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Colorful Minimalism With Andrea Duclos in West Palm Beach

Written by Erin Feher

Photography by Photography by Celia D. Luna

Today’s mama is a force for so many reasons. When Andrea Duclos found herself single and unexpectedly pregnant nine years ago, she knew she was going to have to get creative (and work really hard) to make a good life for herself and her baby. She had been blogging since she was a teen and decided to start up again, hoping she would be able to make ends meet working and writing from home. Her little site, ohdeardrea, became an instant hit, and allowed her to raise her daughter Marlowe the way (and where) she wanted—including taking her out of kindergarten and homeschooling so they could travel around the world. Marlowe’s K curriculum included stays in Guatemala, France, Nepal, Mexico, and Colombia. Today, Marlowe, Andrea, and her chef husband, Alex, live in a colorful condo in West Palm Beach, Florida, and are practicing paring down and fine tuning their eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle—she even wrote her own vegan cookbook! Today, Andrea gives us a tour of her new digs and talks honestly about her time as a single mama, her health challenges, and what’s next for this breakout blogger (hint: it involves a retreat in Costa Rica for the whole family!). Click through the full slideshow below!

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  1. TC says...

    I love her comment about leaving their kitchen and bathroom the way they are because it’s more eco friendly. I feel like there is a lot of focus on sustainability in clothing, skin care, etc, but then we’re all bombarded with home renovations shows/instagram accounts/etc. So much of what is taken out of a home just becomes trash and it’s all to keep up with the latest design trends and home fashions. Thanks for leading by example!

  2. From what I can see of the kitchen, it looks totally fine. It even looks like it fits in with the rest of the house. Every time I click on anything that says “kitchen renovation” nowadays it’s always some copycat
    mess of ikea looking cabinets, subway tile, floating shelves, smeg fridge, etc. and the before pictures look totally fine. I applaud her for not renovating hers.

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