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features Picnic in the Park: Top 5 Spots 16 Keep it alfresco and eco-friendly Story by Betsy S. Franz

An Evening in Paris 26 Collegiate gym refashioned for a formal affair Story by Maria Sonnenberg


Composition in Stitches 36 Layers of colored cloth, texture and inspiration form fabric collages Story by Maria Sonnenberg


Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Wonderful Life 44 Family-friendly remodel on a canal

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Made in the USA 58 Celebrate these local businesses Story by Anne Straub

Tech Check 69 Hurricane protection


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departments Color Trends 12 Red HOT and vibrant

Stuff We Love! 14 Picnic essentials

5 Fabulous Finds High Point Furniture Market 24 Chicago Kitchen & Bath Show 87 Houseplants



Design Solutions Outdoor Kitchens


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Make it your own


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Picnic in the Park and Made in the USA consider myself lucky to have had the experiences in life that come with living in and travelling to other countries. My studies in college took me abroad to Spain for many European adventures and my life as a newlywed began in Baumholder, Germany. I remember being both nervous and excited as I set out to learn new languages, customs, and a different way of life. Although the change in setting and landscape may not be as dramatic, the economic downturn we’ve been through has led us all to make our own lifestyle adjustments. We’ve had to find ways to spend time with family and friends and stay on budget; and maybe we’re more aware of the community that’s around us and how they’re coping. We drive by shops that are here one week and then gone the next. Regardless of where you live or where you moved here from, our team at Spaces has come up with some suggestions for you this month as we celebrate our country’s independence. It’s a great time to patronize those businesses in our community that produce or sell products made here in the United States. Don’t miss Made in the USA, beginning on page 58. A summertime solution for some quality time with family and friends is a good old-fashioned picnic. Some may spend the 4th of July with sparklers in your own backyard or enjoy the local fireworks displays about town. Turn to page 16 to see our Top 5 picks for picnic spots and where to find all the details to choose your own site. We’re launching new content this issue! Our Houseplants page will profile a new indoor plant each issue with tips for care and guidelines for level of expertise needed. We’re starting you off easy with a “one thumb” variety, the ZZ Plant. It’s famous for looking good, staying healthy and requires little maintenance. Just keep this one away from children and pets! We’re also introducing our “5 Fabulous Finds” pages that will follow industry experts to trade shows and bring their take on the latest looks, trends and technology back to Brevard to share with you. Take a peek into the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina, and the recent Kitchen and Bath Show in Chicago. We’re on Facebook! Find us there and take the opportunity to post an “Ask the Board” question for advice on a remodel or maybe you need a design intervention. Give us the details and we may address your design conundrum in a future issue! This issue comes loaded with picnic products and summer inspirations sewn together in these pages. So, set aside some time, get comfortable on that blanket and read read read. Enjoy and Happy 4th!

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Taking the MYSTERY out of Custom Draperies Drapes are the “jewelry” for a beautiful room! At “Design, Drapes and Décor,” we specialize in Custom Draperies and Bedding. With 5,000 fabrics in our fabric library, extensive Designer Hardware selections and custom designs, we delight in finding the right window treatment that pulls everything in your room together! Custom windows need custom treatments… but what? Wooden rods? Pleated panels? Tab top panels? Sheers? Swags and Jabots? Cornice boards? Blinds? Shutters? It can become overwhelming! By enlisting our professional services, you can avoid costly mistakes. The right drapes can do many things. They are the finishing touch to any room; they can make a small window look larger; a large window look smaller; add or subtract height, diff use light and much more! Your home should be a reflection your unique ‘style’ and ‘personality.’ Here in Brevard, two popular styles are: n British West Indies (Tommy Bahama look) and Mediterranean. Texture and pattern are significant to the British West Indies style. Touches of rattan, wicker, banana leaves, leather trunks and neutral colors

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Keep it alfresco and eco-friendly Story by Betsy S. Franz Photography by Dave Potter

SOURCES: Beach Picnic design: Styled by Dee Patnoe of Dee.Cor Tablecloth: Burlap,Jo-Ann Fabrics Glassware, Pitcher: Country Originals Blue Plates: Tuesday Morning Décor: Cloth Napkins, Birds, Hurricane: Pier 1 Pie: Joan’s Perfect Pie

Living in an area like Brevard County, where we are surrounded by so much scenic beauty, we have an ever-present reminder of why it is important for us all to do our part to help protect the environment. No matter where we live in the county, we are within an easy drive of beaches, parks and lakes. There are plenty of scenic areas where we can spend time with our spouses or families while we enjoy the pleasures of the great outdoors. In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and the 234th anniversary of our country’s Declaration of Independence, we invite you to grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and spend some quality time with nature. Just make sure your alfresco experience is also an eco-friendly one. First, pick out the perfect spot. The closer the location is to your home, the less gasoline will be required to drive there. But that doesn’t mean you should have all of your outdoor feasts on the backyard grill. Choosing a location that is new to you can provide a wonderful opportunity for appreciating and learning about nature. The Brevard County Parks and Recreation department has a wonderful website that lists details about Brevard’s 108 countymanaged parks, with information and Left: Dee Patnoe’s table design is an organic and nature-inspired composition. A burlap cloth was used over the weathered wooden picnic table. Fresh flowers, plants and greenery provide the perfect backdrop for ocean shells and sea-life décor. Ocean sand anchors the candle in the hurricane and rattan baskets corral the flatware and create a pedestal for the pie. 17 spaces

Above: What could be nicer to enjoy at your summer picnic than blueberry pie. Ours for this shoot was provided courtesy of Joanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Perfect Pie, and was enjoyed soon thereafter-delicious!

photos about facilities and activities that can be found at each park. Their site also has an extensive list of other parks in the area, including State, City and Federal parks. Next, you need to decide what you are going to bring along for your picnic. Picnics of the past often produced waste in the form of disposable picnic products. For ecofriendly alternatives, opt for reusable or recyclable products. Many stores now sell picnic baskets that are complete with plates, cups and utensils to be used over and over again. If you plan to picnic frequently, these can be a great eco-friendly option. Or, you can bring your own plates and utensils from home. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to take


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Left and above: No matter where we live in the county, we are within an easy drive of beaches, parks and lakes. There are plenty of areas where we can spend time with our spouses or families while we enjoy the pleasures of the great outdoors.

your favorite dishes outside, stock up on a set that you can use just for this purpose. Make your experience as fun or as elegant as you prefer by bringing flowers, candles and cloth napkins as well as a favorite blanket or tablecloth to use as your dining area. There are times when disposable products just make more sense, such as when you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t easily rinse your reusable products and must store them in your hot car for the remainder of the day. When that is the case, choose disposable plates, cups and napkins that are recycled or recyclable. Biodegradable bamboo plates are one choice for a sturdy, beautiful and environmentally friendly alternative, and can be purchased locally at World Market in Viera. For food, shoot for some locally produced and organic products. You can limit the environmental impact of transporting the food hundreds of miles and organic farming is much gentler to the environment. A great place to find local produce and many other locally made products is at one of the local farmers markets that are

Make your experience as fun or as elegant as you prefer by bringing flowers, candles and cloth napkins as well as a favorite blanket or tablecloth to use as your dining area.




Above top and above: Choosing a location that is new to you can provide a wonderful opportunity for appreciating and learning about nature. The pier at Riverside Park, above was the site of our sunset cover shoot.

The Brevard County Parks and Recreation department has a wonderful website that lists details about Brevard’s 108 county-managed parks, with information and photos about facilities and activities that can be found at each park.



n Fox Lake Park – titusville this 31-acre scenic getaway is ideal for large community events. a paved road loops through the many palm and ornamental trees. Facilities include five family picnic shelters, grills, a sand volleyball court, a fishing dock, a boat ramp and numerous channels to explore by canoe or kayak. n Kiwanis Island Park – Merritt island an 18-acre community river park situated within a wildlife sanctuary. a boat ramp and natural launch area provide access for boaters, rowers and paddlers into Sykes Creek with access to the barge Canal or banana river. Fishing is popular from the shoreline and fishing dock. n Rotary Park at Suntree – Melbourne this 10-acre community river park is on the shore of the indian river lagoon. a large pavilion holds barbeque pits. along the shore and boardwalk are six picnic shelters with grills and a nearby playground. the fishing pier invites leisurely strolls and fishing.

n Spessard Holland Park – Melbourne beach this six-acre community beach park with seasonal lifeguards is popular for family outings. Features include a 100-foot dune boardwalk and small pavilions. Dune crossovers provide access for surf fishing, surfing, and beachgoers. n Wickham Park – Melbourne this 391-acre regional park features a wide variety of recreational opportunities. a scenic drive winds through the park’s open areas, pine woods and lakes. amenities include 2000 feet of nature trails, a dog park, a playground, and several pavilions and picnic tables located throughout the park. Select from one of these choices or visit the brevard County Parks and rec website to pick your own favorite picnic spot Sites suggested by Jack Masson and Fred Poppe of brevard County Parks and recreation. Compiled by betsy S. Franz (Descriptions taken from brevard Parks website.)

