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Rosemary Beach

The splendor of azure blue waters along miles of glistening white sand is reason enough to visit Florida’s Gulf Coast. But equally appealing are a handful of upscale communities that redefine coastal...

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Built to Last

After losing out on three homes during an especially hot period in Florida real estate, Paul and Courtney Amos decided that the only way they were going to capture their dream home was to create it...

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Serene Retreat

Walking into this recently completed Rosemary Beach house designed by Melanie Turner is a bit like stepping into an intoxicating dream cushioned with bright sunshine. The all-white scheme dazzles,...

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Unexpected Allure

When developer Stan Benecki and his wife, interior designer Melanie Turner, are at the helm of a design project, expect the unexpected. This Rosemary Beach getaway is the latest in a series of luxury...

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Coastal Chic

Swept away by the charms of Sea Island, Georgia, the late Jae Portman, an avid sailing enthusiast and son of international architect John C. Portman Jr., surprised his family in 1995 with the purchase...

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Floridian Flair

You won’t find seashell decoupage lamps or tiki torches at this chic Florida retreat. Atlantan Mandy Mayers—who co-owns interior design firm and shop Interior Philosophy with Jessica Roan—equipped her...

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Sanctuary Shoreside

When a pair of seasoned clients called upon Carole Weaks to design their second home, they knew they’d be in good hands. After all, Weaks had designed their urbane Atlanta penthouse close to a decade...

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Coastal Command

It may come as a surprise that Las Catalinas, an idyllic, walkable resort community located on Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Peninsula, maintains strong ties to Atlanta. This master-planned, New Urbanist...

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Coastal Calm

Renee and russ Plumb are no strangers to working with Melanie Turner; the interior designer has worked with the couple on a total of four projects, which include a family dwelling in East Cobb and an...

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Easy Living

Atlanta-based interior design firm Melanie Turner Interiors is no stranger to the art of designing secondary homes. With offices in Atlanta, Montana and Charleston, the design firm will also open a...

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Serenity by the Shore

Alys Beach has always made its own waves amongst the cluster of communities sprinkled along Florida’s revered 30A Highway. The iconic hamlet maintains unwavering architectural standards with its...

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Resort-Ready Retreat

Ideally, a family home should cater to all who live in it, but when the family is comprised of two busy doctors and their four active teenage children, creating a home that satisfies everyone requires...

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Lounge Act

These homeowners started with a straightforward design request to designer Melanie Turner. “They wanted a calming bathroom with a double vanity for guests to relax in while getting ready in their Alys...

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A Sea of Citrus

Powerful pops of color are balanced by crisp white notes and tailored lines in this artfully designed Sea Island cottage. “The series of citrus paintings by Laura Powell Smith hanging above a...

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Lowcountry Revival

The primordial landscape of Spring Island remains much as it did when the famed naturalist John James Audubon made his tour of the South Carolina Lowcountry in the 1830s. Towering Live Oaks draped in...

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Family Ties

Part of a family that has been coming to Sea Island for four generations, Bonneau Ansley leapt at the rarified opportunity to purchase a pristine waterfront property there, soon assembling an all-star...

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Comfort on the Coast

ALYS BEACH’S BLEACH WHITE Bermudan architecture has made it a design icon—and Instagram darling—on Florida’s Emerald Coast. “The community is really known for its stark environment, but in the best of...

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The Art of Surprise

Big home design projects can take months, if not years, especially in an age of supply chain issues. But familiar with her client’s style after a recent collaboration, interior designer Melanie Turner...

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Sunshine State of Mind

Who better to decorate your home than a best friend who is also an incredibly talented designer? John Oetgen has orchestrated interiors for clients galore, but for the owner of this stucco beauty on a...

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Coastal Alchemy

WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE her ideal clients, the homeowners of this Alys Beach getaway are quick to come to mind for interior designer Melanie Turner. “The relationship we have with this couple is what...

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