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 shares our love of taking something old and breathing fresh life into it. These upcycled shutter headboards are a fantastic example, especially the hunter green shade. In our dream space, we’d place two yellow, porcelain enamel Wheeler™ Esso Wall Sconces on each side of the bed for a little extra task light for late night reading. A unique pendant light like this Chicken Wire Basket Pendant Lamp is perfect for adding pastoral style, and paired with a nostalgic Edison bulb, you’ve got yourself the perfect mood lighting!
Elements like the swordfish wall ornament and curtains introduce other colors into the space. For our pop of color, we’re using these little sculpted birds. They are hand painted and distressed to perfection—and who can say no to turquoise? Display these along with a retro-inspired Dolomite Alarm Clock on an American Made re-purposed wood Floating Shelf for eclectic styling.
Now’s the perfect time to add a little island flavor to your home. If you’re looking for a fun and festive place to spend a weekend, check out Mermaid Cottages and tell them we said “Hello!”
The latest trend facing the building community is creating an eco friendly living space out of as many reclaimed materials as possible to reduce waste, and build a unique residence out of these naturally worn items. Contrary to popular belief, going green is not limited to energy efficiency, but also applies to the use of sustainable building materials that may have been recycled from older barns, commercial structures or demolition projects. This not only benefits the environment, but also provides a non-uniform appearance to the exterior or interior of any project. Utilizing this approach, this customer submission benefits from the use of reclaimed wood planks from a 100 year old barn that was recycled to make the walls of this impeccable Washington cabin. With such a spectacular view of the Deschutes National Forrest, creating a unique cabin that equally reflected this breathtaking terrain was a sizable task, but the mixture of rich browns that compose the exterior of this cabin allows it to naturally blend in with the scenic canopy of pine trees in which it is set. The main goal of this project was to utilize as many reclaimed pieces as possible, but the need for more than adequate doorway lighting was needed. This concern prompted the use of an inconspicuous Barn Light Electric favorite, the Artesia Warehouse Shade, a light who’s minimized traditional warehouse shade and large performance creates a warm inviting entrance to this seasonal retreat. Coupled with the sustainable galvanized steel material and soft white glow from the energy efficient compact fluorescent bulb, this timeless shade fits with the rustic integrity of this reclaimed cabin.Read More