitting area. Plush gray croc chenille fabric worked great juxtaposed against the blue and white beach!

This corner is cozy with its Century Furniture contemporary wing chair, covered in a charcoal velvet and shimmering gold linen welt. The gold velvet zebra pillow and glowing gold of the driftwood sculpture, along with the candle light radiate nicely out from all the gray and green.

Dining Area:

We defined the Dining Area with a large oval dining table and fabulous Caviar chandelier by Arteriors.

The chairs are slipcovered in a green textured linen, and the host chairs are upholstered in a fresh pale aqua leather! The drapes and sheers give this area intimacy and drama!

Kitchen / Wet Bar:

This shows an overall view of our remodeled kitchen and wet bar!

We gave the cabinetry a facelift by removing the upper doors and replacing them with stainless steel-framed glass doors. The rest of the cabinet doors and bases were painted a warm gray. The backsplash was uplifted with the pale aqua horizontal glass tiles, which were repeated on the vertical portion of the tray ceiling.

The upper cabinets above the wet bar were removed and replaced with these contemporary stainless steel-framed cabinets and shelves. The l.e.d. lighting helps to accent the new, fresh tile.


This entry console was the only original piece of furniture we kept by the end of the remodel. We think we breathed in it some new life here!

This shot allows you to see the Entry and Powder Bath entrance. The walls here are a silver linen textured faux finish, and the columns were given a pearlescent finish.

Master Bedroom:
This room definitely makes a statement, with its grand cream leather king bed, whose lightness is emerging out from the almost 3-D faux finish on the walls. Thank you, Krista and Cindy with Ufauxrea for all the wonderful work you do for us! This bed wall finish is a soft charcoal geometric pattern, with highlights in glass beads that help to create the illusion of depth. The chrome chandelier adds some excitement to the room, while the traditional rug and beautiful damask foot blanket help to ground the design for a more transitional feel.

The Swan chandelier by PLC Lighting provided the perfect touch of uniqueness and “bling”! At 42″ round, it definitely made a statement!

This stately bed is a custom bed by Mario & Marielena. The bench is by Drexel Heritage and the bedding is all custom.

Master Bathroom:
To update this bathroom, we completely gutted the vanity area, but left the shower and tub area as-is, except for the fabulous tub chandelier and beautiful window treatments!

Rather than match the existing travertine underneath the cabinets, where the old cabinets were removed, we ran the green glass tiles down below. This helped reinforce the floating effect we were going for! The three bubble glass sconces were ideal, and looked as if they were meant for exactly this bathroom!

The old cabinetry was removed and replaced with this floating double vanity. The green glass bubble tiles on the backsplash are divided by one long horizon mirror at eye level.

Bunk Room:
The clients wanted a fun room for their kids to sleep in and use that was whimsical, functional, but also sophisticated. We used peacock blues and chartreuse to create this nautical hide-out! Each bunk has its own nautical wall sconce in chrome finish. Due to the unique layout of the room, we did not want to place a central light or fan; we opted for something more organic and versatile. We designed this bendable track lighting in a sweeping “S” shape, with alternating accent lights and urchin pendants. The result was very beautiful and sculptural. Since photographing, we have added a peacock blue grasscloth on the back wall of the built-in bunk beds! The rich contrast on that wall helps create depth and aids in making the bunk bed stand out more. (I will try to take another picture soon, but it won’t turn out as beautifully as these professional photos!)

Custom built-in bunk beds: We utilized the length and unique shape of the room by building a double twin-over-full bunk wall.

This blue printed wallcovering brought weight and emphasis to the other side of the room. It was the perfect backdrop for the chaise lounge and white built-in desk.

Guest Bedroom:

This room is calm and natural, with warm glowing pops of coral.

In the corner, we created a cozy nook with a plush settee underneath a set of four framed hand-colored prints. The shell chandelier by Currey Company adds a beautiful touch of coastal.

Professional Photo

Guest Bedroom:

This guest room was furnished with a tall bed, upholstered in a gorgeous Schumacher fabric. Bedside shelves and apricot beaded sconces finish off the bed wall.

For more information you can contact Joey LaSalle at