SOURCES: Cover picnic design: Styled by Roxanne BrillanteJustice, As Nature Intended Interiors, Inc. Picnic mat: YAPA, Downtown Melbourne Place settings: Stemware, napkins, flatware, dishes: Vietri at Decoratifs, Melbourne Décor: Decorator’s own chandelier, baskets, blanket, candles etc. Similar items available through As Nature Intended Interiors Food: Green apples, grapes, gourmet cheese: Downtown Produce Left: Riverside Park is tucked away just north of Fifth Avenue in Indialantic along the rivers edge. Above: From the cover, our elegant picnic at sunset. Photography by Dave Potter.

springing up in Brevard. There are plenty of specialty markets that carry a more sophisticated fare including: Downtown Produce and Petty’s Meat Market among others. For outdoor cooking, propane gas is a cleaner choice than charcoal briquettes. However, toting a propane grill to your picnic spot can be dangerous. If you do opt for charcoal, consider a charcoal chimney rather than lighter fluid, which can

“When I think about planning a romantic picnic a ‘Fantasy Sunset Picnic’ came to mind. Of course in true ‘As Nature Intended Interiors’ form; I could not wait to hang a candelabra from a huge oak tree and fill it with bougainvillea just in time for sunset in the park.” – ROXANNE BRIllANTE-JUSTICE


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When you arrive at the park or other picnic area, make sure that you are sensitive to the habitat and wildlife in the area when deciding where to spread your blanket and set up your lawn chairs.



cause toxic air pollution. A charcoal chimney is a metal cylinder that you load with charcoal, then easily light by holding a match to newspaper that is stuffed into the special housing. Once the coals are red hot, simply turn the cylinder over to spread the coals into a grill. Other items you might want to include in your picnic supplies are some natural bug repellent and sunscreen. These items, which often contain essential plant oils rather than chemicals, are available at local natural food stores. W hen you arrive at the park or other picnic area, make sure that you are sensitive to the habitat and wildlife in the area when deciding where to spread your blanket or set up your lawn chairs. Pets are only allowed in certain designated parks, such as Wickham Park in Melbourne, which has a very popular dog park. In any case, make sure that both pets and children are respectful of wildlife, plants and any other sensitive part of the ecosystem. Remember, picnics are about more than just a meal. Leave your phones, iPods and other distractions at home and take the time to reconnect with your family and with the great outdoors. Depending on your location, you can explore nature trails; take a kayak ride or a dip in the ocean. Just make sure that no food or trash is left unattended during your pre- or post-picnic

activities. These items can be dragged away by visiting wildlife or blown by the wind, causing water contamination and other problems to the eco-system. If you really want to explore the local environment, bring along field guides, binoculars or even a nature journal. Getting up close and personal with the wildlife in our area is a great way to gain appreciation for taking care of our planet. When it’s time to leave, your goal should be to leave the area at least as pristine as you found it. Pack up all of your garbage, being sure to take all bottles and cans to the nearest recycling container, even if that means taking them home with you. If there is no water available, the water drained from your cooler can be used to rinse reusable plates for the trip home. Or bring an extra gallon of tap water to be used for that purpose. Strive to make sure that your physical impact on the site you visit is minimal. If you do it right, and really slow down and appreciate the time with your family and with nature, the impact that a picnic has on you can be anything BUT minimal. You can leave with a better appreciation of Brevard County, our natural areas, and a reaffirmed appreciation of how important it is to do your part to protect it. n

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What’s new the recent High Point market was revitalizing. nature- inspired neutrals in the colors of driftwood, sand dunes and a heathered plum created simple sanctuaries, while deeper tones of peacock, amber and tomato red provided enduring backdrops for the traditional home. beach glass, coral and sea kelp green refreshed spaces like a vacation refreshes your soul.

Parisian treasures aged mercury class jars are reminiscent of a time past, but are available new from interlude Home starting at $39.

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Tropical with a twist the tropical look has evolved. natural rattan is updated with clean modern lines. this lamp from the Crestview Collection would be at home in Cocoa beach or the Hamptons. Price $119 each.

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or one glorious Saturday in Spring, Florida Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clemente Center shed its gymnasium persona to become an elegant French boulevard, thanks to the magical hands and mind of Link Johnsten of Eau Gallie Florist fame. 


Above top: The Clemente Center gymnasium as seen during daily use. Above: Florida Tech staff lay down a protective floor covering to safeguard the gym floor.




The reason behind the transformation was the Health First Foundation Ball, one of the Space Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and best patronized fundraisers. As he has since the Ball made its Brevard debut almost three decades ago, Johnsten was tasked with whisking guests to spectacular settings, at least for an evening. To change the space from utilitarian to dazzling, Johnsten tapped his impressive and extensive knowledge of the floral design industry. For more than a dozen years, he has been one of the select group of artists invited to wow with flowers at the Academy Awards ceremonies. He never disappoints. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started working with Link in the beginning and every year, the committee always says this Ball is the best one yet,â&#x20AC;? says Sandy Grutta, coordinator of the Health First Foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The man is amazing.â&#x20AC;? For Johnsten, the 2010 Health First Ball at Florida Tech was something of a homecoming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the third time this year that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a major event at the Clemente Center,â&#x20AC;? he says. In realizing the Ballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual concept, Johnsten always keeps in mind the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illustrious history, which includes the support of most of Brevardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movers and shakers and more than four million dollars raised for projects that benefit the health of Space Coast residents. The 2010 Ball was particularly important, for proceeds would go to find a permanent home for the Bright Star Center for Grieving Children and Families. This is Hospice of Health Firstâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program to help heal children grieving following the death

of a loved one. Ball chair Gail Beagley and her committee involved Johnsten from the get-go. “It gives me a lot of personal connection with the team,” says Johnsten. With “Springtime in Paris” as the concept, Johnsten set out to create the unexpected. He wasted no time in transporting guests to the City of Lights, for the experience began even before entering the Clemente Center’s front door, where guests enjoyed a “red carpet” treatment similar to a movie star’s. Inside, Johnsten sectioned the large space into intimate settings that shone with Gallic flair. For the pre-function area, he opted for a long and narrow space, lined with rows of sparkling trees that led the eye to a theatrical backdrop of the Arc d’Triumphe. “The effect is like strolling down the Champs-Elysees,” says Johnsten. To reflect the very French penchant for the dramatic, Johnsten depended on several theatrical backdrops he obtained from a California firm. “I don’t typically use theatrical backdrops, but these so evoked the theme.” Johnsten also drew inspiration from the understated opulence of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Governor’s Ball, which follows the Oscars ceremony. In fact, anyone who had watched the Oscars ceremony on television might have experienced a bit of déjà vu at the Health First Ball, for the elaborate trim on the front edge of the stage was reminiscent of the “hedge design” used at the Academy Awards this year. “You have these rows of beautiful white roses and white hydrangeas perfectly lined up banking the front of the stage,” says Johnsten. In the cocktail area, the bursts of lilacs, tulips and lilies evoked the joie de vivre of a Parisian spring. Complementing the gaiety of the spring flowers was Johnsten’s design for the main dining area, where black and white established a sense of the classic timelessness of Paris’ magnificence architecture. Even the dance floor reflected the black-and-white color scheme. “The colors reinforced the clean lines we were going for,” says Johnsten.

Above top and above: Orchestrating the Ball’s installation required precision timing from Team Link, which began feverishly working two days before the Ball when the Eau Gallie Florist truck first delivered decorative supplies. The flowers and the many volunteers-arrived the day before the affair.

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Above: Johnstenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team of volunteers perfected floral centerpieces while the stage was set up and colored lights were positioned from scaffolding. Right: Johnstenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elaborate floral designs welcomed guests at the entrance to the event.




Above: Johnstenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concept for the main dining area included the use of black and white to evoke the classic timelessness of Parisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; magnificent architecture. Even the dance floor reflected the blackand-white color scheme. The front edge of the stage was banked with rows of white roses and white hydrangeas.

