Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mission Accomplished.. A Boat , A New York Apartment, A Beach Cottage....

Before Christmas I was hired to pull together a condo for a client that sold his house on the Isle of Hope and moved to a condo  on Tybee Island. His long range plan is a farm house and land but for now he is creating a "nest " for work and a place for his grown children to visit. He had been doing some serious pondering and had so many pictures and art that were very  important to him. His goal..a boat..an apartment in New York..and a beach cottage for his girls.
I am all about "surround yourself with the things you love" and make "your home ...your style".
 In my opinion, cookie cutter design is boring. It takes making it personal to makes it wonderful!!!!
I met with the client and he shared the research and limited budget.


WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO ?.............................Save him money..Pick out paint colors... ..find places in his condo for 70 pieces of art....and get it done  before his children arrive on Christmas Eve.

I took a deep breathe, divided all the art and prints into categories and took off to shop in the "tiny budget mode".

Can I just say..the design fairies understood my situation (not   to mention I had NOT done my own Christmas shopping) and I was able to accomplish the mission. We still have his own bedroom , a great back splash for his kitchen and a few odds and ends to wrap up. We are planning a visit to his storage unit to see what treasure are waiting for us.




what luck finding the great neutral down filled throw pillows.....

the throw was on sale and added a punch of the color that seemed to be in most all of the prints and photographs of New York



the old school desk is a family piece





the children's desk(when they were small)  complete with their glitter graffiti  .Used it as the night stand.


all these old hats were his fathers hats.....



the painting on the right hung in his mother's  hallway for as long as he can remember.......

I love this one especially


his collection of different ship  prints and the old photographs of New York 

his father was in the ship building business



we needed to removed the screens and wash the windows.....

Clean windows are one the most underrated parts of  good design............

the paintings , the shutters and chest were part of his "stuff" we put to good use.

found these fun throw pillow to work with the awning stripe shams from my store.http://janecoslick.myshopify.com/collections/accessories

love this.....and hung it... art project that had survived the years!!!!!
              Home Sweet Home...for now...

8 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

You have such a gift for getting the spirit of the project and then raising it! The historic nightstand is just brilliant, I can almost hear the girls exclaiming over it.

(Now I'm wondering if you ever come to California!)

Jane said...

YOu've worked your magic yet again Jane. I like that it doesn't look too 'staged'. I am one for clean screens and windows too. Can't live without my screens. and i can't clean one without cleaning the other! have a marvellous day Jane. We are having extraordinary weather here with torrential rain lasting for days and days. Jane x

Leslie said...

HI, I love how you put your touch on a man's residence! It's amazing. I love the kids night stand also! I like the lamp on it also - was that his or where did you get the lamp. I would like one like that in my daughters bedroom with shells in it.

Lisa said...

Wow, an apartment in New York and a beach cottage on Tybee. Sounds like a dream come true for me, is he single :)? The place looks great and I love the decor with new things and most importantly pieces of the past. It's really what makes a house a home. Great job!!!!
Blessings,
Lisa
www.trinity-house.com

Jane Coslick said...

Yes he is....want his number? tee hee

Cristin H. said...

This looks so, so good. I love the school desks used as end tables. And I love those striped pillows!

tammy j said...

love love love your way with a little house that becomes yet another wonderful home!
you are the designer of happiness for sure.
love,
tammy j

Kara said...

I totally love this place. LOVE love love it.