Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Living Coastal ..An Original Southern Gem !!!




One of my favorite old island homes..in the universe!!! I had absolutely nothing to do with it from a design point but as a preservationist , I am thrilled beyond words that it has been preserved and restored in all its glory.
When people speak of "all things coastal" ….


front of the house faces the river

beautiful oak trees

"life is just a tire swing"

escape  ….

the tide is out


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12 foot wide porches

the laid back life


the garden


the view from the dock



Dock life!!!
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Color And The Simple Laid Back Lifestyle.

Details and a bit of this and that…
I have been working on putting my office back together after a Coastal Living  photo shoot. It happened last week and I still  I can't find the  "taking car of business" things that I need. Therefore I am relaxing with Lance, the office kitty, and reviewing the past 15 years in technicolor ….I am pondering my new projects  while visiting my old ones.
My client are the center of any project.  I work around their  houzz photos, pinterest pages, their magazine articles, their "can't live without" list and the actually sizes of the the rooms and spaces . I try in some cases to keep them from over spending and over buying until we get the basics in place. Tiny space does create limits and EVERYTHING  that goes into a room has an impact…no so much with larger spaces.  The key here is to not overload the room.
In reviewing my photos, I realize none of the spaces have gone out of style or look dated.  They are a mix of "what we had on hand" and what is interesting and unusual that I ran across in my travels.
Then it came to me .. ….What I  create  for them is a  Lifestyle. Some are more formal, more sophisticated , but some are more bohemian, more "rusty crusty" but all definitely in the Island Style.
Some are casually elegant while other are simple and calming. Some are wild and wooly and some are a mix of what the client owns and how I mix it with a few new pieces.
I love it!!! Not many rules apply…. (other that the one I previously mentioned)

my most favorite shutters found a home at the beach...













































Happy Island Sunday……………….









Monday, April 27, 2015

Beach House with a View

Something new and different for me. I have been working on an interesting beach house that is probably 89 steps to the beach(just guessing). Ocean breezes and happy spaces made it a fun project. The house is snuggled into a tiny street with an amazing path to the beach.
 I love how it feels. It is compact with an elevator right in the center of the house. ( great for loading  lamps and pillows) It has 4 bedrooms  and a very efficient kitchen.
Views  out every window and balconies with ocean breezes everywhere.
I just did a bit of fluffing in the existing bedrooms and  added HAPPY COLORS to brighten up the house.



OCEAN BREEZES…..


HELLO SUMMER!



TYBEE ISLAND USA



THE OUTDOOR SHOWER


I love this painting of the path and the beach that hangs in the hall way

I love the treasures found on the beach displayed on this old print tray





getting ready to head back to the beach……...


the new sofa with bright happy pillows
you can see the ships come and go from the porches

the love seat on the 2nd floor with new euros





the main floor

more wonderful family art..




TWIN BEDROOM NEW BED LINENS AND LAMP



THE HAPPY COLORS QUEEN BEDROOM

2nd floor tired sofa with new euro pillows

twin bedroom with new bed linens, lamps, and night stand

BRIGHT AND CHEERY AND WHITE

KING BEDROOM

open floor plan

funky stairs to the lookout tower

WATCHING THE  SHIPS COME AND GO SPOT


                                                            HAPPY COLORS   HAPPY BEACH HOUSE



                                             

A  wonderful  vacation rental when the owners are not at the beach themselves …….



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