Showing posts with label beadboard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beadboard. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shabby Chic Cottage

Hi there!

We are completely stormed in here on the island today - the bridge is closed (that connects us to the mainland), schools and businesses are closed, as well - a typical March day on the east coast, but a bit of a shock after our summer like weather of last week.

So, I still have summer living on my mind - my mental escape from what is really happening here.  And this cottage has such a cool, soothing, serene interior I just had to share it with you!


All images via BHG

Monday, March 26, 2012

East Coast Cottage Living

Good morning, Everyone!

A little snow here this morning and very cool again.  Winter may linger a while longer.

Perhaps that's why I still have cottage living on my mind - I am definitely thinking pink and warmer climes.

Today's cottage is by east coast designer, Tracey Rapisardi......I've seen her work before and I really like her light, colorful touch.

And this cottage epitomizes casual, summer and cottage living with beadboard, rattan, painted furniture, quilts - it has it all!

Hope you enjoy!

All images via BHG

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mary Douglas Drysdale

How refreshing to see Mary Douglas Drysdale's work again.  It's been a while since I have seen her work and it is as fresh, crisp and unique as ever.  You have only to look at the images below to see what I mean.  

Her attention to detail has always been exquisite.  This particular Capitol Hill home was a complete makeover and it has Mary Douglas Drysdale written all over it.

She has seamlessly combined classic details with modern accessories and has boldly mixed her colors so they, too, have become seamless.  Her blue and white touches are perfect, while the citrus green brings the whole look to life.

I love the green secretary she designed, as well as the blue cabinet in the kitchen.  They are both standouts.

To see more of this wonderful home, check out the current issue of Traditional Home magazine.  It's one of the most delightful issues I have seen in ages and is chock full of other great homes and ideas.  


Love this combination of greens - walls, fruit,
floral greenery and trim on shades

Subtle touch of blue with the green

Classic and modern mix of colors
and art

Sightline to living room

What a stunning piece of furniture and vignette!

That pop of red!

Another stunning cabinet with gingham -
how can you go wrong with gingham!  Love it!!

Kitchen is so fresh!

What a nice combination of colors in the art work!

How pretty is this!

Beautiful blue and white detail backed by beadboard

Homeowner's quilt collection in family room

All images via Traditional Home