Gina Ursini's Blog Posts

A DIY Guide to Coastal Design

I am excited to share with you my home interior design photo gallery of another finished project -- our 537 Yawl spec home, located in the Country Club Shores community of Longboat Key, Florida. My

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Longboat Key: Past & Present

Longboat Key is a beautiful and affluent barrier island with 11 miles of gorgeous coastline and an abundance of housing options, from condos to million dollar homes. The key is approximately 1 mile

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How to Beautify Your Home with a Valuable Renovation

Many of you know how much I love decorating and remodeling. Not only do I love doing my own remodeling but I love watching my husband Mark at work as well. About 60% of his business is comprised of

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A Fixer Upper: The Big Reveal

As one of our first family flips with Ursini & Company, this was a thrilling project for me. From the construction and project management work to the design selections and marketing, each of my

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Trending: Coastal Contemporary Design

Whether you live on the coast and want to create a seamless connection to the outdoors or live inland and want your home to remind you of your favorite days near the coast, coastal contemporary

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The Homegrown Series: Inside the Careers of a Real Estate Couple

This is a special HomeGrown series for me, as my team convinced me to do a feature on Gina Ursini real estate and Brista Homes, my husband Mark’s luxury renovation and construction company. We

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Neighborhood Highlights: Triton Bend of Longboat Key

What is the attraction to Longboat Key? It may have to do with the beautiful turquoise water, the soft white sand, or the serenity of a small island.  It’s a tropical escape for those who

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Renovating on Longboat Key: 5 Things You Must Know

Whether you already own a home you want to renovate or you are looking for a fixer-upper on Longboat Key, there are a few things you should know before you start tearing down walls. Due to its

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Neighborhood Highlights: Country Club Shores

Country Club Shores, Longboat KeyComprising most of the south section of Longboat Key, Country Club Shores is arguably one of the most prestigious communities in the area. In the early 1960s, the

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Halloween Happenings 2019

The temperatures are finally starting to drop and fall is in full swing. To celebrate the season, there are a variety of fall festivals and Halloween events in Sarasota and Bradenton suitable

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The Homegrown Series: Nautical Chart Art

The Most Unique Nautical Art in Bradenton and BeyondFor most of us, some of our best memories are made on a body of water. Whether it’s the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the stunning

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Weekly Events in Sarasota: September 6 - 14

The weekend is here! Start it off with downtown Sarasota's First Friday Art Walk where our local community showcases creative talent found in the growing art scene. Just a short stroll from the

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A Fixer Upper: A Progress Peek

Things are moving along nicely since my last post on our newly acquired fixer upper. I am excited to share the final kitchen design. It took some brainstorming, but we are very happy with the new

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Weekly Events in Longboat Key & Sarasota: August 23-30

Our beautiful area offers an abundance of things to do including sports, cultural events, comedy, music, dining, and beautiful beaches. From arts and culture to local attractions, here are some of

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A Longboat Key House Reveal: The "Preview" Tour

Designing a home isn't always easy. From choosing structural options to selecting design features, the decision process can be a bit overwhelming. This is where Brista Homes steps in. Whether you

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A Fixer Upper: The "Before" Tour

I love real estate, I love decorating, and I love flipping houses. For me, real estate has been the foundation for our long term wealth. Owning a tangible asset is much more exciting to me than

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Sarasota School Calendar 2020-2021 | Sarasota County Public Schools

Sarasota School School Calendar 2021Get your Sarasota school schedule here!2020 - 2021 School Calendar2019 - 2020 School CalendarContact Information – Sarasota County SchoolsSarasota

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Kids' Rooms: Storage Solutions for Every Age

Cradle CrawlersTransformer cribs. An ordinary crib accommodates baby for two to three years -- until he learns how to escape over the rail. Boost storage with a convertible crib with

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