• The Cottage Journal Feature

    An oldie but a goodie! This project was wrapped up way back in the yonder years of 2016, but we had to wait to share with you all because something exciting happened. The kind peeps over at The Cottage Journal wanted to feature the project in their Vintage Cottage issue. Now that the issue is on stands, we are so pumped to share this house packed with all the color, pattern, and art with you all. 

    You can pick up a copy of the mag through the summer. Click through to see the feature (above)…

    These clients loved color and wanted all the Palm Beach feels in their Greenville Cottage without any construction. So we went big with paint, fabrics, and furnishings.

    In the article, I lay out my favorite ways to add Palm Beach Style to any space and in my book, it all comes down to these easy elements that anyone can implement.

    1. Rattan, Bamboo and Wicker – Embrace these babes in their natural state or paint them for a fresh take.

    2. Be Bold with Color – Whether in paint or textiles, the brighter the better.

    3. Patterns are King – Classic Palm Beach patterns include but are not limited to: palms, florals, chinoiserrie, animal and geometric prints.

    4. Add Elements Inspired by Exotic – Fabrics, art or accessories, all is fair game.

    5. Make it Shine – Top the space off with brass and metallic finishes to add glamour and warmth.

    The Dining Nook off the kitchen got some Schumacher Chiang Mai love and the color palette for the space was launched. These clients are all about scouring Craigslist for vintage finds and they hit the jackpot with this vintage dining set. We spruced up the chairs with fabric, added a mix of original and vintage art to the space and it set the tone as we moved throughout the rest of the house.

    The dining room was set off with pineapple print fabric that calls for all the hospitality and paired with another of the clients finds: the fabulous Verano Glass chandelier. We topped the buffet with agate lamps and a One Kings Lane wrapped canvas.

    The dining room is open to the entry that boasts vintage barkcloth fabric on the table skirt, custom silhouettes and a warm welcome.

    My favorite wall in the house had a big hole in it! The purpose was a pass through but because with open floor plans wall space is lacking, we decided that it was prime real estate. The trick was, finding two paintings the same size and having Bennett’s Frame Shop build a custom frame that could hang in the space. Then a gallery with local and original art was built around it. The vintage barstools got an update with some Cotton and Quill Cheetah Spot fabric and the console was topped off with Jana Bek custom lamps.

    The other side of the living room is a feast for the eyes. A pattern palooza was brought in on pillows and SW Leapfrog made a huge impact on the shelves. We needed something natural enough that it could pair with the stone that had to stay, but fun enough to bring all the palm beach feels. Patterned Dana Gibson wallpaper gave all the nick knacks on the a back drop that unified them and a Ro Sham Beaux beaded beauty hangs like a crown on the space.

    You’ve heard me say it before, but powder rooms are all about that paper… and this one was no exception. Chinese Lantern Paper adds interest to the space along with a beaded Pottery Barn Kids chandelier, fabric skirt and vintage mirror.

    And lastly the master in the space was a super neutral back drop that got lots of attention in the textile department. A watercolor inspired rug grounds the space but keeps it calm and peaceful mimicking the colors in the Marquin Campbell marsh scene over the bed.

    It’s so fun to see client’s spaces come together with sheer decorating and so, so fun to to check up on the spaces 2 long years later. Go pick up your copy and get your palm beach cottage style on.

    Photos by Luke Cleland

    Article Text by Charlotte Safavi