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.





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..



2nd floor tired sofa with new euro pillows

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



open floor plan

funky stairs to the lookout tower


                                                            HAPPY COLORS   HAPPY BEACH HOUSE


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

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Visit to Bohemian Cottage

  I enlisted the aid of the owner of Bohemian Cottage, Lisa,  to help me drop off, pick up, hang up, take down, unplug, plug in... and pull together several interesting places. It has been wild..
When I took her home, I got a chance to revisit my old cottage home. We walked in the garden and ponder springtime planting and new ideas for the gazebo.
The chaise that was there needs to be replaced…I thinking hanging swinging chairs…and big fluffy pillows and an ottoman.

I miss you Bohemian…..
a little blue and white magic

the tree with no name….

Lisa said her grandmother called it a snow ball tree.. "that works for me"

I miss you pond BUT not the screaming frogs under my  bedroom window

so many hidden things in the garden

This very old  tired Tybee wicker chair..(looks like I feel today….) I found it on the side of the road  years ago and it has had a great life in the magical Bohemian's garden.

"World Headquarters" needs something new….(I miss you "World Headquarter")

serious pondering spot

Lisa's new flowers I love the color with with "BEACH HOUSE BLUE' from my collection

I love this geraniums  too.

Lisa loves the cottage as much as I do and that makes me very happy…
Thanks for helping today  Lisa…Your a natural….I love how your bike matches your cottage.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hello Again..I'm Back……..

 I have missed my blog and my blog friends………..
 I have been working on beach houses,  beach cottage , city cottages,  Isle of Hope porches, tree houses, contemporary  and amazing spaces, photo shoots at my office and shopping shopping shopping shopping and MORE shopping. Flea Market Style Magazine, Vintage Style, a new cottage magazine.
I even  staged a friend's house that was  going on the market.. The  house SOLD in four days and she swears it was my fluffing that made it happen.
I  have so much to share and they are  all so different… Never a dull moment !!!!
 I am blessed and I am so glad to to be back with the blog.
More I promise…..

Splash Shack Cottage charm

Spring FINALLY  arrived!

Fluffig the fabulous Splash Shack Cottage

Abby girl loves her porch!!!!

happy colors fabric from GDC in Charleston SC

the color of the hour.. great things at Celadon in Charleston SC

making a pantry screen door from a regular door

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rainy Day In Georgia....

Rain rain go away...Little Janie wants to play!!!!
I am working on a program that I will present one week from today...
I could be nervous but what good would it do?
Image searching from my 20,000 photos on this rainy day.
Decided to share  a few of them with you..  Please feel free to comment..
The audience is a garden club in Savannah
The topic is outdoor fabrics and outdoor gardens and spaces...

                                        My favorite outdoor shower with Sunbrella awning stripe fabric

Gazebo vintage magic!

vintage gate with kitty cut out  . my favorite macho ferns

fun fire pits !!!!

funky and interesting ponds

trellis and picket fences

fabrics that last a lifetime

fabrics that won't

hanging beds, hanging swings and hanging sofas
outdoor rooms
funky facades
shady spot in summer

secrets in the garden
I know we can all agree on being ready to be outside and enjoying the warmer weather..