Thursday, October 15, 2009

Anna's Oyster Shell Design

I've begun incorporating the stylish pieces designed by Anna Speir, who uses oyster shells in her mirrors, candlesticks, chandeliers, and lamps, like in this picture that was used on the cover of Savannah Magazine's annual Homes & Design edition. This is a view from a front porch overlooking the marsh surrounding Tybee Island, and Anna's lamp helped to bring some of Tybee's natural beauty indoors.
The texture and colors of oyster shells are great for both interior and exterior use, and because they're natural materials, each piece is unique. I'm very fortunate to have Anna as a good friend and I'm proud to feature Anna's creations on the upcoming Jane Coslick online store, which will be open in November.
Thanks to Richard Leo Johnson for his photography!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bellamy Murphy's Paintings

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.

At “Amazing Grace” I wanted to create a peaceful interior using whites, bead board, crisp linens and fabrics with accents of color, and Bellamy’s artwork was the perfect compliment!

Friday, October 2, 2009

A Visit With Bellamy

In some of the magazines that have featured homes I’ve designed or restored, you may have recognized the paintings of Bellamy Murphy. 

Bellamy is a good friend and I just love her artwork as well as her unique eye for color, and many of my clients agree! She lives in Savannah, which seems to have influenced her choice of subject matter: marsh scenes, palm trees, shrimp, cottages, crabs, and starfish. 

Here’s a picture from earlier today when I went over to Bellamy’s studio to bring her a little bit of inspiration: a spider orchid and a swatch of fabric. She works straight from the colors and the shapes, giving it her own unique twist!

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