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Having left Ohio in 1981, I have been moving south ever since. First to Florida, then for the last 17 years, I have lived on the island of Cozumel with my husband and two dogs. Expat, designer, writer, photographer ... all my passions with a Mexican twist!

Jul 15, 2016

A New Look for A Great Condo

Living room chair and ottoman with new fabric

At the beginning of this year, we had a great opportunity to work again with a client we hold very dear to our hearts. Back in 2005 and 2006 when we were getting started, this wonderful gentleman appeared in our old store and said he wanted to work with us. He said he would be sending us a large sum of money in a few days when he returned to Texas, after us only having a two hour meeting. I didn't hold my breath, but on Tuesday morning, as he said, the money was in our account. We did two condos together back then, and now nine years later, we are refurbishing both units.


New foam and dacron wrap to refurbish the sofas





New seat covers for the counter stools
Close up of the new counter stool fabric

Our client updated his kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and wanted to add a fresh, new look to what he had. When I inspected the sofas and sectionals, I was pleased to discover what good shape they were in. They just needed some new foam and dacron wrap added. The property manager was adding new fresh white duvet covers and shams, so we made wonderful pillows, bed scarves and cornices to finish out the bedrooms.


Close up of the new cornice



New pillows
Master Bedroom King bed with new bed scarf and pillows

We will end up refurbushing both units. One is shown here and I will take photos of the other one next week. It is very satisfying to work for someone again. And by the way, he rents so if this looks nice, you can find this unit at El Cantil on Cozumel Island.


My favorite bedroom

Ne cornice to match pillows and bed scarf