Friday, July 27, 2012

Questions and Answers....Today

Hello There,
"Its me ....on line and ready for any design , decorating, shopping, house moving, cottage life style, cottage creating questions you may have......................"

"I will be here for 30 minutes (12:00 - 12:30 est) and then I have to get hopping to the beach to deliver some light fixtures to a new cottage that you are going to love ". Just post your question in the comments section of this blog post and I will answer you there.

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23 comments:

GoldenValley50 said...

Hi Jane
So fabulous to be able to chat with you! Just a question re headboards. I absolutely LOVE the idea of making headboards out of unique materials. I have managed to find 3 vintage casement windows and want to use them as a headboard for my guest bedroom. There is only 1 panel which still has the original ripple glass - the rest are empty. I am toying with the idea of either (a) putting different coloured ripple glass in random panels OR (b) mounting different fabrics onto plyboard and using them in the panels. What do you think?

Jane Coslick said...

are they metal casement windows still in the frame

Peggy said...

I love your fabric choices. Do you use home decor weight fabrics or lighter weight? Where do you find most of your fabrics?

Jane Coslick said...

I would use fabrics or just hang the windows without anything in them . the shape of the window with the metal is very nice as an interesting headboard. Send mee a photo when you are finished

GoldenValley50 said...

Just another question re colours. When choosing colours for accessories in a room, i.e. cushions, curtains, quilts etc. (given that you have a white/blank canvas to work with) - how do you manage to be able to get all those fabulous combinations you are able to achieve Jane? Do you use something specific as a "jumping off" point, say the various colours in a patterned quilt or a piece of artwork, and then select the colours from that to match? For me, it just seems so tricky to be able to co-ordinate different fabrics (colours/patterns) in a room and making it look good.

Kitty and Dale said...

I have a lakefront cottage with beige vinyl siding and white windows and doors. Do have have a suggestion for shutters that would give the appearance a little more zip?
Thanks

GoldenValley50 said...

No, they are timber with the original metal hinges still in place.
Chippy white - which I will probably sand back even more to let more of the timber come through.

Jane Coslick said...

Peggy, In most cases I use 54" wide fabrics from place like GDC in Charleston sc or on line Forsyth Fabrics in Atlanta . or Discount Fabris in Bluffton SC. I love fabrics and they add so much and can change so much about a room.I will post their contact in a bit.

Jane Coslick said...

Golden Valley 50..
every room can have a floral , a stripe ,a check a large print, a small print as long as there is a single color that can tie them together (have one fabric be your "anchor fabric') and work out from there. Hold several fabrics to gether and see how they look and feel to you. and then try them in your space before investing ..in large amounts

Catherine Holman said...

I just wanted to say how happy your cottage decorating makes me feel. I'm a fok artist and your no fear of color decorating is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your love of decorating with us.
Hugs,
Catherine

GoldenValley50 said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to be able to chat with you this morning Jane (it's 2 a.m. here in Far North Queensland, Australia and I have had to set my alarm to make this date!) I absolutely adore your blog and your style - fits our tropical lifestyle so perfectly. It is so refreshing to find a designer who is not afraid of colour. Love it! (Going to be hard to get back to sleep now with all these ideas spinning around in my head - lol!) Thanks once again ;)Sharyne

Jane Coslick said...

Kitty and Dale, Always consider your neighbors house when adding color(if you have any). If not add a color that makes you happy when you first drive up to it. Navy is great with beige and white.. also reds an greens and turquoise. Adding shutters and painting the front door annd adding window boxes are also a way to add some color happiness. Paint a sample of a few choices on a 2'x2' section of something and lean it against the siding .. stand back and ponder it for a while..

Jane Coslick said...

Catherine. Thanks you very much for saying that. I believe that design and color are good for the soul. I could never draw or paint but I love sharing what I do and helping others make their "nest" a happy place .. whether they live there, rent there or visit there.

Jane Coslick said...

Sharyne,
Thank you.. I also believe our worlds are so much alike.Thanks for waking up to chat.. please send me pictures on the bed and headboard..Cant wait to see it!!! Sweet Dreams...

JANET said...

I can't believe I missed this chat! I had the time set all week but had to run out to hardware store at at 10:30 and I got sidetracked and just got home. Darn! I did read everyone's comments and Jane's good ideas. I hope you do this again sometime Jane and I won't let anything distract me next time.

Jane Coslick said...

I promise I will do it again.

sssoap said...

I missed the chat as well~;o( was busy, busy, busy at the office and I even had a reminder~ set it for 9pm~ silly me~
Oh well, hope to meet / greet @ Tybee soon. We close on the 16th~ I'm so excited I can hardly wait. Only one problem, right now it's beige, but my son works for Sherwin Williams and is bringing his Coastal Pallet so ......ya never know!

Jane Coslick said...

Have him bring the old fan ceck also...it is also wonderful

Jane Coslick said...

Have him bring the old fan ceck also...it is also wonderful

Lucys Baby said...

Hi Jane, I saw your beautiful cottage in Flea Market Style, So beautifully done. I love the slip covers in your living room. Could you please tell me where to look to buy online? Must Have! I too allow my lab on the furniture, lol.
Jan

Kristina Laura said...

I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information.
Wood Windows

Jane Coslick said...

Fabric Stores: Discount Fabrics Barrel Landing Road
Bluffton SC 843-705
GDC Home charleston,/sc
Atlanta ForsythFabrics

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