Monday Musings: Coastal Living

Today we thought we’d give you a little sneak peak into what the Beaufort living room is going to look like. We found this great photo and used it as somewhat of an inspiration for the feel of the living room. 
This isn’t everything, of course, but here are a few items we’ve been working on that we think are going to be absolutely essential in the room!
This Currey & Company driftwood chandelier is HUGE, and is going to be that perfect, chic yet down-to-earth element that the room needs.
Kerry Steele artwork artwork
This gorgeous painting by the majorly talented Kerry Steele will adorn the mantle. We love how it’s contemporary yet coastal.


We adore this custom sofa’s legs. We got the inspiration from one one of Phoebe Howard’s rooms! 
Ryan Studio Fretwork pillow
These fun pillows from Ryan Studio — in other colors — are going on the sofa.
This glamorous Regina Andrew shell…


And these whimsical, fun Studio A candlesticks…
Are going to look great on this Currey & Company coffee table!
Two small, upholstered club chairs…
In this fabric…


With this Regina Andrew Le Chic table in between will provide comfy, cozy seating — and a place for that all-important cocktail!
We’re getting so excited to see pieces start rolling in. We’re hoping that the house progress is coming just as well when we go check it out next weekend.
We hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


New Windows and Furniture, Finally!

We wish we had some super-exciting Beaufort news to share — you know, like moving in furniture. But, of course, it has only been two months… We are pretty thrilled that some of the old, mismatched windows have been replaced with larger, matching ones, like this big one in Mom and Dad’s bathroom.
 So, no, these might not have been the dream windows we would have chosen, but replacing every window in the house wasn’t quite in the budget. At any rate, the new kitchen windows look so much better than the old ones did. The kitchen looks lighter and brighter already!
Just a little reminder of the old window on this wall!
The trimwork on the outside looks great too!
 In other groundbreaking news, the electrician found another foot in the new half bath downstairs! Higher ceilings are always good news, right?
Combine that with rolls and rolls and rolls of insulation and more feet of wiring and pipes than we could have imagined and a new heating and air system, and we’ve come a long way, baby!

So let’s get down to some good stuff:

 We’ve started gathering furniture, lighting, accessories etc. This Currey & Company Grotto Chandelier was the starting point for the entrance foyer. It just arrived, and it definitely makes a statement!
 The chandelier will be hanging over this great dining table from Halo Styles.
A pair of this Rutledge occasional chair (Fabric TBD!) from Phillips Scott is also going on one side of the entrance…
With a gorgeous, handmade stool from Hampton Row (in another color, of course) in between.
This Regina Andrew Le Chic floor lamp will grace the corner of the room. 
And these Gascoigne chairs from Phillips Scott, the outside and back covered in raffia with another great, yet to be found fabric on the seat are going on the other side of the room.

Progress! It’s going to be so fun to see it all come together in a few months!
Thanks for stopping by today!


To Market, To Market…

 We spent last weekend at the High Point Furniture Market, and had an absolute blast getting to see all the beautiful pieces — new trends and old favorites alike. 
Isn’t this oyster birdbath from Currey & Company so cool? Online it looked small, but in person it makes quite the statement!
 We love a touch of gold and glass and it was EVERYWHERE. This lovely Currey & Company find was gold without being too gold.
 This is a good representation of all the great little gold and glass tables that were such a trend. It’s from Cyan.
 These moss balls, also from Cyan, were so fun.
He wants his catch mounted over the fireplace. She wants a touch of glamour. Enter Phillips Collection.
 A crocodile skull with some pricey dental work from Phillips Collection may have been one of the most unique things we saw.
 These huge turtles from Wendover Art were incredibly eye-catching. We think they would look great hung horizontally too.
 Kenian Imports had fun bamboo pieces in all different colors.
 We were really into this shiny, chrome greek key lamp from World’s Away!
Elaine Smith’s collection of outdoor pillows come in every pattern you can imagine! 
That orange zebra was one of our favorites! 
Certainly, this was the tip of the iceberg for fabulous finds, but, though we always promise ourselves we’ll slow down and take great pictures, it has yet to happen… 

We hope you all had a great weekend!


