I’m Back + A Sneak Peek!

Hi there!  I know I never mentioned a word about it…but I’ve been away in South Florida with my family on a two week vacation.  Since it concerns some of my extended family members (on a safety level) if I blog our travel plans, I thought I’d honor their wishes and not write about it until after we returned.  So here we are…exhausted and slightly sunburned under piles of mail. The exciting part is that we are now official home owners in Florida!  For years we’ve been vacationing in the same spot, and a few months ago decided to take the big step of buying.  We found a “fixer upper” for an incredible price, and the best part…it’s walking distance from our dear friends!  As you might guess, decorating this new blank canvas has been a lot of fun for me so far.  Every idea and inspiration that caught my eye while penning this blog is now coming to fruition.  I even have an incredibly helpful pin board known as “project” for this house.  It has a long way to go, but here is a sneak peek of how my beach inspired Florida home, is slowly shaping up…

 

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  1. Christy wrote:

    Love all the blue and white and beach inspiration!!!! Happy Monday!!!

    http://www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

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  2. Congrats on the new home! Love the sandy tones and pops of blue in these photos – perfect for a Florida home! And the front door just seems so welcoming 🙂

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  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Not allowed to post on vacation either! Love the couch — very tranquil blues! Enjoying your blog — welcome back to CT!!

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  4. Looking fantastic, what fun! Congratulations…Janell

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  5. How exciting!! Congratulations. The house is looking absolutely beautiful!

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  6. pve design wrote:

    I already have my beach house designed and zhushed. Now, all I need is the beach house.
    Congrats to you on living with style where ever you roam!
    pve

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  7. How exciting!! It looks fantastic.

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  8. Beautiful and stunning so far… but of course, right? Great work – keep us updated, please. Thanks for sharing (and I agree with your family – too much info online could be a bad thing) Enjoy your Monday. xoxo Jalon

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  9. Sue – how exciting!! Love what you've done so far. The blue theme and the nautical touches are so casually chic!

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  10. What a fun project!! Even better since it's for you! Looking beautiful so far…keep us posted along the way.

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  11. Bethany wrote:

    Oh boy! How fun?! Are you channeling Meg Braff and Celerie for fun palm beach interiors or are you thinking of going outside the box and less rattan-y? 🙂

    Either way – how fun to have a new project. Hope you can sleep!

    Bethany
    http://www.PowellBrowerHome.com

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  12. I Dream Of wrote:

    Welcome back and congratulations. What a fun project and you are off to a fantastic start. You had me at the blue and white!!

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  13. Karena wrote:

    Congrats Sue you and your family deserve this so much! I love your blue and white and the rope knot is an absolute of course!

    I hope you will come and see the feature I have on an amazing sculptor.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    The 2012 Artist Series

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  14. Oh my gosh, that's amazing!! Both the vaca and the new house. Feel free to invite me down aaaany time ; )

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  15. Congrats Sue! I love the direction you are heading. Isn't it fun pulling the space together?! I can not wait to see the finished spaces. Enjoy your new home.

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  16. It looks glorious, Sue! No suprise 🙂

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  17. OMG I love it so much! Congrats, so excited for you! Can't wait to see more updates 🙂

    xoxo
    eileen

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  18. Nuha wrote:

    congrats sue! i bet this home will be just as gorgeous as the one in NY. absolutely love those black doors!

    http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com

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  19. Congratulations! Goodness, what you've done is incredible!

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  20. Virginia wrote:

    I'm very envious. I love the Florida coast. Your place will be fabulous I know.
    V

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  21. Lisa Mende wrote:

    Congrats on the new house! I am loving the navy!!! Looks great! Glad you had a good vacation!

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  22. Wooohooo that is so exciting!

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  23. You sneaky girl! Love it.

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  24. Lindsey wrote:

    Awww! Lucky lady! Can't wait to see it all come to fruition…please continue to share! I love your mountain condo too. And I TOTALLY relate to you not wanting to share when you're on vacation. After what happened to Seleta and what happened to a personal friend, I've learned that lesson. Keeping mum is the best decision!

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  25. How fun! It looks amazing. Can't wait to see the rest! Lucky girl!

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  26. Raina Cox wrote:

    If you're looking for a house guest who can repay her stay in painting and wallpapering, look no further.

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  27. Nancy wrote:

    Congratulations! This is huge!!! what a great reason to go Coastal- Im a navy and white girl, so I love your choices.. Wishing you many wonderful memories in your new home..

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  28. Donna wrote:

    Congrats on your new home!!! Have so much designing it! Glad to hear you had fun on vacay, and the blue and white photos are fabulous!!

    http://www.donnaviningblog.com

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  29. How fun to have a vacation home in a warm and sunny climate! Love what you've done to it! The perfect getaway for you and your family! xo

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  30. How exciting! You must be thrilled! Love the colors too!
    -Shelley

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  31. Congratulations Sue on your second home purchase. Looks like it's already coming along really nicely.

    XX
    Debra~~

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  32. Sue,
    I love it!!! It's magazine worthy and I'm completely swooning over your bedroom, your Coastal Living feel and that fab black door!

    xoxo E

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  33. So much fun seeing this beautiful home come together! Love yur bedroom headboard and the coastal touches…
    xxoo

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  34. Wow ! Congratulations Sue!.. That must be such a happy moment for you and the family! I will have a summer house there one day too! Or even live there!… I allready have a house in two different vacation places in Europe but I allways dreamed of having one in South Florida!The place is turning up gorgeous! Cheers, Ana

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  35. Sue! I am loving all the images thus far. You have the best taste!

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  36. Andrea wrote:

    Congratulations! Decorating "beach" style is so fun! Can't wait to see more!!

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  37. Oh, looking great….there are a few other sneak peaks I'd love to see at home in your new digs! You have such a great sense of style!

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  38. elaine wrote:

    So happy for your dream come true, you have great style~ The place looks like a really great nest! Im in Rosemary Beach right now, soaking it all in…I can totally relate to wanting a place here.

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  39. WOWSA! Your design is BEAUTIFUL Sue!!! Can't wait to see more. Take care, Doll!

    xoxo, Sarah

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  40. Tonia B. wrote:

    Very nice. Sounds like you had a wonderful time during your vacation and the space is lovely as well. I'm sure you'll keep us posted on how the decor is coming along.

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  41. Welcome back! (Not blogging about your trips is not a bad idea).

    And you call that a fixer upper!!!! Come on! It looks fantastic – and I can spy several lovely things from your store!

    Congratulations my friend. To the whole family.

    Love to you

    Mon

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  42. how amazing! congrats on the purchase! I know you'll enjoy the adventures of a blank canvas 🙂
    x kat

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  43. Sue, this is so exciting! Welcome to my part of town. If you're ever in Miami let me know and I'll send you a ton of restaurant/activity reccs. The place looks fab. PS my crazy grandmother completely freaked out when my home was featured on Glitter Guide so I feel you on the secrecy, haha.

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  44. Hope you were enjoying time in Palm Beach! xx

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