Monday, April 10, 2017

TYBEE ISLAND TOUR OF HOMES MAY 6th 2017

Here is an opportunity to see "Maddie's Seaside Cottage" in person on May the 6th. Tybee Maritime Academy's Tour of Homes features nine amazing houses this year. It will be a mix of old and new and recently restored treasures much like Maddie's.

PORCHES and PICKET FENCES
This cottage was originally built in the 1940's. Located on Izlar Ave right behind the FAMOUS and original T.S.CHU Department Store!

 
 Its amazing how a coat of paint along pops of color and LOVE have changed this gem! Izlar Ave is now on its way to fame with houses along street are changing!


COZY CORNER!!


~PORCH LOVE~


For those who stay in this room they have a hard time leaving the room!
WE CALL IT FUNKY BOHO!!!!!



WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T USE A RUG AS A HEADBOARD! ITS THE BEACH HAVE FUN....!




"THE ORIGINAL WINDOWS ARE THE EYES TO THIS COTTAGE"
 WE ADDED BLACK AND WHITE AWNINGS TO PROTECT THE ORIGINAL WINDOWS FROM RAIN and HEAT!


DETAILS CAN BE DRAMATIC!


 PRESERVATION IS CONTAGIOUS!!!!! 
AS SOON AS MADDIE'S WAS FINISHED THE NEIGHBORS BEGAN RESTORATION/ PRESERVATION! IT LOOKS FAB!


KATRINA COTTAGE and  CUT OUTS!
IT'S A STAR!!!



SURE TO BE A TOUR FAVORITE!!!
AN ORIGINAL TINY HOUSE


"SEAFOAM SHANTY" A 1940'S Original Cottage.


Tybee's Newest Beach House
 FABULOUS! A must see.
Designer: Curry Salandi with Curry & Co.
Architect- Shah Architecture

~POST TO BE CONTINUED~



All Proceeds Benefit The
TYBEE ISLAND MARITIME ACADEMY 






Saturday, February 4, 2017

Maddie's Seaside Cottage Surprise.........

Maddies Seaside Cottage looks tiny ..feels tiny.. but has a surprise in store when you turn the corner
off the living room. It was a porch with no view(condo's went up behind the little cottage) .  I replaced the 6 old sliding doors ( but kept the original transoms) put wood on the walls and added 2 new atrium door that leads to the fun deck and outdoor shower.



The headboards came from the attic of TS Chu department store. I left the  sale tag on one of the headboards but it got painted blue  by mistake when it got painted.
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I found the fabric for the room at Printer's Alley in Raleigh NC ( one great fabric store) ON SALE  by Brunschwig and Flis   

My inspiration for this room came from the fabric and it lead to a happy but very relaxing space. A great spot for relaxing, watching TV, reading a great book or just looking out the door into the huge pecan tree that gives amazing shade in the summertime.



the "hide out"
the deck and path to the outdoor shower....

Maddie's Seaside Cottage  restoration is the work of so many great carpenters, plumbers ,electricians homeowners and employees of T.S.Chu department store. Anna Lee and I created a feeling of joy , happiness and comfort for the Chu Family. It can be rented on Airbnb Tybee Island. ..it is about 400 steps to the beach .
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Monday, January 2, 2017

Hello Blog World... Happy New Year .....I Have Missed You!



Sometimes work gets in the way of everything ! I love my job but it keeps me hopping with very little time to spare. I have missed not sharing my "ponderings "and memories with my blogger friends.  I will pick up where I left off in March and share Maddie's Seaside Cottage with you.
the new front bedroom..fun lights are by  Stray dog Designs .www.straydogdesigns.com
A headboard made from an outdoor rug ..saves on space and adds happy colors.  found at www.cohensretreat.com .Throw pillow www.celadonhome.com
On my last post from March 16,2016.....
                                          We began here...





Here are a few "after photos.
 Black and white accents and a bright kelly green door.
A Tybee Turquoise ( jane coslick colors) painted concrete porch floor. Pink rose bushes and a brick path will be added soon.
We saved the wonderful old windows and added these  awnings to help with the summer sunshine


the bunk pillows are from WWW.celeadonhome and the round throw pillows from the"Joy"
collection at Target



a typical Tybee closet...hooks and a basket


the colors and fabrics flow to the back bedroom and sprinkle all through the  cottage.


the kitchen got new counter tops and the top cabinets around the bar are gone. It opens the space and makes the biggest difference.

the "Surprise".....

to be continued ....



Saturday, March 19, 2016

Picking Colors……When your favorite color is White!!!!


It is now time to get serious about the colors of the cottage  called Maddies Beachside Cottage.The owners have left all decisions to me to select the color and fabrics and furniture. There is one large pecan tree on the property and shades and trees are always a consideration when selecting colors.
The ocean is 1/2 block away ( the "information hut" I designed for the city of Tybee) is close by

location! location! location!
 I had thought about bright and Happy colors…………………….

accents against a white cottage

Definitely a funky outdoor space

My colors


my newest color "beachy keen green"
or maybe a new mix of something  more goldish and flamingo coral
                                                      HOWEVER……..

My  personal favorite color is WHITE!!! I love it's simple calm unassuming nature…………...
MOTHER NATURES  AMAZING WHITE SHADES!!

White interiors most of all!!! ( RICHARD  JOHNSON PHOTO)
So My thoughts are many and my decision is still up in the air…or still in the paint can!!!
One large tree(with no leaves) a parking lot to the left and right of this  historic little cottage.
What is a girl to do??


 ANY
THOUGHTS???

There is a new and wonderful tin roof on the cottage.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Thinking Colors,Barstools, Fabrics and Porches…..The Next step...



It is now time to begin the fun part of my job. Give the cottage and new happy personality by selecting the colors  furnishings and fabrics.
The first thing you will see when you open the front door is the back of the barstools….a good place to begin.
Here are a few of my other projects with bar stools front and center. It isn't that I am such a hugh fan of them but in small space it makes for  a good conversation location  and additional seating.


A Richard Leo Johnson photograph






a Richard Leo Johnson photograph

I created a slipcover  for a boring brown upholstered bar stool.

a Richard Leo Johnson photo of my tiny Fish Camp Cottage..





"99 Steps to the Beach Cottage"

Fun, Happy extra seating  

Bohemian Cottage vintage bar stools

outdoor bar at Tween Waters Cottage



Palm Cottage



Doc Holiday Cottage www.tybeecottages.com
 I try never to repeat things so tomorrow the fun begins. I will share it all right here with you…"the good the bad and the ugly ". It will evolve into a Happy Cottage by the ocean. Stay tuned…..


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