We were in for a treat when Lauren, our photographer, stumbled across one of our new favorite vacation locations—the Mermaid Cottages. Their charming interiors full of vibrant walls, rustic accents, and shabby chic décor captivated us–of course we had to be their friends! We were inspired by their many rental cottages located on Tybee Island, so today’s Style Me Sunday is all about the “cottage charm, coastal calm” of their Inlet Breeze master bedroom.
A minty green coat of paint (like this Nottingham Green) is a fresh addition to the classic beadboard. This look is an easy DIY project when you use Paintable Birch Veneer Beadboard. Mermaid Cottages... Read More
Whether you own a modern home with vintage design or an authentic traditional home, schoolhouse pendants will add historic charm and character to any room where they’re installed. A wonderful example is found within the kitchen of the cottage pictured above. It has been featured on both Houzz.com and theoldpaintedcottage.com as well!
In an effort to restore the original appearance of this rustic cottage, two schoolhouse pendants were installed above the central butcher block island. Each pendant provides light directly over one of the busiest areas of the room. The opal glass shades make a great match for the bead board fronted cabinetry and beautiful subway tile... Read More
When you think of a farmhouse, typically you donâ€™t think of the beach, but it seems that the two worlds have recently collided to create a harmonic balance between them. Gone are the preconceived notions that the classic appearance of the traditional farmhouse needs to remain uniformly Victorian. Thanks to the shabby chic movement, the natural wear and tear that commonly is associated with these older farmhouses has now been heralded as the latest trend. Combining these worn characteristics with common reclaimed materials can lead to a unique and incredible transformation, especially when they are paired with stark whites and vivid colors commonly associated... Read More