Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Year ..New Cottage..Introducing BLUES AWAY

I had the pleasure of working with some new and very interesting clients to create a cottage that will…actually take your blues away. The colors are happy but soothing. They have shared wonderful books and music and art from their own collections. Every time I walk into the cottage , I feel relaxed, invigorated and happy. I think it is the unique mix of all the elements in the spaces.
a pleasure  to behold life to a tired 1950's cottage. I love my job!

it was one of the stars of the Jane Coslick Cottage  Holiday Tour held the first of December

the porch has a new tile floor and great new outdoor fabrics

the natural light in the living room is so fresh and inviting  I love the colors ...the mix of patterns on the throw pillows with the indoor /outdoor stripe rug and PS(I love their Christmas tree!!!!)
this little sign speaks  volumes me. In my work, art is everything!!!

wonderful, fun and newly renovated  dining room …

bright and cheery new kitchen

some of my favorite pieces of art and a new and very comfortable  slip covered dining chair….a great mix 

OK .. the surprise  that makes you smile …. queen bed room with paper mache zebra heads WEARING pearls!!!!

the wonderful master bedroom  soooooo comfy and relaxing

the colors…I love them!

the twin bedroom with  new floor ,ceiling, color and bed linens

Great pieces of folk art…. (sorry about the cords)

new cottage sign by our favorite person Leonard Miller 
fabulous outdoor shower 

 BLUES AWAY is the perfect place for a siesta or a fiesta…
It is a Mermaid Cottages  vacation rental when the clients are
I love the beautiful cedar tree..and there is nothing like sitting in the shade of a giant old tree watching the world go by…My personal opinion..SHADE is very under-rated...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Island Holiday Colors.. !!!

The colors are festive and bright..

kitties for the holiday
Turquoise everywhere.....

always a bit of hot pink

naturals and lime green

polka dots and twinkling white lights

blues and whites 

Christmas colors everywhere

shells and glitter

sweet dream christmas

cottage christmas

lime green star fish

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Friday, December 13, 2013

An Island Cottage Adventure

I have been fascinated my how different the cottages are and I know that is because all the clients are so unique.The tour was a great success everyone one had different favorites in rooms and  cottages .It was for a very good cause,the Humane society of Savannah , and I would love to hear from people what was their cottage..pillow..decoration.......
Unfortunately I got sick and was out of the picture for part of the not sure what the buzz was about.
I took a few photos ..of our island Christmas. .....lots of color beyond tradition red and green.(but we had red and green also)
at Blue bird Inn

Spooky on her island Christmas colors taking care of her mommy

Christmas tree cut of of old screen( a great recycle)

On of my favorite pieces of folk art at Blues Away cottage

the living room at Coast Awhile Cottage

Dr. Holiday cottage

Blues Away cottage

touches of turquoise and white and natural and starfish

reflections at southern tides

simple and natural at Southern tides

the double queen room that once was a porch at Southern Tides Cottage.
that wonderful old house is beginning to glow..

on loan from my friend Nancy Heriot  

My friend Suzanne Everette made several  arrangements for the cottage
  I just want to say..My friends mean the world to me .They always just appear as the events are near and like little elves they do their magic.. Thank You... Thank you ....thank you ....for everything you do and for being there for me always.
the most beautiful tree and ornaments at Blues Away Cottage.. (I will share more photos of Blues Away very soon)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Tour ……So Much Fun..

I am exhausted but thrilled about the day. The weather was 80 and sunny and everyone was laughing and talking and having so much fun.

Here is the bunk room at Southern Tides cottage. the floor is painted my new color "Beachy Keen Green" It was actually  supposed to be Beach House blue but the paint store mixed it wrong. I like it with the red Christmas stockings. This room has 4 sets of bunks…

the other sets of bunks .space in the corner is "Fort Tybee"

 new master bedroom at Southern Tides

porch at Cover Girl Cottage

Paws and Paddles

I could NOT have done this without the help of my friends coming to my aid!!!!  ( My step sister made this Santa out of clay years ago. It is my favorite decoration!
More photos….tomorrow