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!

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My love….

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A little brotherly love….

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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.

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Lots of sand art…..

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

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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!

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Me and my goofy girl….

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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.  :(

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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!!

10 Commandments of Southern Style

I am an avid Southern Living Reader and when I came across the page below on the last page of the magazine, I did a little elbow poke to the ribs to my husband and said “look at this….what have I been saying?!!!”.  These are the rules that I live by when designing a home.  If you want to know what’s important to me when I put together a home, take a look.

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Court Atkins Architects {Palmetto Bluff}

Good morning!  Today I’m posting a house that I ran across on Erin’s blog.  I know you’ll be shocked to find out it’s in Palmetto Bluff.  That area has the highest concentration of homes I love in one place.  I am dying to visit and just gawk at the homes.  The house below is no exception.  I LOVE the brick and planked walls as well as all the historical details.  The house below is by Court Atkins Architects.  You can follow the link to view all their work.  The photos were taken by McManus Photography.

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Court Atkins architects 6  Court Atkins porch

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Court Atkins bbq  Court Atkins back exterior

Isn’t this just gorgeous?!!!!

Easy Summer Braids for Long Hair

I will probably mention this every day until Friday but we are leaving for the beach this weekend.  I don’t break out my straightening iron and just let my hair go “au naturel” (aka: wavy) which works well with the humidity way down south.  I like to keep my hair in a braid away from my face and pop a hat on to protect my face.  Here are a few beach ready braids that I like to wear since my hair is long and wild.  :)

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