Interior designer Amanda Webster transforms an Amelia Island condo into a work of art. One word: vanilla. That’s all interior designer Amanda Webster, ASID, needed to describe the beige walls, ivory trim, tan floor tiles, cream carpet and white popcorn ceilings of the oceanfront condo in Amelia Island she was hired to make over. Even […]
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The Schwartzes thought it would be more cost effective to add a second story to their existing house than purchase a new model double its size. But after working with an architect to draw up plans, they soon realized remodeling wasn’t the best solution.
For Bonnie and Terry Dennis, restoring a century-old mansion in Avondale was a matter of civic duty. Affectionately known as “the White House” by area residents, the Colonial Revival home has been featured in the book Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage and has earned recognition from the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission. Take a peek inside.
Vibrant decorations for the perfect gathering Channel the warmth of spring and summer into charming outdoor party scapes that pop with bright colors, floral accents and shabby chic décor. First, decide which furniture pieces will comprise your entertaining area, and don’t discount sturdy pieces from inside. “For a special event, you can bring indoor furniture […]
Keep Your Plants Looking Tip-Top Through The Spring & Summer April If you did not fertilize the lawn or landscape plants in March, then now is the time to do it. Use a time released granular or organic granular fertilizer, carefully following label instructions. Fertilizing is not necessary if the size and condition of your […]
St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the country. So, of course, tourists want to see the Oldest House, Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Old Drugstore and Authentic Old Jail. But for locals who have been there, and done that, and done it again, wouldn’t it be nice to see something new for a change?
[nggallery id=14 images=1]One of a kind home brings the tropics to the beaches. Michael Smith’s Atlantic Beach home may be a custom build and based on tradition, but there’s nothing customary or traditional about it. Not by American standards anyway. Designed and built by Mike Phillips of Phillips Builders, the three-story, 3,800-square foot abode was […]
Think you know the River City? Of course you are familiar with the major attractions like the zoo, EverBank Field, TPC Sawgrass and St. John’s Town Center. But what about the hard to find, the odd and unusual? This month, we sought out some of the more off-the-beaten-path locales, everything from nature parks to funky restaurants.
It’s not hard to understand why home tours are so popular. At the homes, visitors can find design inspiration, pick up decorating tips and get advice from other homeowners, not to mention indulging in their inner snoop. More difficult to grasp, however, is why homeowners would agree to allow complete strangers to traipse through their house.