Sunday, August 16, 2015

SeaSide Style features Cottage on the Green.

Life in the slow lane has not been very Slow……...
Cottage on the Green was featured in the current issue of Seaside Style magazine .It is a very nice magazine with lots of great things. Here are a few 
Richard Leo Johnson photos that are  featured of the project.

seaside style

I know it has been a while since I blogged…….

I have been  busy creating spaces and making new "Home Sweet  Home" spots..almost around the clock since March. It has been wonderful and colorful and happy but a bit hectic.

 Cottage on the Green has two units  for a great vacation.    My friend and the owner of the cottages rents them

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sundew Sunday….

Sundew on Sunday…a happy little cottage I must say!! A great collaboration between my client and I has made us great friends and "partners in crime" on this project.
A few more images for you . ….We are getting steps for the back to the pool and a few more touches here and there. In cottage design, the fine line between "to much" and "not enough" is tricky. Everything that comes thru the door occupies more space that in a normal size house. It takes less  and what does come in …comes in larger than life.

front porch dining

out door shower area

the porch ( with the back door blocked off until the  steps arrive)

the front bedroom/office

inside dining

a school locker for more kitchen supplies

ready for guest

the wonderful pool and patio …… your bathing suit on?
 These are vintage  pieces of architecture converted  to make the trellis for Sundew Cottage  . I bought them in Nashville and have saved them for something very special…….


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy 4th On The 5th …..from Sundew Cottage

When I complete a cottage renovation I am sad and I am glad.  Hundreds and hundred of hours have gone into the project by the contractor, carpenters, painters,plumbers ,electrician,  landscapers, the pools installer, the home owner and little 'ole me. 
I eat, sleep, dream and spend countless hours pondering every inch of space and what is the best way to use it for the client and the cottage.
Every client is different.  Every project is different.The client's personal taste and their long range goal for their cottage are always different . I can see the big picture from the first meeting and so seeing it come into reality ….No words can express the joy and satisfaction !!!  
Sundew Cottage is a mix of the clients favorite things and her favorite art and the  addittion of great fabrics, colors, furniture and bed linens.  The Cottage is "the sum of all parts". My client loves to cook and she has stocked the kitchen  to perfection…( My only domestic quality is ...I live in a house)
 She has had a wonderful time doing this  and that makes me so happy.
Sundew Cottage

We have not finished the picket fence, the arbor. the window box, the shutters and  the outdoor shower. We are still tweaking the wonderful porch  and the rest of the landscaping and picket fence will  be up soon

I used my colors of sea biscuit  Tybee turquoise and melon  because of the outdoor pillow my client fell in love with and purchased from Frontgate.

the great porch dining area

the pillows and  some of the vintage wicker

7'x30 feet..  
Happy Colors!!!!

more Frontgate chairs and wonder piece of art/furniture that was a gift to my client ..REAL Sea glass…..

the table top

porch time….Tybee Style 

inside the living room

the tiny space is working out fine

everything seem much larger because the ceiling is so nice and high. I painted the bracing white  and added the great BarnLight radial wave sconces in the kitchen space

what once was the washer/dryer is now a linen closet with a funky orange( Tybee tan)  screen door.

I guess you can tell by now that fabric is a unifying factor in the open floor plan .

How wonderful is the chandelier!!!! more beach glass...

a view from the top of the stairs.. 

more glorious beach glass…...

stairs to the master bedroom
 To be continued…….

My computer is moving to slow for some reason…the  dining area and bedrooms in my next post…
Happy July 5th

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Introducing SUNDEW Cottage…..

The paint isn't dry ( honestly) but I  had to share a few images of this amazing cottage. The porch floor  paint ( Tybee Turquoise) isn't dry and the exterior fence and landscaping and pool area aren't ready but  here are a few images Anna took today.( SO glad Anna is back helping me this summer while school is out)

 More  photo and the interesting story about SUNDEW……..

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summertime ..summertime ...

I am of the opinion that shade is very underrated. In the summer , in the south, we have so much humidity that I have come to call SHADE...  my special friend. It  is 99 degrees today and I have been working in and out of the heat for several hours. Forget looking calm , cool and collected. A hot mess is what is the agenda for today… Welcome to summer.!!!
This past spring, I worked on an interesting vacation home on a quite shaded street in the middle of Tybee Island. I helped them finish the upstairs rooms and create a wonderful library with great  comfortable white leather chairs and fun and funky little touches. I keep thinking about this special place because it has wonderful shade and I would love a cool quiet corner of the world  right about now.

a great large open space with lots of room for yoga , art projects , naps and cocktails 

I fell in love with this little truck and it inspired me for the room

It is pet friendly with great porches, high ceiling and LOTS of shade…...

The architecture and the windows are all placed as if you were in a tree house. I watched it being built and was so delighted when I had a chance to go inside when it was finished.

Here are a few photos of the interiors and the very relaxing and cool sleeping porch….Shade  shade shade.. wonderful shade
welcome to
All DEY SANCTUARY  we are a pet friendly retreat

How delightful is this space and how interesting with the mix of natural elements

a wonderful place for alone time...

for pondering the universe  or for having a "Big Chill ' party with old friend or new

the perfect place for a diner party…..I call it "Bed and Breakfast"
It is rented by Tybee… there are great photos on the website of all the great spaces and details. All Dey Sanctuary 1115 Solomon Ave.   Enjoy!!!