Saturday, August 4, 2012

Luscious Little Cottage Pink..................

The color, the cottage, the beginning.......
I bought this cottage in the 2005. It was the smallest but the most expensive cottage.  It was next door to my 99 Steps Cottage so I wanted to preserve the little piece of the world at the dead end of the street... a small sand dune away from the ocean. I knew it would be sold and torn down and a mega mansion built in its place and I would have never forgiven myself.
I added a picket fence  and finished off the ticket booth( the back space). I painted and painted and painted ...Added the shutter over the front window, a handrail (with old antique pickets) new steps, and an antique brick patio at the base of the steps. I Added central heat and air and more paint. I replace the old shower with a nice new bath tub a new kitchen and an outdoor shower. I added one small window on the side to have a view of the ocean..
On day I was sitting on the back steps looking at the pink beack lily and ..the color of pink came to  me...I worked on different combinations of colors to come up with a match  to the lily... and I REpainted once more only this time  it was Luscious Little Cottage Pink.   http://janecoslick.myshopify.com/collections/janes-colors/products/luscious-little-cottage-swatches
I would not suggest this for an exterior  color but in this spot , I felt it added some personality to the 465 square  foot space. I used 3 colors and white to make it happy and inviting.


THE COLOR........

the pink beach lily

ths  lily bush
In the beginning....

the back view
the front view once I added the fence
then came the window box and wood awning over the pocket windows

the interior once I restored it

the view toward the front..a day bed with an ocean view. I added a window where the painting is on the left..for the ocean view

a detail shot of the ticket booth with the twin beds made from driftwood.
The cottage was featured in Coastal Living Magazine. I loved how Elizabeth Beeler styled it.....Under the slipcover on the chairs she exposed the animal print upholstery on the chairs...

Anna had just started working with me so they make her the model
  
the versatility of slipcovers

the kitchen window
The Present.................
I sold the cottage to a family who love it as much as I do. They have redone the cottage in their own style and gave it a wonderful name OLD LOVE.  ( it even has a Bellamy oyster shell painting)
When they are not enjoying the cottage, they rent it thru Mermaid Cottages.www.mermaidcottages.com
 Take a look......
http:bookings.mermaidcottages.unitmvc/detail/41344   The guest love staying there. I have met so many nice cottage renters and many come back year after year to spend time in  Old Love.

9 comments:

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh my word....each cottage just gets cuter and quainter!!! Love the pink color!

Syndi of Beachnut Lane said...

Love your decorating style and I look forward to your posts. These cottages are adorable! You have a talent for choosing just the right colors for the project.

Tricia Rose said...

Totally lighthearted, charming and interesting Jane, I love the colours and the stories behind them.

LibraryGirl62 said...

I am so envious of your style, your cottages...thank you for letting me see your world :)

luciahames said...

If I can EVER retire, the first thing that I am going to do is to stay in one of your cottages! Meanwhile, I just "visit" thru your posts on what is going on at Tybee!

tammy j said...

i like that they gave it the name of "old love."
it's your love of the old cottages that saves them!
your befores and afters are always wonderful.

Katy said...

I'm leaning toward your color "favorite blouse blue" that you used on the fish cottage. Let me know what your assistant thinks she will paint her house, as we will be next door!

BeachGypsy said...

That is an adorable and beachy little cottage, full of color and full of fun!!

JANET said...

I LOVE...the polka dot pillows..zebra slipcovers..pink color..dryer behind the curtain..real picket fence..there is nothing about this cottage that does not say."come and relax" it just looks so cozy..