Beaufort House Update: Seeing the Light

Hi, friends! We hope you all had a wonderful Monday. We didn’t get to Beaufort this week, so not much to report, but, the good news is, that means double progress for next week! One of the first things we need to pick for the house is the light fixtures, and we have a few things that we’re considering. 
For the kitchen, these clean, simple, white pendants with silver on the inside are one of our possible picks.
But we also are partial to sleek, chrome fixtures like these, especially since we’re thinking of using this kind of bar stool. 
Another cool pendant choice for the kitchen. This one is a little more rustic.
These are so gorgeous! Which would you pick for your kitchen?
We’re pretty set on this driftwood sphere for the living room. It adds that rustic, beachy touch while still being fabulous.
We are thinking of this oyster shell fixture for the dining room. The intricate detail of it is amazing.
This gorgeous shell chandelier is one of our favorite choices for the entrance hall. 
Aren’t these great for the downstairs master? A splash of gold is always fun! 
Thanks for stopping by and following our progress.


Monday Musings: The High Point Market

Barbara Cosgrove

 Happy Monday, everyone! Yesterday we braved the rain and unseasonably freezing weather and headed — for the first time ever — to the High Point Market! When we read that it occupied 475,000 square feet, it sounded enormous, but we couldn’t quite wrap our minds around it until we were there, driving around in awe of the building after building after building that comprised this massive effort. Needless to say, we only made it to a small fraction yesterday, but what we saw we absolutely loved. We thought we’d share some of our favorites with all of you today! 

Natural Curiosities
I think this piece of art, called “Cooking the Books,” was one of my favorite things at the show. It is comprised of romance novels (like Jane Austen, not Nora Roberts — although she’s pretty fab too) that are dipped in tea and aged in the sun. It’s supposed to be a comment on our economic situation. Frankly, between Dad and Will, I am not in need of any more reminders about our current economic situation. But I think it’s a fabulous piece all the same!
Dwell Studios
If there was one major takeaway on trends from this year’s market, it’s not looking good for our four-legged friends. Animal hides, bone inlay and horns were EVERYWHERE. This paper mache head from Dwell Studios is a great way to incorporate the trend without the animal rights implications. Wouldn’t this be so cool in a kid’s room?

Currey and Company

Statement lighting was the name of the game. These were some of our favorite sconces. Cute, right?

Mr. Brown Paris Lantern
Bone inlay lighting? We’ve never seen such a thing, but it is so fabulous! 
Mr. Brown  Galaxy Chandelier
Mr. Brown bone inlay sconce
Another fabulous sconce.

Bringing the outdoors in was definitely another huge theme that thrilled us. 

Isn’t it amazing what Mother Nature can create… and what skilled craftsmen can create using Mother Nature?
 Studio A
We hope you aren’t sick of it because gold, gold, gold was everywhere. We say, bring on the glitter! Especially when it’s in the form of these funky candlesticks!

Outdoors and gold. And glittery sea life, of course. We like the table. Not sure about the fish… It could definitely be a touch of whimsy!
Currey and Co.
These horns were especially beautiful. 
Global Views
We aren’t sure we would want to commit to a huge piece of furniture or mirror to incorporate the chain we saw quite a bit of, but these mirrored trays were pretty. 
Global Views
Check out the chain on these lanterns (and you can see a hint of a mirror!). We thought these little sheep were just the cutest things. 

Thank you to all of you who advised us on what to skip and what we couldn’t possibly miss. You helped make our day so much fun and kept it from being totally overwhelming. We are going to get down, dirty and in depth on market trends on Houzz once we put in a little more time and research. 

 We hope you all have a great day!


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