The Porters Neck 3 project was a referral from our Porters Neck 2 clients who happen to live two doors down. The homeowners had started the process of a kitchen and laundry room renovation but were feeling overwhelmed by the selections they were being asked to make by their contractor without guidance or knowledge of the proper resources.

When they saw how well their neighbor’s kitchen renovation went, they decided to give Intracoastal Interiors a call.

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I was able to help finalize their finish selections within a single appointment as well as introduce them to several reliable subcontractors that helped to complete the renovation under my project management (on time and within budget, of course!), allowing the homeowner to focus on other things, like furnishing the main living area.

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When I initially met this client, she wanted a lighter, brighter living space. We decided to have the walls of the entire main living area in this open-concept home painted a beautiful, almost neutral shade of blue called “Windowpane” by Benjamin Moore that brightened up the space instantly.
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Next, we selected new sofas with a similar shade slipcover for easy maintenance. Bold hits of coral and turquoise via a custom upholstered swivel recliner and lacquered grasscloth cocktail table complement the paler shades of blue and accents of polished nickel.
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Drapery panels were designed to frame the view and layer over woven shades in the living room for further texture and interest.
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We worked with some of the client’s existing furniture, including the china cabinet which we painted from black to a bright satin white with aqua interior. The painted blue interior was the perfect backdrop for the client’s ocean-themed pottery and shell collection, and we replaced the existing hardware with cut and polished glass knobs in a bright, happy shade of turquoise.
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We used the same glass knobs on a custom media cabinet that I designed and had fabricated to fit their storage needs, with woven rattan fronts and a ming-style foot. 
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My artist-client and her family finally have a bright, happy home that reflects their fun and unique personalities.
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Not only is the home good-looking, but it’s finally functional too, with an updated laundry room and kitchen, and a more inviting layout and furnishings.
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I was thrilled to be able to make such a difference in this client’s home and to meet them through a wonderful word-of-mouth referral from right down the street!
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  • Super experience from start to finish. The ability to listen and understand her customer’s background and tastes. Excellent follow through. We would not hesitate to recommend.

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    Nancy Miller
  • Jenny is amazing at what she does. She exceeded my expectations and helped me turn my house into a home. She was flexible and worked around my schedule and was able to get me the best products within my budget.

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    Nelsy Gonzalez
  • Really enjoyed working with Jenny Lackey. She has great ideas works, quickly and very flexibly with appointments. She even accommodated my schedule by coming on Sunday. Highly recommend her.

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    Michael Senter
  • We called Jenny after she was referred to us from a neighbor. She got to work right away by finding out what it was we wanted in a new kitchen remodel. We knew she understood us when she presented the design board for our kitchen. Jenny assisted us in picking our paint colors, tile back splash, lighting fixtures as well as flooring and cabinet hardware, all of which we love. Being new to the Wilmington area we didn't know many people and Jenny was instrumental in getting us in touch with wonderful painters, flooring and drywall contractors, as well as tile and granite showrooms. We would definitely work with Jenny again and would recommend her to anyone looking for an interior designer.

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    Michele Mise Brandon
  • Jenny was a pleasure to work with on a remodeling project including two dated commercial lobbies and a stairwell. The process was seamless and her attention to detail and level of communication was second to none. I would strongly recommend her for any interior design related project.

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    Daniel Glenn
  • We were introduced to Jenny & Intracoastal Interiors by our builders, who have used Jenny in the design end of projects they have worked on. Our experience with Jenny was exceptional! She is extraordinarily personable, listens to what your design goals are & works toward that end, is very adept at resourcing design options at all price levels, timely in communication & sharing ideas, & has access to a multitude of resources. Our project was a beach house that we were working on from out of town, & Jenny was very accomodating in going to the job site when needed & efficiently communicating with our builder & project manager.We couldn't be more pleased with the design help we received from Jenny at Intracoastal Interiors!

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    Thomas Stone
  • Working with Jenny was exceptional. She is very resourceful and has connections to the vendors and technical resources needed to make a dream come to fruition. What drew me to choose Intracoastal Interiors for our living room and den projects was that I could tell she would be someone who got me to the Finish. Throughout the process she listened, measured, searched for products and gave insightful opinions when necessary. As a busy mom myself, she made our move into our new home effortless by scoping products at stores and taking me to see the key ones. She managed our project within budget and really found us quality, fun, stylish pieces that I would've never found myself.We hosted our first party this past week in our new spaces and everyone felt comfortable and kept commenting on how perfect the house was. I had to admit - I had some very accessible, expert help - from Intracoastal Interiors.

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    Leah Bussert

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