Particpating in Blue Monday.
With the cold, rainy weather here in California and the gorgeous weather in Florida,
I have been thinking about our last home in Fort Lauderdale.
We lived here three years ago. I designed this kitchen with honed absolute black granite counters, mini slate subway tiles for the back splash and Vaughan lanterns.
My photos were lost when my computer crashed (lesson learned).
These are all the pictures I have now taken from photocopies.
Our new landscaping grew quickly in the tropical climate. I loved the Royal Palm trees.
At the time, I was working for Scalamandré, as well as,
taking interior decorating and renovating projects.
I had plans for linen drapes in this room with Scalamandré trim.
Notice the chiseled edge travertine flooring? This old world look is relatively
inexpensive in southern Florida as it is imported from South America into the ports in Miami.
But, with all the crevices, it was difficult to keep clean.
Of course, we had barefoot children running in and out.
The master bedroom had wall to wall seagrass carpeting (which I would definitely recommend
for low maintenance and durability). The balcony over looked the back yard.
Here is the pool, which would be lovely right now. We used it almost all year round.
My friend, Ann and I used to walk four miles along this beach and back home twice a week.
Source: FL Visitors Bureau
So, rain is in the forecast for next week? It’s not all perfect in paradise…
but close (I haven’t even mentioned the great restaurants).