January 18th, 2013
When an old Savannah family wanted a fresh, new retreat on Tybee Island to return to every Summer, we envisioned open spaces with lots of natural light. When you combine our vision with the functional needs of a large family looking to each experience their own interpretation of an escape, the home becomes a versatile, ever-changing space. The end result is a dwelling by the shore that focuses on community and honoring the past by designing shared living areas and incorporating treasured keepsakes from the family tree.
1. We covered the walls and ceilings with paint grade butt-joint paneling for a simple nautical feel that makes this new build look like a settled beach escape.
2. Leaving the structural beams exposed gives the new construction architectural interest and integrity.
3. High wainscoting throughout the hallways allowed for the perfect gallery space to hang family photos.
4. We kept the kitchen open and extended the marble countertops onto the bar for a community-style dining area.
5. Using wicker seating at the table means easy cleanup without sacrificing a traditional aesthetic.
Floor Tile: 6×12 Squall Slate Tile – Natural Stone
Kitchen Cabinetry (and Stair Tread) Color: Sherwin Williams Dewy 6469
Dining Table: Hickory Chair Piedmont Dining Table
Dining Chairs: Captiva Seaside White Side Chair
Counter Stools: Tabouret 24-inch Red Metal Counter Stools
March 14th, 2011
Whether used for function or decoration rope demands your attention. Fluid and strong- there is a natural beauty in rope’s simplicity.
Try lightly coiling thick rope in glass vases as seen above for an easy tablescape.
Take a cue from Thom Filicia: this Showhouse handrail is both statement and function.
These are a few of my favorite rope ideas:
1. Entwined Belt
2. ch25 Chair
3. Harborside Buoy Ottoman
4. Lauren Daybed
5. Rope Knot Necklace
6. Bubble Chandelier
7. Coiled Rope Knob
8. Found My Animal Adjustable Rope Leash
9. Judd Large Glass/Rope Cloche
10. Rope & Nickel Tray
July 14th, 2010
As newbies to the blogging world, we are very excited to find that some of our work has been blogged about!
Bazaar of Serendipity posted the pictures of our DIY Sharpie wallpaper with great reviews!
We had to stage a master bedroom for an open house last year and wanted to create maximum impact with a VERY minimal budget.
We were also very short on time (ie. less than 24 hours) so we came up with a stencil to create a wallpaper versus having to try our hands at upholstering a headboard.
The large scale graphic is bold in size but subtle because we used gold sharpie to create the thin outlines. Depending on the lighting in the room the gold can have a strong or very faint contrast.
The moral of this project is: Don’t be afraid to get creative; you can often create an impact using regular items you may already have lying around the house! We spent all of $22 so who cares if you want to paint back over it in four months?
Full House found our client’s kitchen on HGTV’s Rate My Space and the comments are so complimentary!
We posted some photos from the shoot when we first started our blog. Its hard to go wrong with bright light, stunning photography, and a great view! We designed the remodeling of this home two years ago and its amazing to see how far it’s come.
You can see more of our work posted on HGTV here