beach bath redo

A spa-like bath was our clients’ request:  Paige and Anna Kay looked at the current Master Bath in this Rosemary Beach home (we’ve shared other photos of the home here and here) and knew that all remnants of the old bath had to go. 

[the before photos clearly show the age in which this bathroom was designed!]

Starting with neutral pebble flooring and Paige and Anna Kay built a palette around it of whites, wenge wood, and sky blue to create this serene environment.  Modern vanities and fixtures replaced the old built-in white cabinets with framed mirror.  The house had great trim details such as the picture moulding which remains as the line separating the  sky blue ceiling and crisp white walls.  The old tub and surround was removed and the new freestanding tub was placed in front of the window that looks out to the Gulf of Mexico.  The shelving was custom designed and installed to add storage and a focal point to the room.   The room is now the retreat that makes this a favorite place in the beach home.


[‘after’ photos by Michael Granberry]

[before & after] Rosemary Beach kitchen, part 2



We’ve showed you some images from the remodel of this Rosemary Beach kitchen before, but we recently had the house rephotographed and wanted to share these new images as well.  When this family from Atlanta purchased their home the first thing they did was head down to our shop at 72 Main Street.  They said, “We just bought a house and we need your help!”  For this young family Paige and Anna Kay created a look that was clean and mostly composed of  tone-on tone-of whites and linens with hints of blue found in the Gulf that is just outside the windows. 

The kitchen started with pickled wood cabinets and peach granite countertops with a step up bar.  We left the general layout of the kitchen and the appliances and extended the island at all counter height and surrounded it with stools to be able to enjoy a bowl of cereal before a day at the beach.  The lower cabinets are painted a dark chocolate brown with the upper cabinets painted the same bright white as the walls.  We really love how this weights the lower cabinets.  Also, throughout the kitchen and the adjacent living and dining room we selected solid wood beams and painted the pickled ceiling bright white to match the walls.  All of this created a kitchen that makes it the perfect place to hang out with a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.

[‘after’ photo by Michael Granberry]

[before & after] Rosemary Beach Living Room

We recently showed you a dramatic Before & After [here] from a home in Rosemary Beach that Paige and Anna Kay designed a renovation for.  Today we thought we’d show you the other side of the space, which houses a casual living area centered around a fireplace.

living before

Just as in the Kitchen area of this home, original 1990’s era finishes were showing their age and dating a space that needed to look as good inside as the views to the Gulf are outside.  It’s amazing how in fifteen years technology has changed so much that bulky cabinets to hide electronics aren’t required anymore.  Every client we’ve ever worked with has had a television somewhere in their home (don’t you) and we think it’s perfectly fine to see them–provided they are flat screen, of course.  To remedy this space, Paige and Anna Kay directed the contractor to completely remove the built-in tv cabinet as well as the stained wood paneling and fireplace surround.

The newly renovated space sports sleek white trim to blend with the renovated kitchen.  Horizontal slabs of travertine now sheath the fireplace, creating an up to date and clean look. 


Placed directly over the fireplace, the television is easily viewed from the linen-slipcovered sectional sofa, and the dining and kitchen area beyond.  A small mirrored front cabinet in the corner hides necessary components without taking up too much visual space.  Chocolate and white pillows add some contrast to the space and durable wooden coffee table easily takes feet propped upon it.

[‘after’ photo by Michael Granberry]

[before & after] Rosemary Beach kitchen

Our hometown of Rosemary Beach, Florida was founded in 1995, with many of the original homes built around that time.  A couple of years ago when a fun young family from Atlanta purchased a home  just off the Gulf and not too far down Rosemary Avenue from our shop; the mid-90’s were beginning to manifest in a very dated way in the home’s Kitchen.  Paige and Anna Kay worked with the family to update the house and create whole new look throughout–without any major demolition or new construction.

The result is a Kitchen that went from looking like this:

kitchen before

We told you it was dated!  Out with the pickled cabinets and ceiling and cobalt blue pendant lights; and in with a clean and crisp new look that suits this young family and the relaxed Rosemary Beach lifestyle:


A coat of fresh white paint on the walls, upper cabinets and ceiling makes the space feel fresh and bright.  Paige and Anna Kay designed the horizontal trusses to add some architectural detail in the vaulted space and to add the warm texture of natural wood against the new all white look.  The floors were refinished in a darker tone that’s matched in the dark painted lower cabinets and island–grounding the space and preventing a ‘white out.’  Tall slipcovered chairs at the head and foot of the long dining table were a necessity in the tall and narrow room.  The white cotton duck grommet drapes add softness to the walls but keep the rooftop views toward the Gulf open and unobstructed.

[‘after’ photo by Michael Granberry]