Friday, August 8, 2008

Beach shack love by Jane Coslick...

I was recently introduced to a fabulous blog by the name of Design Editor. While perusing Catherines interesting and inspiring posts I came across some pictures of a beach house designed by Jane Coslick of Savannah, Georgia. I'm sure many of my Amercian blogging pals probably know her well but this was my first introduction and I was inspired!

About Jane - Jane Coslick's Designs and Restorations embraces the cottage lifestyle: open, friendly, and simple. Jane's lovingly restored homes are painted bright colors-- trimmed in crisp white, and are full of funky furnishings, many of which she designs herself. Jane blends the quirky with the quintessential and fills her homes with delights at every turn.

The image above was the one that captured my attention. I completely agree with Catherine in saying my favourite element of this kitchen is the aqua colonial screen door on the pantry- Outstanding!

I absolutely love the light, airy, vintage feel of this home with plenty of white used throughout, the chippy furniture including old shutters and doors used as bedheads, patchwork quilts and the fabulous vintage inspired prints.





The next three images below are from another beach shack also designed by Jane.




I am completely smitten with all the bright colours, textures and patterns Jane uses against the white background. These homes feel so inviting and fun! Perfect for that summer family vacation we all deserve :)






19 comments:

Celia said...

God, this is like you said, Outstanding!!!!
Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post!

Country French Antiques said...

Love the white one, the island lights and the barstools I love!!
I also have 2 green paneled French doors exactly like that headboard.
Give me an idea! Merci as always!

pinkstilettos said...

Hey- I just posted the lovely kitchen yesterday on my blog! It was my favorite part of the home. Have a good weekend! Daisy~

Kris said...

Bravo! You have done it again, I'm inspired!!! Love the soft simplicity of this lovely post! Thanks for sharing!

Geisslein said...

wow! such nice nice nice pictures and such a wonderful style! thanks for this inspiring!!!
sunny greetings from germany
geisslein

Dianne said...

I live on the coast of N.C. This is the typical style we see. I never get tired of it. Just beautiful!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

I absolutely love the first house! How I would love those baby sized globes from the first picture. She has a real talent with colour - very inspiring post.

AnastasiaC said...

anna I just love this post - makes me yearn for Summer!! wish I had a cute little beach house...

chriskauf said...

I am so glad I found your blog , we have so much in common , I will enjoy peaking in on your blog, you have a wonderful style, I have just quit my day job to start my own decorating business , ripe old age of 35 and I too have a Sophie , small world.
Good luck with your schooling.
Chris

Cote de Texas said...

I love this designer too!
btw - for the checkerboard - it's Mosaic Maker by Flckr. Google -Mosaic Maker - -you should be able to see it - if not - let me know!!!

Have a great week!
JOni

KarenB said...

I've been out of blog land for a few days. So, I missed this post. It is so lovely! I love it! Thanks for always posting such beautiful rooms.

Karen B.

Absolutely Unique said...

Beautiful post! I love, love, love SO much white homes... I guess it's because where we live it's winter most of the time... Great blog. I've posted a link on mine :)

Catherine said...

Thanks for the shoutout and compliments!

You can rent cottages designed by Jane too!

Catherine

RainbowMom said...

Oh it's dreamy!

Rachel Mallon said...

Wonderful example of beachy decor. Thanks for sharing!

Alkemie said...

What a beautiful cottage. Lots of great inspiration. It looks so airy and inviting!

Trazos y Trozos said...

Decorando una casa en la playa.

Monica said...

I loved all the pictures posted, especially the shutter headboard.

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Fabulous post! Loved reading your great post, I always can tag it

Jen
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