A Florida Sugarberry Cottage

We are so happy you stopped by. My husband Ronny and I broke ground on our Sugarberry Cottage (Southern Living Plan SL-1648) in 2018. It took us 11 months to owner-build our dream home. For more of the owner-building process, click HERE. To view our modified house plans, click HERE.

Throughout the 4 years we lived in this house I was inspired to try out various design styles in certain doses throughout the home. However, the overall theme has been European inspired. I would say French Country is common in several of the scenes you will see photographed. I hope you enjoy the tour.


Upstairs Hallway

5 shares 5 I’m a sucker for hallways. They are special nooks of the home. I have many a fond memory from the hallways of our childhood homes. Through the

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Living Room

This post features a compilation of photos from our living room and dining nook. Since I’m often changing things around I’d thought I’d share some of the various looks I’ve

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The Exterior

I struggled terribly when it came to deciding on the exterior color of our home. It’s one of those BIG decisions that you’re kind of stuck with once it’s done.

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Master Bathroom

The salle de baines by virtue of its role in the home should not need be deprived of beauty and style. In fact it lends itself splendidly to elegance and

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Upstairs Bath

Hello lovelies and welcome to the upstairs bathroom of our home. Three kids share this bathroom. I wanted the theme to be clean and bright with pops of color and

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From a functional perspective ample counter-space and openness were on the priority list when we were designing our kitchen. Although islands yield additional counter space and storage, we had one

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Upstairs Bedroom No. 2

I knew iron bed frames would be perfect for the farmhouse feel of our Sugarberry Cottage, the house plan from Southern Living we picked for our home. I find the

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Upstairs Bedroom No. 1

When my oldest son became a teenager we rolled up our sleeves and did some serious DIY’ing to give his room an updated, more grown up feel. We used color

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Powder Room

Don’t underestimate small bathrooms—design wise they can pack some punch!  I had fun playing with patterns and color accents to create a French-inspired aesthetic starting with some Jelinek Striped Wallpaper

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Is your mudroom an eyesore? Could it benefit from some organization? Our mudroom/laundry room is the first thing you see when you enter our home since everyone uses the back

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Master Bedroom

Our master bedroom is perhaps my favorite place to escape in our home. It is my retreat at the end of the day or for that rare mid-day break. It

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Christmas At Santabrisa

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