Beau Interiors embodies a peaceful lifestyle. Whether you’re browsing for gifts, designing a home, or reading a faith based book in the beautiful surroundings, an old adage holds true. Owner Margie Perry creates an environment that leaves you feeling too blessed to be stressed.
Home & Garden
Behind the gate and along a winding lane along a coastal dune lake off Scenic 30A and surrounded by a trifecta of nature’s bounty sits Bannerman Estates. The community of luxury homes is flanked by Little Redfish Lake, Grayton Beach State Park and the Gulf of Mexico - an unparalleled location with mesmerizing views.
Risa’s Interiors has been creating dream homes on the Emerald Coast for more than 30 years. This past June, owner Risa Priestly decided to move her shop from a 3,000 sq. ft. cottage to a 12,000 sq. ft. Mediterranean-inspired showplace. The move created a huge demand for Risa’s remodeling and design services. We managed to catch up with one of the hardest working women in business, and she filled us in on how far she’s come, what keeps her grounded, and what she’s looking forward to next.
Valentine’s weekend typically means romantic dinners and flowers for most, but for South Walton residents and visitors alike, it signals the highly anticipated annual Valentine Tour of Homes presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County. The tour is known for showcasing stunning interiors, architecturally acclaimed homes and picturesque settings bringing inspiration to tour goers’ winter weekend at the beach.
The Seaside Institute, a center for learning and discovery, presents several workshops at the Seaside Academic Village January through April, 2016. Locals and visitors are invited to participate in workshops instructed by masters in their respective fields such as writing, art, design and health. Registration is open now at the Seaside Institute with limited space for each workshop as well as accommodation/lodging at the Village.
Take a tour of the newly renovated Coastal Living 2015 Idea Cottage on Forest Street in Old Seagrove. Public tours will continue through Thanksgiving weekend. You'll love the modern updates blended with beachy tones and eclectic touches throughout this 1980s Florida bungalow.
Congratulations to the design team working around the clock over the summer preparing for the the Coastal Living Magazine Idea Cottage now featured in the Dec/Jan issue.
You could call Mark and Paige Schnell the SoWal dynamic design duo. They just might have tights and capes underneath their casual beachwear. Each has a thriving and creative business that requires wearing several hats. When you first meet either of them you would probably be fooled.
In Gulf Trace in Grayton Beach stands Mimosa Mornings, one of the largest private rental residences in South Walton, Florida. Gulf Trace is a quiet residential neighborhood bordered on three sides by Grayton Beach State Park and by the Gulf to the south.
The stunning home won the 2009 APEX Builder Industry Association award for best design and best new construction. Mimosa Mornings is located directly across from the private community beach access in Gulf Trace.
Rosemary Beach was built to be a classic beachfront community modeled on towns and architecture of the Caribbean, each home carefully designed with the islands in mind. The gulf front homes in particular are modern marvels with timeless style.
I've been a SoWal local for 11 years and have lived in the same house for eight years. One day my husband Mark and I faced the fact that our cute cottage was in desperate need of an outdoor makeover. The landscaping was a mess and we knew just who to call.