Our clients were fishing enthusiasts that loved ocean sport fishing. They wanted their home to feel fun, like they were staying at a Caribbean sport fishing resort. We used a sailfish as our inspiration for the design of this project.

Master Bedroom


The master bedroom had a mauve wallpaper print, very old mauve carpet and a small closet before the makeover. And check out the saloon doors leading to the bathroom. Swanky!


The walls are now a cool ice blue and the floors are wood-look tile in a light driftwood tone. Woven accents on the bed and chair aligned with the Caribbean feel.

A new walk in closet was added along with a washer dryer closet at the end of the hall.

Great Room & Porch


The great room felt very dark and the exposed beams on the ceiling made the room feel small.


We covered the beams and added LED recessed lighting throughout. A large sectional and easy to move chairs make for a great conversation area for telling those fishing yarns.

The diagonal placement of the tile helps to keep the space from feeling like a bowling alley.

Since we couldn’t tile the area on the porch, we faux painted the floor to match the colors and flow of the tile inside.

Dining & Kitchen

A bold outdoor rug is perfect for a beachy dining room.

Blue pearl granite and a new blue glass backsplash spruced up the kitchen.

Guest Room


The guest room was once a home office.


The new guest room is nautical but nice.

The star of the space is the awesome sailfish photo by Pat Ford (used with permission). It’s both a mural and storage for fishing rods as shown below.

After photos by Joanee Kagel