To reflect the very French penchant for the dramatic, Johnsten depended on several theatrical backdrops he obtained from a California firm.



link Johnsten is no stranger to party planning, since the owner of eau gallie Florist handles between three to five special events every weekend of the year. Here are Johnsten’s rules for a successful event, no matter the size. n Be flexible. “if your first thought isn’t going to work out, move on to Plan b or C,” says the party meister. “Don’t let the fact that Plan a won’t work ruin your evening. i live that on a daily basis.” n Be creative with your materials. think outside the box for creative containers, whether they’re for flowers or food. use interesting drapery if you’re going to embellish the space. n Allow time. “everything takes more time than you think it should,” says link. a sick child or a delayed delivery can wreak havoc on the best-laid plans, unless you’ve added a little buffer. n Enjoy it. “Stand back and be proud of yourself and enjoy the event, whether it’s a dinner for four or a party for 350,” adds link. “life is short.” Right: Planning ahead is a part of Johnsten’s formula for success, particularly when undertaking large parties. Selecting the perfect chairs, all 500 of them occurred four months before the event, when Johnsten placed the order.

Never underestimate the necessity for detail, says Johnsten, who paired black pin tuck tablecloths with black lacquered Chiavari chairs with white satin seats in order to further polish the concept. Planning ahead is also a part of Johnsten’s formula for success, particularly when undertaking large parties. Selecting the perfect chairs, all 500 of them, occurred four months before the event, when Johnsten placed the order from Panache Party Rentals in South Florida. At the center of each table, a wrought iron Eiffel Tower burst from a glass rose bowl filled with 30 white French tulips. Johnsten’s creative ethic always remains in place, whether it is being used in a large formal setting such as the Ball or in the design for an intimate dinner for four. “I get just as excited for a smaller party, because that event is just as important for that individual,” he explains. You have to change things all the time to pique the interest of guests.” Following Johnsten’s suggestions can help any hostess assure a stunning party.

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Start setting the mood in the foyer, or even at the front door, with judicious use of flowers or wreaths. A collection of Murano figurines, for example, can add drama and flair. “On a minimal scale, you can set a dramatic table with a wonderful centerpiece,” says Johnsten. “From there you can go on to napkins, candles, place cards and menu cards and to embellishing the chairs.” Johnsten admits that he picks and chooses many of his ideas through interchange with colleagues.

While working on the Academy Awards can be an all-consuming effort, the event serves to stoke Johnsten’s creativity. “Part of the purpose is to exchange creative ideas,” says Johnsten. “All of my inspiration comes from someplace else.” Orchestrating the Ball’s installation required precision timing from Team Link, which began feverishly working two days before the Ball when the Eau Gallie Florist truck first delivered decorative supplies. The flowers – and the many volunteers – arrived the day before the affair.

After midnight and Ball’s end, the magic ended as seamless- Left: For the pre-function area, Johnsten opted for a long and narrow ly as it began. By 2 p.m. the next day, the illusion was over, and space, lined with rows of sparkling trees that led the eye to a theatrical backdrop of the Arc d’ Triumphe. “The effect is like strolling down the the 1,500 white tulips, 150 French tulips, the hundreds of lilacs Champs-Elysees,” says Johnsten. Above: 1500 white tulips, 150 French and scores of roses and hydrangeas began another life as flower tulips, hundreds of lilacs and scores of roses and hydrangeas were used to transform the space from utilitarian to dazzling. arrangements that Health First volunteers distributed to patients at Holmes Regional Medical Center and Palm Bay Hospital. “It’s so nice to see all the beautiful flowers arrive at the hospital,” says Grutta. “The patients really appreciate them.” However, even after the Ball was over and the Clemente – link johnsten Center returned to business as usual, even after the flowers began to fade in the hospital rooms, Johnsten’s artistry remains in the memories of guests, testament to the party’s success. n

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Layers of colored cloth, texture and inspiration are sewn together forming fabric collages Story by Maria Sonnenberg Photography by Rob Downey

ll pilots love the rush of adrenaline that is part of taking to the skies, so it’s no wonder that former pilot and flight instructor Ellen Lindner would approach the venerable craft of quilting with the same sense of adventure she relished while up in the air. The West Melbourne fabric artist, who taught at Florida Tech’s School of Aeronautics, embraces quilting with a unique energy that blends the analytical qualities of a left-side-of-the-brain profession with the decidedly right-side sensibilities of the artist. “Ellen’s work is uniquely intriguing because of her adept use of color, light, and shadow,” says Sharon Proctor, who owns two Lindner pieces. “She expresses her artistic vision through fabric.” Although Lindner’s art could be termed quilting, it is much, much more, for Lindner pushes the envelope in both subject matter and approach. Her works have three layers joined together with stitching, which technically makes them quilts, but Lindner uses fabric the way a painter uses paint. Her sense of color and design is uncanny and obviously in her blood, for Left: Mangolicious, as displayed in the artist’s dining room. Ellen Linder expresses her artistic vision through fabric. 37 spaces

Above: “I think of myself as painting with fabric, but I don’t have the luxury of being able to mix colors,” says Linder. “Anything I can use to stitch together is fair game.” The swirls of color in Hopes and Daydreams climb vertically up the wall in Linder’s dining room. Right: Artist Ellen Linder sits beneath her work, Ripening, with another fabric collage draped across her lap.

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Lindner has never taken any formal art lessons. “Quilting is a word I shy away from when describing my work,” explains Lindner. “Since many people think of quilts as bed coverings, the idea of quilts as art is very confusing to them, so I generally call my work fabric collage. Everything I create is designed for the wall. If pressed, I say that I borrow heavily from traditional quilt making techniques.” Lindner did not consider herself a particularly creative person until she first tackled quilting in 1983. “I was a newlywed and I couldn’t afford the painting over the sofa, so I started making traditional quilts,” says Lindner. “Then I got tired of doing patterns everyone had done before


and started experimenting.â&#x20AC;? One of the quilts that transitioned Lindner from quilter to fabric artist was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recall Unraveled,â&#x20AC;? a touching tribute to an uncle losing his fi ght with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Lindner uses fabric to depict the downward spiral of dementia by starting at one corner with a sunny, well-organized log cabin block, a mainstay of quilters, Just as her uncle increasingly disengaged from his world, the blocks themselves unravel as they progress down the quilt, the shapes skewed and stitches exposed. Th e back of the quilt continues the story of the uncleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s descent, this time in his own words, snippets of statements that ramble as the disease takes its toll. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of the caregivers who have seen it have cried, because it strikes them so,â&#x20AC;? says Lindner. Th e quiltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design and execution is as stunning as its message. With solid sewing abilities, Lindner is not shy about using non-traditional â&#x20AC;&#x153;fabrics,â&#x20AC;? including window screening and orange produce bags, and wrinkling, crinkling and painting the cloth to achieve the desired eff ect. She experiments with shapes, such as in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pillar of Fire,â&#x20AC;? a small, yet powerful piece that hangs in the oďŹ&#x192; ce

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Above: Two of Linder’s works, Gold Pear and Gold Bananas are on 12x12-inch stretched canvas. The artist used cotton and silk fabrics, watercolor pencils and oil pastels. Another collage, Apple Still Life was made with cotton fabrics and machine stitching. In a third piece, Summer Celebration, above, the stitching ebbs and flows across the fabric and even paper is incorporated into the design.



of Jenny Goodson, children’s minister at First Baptist Church of Melbourne. “She had me in mind when she was designing the piece,” says Goodson. Goodson was going through a rough time and Lindner wanted to create a quilt that would express hope. In “Pillar of Fire,” fl ames leap out of the boundaries of the quilt, lighting the way. Th e title derives from Exodus, when God leads through darkness using a pillar of fi re. “When she showed it to me, I told her I had to have it,” says Goodson, who admits she salivates whenever she sees any of Lindner’s works. Lindner moves as eff ortlessly from thematic pieces such as “Reconciliation,” a fi gurative piece that has been featured in everything from the cover of a business report to the poster for a Norwegian festival, to naturescapes inspired by her surroundings. In “Maybe a Maple,” Lindner goes three-dimensional with the leaves of a neighbor’s tree, which as it turned out, proved to be a crepe myrtle. “Ripening,” a look at a Christmas palm down the street, plays with the eye as the fruits seem to fade behind a fabric frame. To achieve the eff ect of shadows, Lindner superimposed tulle, aka bridal netting, as well as silk organza, atop the quilted pieces. “I think of myself as painting with fabric, but I don’t have the luxury of being able to mix colors,” says Lindner. “Anything I can use to stitch together is fair game.” Th e stitching, which ebbs and fl ows across the fabric, is very much part of the design. She relies on the thousands of fabric pieces she carefully

Above: Linder relies on the thousands of fabric pieces she carefully squirrels away in her studio, but may also wrinkle, crinkle or paint the fabric to achieve the desired effect. Above right: Pillar of Fire, a piece Linder designed for a friend.

