Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Joe turned around. “Hey! It’s The Kid!”
And it was. The Sundance Kid. Robert Redford. I was staring at Robert Redford.
I should back up about an hour. My boyfriend Joe and I were having dinner at our favorite restaurant on Tybee; trying to comfort the owners, Alan and Jackie, who had just put their 17 year-old dog to sleep. It was kind of a sad night, when the hostess came over and whispered in Alan’s ear.
“Robert Redford’s coming in,” Alan said.
“You’re kidding me,” I said.
“I’m not. He’s on his way here right now.”
As far as I’m concerned, there are only three movie stars in this world who personify ‘cool’: Kris Kristofferson, Paul Newman, and Robert Redford.
“Seriously? He’s not really coming here. You’re kidding, right?”
He wasn’t kidding.
Sure enough, five minutes later, in walks Redford with a friend, both with baseball hats pulled down, as they inconspicuously headed out to the dock for dinner. No one even noticed.
After they finished eating, Joe asked the waitress to send Redford and his companion a couple of Joe’s Tybee Bomb Squad baseball hats. And as they were leaving, Redford and his friend, still incognito, walked up to us. “Which one of you were kind enough to send over the hats,” he asked. I pointed to Joe.
After a brief conversation Joe thanked him for coming to Savannah and Redford, hat still pulled down low, said, “Well, we love Savannah. We were here about 10 years ago for ‘Bagger Vance’.”
”I remember,” I said. “My friend works for the paper and she took a picture of you on set. She sent me a copy. You were my screensaver.”
“I was your screensaver?” And with that, he tilted his hat back, and looking me square in the eye was Robert Redford. The Natural. The Great Gatsby. The Electric Horseman. The Sundance Kid. Wow. And then came The Smile—that smile we’ve all seen a thousand times on screen—that smile, was there before me, in real life. Needless to say, it was incredible. It made my year. Thanks, Joe.
Back to design and restoration next week…unless Kristofferson or Willie Nelson happen to be in town.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Here are two photos from the “Amazing Grace” feature in the March 2009 issue of Coastal Living magazine (taken by my gifted friend Richard Leo Johnson) which features a large orchid in the master bedroom and an oyster painting in the guest bedroom, and shows how her artwork helps to finish off a room.
Friday, October 2, 2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Here is a close-up of one of the great beach chairs Joe makes for me: The Inglesby Back River Chair featuring the martini glass cut-out. Really go wild and you can have us make you shutters with the Martini cut-out to match!
Or maybe like the fruit pictured at left, you'll say we've gone bananas!
This awesome book will also be available for sale on my store-- it features great photos of some of my favorite restorations.
The cover features this fun picture of my beloved 99 Steps living room-- inside are details, details and more details of all of my most fun homes!
Here is one of the fun items that will be available in my new online store! This is a "fish" shutter I designed for my 99 Steps house-- what do you think?
They'll be constructed of treated pine available in my wonderful palette of beach colors-- with fun motifs like palm trees, fish, martini glasses, starfish: FUN!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Steamboat Pilot covered my design work on the Blalock house in Colorado in this great article. I'm not ready to exchange my flip flops for cowboy boots yet, but it was a wonderful experience to work on this ranch project.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
The "Executive Committee" of my new online store met today, and we are so excited! The ideas for products are flowing...and how to make my colors and lamps and pillows available to all of you who write me and appreciate my style! It's just so exciting! And the best part is that the team of women who help me and love me are all here today.
And please send me a comment about any of the signature items you like on my web site, and we'll see if we can sell them in the online store--
Thursday, July 9, 2009
As I type this, we are developing my online store, Jane Coslick's Cottage Style!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The cottage has panoramic ocean views and was featured in Coastal Living in January 2009.