Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sundew Sunday….

Sundew on Sunday…a happy little cottage I must say!! A great collaboration between my client and I has made us great friends and "partners in crime" on this project.
A few more images for you . ….We are getting steps for the back to the pool and a few more touches here and there. In cottage design, the fine line between "to much" and "not enough" is tricky. Everything that comes thru the door occupies more space that in a normal size house. It takes less  and what does come in …comes in larger than life.

front porch dining

out door shower area

the porch ( with the back door blocked off until the  steps arrive)

the front bedroom/office

inside dining

a school locker for more kitchen supplies

ready for guest

the wonderful pool and patio …… your bathing suit on?
 These are vintage  pieces of architecture converted  to make the trellis for Sundew Cottage  . I bought them in Nashville and have saved them for something very special…….


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy 4th On The 5th …..from Sundew Cottage

When I complete a cottage renovation I am sad and I am glad.  Hundreds and hundred of hours have gone into the project by the contractor, carpenters, painters,plumbers ,electrician,  landscapers, the pools installer, the home owner and little 'ole me. 
I eat, sleep, dream and spend countless hours pondering every inch of space and what is the best way to use it for the client and the cottage.
Every client is different.  Every project is different.The client's personal taste and their long range goal for their cottage are always different . I can see the big picture from the first meeting and so seeing it come into reality ….No words can express the joy and satisfaction !!!  
Sundew Cottage is a mix of the clients favorite things and her favorite art and the  addittion of great fabrics, colors, furniture and bed linens.  The Cottage is "the sum of all parts". My client loves to cook and she has stocked the kitchen  to perfection…( My only domestic quality is ...I live in a house)
 She has had a wonderful time doing this  and that makes me so happy.
Sundew Cottage

We have not finished the picket fence, the arbor. the window box, the shutters and  the outdoor shower. We are still tweaking the wonderful porch  and the rest of the landscaping and picket fence will  be up soon

I used my colors of sea biscuit  Tybee turquoise and melon  because of the outdoor pillow my client fell in love with and purchased from Frontgate.

the great porch dining area

the pillows and  some of the vintage wicker

7'x30 feet..  
Happy Colors!!!!

more Frontgate chairs and wonder piece of art/furniture that was a gift to my client ..REAL Sea glass…..

the table top

porch time….Tybee Style 

inside the living room

the tiny space is working out fine

everything seem much larger because the ceiling is so nice and high. I painted the bracing white  and added the great BarnLight radial wave sconces in the kitchen space

what once was the washer/dryer is now a linen closet with a funky orange( Tybee tan)  screen door.

I guess you can tell by now that fabric is a unifying factor in the open floor plan .

How wonderful is the chandelier!!!! more beach glass...

a view from the top of the stairs.. 

more glorious beach glass…...

stairs to the master bedroom
 To be continued…….

My computer is moving to slow for some reason…the  dining area and bedrooms in my next post…
Happy July 5th