A COZY WHITE CHRISTMAS
Getting ready for a cozy white Christmas in Sarasota Florida. Mandi’s Cottage is like being in a dreamy White Christmas. Baking fluffy mini Christmas cakes and drinking hot cocoas as we wrap gifts and children write to Santa. Oooooh what fun it is getting ready for the Holiday’s. Fluffy Christmas cakes on a cloud of white, topped with snow flakes and silver glitter sprinkles. Enjoying Christmas candy and all kinds of goodies.
Next to the wintery white Christmas Tree are gifts being wrapped with creative thoughts. Then it’s time to sit and get cozy with a blanket and cup of spicy hot cider. A wonderful way to spend an evening during the Holiday Season. I will be spending my Christmas at Mandi’s Christmas Cottage with family and friends!!
I wish you all a Happy Merry Christmas.
THE NEW COTTAGE STYLE MAGAZINE FALL/WINTER IS OUT!!
My latest spread in Cottage Style Magazine has just hit News Stands.
This Sarasota, FL cottage has a fresh Key West vibe with crisp whites and all the colors of the tropics. Pick it up on News Stands now and enjoy the Sarasota lifestyle.
Long beach days in Sarasota Florida – though up North the dog days of Summer are coming to an end. Here on the outer islands of Sarasota, the weather is beautiful – so in designing a beach cottage it is a wonderful inspiration. Nature is all around us to give you the happy lifestyle you want and love. Have a look at this tropical beach cottage.
A cottage kitchen on the outer islands of Sarasota, on the West Coast of Florida. I designed this kitchen with happy colors – island living is what it’s all about. The perfect morning place to gather for a coffee before a day at the beach.
Slide open this fun beach door to the changing room and get your bathing suit on!! It’s a tropical Summer!
Grab a beach towel and walk to the salty sea for a swim – or a dip in the pool. Who doesn’t love the salty air?
I designed this pool to be the same color as the Gulf of Mexico so it would blend in with its surroundings. Swim time anyone?
No shoe zone! Kick your shoes off and feel the cool white sand in your toes.
Oh the colors of nature.
Lunch time… I designed this dining room to feel like you are on the beach – oh the soothing colors. The furniture pieces were also designed by myself to capture the vibe of living by the sea.
Beach combers were here!
Fresh Tropical fruits to eat… Or even better – mix in your drinks!
Getting ready for cocktail hour at 5:00… It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!!!
A bar sink the color of Tropical water – how charming!
The smell of fresh Pineapple is a wonderful creation thanks to mother nature.
The perfect little spot to relax and have a cold cocktail – ahhhhhhhh!
Snuggle up by the sea after a long day in the salty air and warm summer sea. Washed linens from Sweet Summer Linens are cool on your sun kissed skin.
HAPPY 4th OF JULY
Take a look at my all AMERICAN style on the wharf in Nantucket, MA. A small cottage that I remodeled and designed!
The classic American nautical look… Red – White – and Blue! Look out the seaside window as boats sail through the harbor, how charming is that? Real life coastal living.
Sweet Summer linens on the cottage beds. Sweet dreams as the salty sea air rolls in through the windows.
Enjoy your barbecues, sparklers, and fireworks on this 4th of July…
AND may your summer be filled with bike rides, fireflies, and family! xxoo
THE NEW ROMANTIC HOMES MAGAZINE IS OUT ON NEWS STANDS
One of my latest projects is featured on the cover of Romantic Homes Magazine.
This coastal Sarasota, FL home has the vibe of a carefree coastal lifestyle. Soothing colors and crisp whites are mixed with tropical punches of color and classic lines.
Pick up on News Stands now and enjoy the 10 page spread!
The newest edition of Seaside Style Magazine is now available on news stands! It features one of my all time favorite projects that I completed ; ) You will see why!
This is the perfect read for a sunny day at the beach with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand! Hope you all enjoy it!! HAPPY SUMMER!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE tropical Sarasota, FL! Summer time is here – time to lay back and enjoy a happy lifestyle!
Whether it’s on the coast of Maine, Nantucket Island or Sarasota, FL… Making sandcastles on the beach – looking down at your tan hands against the white sand… Priceless!!
Don’t forget to put on sun tan lotion! The tropics are slow paced and quiet – all the tourists are gone and its just us locals. Slow and easy for a while – time to have fun!
Take a moment in the shade with the palms – time to have a cocktail!
Time to pile on your cool vibe bracelets – MORE IS BETTER.
Island fever – Go to the case and grab some shell and beaded jewelry to feel like a mermaid. Get the sea vibe and feel free.
At the end of a summers day – fill your cottage with sweet summertime flowers!
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
SWEET HEARTS on the porch in sunny Sarasota! How fun is that big heart pillow…
Little heart shapes on a dresser – simple and sweet!
Touches of love with hearts in your home. Give your rooms a special feel with little hearts mixed in with Sweet Summer Linens. Who doesn’t love a heart shape!
Happy New Year to fresh color!
Inspiring colors from the Sarasota Farmers Market.
This will be the year for fresh vibrant colors.
Sometimes the most exciting colors come straight from mother nature!
THE NEW COTTAGE STYLE IS OUT!
Take a break from the whirlwind of getting ready for the holidays and enjoy my newest project in Cottage Style. Sit and relax have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Plug in the Christmas tree… Snuggle up and enjoy!! Its out in news stands now!!
BEACH HOUSE STYLE
Whether your on the West Coast, East Coast or the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, FL – a beach house is always a place to make memories.
A beach house third floor has always been a kids place for the summer to play with brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and beach buddies you just met. I designed the plans for this beach house keeping in mind how important it was to have this 3rd floor! Piling into the beach club of the third floor – oh what memories I have as a kid.
A Bigger bed for the older kids is perfectly positioned with sailboat shelves and an additional cot for sleep overs. How charming are the Sweet Summer Linens?
Always make nooks and crannies. This is the perfect nook to put the old fashioned cot. What child wouldn’t LOVE this?
Colorful fan and beach towels!!
Puff puff’s for everyone!!!
A place to hang your bathing suit, towels, and summer clothing… IT’S THE BEACH!!
Calling all beach babies!! I said this to my little beach babies as they grew up on the beach. Calling all beach babies to the Sweet Summer Linens magical tent – which my daughter Mandi designed and created. Story time… and then maybe nap time for the kids… Then cocktail time for the parents ; )
A twin bed in a nook with boat windows above to hear the surf and smell the salt air! All the bedding was custom made by Sweet Summer Linens.
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