squirrels away in her studio, but for her fabric collages, Lindner will also use paint, brushing, sponging, fl icking, and spraying the bits of yardage. “I like lots of drama, bright colors and strong contrasts,” she says. Lindner’s studio brims with ribbons her works have earned at both art and quilt shows around the country. In 2006, Lindner was the subject of a solo exhibit at the Brevard Art Museum. Her “Natural Progressions” is featured in the museum’s “Transformations” exhibition; she was the only fi ber artist invited to participate in the show, which paired poets with artists to create complementary works. Lindner was a natural for the show. “Interwoven with the vibrant imagery and rich colors of her art quilts are Ellen’s well considered ideas and emotions,” says Jackie Borsanyi, curator of exhibitions at the Brevard Art Museum. Collectors can still pick up one of Lindner’s pieces for as

The History of Quilting Quilting may seem as American as the Fourth of July, but the craft of stitching together layers of fabric and padding, has a long, long history that dates back to Egyptian times. One of the most precious gift settlers to America brought was their quilting skills. Fabric was scarce and precious, so scraps were cut into geometric patterns forming a design we recognize as the patchwork quilt. The craft has always been a sociable one, practiced by several generations working together, as well as by entire communities in all-day quilting “bees,” which provided opportunities not just to work on a quilt, but also to share recipes and gossip. 41


Above: Linder’s studio brims with ribbons her works have earned at both art and quilt shows around the country. Solar Tide, one of her smaller works hangs on her studio wall.

Local Connections The Space Coast has been blessed with an ample supply of very talented quilters. The Seaside Piecemakers Quilting Guild, for example, numbers more than 200 talented quilters who freely donate their works to, among others, the Salvation Army, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity and local hospital pediatric units and hospices. Several of the Piecemakers participate in EduQuilters, a program that introduces quilting to children in local schools. For more information, visit or



little as a hundred dollars, although larger, more elaborate works range in the thousands. She sells primarily through her website, also the portal she uses to teach fabric art to students from around the globe. “It’s very chatty and allows me to have international students from places like Australia, Germany and the UK,” says Lindner. “Unlike the US, where we have this long history of quilting, other countries don’t have that history so students have no preconceptions and they start out more on the art end,” says Lindner. Quilting guilds across the U.S. invite her to teach her techniques. “Everybody in the quilt world is more open to the art quilt these days,” says Lindner. Perhaps Lindner’s most powerful characteristic is her ability to keep viewers always engaged, whether viewing her works from across a room or from just inches away. “Textures, composition, and her thoughts entwine in a seamless construction,” says Borsanyi. To see more of the artist’s works, visit www.Adventure n

Above: Linder’s fabrics are organized by color family for ease of use. She enjoys using bright colors and strong contrasts. Left: In Maybe a Maple, Linder goes three-dimensional with the leaves of a neighbor’s tree; which as it turned out, proved to be a crepe myrtle.

“Interwoven with the vibrant imagery and rich colors of her art quilts are Ellen’s well-considered ideas and emotions.” – Jackie Borsanyi, Curator of Exhibitions, Brevard Art Museum

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“Nobody could believe this was a remodel,” says Burton. Burton had not really given much conscious thought to the house and its future, although in retrospect, his subconscious might have been making plans for it all along. “We bought this house as investment in ’05,” says Burton. “For years, we used it for storage.” Burton previously built and lived in a 7,000-square-foot home down the street before an itch to build by the water’s edge nudged him into putting the big place on the market. “It was unbelievable property, but it was too much, so it never felt like home,” says Burton. “We sold our house very fast and we were going to build on property we recently bought on Tropical Trail.”

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Instead, however, Burton experienced one of those “aha moments.” “I always loved this property,” explains Burton of his current home and its luscious location on a canal that spills onto Lake Washington. Burton and his wife Ginger decided to forego the Indian River Lagoon for the more laidback pleasures and family environment of Lake Washington. “All my wife said she wanted was a new kitchen, new fl oors and for me to paint the walls,” says the builder. “I told her to stay away and I would do everything.” At fi rst, Ginger Burton was skeptical about the old house’s potential. “I would never have said “let’s move in there,” she says. But Ginger knew to let Chris do his magic, and Chris encouraged her to leave all the worrying and planning to

Above top: The previous kitchen area was small and closed in on three sides. Burton raised the ceiling height and knocked down walls to create an open floor plan where life can be enjoyed from every angle. 47 spaces

Above: Guests arriving at the Burton home are greeted by eight-foot mahogany double-doors with stained glass inserts by Preston Studios. Right: The centrally located great room provides access to the kitchen off the west end, a game room in the southwest corner, and French doors on the southern wall open to the back patio.

him. Burton went a tad beyond Ginger’s simple requirements. “The creative juices started flowing,” says Burton. Actually, it was more like overflowing, as Burton embarked on an incredible four-and-a-half-month journey of transforming a dated and worn 2,300 square-foot house into a magnificent 3,000 square-foot home that caters to his active family’s many needs. “I wanted it to look com“Instead of the huge palaces, people pletely transformed,” says want smaller spaces where they can feel Burton. comfortable.” – christopher Burton The result of his efforts is a house that is as cheerful and beckoning as a Florida sunrise. “It’s very homey, as opposed to our last house, which was very formal,” says Burton. Burton says the new house reflects today’s building trends, which emphasize family togetherness. “Instead of the huge palaces, people want smaller spaces where they can feel comfortable,” he says. The visual delights begin as you pull up to the one-and-ahalf-acre property at the circular driveway’s edge. Pavers lead to eight-foot mahogany double doors with stained glass inserts by Preston Studios. The entrance, as it turns out, has its own story. “The doors were from one of our commercial buildings,” he says. “We spent a lot of effort recycling materials.” The home is clad in Hardie Shakes, just as durable but much more interesting than traditional Hardie Lap siding. A metal roof with architectural cupolas are anchored by tapered columns fitted with Eldorado Stone, which Burton considers the zenith of engineered stone. spaces


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The journey to the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rebirth was fraught with design issues, first of which were the eight-foot ceilings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taking on an older home is always more of a challenge, and ceiling heights are always a problem with an older home,â&#x20AC;? says Burton. Though not an easy task, raising a standard ceiling to heights that vault from nine to 15 feet was very doable, even with Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accelerated schedule to finish the remodel. The new ceiling volume, together with a flowing and open plan, created a home where life can be enjoyed from every angle. The Burton children, ages three and six, as well as the two big Labradors that round out the active family, are never a threat to the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s durable laminate flooring, finished in country-style off-white. The flooring was installed with an integrated cushioning that is kind to Chrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chronic back problems. Ginger rules in the large kitchen that features 54inch custom cabinetry and a stunning oversized hood.

Above: Ginger, Anna Kate, Chase and Chris Burton earlier this year in front of their home.


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Above top: From the family room, French doors lead to a paved patio that weaves around a spectacular free-form pool featuring not one, but two waterfalls, one of them a swim-through. Right: Burton admits he’s not a grilling man, but that did not stop him from designing an awesome outdoor kitchen, complete with Wolf grill, refrigerator, and even a water fountain for the kids.

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The kitchen’s huge island, topped by butcher block, is the center of family life and keystone to the home. To add height – and light – to the inside, Burton installed transom windows over every door. “It’s a timeless look,” he says. A dark, tight hallway was opened up to become a place where the Burton kids can work on crafts or homework. Custom cabinetry holds the kid stuff, while a granite countertop is a hardy surface for art projects. From the family room, French doors lead to a paved patio that weaves around a spectacular free-form pool featuring not one, but two waterfalls, one of them a swim-through. “The house had no porch at all, and in Florida, outdoor living is everything,” says Burton. Flying against what is considered a “must have” Sunshine State “requirement,” the Burtons opted out of a screen enclosure for the pool, instead Chris called on “Mosquito Guy” Jonathan Mutschler to install a mosquito deterrent system that keeps bugs at bay. Unobtrusive piping envelops the house and yard, metering out a mixture of eucalyptus and citrus oils that, though organic, is nevertheless an effective insect barrier. “The mosquitoes learn to stay away,” says Burton. Burton admits he’s not a grilling man, but that did

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Above: Interior designer Melinda Palmese recently worked with Ginger on a new look for the master bedroom. Palmese updated the walls with a soft, cool gray color to balance out the darker furniture. Ginger had long-admired the floral-patterned black and white upholstered chair that now sits next to the bedside table.


