Tracey Rapisardi partners with Southern Living and Coastal Living Magazine!

TRACEY RAPISARDI DESIGN, LLC PARTNERS WITH SOUTHERN LIVING AND COASTAL LIVING!

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SARASOTA, FL, MARCH 5, 2015 – TRACEY RAPISARDI DESIGN, LLC has been selected as a member of the Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network, a group of editorially recommended designers for readers of the Time Inc. titles. In late 2014, Coastal Living and Southern Living partnered to launch this brand-credentialed group of interior designers in key markets across the country.

All designers in the network have been vetted by editorial representatives of each magazine.

“Together Coastal Living and Southern Living inspire more than 20 million consumers each month with great interior design,” said Sid Evans, editor-in-chief of Southern Living. “This collaboration will allow designers the opportunity to connect with our consumers and bring the look of the magazines to life.”

“Our new Designer Network further strengthens our ties with the design community and showcases our unique roles as authorities on design to both the trade and consumers,” said Antonia van der Meer, editor-in-chief of Coastal Living.

 

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“To be asked to go into partnership with Southern Living and Coastal Living is a great honor. I look forward to working with both brands on projects that will influence the readers and viewers with style – whether it is a home, a table set for dinner, or items in your beach bag!! It will be a wonderful experience to work closely with Southern Living and Coastal Living in this great adventure.” – Tracey Rapisardi

 

 

 

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As an editorially recommended designer for readers of the Time Inc. titles (Southern Living and Coastal Living) we met in Nashville for a conference with brand-credentialed; builders and developers from across the country, sponsors of the Custom Builder Program, as well as the editors of both Southern Living and Coastal Living. What a great time we had and what creative and kind people we met!

 

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Southern Living and Coastal Living did such a seamless job in Nashville – all the details were impeccable. Even down to the registration table decorated with Nashville flower arrangement. So cute!

 

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Girl’s road trip???… Since we are located in Sarasota, FL, we thought it would be a good idea to make it a girls road trip – so we could have a little extra time to explore Nashville!

aka: shop… eat… and drink ; )

 

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A morning in Franklin, TN… Just 20 minutes from Nashville was a little dream town – from the boutiques to the restaurants! Lunch at 55 South was fantastic – and the ambiance was just what you would expect in TN.

 

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Save the best little shop for last… Ice cream… xxoo

 

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

HAPPY 4th OF JULY

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Take a look at my all AMERICAN style on the wharf in Nantucket, MA. A small cottage that I remodeled and designed!

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Sweet Summer linens on the cottage beds. Sweet dreams as the salty sea air rolls in through the windows.

 

 

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Enjoy your barbecues, sparklers, and fireworks on this 4th of July…

AND may your summer be filled with bike rides, fireflies, and family! xxoo

 

 

Sweet Summer Style Coquina Cottage Part II of the Main Cottage

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.

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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 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.