Thoughtful Thursday {Sports Fan….not so much}

With fall and football season approaching…with all the small talk about teams…and scores…and games….blah, blah blah….this is totally me.

sports fan




Raised in a Barn {Barn Homes}

If you’ve been keeping up with me for a little while, then you already know that my family is living in a barn loft apartment on our property for the time being.  I love the way barn homes look….so relaxed, easy going and unassuming.  Here are some of my favorites!

Laundry in Master Suite

Well hello again!  I made it through surgery nearly two weeks ago and I’m starting to get back into the swing of things.  What we originally thought was a torn ACL turned out to be a dislocated kneecap…..and LOTS of resulting damage.  My surgeon ended up having to repair a complete tear on the ligament that holds my kneecap in place, fix my meniscus, fish out bone fragments and several very large chunks of cartilage that were sheared off when my knee popped out of socket.   Fun times.  I’ve been hobbling around in some sort of version of this and will be for awhile. (On a side note….the book in my lap by Thom Felicia is fabulous should you need some reading material and I almost enjoyed my forced couch time……almost.)

bum knee

 In other news; one of the homes that I’ve got going right now is in the planning stages and the laundry room is going to be located in the master bath.  The couples kids are grown and gone and the vast majority of the laundry in the house is produced in the master suite….so, it only made sense to put a laundry room in there instead of hauling baskets of clothes all the way across the house just because that’s what everyone else does.  I for one am thrilled about seeing this plan come to fruition but in the meantime, I thought I’d post a few laundry rooms in master suites that I love.  Enjoy!

Well…that was a long break…

I said I’d be back with vacation photos nearly two months ago and have not surfaced again.  I have quite a few design jobs in the works so the past two months have been a blur.  If you follow me on Instagram (@sharonbarrettinteriors) then you have a fair idea what I’ve been up to.  I didn’t mean to stay away so long!  It almost seems ridicuous to post vacation pictures two months later but I’ll have fun reliving it so I’m gonna’ do it.

Here’s a few pictures to catch you up:

 I thought I’d post a little area that I’ve finished in The Barn that makes me so happy.  This little writing desk was a yard sale find for $20.00 and the chair was free in a garbage pile in Sanibel Island.  Clearly I have a thing for straw hats.  (pardon the crappy iphone pic.)     ;)

hat wall edited

And….in not so fun news, I tore my ACL the middle of July doing something that I am apparently entirely too old to do.  In this picture, I was in the doctors office waiting to see how big my knee, leg and toes could swell before they exploded.  I’ve been sporting a mean kankle on one leg for the past two weeks.


I now have a child with a drivers permit….and as you can see, I look like an oompa loompa next to him.  Obviously he did not get his height from his McNugget sized mom.


And finally…..vacation pictures!  We had a wonderful time and if anyone on Sanibel Island needs a designer to come down and stay for an extended period while your vacation home is renovated….I’m your girl!

Sanibel 1

Sanibel 2

My love….

Sanibel 3

Sanibel 6

A little brotherly love….

Sanibel 7

And my aforementioned dumpster chair….I was going to strap this baby on the top of my van and ride it home if I had to.

Sanibel 9

Lots of sand art…..

Sanibel 10

Sanibel 11

See me in the very back with my hand up waving….?

Sanibel 12

The most fun part of our entire trip was fishing!  We had a HUGE tarpon on the line but it broke the reel right as we got it to the boat to take a picture.  After a few moments of somber silence we started fishing again and caught lots of sharks.  This is definately something we are going to have to do again!

Sanibel 16

Me and my goofy girl….

Sanibel 17

This is the coolest my mom mobile has ever looked!  Incidentally, after paddleboarding in Sanibel, I got a paddleboard for my birthday which I love….I used it once and then tore my ACL so I’m just going visit in the garage and talk to it until next summer.  :(

Sanibel 4

That catches us all up except for the design jobs!  I go the doctor tomorrow and find out when surgery is and from there, I’ll be peg legging up and down clients stairs and job sites for a while.

I’ll try not to be a stranger!!!

A little progress

Happy Monday to ya’!  If you missed it in my sidebar (Instagram Feed), my family was in Sanibel Island all last week.  I am going to share pics sometime this week because it was fabulous but for now I wanted to post some progress pics that I got from clients while on my trip.  I am loving it!!!

First up is my Smithville Farmhouse which is actually my husband’s cousins home.  They have slowly gutted and added onto their house and the master bedroom and bath is the last stop.  I can’t wait for you to see the entire home but for now, drool over these pics:

smithville master bedroom

smithville master sitting area

smithville master bedroom doors

smithville master shower

Smithville master bath

Arrington Kitchen Progress

Arrington kitchen range hood

Arrington kitchen island

I am headed over to Arrington in the morning to help pick out counters, backsplash and paint.

I have a big install coming up later this week that I can’t wait to see complete!  Exciting week!!

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