A year ago I was approached by TDMG Concordia, to consult on a new beachfront project planned for Long Bay. They had already advanced nicely with the architectural plans but a few modifications called for a renewed consideration of the interior design. Familiar with many of TDMG’s island builds, and the sterling reputation that precedes the company, I was thrilled to be asked and eager to begin work. The prime location of the project to be, pictured above.
By March of 2020 we had made excellent progress but life as we knew it, and subsequently the project, came to an abrupt halt due to the pandemic. The carefully curated textile and material samples I kept in neat order in my office for months with high hopes that they would not need to be shelved altogether. Just as my optimism had begun to dim, TDMG brought welcome news that One Nine would endure . . . as long as we could reimagine the project with directives from the new market needs. We immediately set to work and here lies the first glimpse of the new One Nine revealed.
The process has been incredibly gratifying, not only from the standpoint of working with highly professional and experienced teams at both TDMG and TKCA, the property management company, but also in that there was opportunity for improvements with each decision. We started with something great but we committed to and arrived at something exceptional; lower density, higher style, less units, more spacious and luxurious.
I look forward to sharing the more on this project soon! For more information on pricing and availability, please reach out to TDMG.
Last April I had the opportunity to travel to North Carolina for the spring High Point Market. As this was my second time at market, and intended for a single project, it was much easier to navigate. Unless you have been, it is quite difficult to grasp the fact that there are 180 buildings, 11.5 MILLION square feet of showroom space filled with amazing furniture finds! We ticked off our to visit list quite efficiently and managed to discover a few new vendors. .One day I hope to go for the full week and not rush about ever mindful of the ticking clock! Here are a few highlights pictured below:
Last fall I met with Karen Whitt about styling for the 2014 Turks and Caicos Gourmet Safari. I was expecting this November event to be held somewhere special on property at the beautiful Regent Palms Resort The previous year I had heard rave reviews from guests describing the elaborate set-up at the spa. Imagine my shock when informed there was to be a surprise in store for, not only the guests, but the entire staff, in that they planned to host this elegant evening at a construction site! We planned a site visit to the Shore Club to evaluate. I arrived in my work boots and dutifully put on the assigned hardhat before entering. As I cautiously stepped over rubble and rebar, I must have thought of every negative imaginable. How on earth would guests in gowns and stilettos manage it, let alone enjoy it? As I was collecting my arguments against the idea, Karen continued to sell it. Referencing the safari style and the element of surprise, steadying herself amongst the concrete and construction chaos in her typical work dress of heels and high fashion. Once we climbed a few flights of stairs and soaked in the gorgeous view I began to see why the Hartling groups wishes were to hold the event here.
Shore Club fireworks for the Gourmet Safari
As the photos above can attest, it did turn out to be a magical night! Kudos to the Hartling group and Karen who took the risk in doing something unexpected and insisted on a unique experience for their guests. It may be the first and last time I have to climb scaffolding all day to decorate but it was well worth it! We all are anxious to see the Shore Club project completed. I look forward to seeing this exquisite render below turned into reality and the wait is soon over!