Sweet Summer Style

SWEET SUMMER STYLE COQUINA COTTAGE – PART I

Entrance

To the main cottage we go!

Bubbling Fountain

A bubbling fountain welcomes you to the middle of the court yard. Love that sound.

To Puddle Pool

The pathway to the puddle pool which has no edge. Mermaid spa with seashell cottage.

Back of Coquina

The back of Coquina Cottage is a puddle pool. The front is the beach.

Up to Porch

Up to the porch to have lunch. Key West shrimp, anyone?

Pathway to Beach

To the beach we shall go for the afternoon!

Trees in the Sand

Sea grape trees in the sand and Adirondack Chairs at Coquina Beach.

To the Kitchen

Around the corner and into the kitchen. Coming soon – stay tuned to see the inside of Coquina Cottage in Part II. See you then!

SWEET SUMMER STYLE COQUINA COTTAGE – PART II

This is one of many southern, tropical projects I have finished. I took existing furniture and refurnished it for an up-to-date look. I also had new furniture built for the cottage while still maintaining a vintage cottage look.

This was a three year long project – a one hundred year old cottage on the Gulf of Mexico! It was a gem that needed love and attention. I kept it mainly in its original state accept for redoing the kitchen and the bathrooms. I changed the colors because everything was mint green, both outside and in! There was originally beach sand where the pool is now, which made it the perfect place for a puddle pool. All the cottages surrounding the main cottage are original.

What a place! Come enjoy some of the inside…

Porch Overlooking Pool

Striped floors add fun to this screened-in porch, overlooking the pool. Sweet mermaid light with colorful furniture.

Airy Kitchen

To give it an airy feel, I designed open shelving and added a butcher block island. What a kitchen!

Eat Here

Dinner anyone?!

Porch to relax

Sleeping porch with whimsical art we made on the wall so it would be different and fun. Sleep while the waves hit the beach like a lu-lla-by.

Room to Rest

Master bedroom has a headboard made out of an old theater frame cut in two. Added filling to the middle and covered in a striped fabric and voila! It’s a funky headboard. No one else will have this!

Sit Here

A place to sit, have an iced tea and relax. I used vintage wicker furniture and added new outdoor fabric. We also made some of the pieces.

Bedroom 2

Simple guest bedroom by the beach. This room is facing the ocean – oh, listen to that surf!

Porch

Vintage wicker on the porch overlooking the sea – the beautiful sea.

SWEET SUMMER STYLE AT PERIWINKLE COTTAGE

Entry Way

Twin arbor in the compound of cottages.

Entrance

Through the gates to the sister shell cottage. What a wonderful way to enter the sister cottage called Periwinkle.

The Periwinkle Cottage

Enter the old fashioned sleeping porch at Periwinkle Cottage.

Sleeping Porch

What a wonderful sleeping porch with striped floors for fun. A mix-match of soft cotton bedding to snuggle in and rockers to rock as you listen to the waves crash on the beach. Something we should all experience.

The Sleeping Porch

Sitting and reading in a sea of soft linens with patterns and colors. Feel yourself relax and enjoy the day at the cottage.

Reading and Relaxing

A day bed to have a nap or read after sunning on the beach.

Area to Eat

Have a drink on the other end of the porch. Simple wicker chairs and a vintage table under the paddle fan where you can enjoy your summer meals.

The Cupboard

Hot pink cabinet with colorful glasses in this colorful cottage kitchen. Color, color, color!

A Room to Live In

This is two-in-one. A place to have a big gathering of family and friends. Laugh and enjoy each other. Soft furnishings and a fire place to lie by on chilly evenings.

Lanterns and Sign

A mantle with a cool sign and glass lamps that glow at night.

Beach Bedroom

Fun – Fun – Fun master bedroom! Bedding with bright and bold hues and a beach sign painted in great colors. Vintage mantle overhead with these funky finials make up a headboard. Custom linens are fun, after all, this is the beach!

Flower

Sweet hibiscus everywhere.

SWEET SUMMER STYLE AT SEASHELL COTTAGE

The arbor

The blooming arbor to the guest pool cottage.

Vine on the Arbor

Happy climbing blooming vine.

Pool

Reflections by the puddle pool. Getting ready to swim and sun!

Cottage for the guest

A guest cottage where any one would want to stay and never leave. A pool out your door with salt air and plenty of sunshine.

Guest Cottage

A welcoming entrance to a small two room guest cottage by the seashore with a puddle pool and mermaid spa to relax.

Mermaid by the pool

Mermaid pouring water through her seashell. Beautiful glass tile spa to relax and ponder you thoughts.

Mermaid fountain

Sun-faded mermaid and the sound of trickling water will make you have happy thoughts.

Mermaid by the water

The sun-faded mermaid on her side.

Cottage for the guest

Oh, the simplicity of a guest cottage!

Cottage for guests

A bay window with a seat to use every inch. B-board wainscoting to add architectural interest to the space. Soft, washable linen fabrics.

Pool Cottage

Small kitchenette to make your cold drinks and snacks to enjoy by the pool. A guest can find the snuggly bedroom down the hall.

Bed in guest cottage

Jump into the soft bed with sun-faded linens and have sweet dreams.

Hibiscus flower

Summer months are the best, aren’t they?

A time for you and family to break from everyday life and enjoy your surroundings. A chance to be creative, read a book, float in a pool, stargaze in the mermaid spa and listen to the waves of the sea.

ANTIQUE CAR SHOW: GREAT COLORS!!

Who says a girl can’t have fun at a car show? Look at these colors!

Nice Car

Rear View of Car

Side of Truck

Front of Car

Hood Open

Wheel

Front End

Mint Green truck

Still looking for pink cars for next year’s show!

SWEET SUMMER STYLE …

Enjoy sweet summer days as you are going through a Honeysuckle Arbor. Open the gate to a wonderful world of sun, sand, surf and salt air.

The tiny cottage along the sea.

A sun-filled cottage with calming colors.

Gathering driftwood to have a fire on the beach. Take time relaxing in vintage beach chairs, which add color and charm to outdoor space.

A pool cottage for guests to enjoy! Anyone for a swim in a Puddle Pool?

Sea shells by the sea shore…

Mermaid with pink details on a sea shell path to the beach.

Rum Runners anyone? A colorful area outside to mix up and indulge in a cocktail before sunset. Cheers!

Stripes and dots – who ever said they don’t go together?

Having fun with glassware; mixing old and new. Sit back with a tall lemonade and enjoy the summer months.

A place to snuggle and enjoy the company of family and friends. Mixing fabric patterns makes the look cheery and interesting. All these pillows make you want to jump in.

Gathering treasures on the beach and holding on to them.

Sit and relax outside among these vibrant colors.

A cute sleeping loft for the beach babies above a sweet cottage with gardens.

Trellis with a growing vine. Gardening in the summer can be relaxing and rewarding.

What a beautiful color!

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