Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mother Nature ..A Great Designer

I am working on a new project with a client I had not seen in years. We have a had a great time treasure hunting, shopping and being careful with the expenses.  We are semi-preparing a place for her parents to move. They have beautiful things but not ready to bring them this way.SOOO we are using nature and the" traveling Bellamy oyster" and a few comfortable pieces of furniture(that have NOT arrived yet) to create their new home. We made several trips to Nadeau,World Market and Habersham Antique Gallery to find lots of great things. . We slipcovered some rather ugly dining chairs with some beautiful linen from GDC in  Charleston SC and spruced things up with a  wonderful neutral color from Ben Moore 1524.the original color on the wall was an off white with a touch of yellow.

touches of nature and a few things..... to make the home feel inviting to them when they arrive
they have a beautiful marsh view (will recommend a new chandelier)
we are all in love with the rusty crusty old turquoise coffee table..and I am so crazy about using shells in design. 
the rugs are beautiful and add so much to the rooms

the bookcases seem so empty so I added a few  books from my library( which now spills out all over the floors in my office) I love books!!!!

this shells was picked up on Little Tybee  last winter and I love the barnacles

this shell was from my mother's collection

my client found this beautiful pottery lamp with a hint of robins egg blue..great contrast with wall color

on loan from Me....sharing the beauty of Nature!!!!

oyster shell candlesticks made from Bluffton  South Carolina
linen and wood and shells  great contrast..I love to use it.I call it my "brick and lace theory" 

the candle sticks can be ordered from recognize the last name(my son has started making them since Anna became the amazing art teacher.)

the "roving' Bellamy oyster shell.. a little art is good for the soul.

two beautiful monarch butterflies dropped by on the bottle brush to say welcome to the neighborhood!!!!
the beauty of nature ...he would not be good for  inside of the new project but very beautiful to watch outside on the corners of the deck. there is one in each corner.

1 comment:

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Dayum...You do it like no other Ms. Jane! NO other.

Lucky them...