Above: Soothing pastels in pinks and yellow create a tranquil mood in this busy three-year-oldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedroom. 54

not stop him from designing an awesome outdoor kitchen, complete with Wolf grill, icemaker, refrigerator, and even a commercial water fountain that is a hit with the children. From the porch, the vista takes in the dock where Burton keeps his airboat and other toys. Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home may be a remodeling tour de force, yet remodels represent only about five percent of the builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s projects. He considers his home not just an oasis for his family, but also a laboratory to

Left: Burton designed both childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rooms with spacious walkin closets that ensure there is space to keep toys and clothes organized, within reach, and out of sight. Above: As the story goes, at six years old, Chase Burton is already an accomplished fisherman, and his father even takes a break from work on occasion to further develop those skills.




Above: A guest bedroom with private bath has its own access from the widened hallway. Life is indeed fabulous for Burton and his family in the Lake Washington home he transformed from Plain Jane to gorgeous.

show the wonders that await homeowners who think outside the box. “This is a way to show people what we can do with an older home,” says Burton. The builder’s well-established reputation for excellence is reflected in the quality and design of his home’s extreme makeover. No detail was overlooked. “He was going to surprise me with a finished house,” says Ginger. “It is by far the most livable house we’ve ever had,” she says. “I would never have imagined it could have turned out like this.” “We have everything here,” says Burton. “I can’t imagine wanting to leave.” Next on Christopher Burton’s plate is the development of a series of Key West-themed homes in the Lake Washington area. For more information, call 757-3247 or visit n


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Th e fl owers are shades of yellow or gold and usually appear in the mid-to-late summer or fall.

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Story by Anne Straub Photography by Rob Downey

American-made products often decry the lack of goods made in the U.S.A., saying they have no choice but to buy imports. Many Space Coast companies would beg to differ. Among them are five firms representing different business segments that make products in Brevard County or sell American-made goods. In addition to offering high-quality merchandise, they can boast their wares are made in the U.S.A. We offer a look at their efforts on these pages, as well as another halfdozen smaller companies that count themselves in the same company. spaces


celebrate these local businesses: Richard’s Paint

“Mr. Richard’s focus

has always been to buy American,” said Chuck Gantz, national sales and marketing manager for Rockledge-based Richard’s Paint. “It’s possible that it might cost more, but it helps us all.” In addition to producing its paint at the Rockledge facility, the company tries to buy as much raw material produced in the United States, as well. Th e buckets its paint goes in, for example, are American-made. Richard’s runs six company-owned stores, but most of its paint is sold through mom-and-pop hardware stores predominantly in the Southeast. Th e company is expanding into the Northeast and Midwest. Aff ordability, quality and service to its dealers set the company apart, Gantz said. He tells the story of a recent rush order that came in after another major manufacturer failed to deliver 400 gallons of custom paint to a client. Th e client called Richard’s on Wednesday, and the company delivered the paint on Friday.

Business: Furniture Made in the USA City: Mims Years in Business: 37 years Phone: 321- 267-3565 Website: Trivia: Music made in the USA. Enjoy Bluegrass music by their house band, Homespun, or another local or touring act. Photo: The bed is by Linwood, from The Villages of Gulf Breeze, collection. It is solid wood and comes in over 1000 finishes. Linwood manufactures their product in N.C.


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Left: Paint is mixed by Billy Damms (left) and Spencer Steele in the Richard’s Paint manufacturing center in Rockledge. Below: Not only is the paint produced here locally, but the buckets that hold the paint are made in the U.S. as well.

Edward and Joseph Richard were house painters in Hialeah in 1954, when they decided to put down the brushes and take up paint manufacturing. The company moved to Rockledge in 1969 and now operates a 100,000-square-foot facility. Richard’s Paint is still run by the Richard family. 59


La-Z-Boy Furniture

mark of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, which has a location in Melbourne. Th e store off ers customers a free in-home consultation as part of its service. “It takes the guesswork out. Th ey don’t need to wonder, Is this the right color? Or is this going to fi t?” said Roxanne Stevens, interior design consultant for La-Z-Boy.

Th e company sells a variety of furniture

Joan’s Perfect Pie Business: Bakes all your favorite pies for local or online customers. City: Suntree Years in Business: 9 months Phone: 321-544-7594 Website: Trivia: Moving to new location in Eau Gallie in July. It will be called Sweetie Pies Baking Co. Photo: Apple Pie


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and fl oor coverings, much to the surprise of some customers. “Th ey think of us as just recliners,” Stevens said.

Th e Michigan-based company operates

fi ve U.S. manufacturing plants using largely domestically produced parts. Declines in the U.S. textile industry have forced the company to go overseas for fabrics and leathers, but most components are made here and La-Z-Boy workers build the frames and apply the covers at U.S. plants.

The furniture maker was founded by two cousins in 1927, who created a woodslat chair with a reclining back. The company now offers a line of recliners as well as other furniture. Monroe, Michigan-based La-Z-Boy operates five U.S. manufacturing plants, four distribution centers and nearly 70 company-owned retail stores, including a location on U.S. 192 in Melbourne.

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Above: Design consultant Roxanne Stevens provides complimentary in-home interior design services for La-Z-Boy customers. “It takes the guesswork out,” says Stevens. “They don’t need to wonder, Is this the right color? Or is this going to fit?”



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Above: Surfboard maker Ricky Carroll urges surfers to buy American for their own sakes, not just to save local jobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you really get into the sport you need to get a board shaped by someone who knows what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about,â&#x20AC;? Carroll said. Above right: Local airbrush artist, Josh DiRocco created an image of Jimi Hendrix on the underside of the surfboard.

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tic parts, after a California producer of foam blanks for surfboards closed suddenly in 2005. Other sources have since become available, but in the meantime, overseas imports flooded the surfboard market with cheaper options.  Surfboard maker Ricky Carroll urges surfers to buy American for their own sakes, not just to save local jobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you really get into the sport, you need to get a board shaped by someone who knows what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about,â&#x20AC;? Carroll said. Many imports come from China, a country not known for the sport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re copies of what we do. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not getting the knowledge of your shaper, who also surfs.â&#x20AC;?   Carroll shapes boards at his Rockledge plant, R&D Surf, which employs 12 people. The company is known for its custom work.

Ricky Carroll started surďŹ ng at age 10, later started making surfboards on the side and eventually turned the hobby into a career. Carroll started R&D with a friend in 1992. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now the sole owner, making boards under his own as well as other labels at the Rockledge plant.

Business: Luxury pillows City: Lake Park Years in Business: 13 years Phone: 561-863-3333 Website: Trivia: President, Elaine Smith is the daughter of two antique dealers. She was raised in the heart of England and cultivated her sense of style while traveling with her mother on buying trips. Photo: A pillow from the Nautical collection


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custom jewelry might be a far cry from a surfboard, but the approach behind both creations is similar: “We take the time to get to know our clients, so when I create a special piece, their personality and lifestyle leads my design work,” said Gale Kempf, co-owner of Kempf’s Jewelers in Indialantic. Kempf’s operates a retail showroom on Fifth Avenue, with room for manufacturing. “Designing in precious metals, gold spaces


Finn Design Inc. Business: Hand-crafted wood furniture City: Melbourne Beach Years in Business: 16 years Phone: 321- 956- 2011 Website: Trivia: This husband & wife team provides interior design services and custom woodworking. Juha Ylonen worked as a chef until his customwoodworking business took off. Photo: Custom corbels adorn a bookshelf and this nightstand was designed as part of a matching set. Riitta sketches many of the designs and Juha builds them.


Above: David Kempf, master goldsmith is shown here working on an original design ring in 14kt gold. Jason and Gale both specialize in original design work and many of their designs are manufactured by the team at Kempfs.

Above right: Long white- gold dangle earrings combine a contemporary and classic feel featuring round brilliant cut diamonds. Left: This design is one of Kempfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original 18kt gold pendants with an accent diamond and a rare vibrant opal.

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The former Indian River Brewing Co. became Florida Beer Co. in 2003. The company produces about 8,000 cases of beer a week at its facility on U.S. 1 in Melbourne. Florida Beer is the largest craft brewer in Florida and took home three medals at the Florida Brewers Guild Beer Fest in March.


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Business: Furniture Made in the USA City: Newton, NC. Available locally through Island Paint & Decorating, Merritt Island Years in Business: 41years Phone: 321- 452-8981 Website: Trivia: They offer a line of furniture that uses soy-based cushions, recycled fiber filling for pillows, organic and natural fabrics. Photo: A stylish accent chair upholstered in Tortoise Navy.


