Cynthia Rice grew up in Mountain Brook, AL and received her BFA in graphic design from Auburn University. She studied painting at Lacoste Ecole des Artes in southern France and then moved to New York City to further her study of fine art, where she lived for eight years painting, exploring the art and architecture of NYC and working with a nationally renowned company doing venetian plaster and other fine wall finishes. She received her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. After having a critically acclaimed career showing her paintings nationally and internationally, she moved to 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Cynthia works with her husband Alex, building and designing homes together. She is the interior designer for Old Seagrove Homes. Her style is traditional, clean and modern with an eclectic, relaxed vibe.
Read more about Cynthia Rice at www.OldSeaGroveHomes.com & follow her on Instagram @oldseagrovehomes.
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This family loves to be in the kitchen, so, Alex and I came up with a new layout that combined functionality with a bright, airy and relaxed style. They wanted a lot of counter space for multiple cooks to work at the same time and room for entertaining and large gatherings. We began by raising the windows along the right wall to allow for plenty of counter space and cabinetry. The range was relocated to the space between the windows. A new island was constructed with two sinks and a built in banquette constructed on the opposite side. The angled wall on the left was the perfect place to design a bar for everyone to fix refreshments.
We designed and built a cypress table with plenty of seating for family and guests. Painted pecky cypress cabinetry with gold hardware, floating shelves and a stained pecky cypress ceiling complete the space.
Hickory St. Cottage
We recently finished the Hickory Street cottage in Seagrove Beach. The kitchen, living and dining area are all open to each other so, I wanted each area to be separate but cohesive with the whole. I kept the color palette simple by primarily using navy, gold, white and gray with little pops of accent colors throughout. I love how the navy island pulls the whole space together and looks so beautiful with with gold pendants and hardware. The whole vibe of the space is open, airy and casually elegant- a place equally suited to entertaing after a day at the beach or lounging around barefoot and in bathing suits.