Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Mix Of Old And New.....RED and BLUE

The Details....

Great grandmother's lamp , a beautiful Bellamy painting in yellows, and antique typewriting table and the latest thing in pillows ( the pillows have grommets and nautical numbers)

Mixing styles, patterns and textures makes things very upbeat and interesting. A commom thread may just be having what you love around you. Design for yourself.....never just follow the trends! Trends are here to day and gone tomorrow....mix it up and it will never look dated or out of style .

windows were almost replaced by a built in giant wall of bookcases..

Natural light thru old wooden windows..the best of the best!!!!
touches of red ble and yellow
a floor lamp made from a leftover colum from my first restoration

the bedroom

a magic space for the sweetest of dreams
the throw is from Anthropologie (It is really a table cloth turned wrong side out)
the amazing stylist Elizabeth Beeler "dreamed" that one up.

Richard  Leo Johnson took some amazing photographs for Coastal Living Magazine of this amazing cottage .Elizabeth Beeler styled the shots and the Martin family allowed us in to their homes with open arms. We all worked very hard and had so much fun.
 "If it's not fun,don't do it!!!',I say.
living on the coast and eating oranges off your fruit trees....what could be better?
Anna, as usually, made the arrangements with natural plantings from the Martin's garden
bright, open and inviting spaces

this was a family find from years ago before collecting was so "in"

 When working with small space the more windows there are to let the outside and the inside come together the larger the space will feel.

living outside , inside and dock side!!!!!

Me.. counting my blessing and pondering the beauty of it all.


Kara said...

I love that everything looks so effortless. I just want to plop down on that couch with a book and make myself at home.

Jane said...

hi Jane. its been ages since i have visited. love this post. especially the little rustic side table with the vase of yellow flowers. happy day. jane x

beachcomber said...

just beautiful !! i love the mix of everything.

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sara-t said...

Thats a wonderful picture of you Jane!

Anonymous said...

Its looking cool. Everything is perfectly matching with another. It seems you're addicted of coca cola or working here as you've a big logo of that company on your wall.