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an expansion at another Brevard business has allowed for an increase in production: Florida Beer Co. in Melbourne now produces 30,000 barrels a year. Th e company makes 18 diff erent beers, including a couple wheat varieties and a hard cider, and plans to add an IPA (India Pale Ale) beer this year. “We’ve covered the gamut,” said Jim Massoni, CEO. Th e company ships throughout the Southeast, as well as to New York. Florida Beer operates a tasting room at its facility on U.S. 1, but encourages customers to buy the beer from its retail partners. Craft brewers have ridden a cycle of popularity, which waned when spirits and then wine gained favor. Beer is again getting stronger, but the trends don’t distract Massoni from focusing on the company’s specialty. “Our strength is in making good beer,” he said, noting that Florida Beer merits the Florida Agriculture Department’s Fresh from Florida label. In the early days of craft brewing, he said, local breweries made beer that tasted like Budweiser. Today, craft beers are being paired with food much like wine is. What’s more, for Floridians, it’s as fresh as possible. “It’s made here by people who live here,” Massoni said.

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Looking back, 2004 was a year that Brevard County residents became very familiar with safeguarding their homes from the weather. The onslaught 69


f hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne forced us all to become aware of the refuge our homes provided or perhaps did not. We became experts in the installation and removal of hurricane protection; and those of us without it did our best with a combination of prayer and whatever plywood we could locate from hardware stores, attics or garages. There’s no good reason to face the season unprepared. We still discuss that active season, six years ago, and storm stories will surely remain etched in our memories. New options have hit the market adding to the variety of traditional storm panels and shutters to help you secure your home and weather most storms safely. There are pros and cons to each and you’ll have to determine which product will best suit your existing space. Along with our exterior walls, external windows and doors help form the protective shell of your home. If part of this shell is damaged during a hurricane, high winds Above: Clear polycarbonate storm panels can enter the home and put pressure on the manually attach to the home providing basic protection. Photo courtesy of Storm-Busters. roof and walls. During a hurricane, the suction effect of wind flowing over a roof is similar to the lift created when air flows over an airplane’s wing. These forces can remove the shingles and sheathing from the roof and, in extreme cases, destroy the entire roof assembly.

Covering your windows and doors is the first step in securing your home from a catastrophic loss. These precautions can reduce the chance that glass windows will break; decreasing the opportunity for driving rain to soak the home’s interior.

Storm Panels Traditional steel, aluminum or clear polycarbonate storm panels that are manually attached to the home are the most familiar and provide basic protection. Steel panels are the least expensive option and can provide excellent protection; however, these panels can be very heavy and difficult to manage. Aluminum panels are lighter than steel and will not rust or corrode, but are more expensive to purchase. Clear polycarbonate panels are close in price to aluminum panels, and allow a homeowner to see-through to monitor the storm situation outdoors. People have been known to leave these panels up throughout the storm season. This can be a safety hazard, preventing your ability to exit the home in the event of a fire. After the active storm season of 2004,

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Above: These clear panels allow a homeowner to see-through to monitor the storm situation outdoors. Photo courtesy of Storm-Busters.

a new product came to market made of lightweight fabric with a PVC coating that attaches to the home in a manner similar to storm panels. They are easy to install, and are also translucent, allowing you to see through them to monitor the weather outside. The fabric can also work to cover and protect large outdoor areas such as lanais and patios. This lightweight fabric can be rolled up, laid flat or hung vertically for storage. It’s important to note, although these fabric solutions have been tested extensively in laboratories, they are so new that they haven’t had a great deal of exposure to actual storms. Although it can be done with a proper ladder and two people, installing panels above the first floor can be difficult and dangerous. A simpler to deploy but slightly more expensive option is accordion style shutters. Running within horizontal tracks, they close with a lockable latch. Accordion shutters can be closed and locked from the inside of your home, which is important for second and third story windows. Roll-down shutters are popular in condos because they are a fast and easy option that requires minimal labor. They can be controlled manually or electronically using a switch or remote. Battery backup systems are also available to run the electric shutters in case of power outages. Colonial and

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retain its integrity and not break apart. If the frame or glass is damaged, it can be repaired at your convenience after the storm has passed. Impact-resistant glass offers other benefits that you can enjoy all year. It reduces exterior noise and filters out 99% of the ultraviolet (UV) light that enters your home and causes fading of paint, carpet and furniture. Many manufacturers also offer an additional layer of insulating glass that improves energy efficiency, significantly reducing cooling and heating costs year round. Breaking a window is the most common means of entry for an intruder, and impact-resistant glass can also stop thieves from using hammers, blocks, and even glass cutters to enter your home.

During a hurricane, wind forces are carried from the roof down to the exterior walls, down to the foundation. Homes can be damaged when these wind forces are not properly transferred to the ground.

Construction The overall construction of your home plays a crucial role in wind mitigation. “Your house is only as strong as its weakest point,” shares Tom Franz, President of the Brevard County’s HBCA (Home Builders and Contractor Association) and VP Regional Manager of Holiday Builders. 75


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During a hurricane, wind forces are carried from the roof down to the exterior walls, down to the foundation. Homes can be damaged when these wind forces are not properly transferred to the ground. The surest way to create a wind-resistant home is to secure all its connections: roof-to-wall, floor-to-floor and wall-tofoundation. All joints in the structure should be secured to create a “continuous load path” to the building’s foundation. Hurricane straps or clips are made out of galvanized steel and securely anchor the roof of your home to the exterior walls. These straps should be installed on each rafter or truss that meets with the exterior wall of your home. If you don’t have hurricane straps currently reinforcing your roof, they can be added by a contractor. The type and shape of your home’s roof can influence how well it will weather high winds. A hip- style roof is the preferred and most hurricane-resistant type roof. It does not have any flat sides and all sides slope down toward the walls. The hip roof offers improved internal bracing. Since 2001, the State of Florida has required insurance companies to offer premium discounts to customers who have hip-style roofs. A gabled roof has a flat end, looking similar to an “A” with the outside wall going to the top of the roof. These roofs require

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garage door is another vulnerable spot that needs to be secured. Insurance analysts estimate that 80% of residential hurricane damage begins with wind entry into the garage. Check the wind rating of your garage door and ask a contractor to recommend methods of reinforcing if necessary.

additional bracing, especially at the gabled end to provide extra protection against hurricane force winds. A roofing contractor should be able to provide this additional bracing to your existing home if it is not already in place. Preparation is a key component to storm mitigation and hurricane season does not favor procrastinators. Just like you stock up on water and batteries, if you have hurricane protection, it’s a good idea to verify that you have all your necessary hardware and parts. If you have identified areas of weakness around your home, it’s a good idea to address these issues before you hear the words “Super Doppler.” n

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kitchens 3 tempting designs Story by Anne Straub Photography by Rob Downey ummer beckons Florida homeowners outside to enjoy the longer days and linger by the pool over grilled creations and umbrella-topped drinks. Why not create an outdoor kitchen worthy of the eff ort? Th ree Brevard County homeowners did just that, with the help of experts who were able to listen to and accommodate their needs. Th e resulting spaces are sure to see many a family dinner or casual party for years to come. Todd and Pam Starkey moved into their Melbourne home fi ve years ago and set about transforming the backyard into an attractive space for their family. Th ey started by replacing the small swimming pool with a larger pool, featuring a waterfall and hot tub. Concrete decking gave way to an expansive fl agstone patio. With their kids now ages 9 and 12, the Starkeys decided it was time to add the summer kitchen to give the family more room to be together and entertain. “We only have our kids at home for so long. We wanted to have space to enjoy them, and enjoy our friends and family,” Pam Starkey said. For her, much of the beauty in the yard is the grassy lawn, pond and wooded area beyond the swimming pool. Although the home was plumbed for an outdoor kitchen, the hookups were in the traditional location along the outside of the house. Th e couple Left: The Starkey’s outdoor makeover was purposefulcreate more space to spend quality time with family and friends. Details include: Cypress cabinetry to weather our local climate, and Maora granite for the countertops. An all-weather LCD TV is perfect for family movie nights. 79 spaces

Above: Interior designer, Denise Halkias consulted with the Starkeys to create a design for the outdoor space. She provided direction with color, light fixtures, cabinetry design and hardware as well as furniture style and placement. The color blue visible in seat cushions, placemats and décor draws on the natural hues in the flagstone underfoot.



decided not to use those but instead to build a cabana to connect the pool area to the larger backyard. Rivertree Builders designed and built the structure, using complementary materials to tie together the entire enclosed patio area. “It just really turned out beautifully,” said contractor Barry Richardson. “It’s a comfortable place where you can sit and have a good cocktail.”   The Starkeys also consulted with interior designer Denise Halkias.   In addition to playing up the natural beauty of the site, ease of care

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Left: Dave and Kim Brown’s outdoor kitchen remodel was prompted by the heat. Their existing outdoor kitchen was positioned so the setting sun cooked the cook while food sizzled on the grill. Mark Walker of FlameTech came up with a cooler option so the Brown’s could enjoy the outdoor space even in the summer heat.

