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Viva Magenta: Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for!  In December, Pantone announced 2023’s color of the year: Viva Magenta.  Photo: Pantone Whether you are just browsing for some inspiration or looking to spruce up your home with a pop of color, Viva Magenta will add some passion to your life. So, let’s discuss a little…… Continue reading Viva Magenta: Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year

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Why You Should Retire in Florida

It’s no secret that Florida is the prime location for retirement. Between the great weather and variety of outdoor activities, there is no shortage of fun when you retire in Florida. However, you shouldn’t pick a place to retire based solely on those factors. There are many elements to consider when you are making plans…… Continue reading Why You Should Retire in Florida

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Refresh Your Décor With These 5 Fall Trends

Fall is here! The days are shorter, the air feels a little crisper, and it’s time to welcome the season of change. And yes, in Florida and South Carolina we like to enjoy fall just as much as everyone else. We might not get to see the leaves change colors or snuggle up around a…… Continue reading Refresh Your Décor With These 5 Fall Trends

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Interior Design Basics: How to Design a Room

Have you ever been invited over to a friend’s house and the second you step inside something feels…off?  Maybe the living room feels cramped, or the decor is overwhelming.  Maybe the home just feels uninviting.  It’s probably because they simply don’t know some of the interior design basics.  If you’re buying a new home or…… Continue reading Interior Design Basics: How to Design a Room

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Best Designer Approved Lanai Decorating Ideas

Do you like sitting out on your lanai relaxing while drinking a cup of coffee, reading a book, and listening to the birds? Or, would you rather have guests over for a dinner party to mingle and enjoy the cool evening breeze? Either way, how you decorate your lanai can set the tone for your…… Continue reading Best Designer Approved Lanai Decorating Ideas

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5 Rising Design Trends of 2022

Every year brings a new opportunity to explore new design territory and refresh your living space. From all-new trailblazing trends to nostalgic throwbacks making their way back into the fold, here are a few of the top trends we’re seeing to help breathe new life into a ho-hum home. Photo: Minto Tequesta Grand Model Great…… Continue reading 5 Rising Design Trends of 2022

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Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri

For 2022, Pantone has released a new and unexpected hue to embody the creative spirit and joyous attitude that will propel us forward through a time of transformation. Playfully named Very Peri, this richer, bolder shade of periwinkle commands attention and will make a fabulous focal point in any room that needs a design refresh.…… Continue reading Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri

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Designing spaces for today’s lifestyles

Life at home encompasses more activities than ever as a result of the pandemic. Home sweet home has become not only our private retreat but is often our remote workplace, school room, work-out space, dining hall, movie theater and vacation destination. While some of these uses may change as time goes on, the demand for…… Continue reading Designing spaces for today’s lifestyles

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What’s all the excitement about pickleball…and what in the world is it?

Are you asking yourself, “What in the world is pickleball?” No, pickleball isn’t the name of a rare round pickle and it isn’t a giant pickle-shaped inflatable ball. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. This national game craze has skyrocketed to popularity with people of all ages and is especially popular with…… Continue reading What’s all the excitement about pickleball…and what in the world is it?

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Nature Notes

Living in a Minto community gives you access to some of the most stunning places on earth. Throughout the state of Florida and along the South Carolina coastline, you’ll discover a wealth of natural wonders too beautiful not to explore. Here are some of the most noteworthy natural spectacles you’ll find close to home. NEAR…… Continue reading Nature Notes