Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pillows behind "the director"

The outdoor pillows looked great on the porch. They brought color and harmony between the vintage day bed and the rest of the furniture. However, don't you agree ...................... they take second place to this young lady in her" diva" shades.( I want to be her when I grow up). All the design work in the world takes second place to those who occupy the spaces. It is all about creating a place to be enjoyed by people and pets.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Shopping in the Jeep

A couple of cottages I designed are going to be featured in an upcoming book, so we filled the vehicles (all three of them) to the brim with things for styling the cottages for the photo shoot. People love to "shop" out of the trunk of my cars. These pillows are for the large porch at Bead Cottage and its tiny living room. I both found and made some fun pillows and borrowed a few wonderful pieces of Bellamy Murphy's amazing art to complete a few room. "Less is more" when it comes to simple spaces and beautiful art ties all the elements together.

Remember the the cottage off-island that I wrote about--the work in progress with the old windows? We are back in business and working on the finishing touches. I'll share with you soon!

Back from the beach

This is Bead Cottage--a wonderful, original Tybee cottage . It looks like we just came in from the beach and created ART with two damp towels. The new owners love it and are happy to rent it through I restored it several years ago and it was featured in Cottage Living in 2005. I really do miss that magazine. They nicknamed this cottage "the white house," which makes me smile every time I hear this--because it's actually painted the Jane Coslick color Beach House Blue! The door is painted the Jane Coslick color Key Lime Parrot. Everything inside was white but we fluffed it for the shoot with punches of color.

Friday, June 18, 2010


Anna created a summer bouquet out of my garden. Today we are out on Tybee styling cottages for an upcoming book. This is the inspiration room with my newly painted mirror in "melon" one of the Jane Coslick colors!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Simple Summer Decor

Right now working at "Splash Shack Cottage" here on Tybee! Styling for an upcoming photo shoot. Anna and I have been busy gathering fun things for several cottages that will be featured. "Also the camera has been out of commission".............!