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Above: The Brown’s new summer kitchen is covered in stucco and painted to match the house. Travertine tile covers the floor and the countertops are tumbled marble. Above right: The couple enjoys hosting parties in their new outdoor space that is now comfortable year-round.

The space is covered with a knotty cedar ceiling and recessed lighting. An awning extends the shaded area without blocking the view of the pool and golf course beyond.



was a top priority. “We just wanted to be able to enjoy it and not be fussy about it,” Pam Starkey said. The cabana features a gas grill, pine ceiling, granite countertop and cypress cabinets. An indoor-outdoor television is mounted above the countertop. There are several seating areas: a double chaise lounge poolside, table near the house, bar seating in the cabana, and chairs around the adjacent fire pit.     Dave and Kim Brown already had an outdoor kitchen at their Cocoa Beach home; though using it was another story.   “It was ridiculously hot,” Kim Brown said of outdoor life before their summer kitchen remodel. The cooking area was located on the west side of the home, so the setting sun made the cook feel a real kinship with the food sizzling on the grill.   Their remodel, by FlameTech of Indian Harbour Beach, solved the problem by extending the wall of the home to create shade for the outdoor kitchen. The space remains open to the south, open to the swimming pool, and east, the outdoor seating area.   “It extended the house when we did this,” Kim Brown said.

The grill sits against the new wall. The space is covered with a knotty cedar ceiling with recessed can lighting. An awning extends the shaded area without blocking the view of the pool and golf course beyond. The space is connected to the inside through a pass through window over the indoor kitchen sink. FlameTech owner Mark Walker helped the Browns determine the layout, and then laid out the design with painters tape on the floor. He starts by marking the spots for the appliances, and then begins to add balance. “The symmetry of that thing was perfect,” he said of the Browns’ kitchen. Seeing the plan helps homeowners visualize the design and ensure there’s user-friendly counter space. Make sure there’s counter space on both sides of the grill for food preparation, and to place food after it comes

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Above: Charles Carpenter Homes completed the renovation, using stacked stone to compliment the Florida Cracker architecture of the home. The previous countertops were tile, but designer Patnoe selected granite for ease of maintenance. The grill includes lights on the hood that illuminate the grill when the hood is open. Brick-style pavers in a herringbone pattern define the space.

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Above: The outdoor space is focused on the pool and water views. Patnoe used sea-life accents and hurricanes that coordinate with the stainless steel appliances and reflect the home’s waterfront locale.




of the Indian River. The outdoor kitchen is covered with tongue and groove cypress. Interior designer Dee Patnoe repeated the stacked stone on the base of the columns to cover the front of the summer kitchen. Charles Carpenter Homes did the work, adding the stacked stone to the backsplash and around the existing window to tie the addition to the Florida Cracker architecture of the home.   Where the previous countertop used tile, Patnoe used granite for ease of maintenance. “All that grout – it’s horrible to keep clean,” she said of outdoor tile countertops. There’s also plenty of hidden storage for pool equipment and other outdoor paraphernalia. Few people keep dishes outside, she said, but people always need space for pool toys and sunscreen.   The grill includes lights on the hood that illuminate the grill when the hood is open. Halpern requested a standard-sized grill rather than a built-in model, so that if something goes wrong he can replace the grill instead of being stuck looking for a specific part.   Room for bar stools on both ends of the counter ensures that the grill master always has company.   “Since the house is so focused on the pool and the water, it needed something better than just sticking a barbecue out there,” Halpern said.   “It’s a comfortable place to hang out and cook,” he said. n


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live in a community where all the other houses look the same, personalizing and distinguishing your home amongst others can be challenging. You may be tempted to take your design cues from a model unit or magazine layout. While we can all appreciate a beautifully decorated room, it just won’t feel like your home until you put some of you into it. Working with an interior decorator can help you create a space that is both visually appealing and feels right for you – one that reflects your unique preferences, favorite colors and signature style (even if you didn’t know you had one). For Jay and Esther Williams, buying their new house was just the first step in creating their new home. When the Williams’ retired last year and moved from a large house in New Jersey to a model home in a 55+ gated community in Viera, they struggled with how to use their old furniture from the larger home up north in their new Florida space. They turned to interior decorator Liz Amero of Porter Baxter Interior Design for help. They ended up getting rid of a lot of their older furniture, and finding a fresh contemporary look for their new home. They even had fun with the process. “Getting to know your client is the most important thing,” said Amero. “I want to give the client what they want.” When working with a decorator it is important to be candid about your lifestyle, Left: The Williams’ home may appear similar to others as you look down the street, but step inside to see a beautiful blend of bold colors: copper, bronze, gold, orange and red. 89 spaces

Above top: One of Amero’s tips is to find one anchor piece to build a room around. The bold, pomegranate-colored, geometric patterned rug by Momeni Carpet in the family room serves this purpose. Above: Esther and Jay Williams relax on the back porch of their Viera home.



your tastes and your budget. The more your designer knows about you, the easier they can help turn your home into a personal space that reflects your true sense of style. Amero spent time working with the Williams’ to uncover the look and feel they were after. “I spent a lot of time at their house, giving them lots of ideas and sketches. It is a back and forth relationship and you learn their tastes.” “It was fun,” said Mr. Williams. “It was an adventure to find the right lamp or artwork.” It was also a relief getting rid of furniture and items they had accumulated during 40 years of marriage. They were thrilled to buy new furnishings and local artwork to coordinate with their brand -new style. They were also able to hold on to some favorite collectibles and treasured furniture pieces. “Sometimes it was hard to let go, but I kept telling myself that it would be OK,” said Mrs. Williams. “And I couldn’t be happier with how it has turned out.” When both Jay Williams and decorator Amero coincidentally selected the same bronze statue to display in the living room, they knew they had the same “look” in mind. “Once a client trusts you,” explained Amero, “their homes usually turn out the best.” The Williams worked closely with Amero for more than

four months after they moved in. While it seemed like a long process at times, today their home feels comfortable, and finished. It reflects their personal tastes, and their lifestyle in Viera. One of Ameroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tips is to find one anchor piece to build a room around that pulls the other items together. The bold, pomegranate- colored, geometric patterned rug by Momeni Carpet in the family room serves this purpose. Made of high quality wool, it is â&#x20AC;&#x153;like art on the floor,â&#x20AC;? said Amero. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is something to grow the whole room around.â&#x20AC;? The chesnut custom leather sofa by Klaussner, which reclines in two sections, was the second item to be chosen for the family room. Both arm chairs, also by Klaussner, were custom- upholstered. The side tables and coffee table are by Magnaussen. The open design of the entertainment center fit in with the Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new modern style, but also provided ample functional space to display personal mementos. The Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Viera home, from the outside, may appear similar to others as you look down the street, but step inside to see a beautiful blend of bold colors: copper, bronze, gold, orange and red. Softer tones in the living and dining room that welcome you to the front of the home transition to darker, bolder design and furnishings toward the rear of the residence. Even though there are different hues at play as you move throughout their home, there is a sense of continuity. The light-softening draperies that frame the windows, the bold accent walls, custom furnishings and personal mementos work together to make their home feel fresh, comfortable and finished. To view a portfolio of Porter Baxter Interior Design projects visit Liz Amero can be reached at 321-724-4777. n

Above: The open design of the entertainment center fit in with the Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new modern style, but also provided ample functional space to display personal mementos.

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A look ahead: Cultural, design and entertainment events on the Space Coast Fireworks Displays July 3

Honor America Firecracker 5k and Parade This year’s Independence Day festivities begin with the Firecracker 5K at 7:00 a.m. in front of the Honor America Museum on Oak Street. The holiday parade follows at 11:00 a.m. beginning at Manatee Park in downtown Melbourne. For more information call 727-1776 or visit exhibits/replicas/melbournefla.htm.

July 3

Splashes & Sparks – Palm Bay Independence Day Celebration Palm Bay’s Splashes and Sparks Festival begins at 5:00 p.m. at the BCC Palm Bay Campus Fairgrounds. Festivities will include live music, water slides, bounce houses, games, informational booths and great food. Fireworks displays begin at 9:00 p.m. For more information call 952-3443 or visit

July 4

July 4

Cocoa Village Annual July 4th Celebration with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra Celebrate Independence Day at beautiful Riverfront Park and enjoy a concert by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra as they play along with the fantastic fireworks display over the Indian River. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and arrive early to enjoy events throughout the day. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Admission is free. For more information call 639-3500 or visit cocoavillage. com. spaces

Independence Day celebratations are scheduled throughout the county.


