to my world

where helping homeowners make their homes beautiful is the driving force behind my business. 
My hubs & I live a salty life in Fernandina Beach, FL (land of pirates) in our cute, aquamarine beach bungalow with our flat-coated retriever Archer. Honey has his dream kitchen and whips up yummy dishes on his favorite Viking range.


years as a
radio DJ


kitchen design
featured in a 
national TV ad


raised through
auction for


vineyards visited in wine country


years owned a
stationery company

I'm not just about design

I'm About Empowerment

Imagine your home transformed. Your space, an ode to your achievements, exudes luxury and DIY charm.  No more design dilemmas or second-guessing choices. With me, your journey to the perfect Design Plan begins.  From choosing the right palette (hello, MY favorite color: orange!) to creating that effortless chic vibe,  you’re covered. Your unique style, curated with precision, becomes a celebration. 

Let’s paint the picture of possibility together.

kitchen with view of large fridge freezer columns & wine fridge

My VIP Concierge Service offers an a-la-carte feast where you’re in control.  It’s not just about aesthetics; it’s about an experience—a home that mirrors your personality. 

Need a design partner for a day? My Designer for a Day Consultation offers expert guidance to navigate overwhelming aspects of your project. Say goodbye to costly mistakes, and let’s bring your vision to life, one thoughtful detail at a time.

My consultation services provide expert input and guidance, ensuring your project reflects your vision and unique style. Your home tells your story, and I’m here to help you make it an epic tale of elegance and cool vibes.


years played charity golf tournaments


holes in one


products designed for the retail sector




young grandchildren

design diary

Where Core Values Meet Personal Passions

My Core Values

  • Reliable
  • Direct
  • Passionate
  • Client-Centric

I'm Not About

  • Cookie-Cutter Design
  • Stuffy Atmosphere
  • Hidden Costs & Surprises
  • Ignoring Client Input
a croissant and cappuccino

Favorite Things

  • Anything Hermès
  • Dancing Music
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Cawfee

Trust her expertise!

We love working with Darlene. She has worked with us on numerous projects. We trust her expertise and have relied on her services to complete truly custom homes. We consider her to be an irreplaceable asset.

—M.S. Amelia Island, FL

work with me

It's All


The Consultation

Choose yours:

  1. VIP Strategy Consultation
  2. Design Session Consultation
  3. Designer for a Day Consultation
  4. VIP Concierge Service

Let’s collaborate to ensure your home looks and feels
the way you’ve always dreamed it would.   

My personal style

Coastal sophistication: the perfect blend of East coast elegance and West coast cool. Picture spaces that effortlessly blend the refined charm of the East coast with the laid-back allure of the West coast, creating a unique and relaxing ambiance. I strive for chic aesthetics, timeless modernity, and beautiful color.

Coffee Corner with coffee machine, syrups and purple mums