City of Melbourne 4th of July Celebration Celebrate Independence Day with traditional fireworks displays at the Melbourne Causeway. Bring a chair and join us at Claude Edge Front Street Park for a spectacular show of fireworks beginning at 9:00 p.m. For more information call 255-4608 or visit

July 4

City of Titusville Red, White and Boom North Brevard Independence Day festivities will take place at Space Coast Regional

Airport in Titusville beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event includes live music, Warbird fly-overs, aircraft displays, food and merchandise sales. Fireworks display begins at dark. For more information call 383-5775, 267-3036 or visit

Entertainment July 17

The Music of Brahms The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents an all Brahms program at 6:00 p.m. The evening includes Brahms’ “Tragic Overture,” “Variations on a Theme” by Haydn and “Symphony No. 1.” For more information call 536-8580 or visit

June 22

Smooth Jazz Sounds of Acoustic Alchemy The King Center Studio Theatre Intimate Concert Series presents this Grammy-nominated guitar-based duo. Nick Webb and Greg Carmichael have captured the hearts of contemporary jazz aficionados with their ever-changing rhythms, beautiful melodies and state-of-the-art production. With eight albums under their belts, they embrace a wide variety of styles – rock, jazz, flamenco, folk and almost everything in between. The magic of their artistry begins at 8:00 p.m. For tickets and information call 242-2219 or visit

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“Weird Al” Yankovic, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Supreme Parodist During his long and illustrious career, “Weird Al” Yankovic has parodied everyone from one-hit wonders to long-lived groups like Queen and Madonna. He has been honored with two Grammy Awards for “Eat It” and “I’m Fat” – parodies of Michael Jackson songs, and he has received critical acclaim for his inventive music videos. This Grand Poobah of Pop Culture has redefined the world of musical comedy becoming history’s most prolific and successful comedy artist. For tickets and information call 242-2219 or visit

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Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard – Joining Forces The King Center and Brevard Jazz Series present Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard in “Timeless.” The two contestants who battled for the American Idol title in 2003 are co-headlining a 17-city summer tour. These former adversaries share a seven-year friendship in their post-Idol careers, and plan to perform separately and together. For tickets and information call 242-2219 or visit

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The Joy of Music â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Season Finale The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra closes their season with works by Nielsen and Sibelius at the First Baptist Church in Merritt Island beginning at 6:00 p.m. This exquisite concert program features music from Denmarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest composer, Carl Nielsen. Nielsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dynamic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Helios Overtureâ&#x20AC;? was inspired by the sight of the sun rising and falling above the Aegean Sea. The concert closes with the great Jean Sibeliusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; poetic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Symphony No. 2 in D Major.â&#x20AC;? For more information call 536-8580 or visit

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The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood The Henegar Center for the Arts presents this frantically funny retelling of the classic tale. Imagine what would happen if Monty Python met up with Mel Brooks to tell their version of Robin Hood? Well, poor Sherwood Forest would never be the same again! A wonderfully funny family comedy! For tickets and information call 723-8698 or visit

Exhibitions Ongoing

A.E. Backus Exhibit The A. E. Backus Museum and Gallery houses the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest collection of Treasure Coast artist Alfred Ernest Backus paintings and original sketches. This permanent exhibit includes the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tools, photographs and personal effects. Also represented is a broad range of Florida landscape paintings that reflect the development of the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style and skill. For details call (772) 465-0630 or visit

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Surface The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery presents this exciting juried exhibition of emerging Brevard County artists. Artists participating in the exhibition will be: Jasmine Baker (earthenware, stoneware), Barbara Burkhardt (mixed media), Charles Hazelaar (clay and mixed media), Steve Lomazzo mixed media, assemblege), Beulah Polito (digital photography), Lorene Prell (recycled objects, acrylic) and Barry Schoenholz (digital photography). The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 2 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The gallery will also host demo/talks with the “Surface” artists. For more information call 259-8261 or visit us online at


Treasures of Brevard Members of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery give you a chance to buy a piece of Brevard’s treasures. Artwork featuring the sites and destinations that characterize the uniqueness of Brevard will be on exhibit. The gallery will post clues online at each week highlighting treasures to lead customers on an adventurous treasure hunt. The show is free and open to the public. For details call 259-8261 or visit

Through August 21

Art Goes to Your Head Florida Institute of Technology’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts showcases art scarves with its new exhibit, Styling the Modern: Fine Art Meets Fashion. The textiles center will feature

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figure this world into his uniquely personal vision. Using composition and scale to make the ordinary memorable, Clarke energetically recorded his inner and outer world, often simultaneously. Clarke passed away in 2005, rarely showing his work during his lifetime. This discovery will be the first comprehensive showing of his artwork. For more information call 242-0737 or check

Workshops July 11-13

Vibrant Watercolor Brevard Watercolor Society presents a workshop with Soon Y. Warren – a full“Yellow and Blue” by Soon Y. Warren. Brevard Watercolor Society presents a watercolor workshop with the artist July 11-13.

limited edition screen-printed scarves created by the famous London-based Ascher textile workshop. The exhibit will feature 41 scarves designed by well-known artists of the 1940s, including Cecil Beaton, Alexander Calder, Jean Cocteau, Henri Matisse and Henry Moore. The scarves, referred to as “Ascher Squares” because they are all 3feet square, are now rare and coveted by collectors around the world. Pieces from the Aschers have dressed the likes of the Queen of England and Princess Diana. For more information contact Carla Funk at 674-8313 or visit

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time artist, teacher and published author on watercolor technique. She has earned numerous awards and had several exhibitions. The workshop will be held at the Brevard Museum of Art and Science. Visit for more about the artist.

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July 13

Pizza and Projects The Courtyard Studio in the Eau Gallie Arts District presents this opportunity to work and network with other artists on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. From 6:009:00 p.m. work on your own projects, see what others are working on, or be inspired

Through August 31

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Land and Sea Marine 321-837-0888 See our display ad on page 76 ProTech Roofing 321-773-7995 See our display ad on page 73 ServPro S. Brevard 321-777-5131 W. Brevard 321-953-8600 See our display ad on page 71 The Home Center 321-890-1400 See our display ad on page 94 INTERIOR DESIGN Design, Drapes & Decor 321-676-8805 See our display ad on page 13 Island Paint and Decorating 321-452-8981 See our display ad on page 61 JEWELERS Fifth Avenue Jewelers 321-726-9992 See our display ad on page 61 Kempfs Jewelers 321-724-5820 See our display ad on page 63 KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN

MEDICAL Atlantis Vision Center 321-777-1670 See our display ad on page 49 Central Florida Urogynecology 321-622-8377 See our display ad on page 95 Diaz Breast & Body Cosmetic Surgery 321-308-0698 See our display ad on page 86 Dr. Danielle Boucher 321-242-8790 Ext. 2459 See our display ad on page 68 New Vision Eye Center 772-257-8700    See our display ad on page 23 Signature Smile Family Dentistry 321-633-4020 See our display ad on page 43 Specialty Animal Hospital 321-752-7600 See our display ad on page 93 POOLS & SPAS

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Roomscapes of Brevard 321-504-1122 See our display ad on page 81 LIGHTING Brevard Lighting 321-636-3345 See our display ad on page 39 House of Lights 321-723-8921 See our display ad on page 56 LODGING Beach Place Guesthouses 321-783-4045 See our display ad on page 28

REAL ESTATE Bel Aire Courtyard 321-639-8343 See our display ad on page 30 Kevin Hill Remax Alternative 321-308-2270 See our display ad on page 33 SHOPPING CENTERS Merritt Square Mall 321-452-3270 See our display ad on page 51 97


Made in the USA reader photographs Your favorite things made in America “United We Stand,” created by artist, Carol Garutti in September 2001. A piece of sheet metal from a wrecked NASCAR mounted on vinyl-covered masonite. “The flag background reflects the unity of America and the vertical red, white, and blue stripes represent the Pentagon and the two World Trade Center buildings.” – Carol Garutti

NEW SEARCH for September 2010 issue

A handmade Native American pendant by artist Joe McCabe. It was purchased in Sedona, AZ. “Being patriotic I was drawn to this unusual pendant.” – Laurie Bolton

Attention readers-We’re seeking photos of your fabulous light fixtures! Share your chandeliers or well-placed pendants and let us know in 25 words or less what caught your eye, and where you purchased it.

Photos due Monday, August 2, 2010 Email photos to: Please provide your name, address and a phone number.

Artist Henry Lund uses photos to create wonderful shades for your lamp bases. These five photos were taken in Flagler County by my friend, Menos Shaw. The cypress knees are a perfect fit for my "Florida All American" lamp! – Peta G. Adovasio

Thank you to Carol Garutti, Laurie Bolton and Peta Adovasio for sharing your favorite things with us! spaces





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