Sea Island Sophistication...

What a lovely beach retreat on the coast of Georgia. Interiors by Billy Roberts. See full article @ AH&L.

(Love the mosaic fireplace)


Simply Stunning...

This house is amazing. If you haven't seen it yet, take the tour @ Cote de Texas. Thanks Joni for sharing!

Take A Seat...or not

After searching and searching we finally found a table to fit into our kitchen area.
Our kitchen is arranged very different. The stove and sink area is "L" shaped, and then the fridge is across the room by itself. We would love move the fridge, but that if for another time. On the wall between the sink/stove area and the fridge are glass upper cabinets. Although they are nice, it is a bit awkward without lower cabinets (not sure why they didn't include them). This is the best place for a table, but we were limited on our size. The table needed to be 60" long, to match the upper cabinets, and not any deeper than 30". They do not make dining tables this size anymore, so that meant we would have to find something antique. We didn't have a problem with that, we love antiques! Our table has a white distressed base and a dark brown tabletop. Now that we have our table, we need seating, so the search continues.

(Note the upper cabinets. They are nice, but awkward if nothing was underneath. Please excuse the white walls, that will be fixed soon.)

Because the table is all wood, and we have many other wood pieces in the house, I thought metal chairs and/or a bench would be nice, like the photo below from BH&G. I would like to mix in a different material and I love industrial elements.

Wheat House; from Cote de Texas.

(Here are some chair options; courtesy of American Furnishings & Pottery Barn).

But then I saw this chair in BH&G and loved it. So now comes the debate: wood or metal? I decided to look for wood chairs that we could paint and what better place than Craigslist. I found these two groups and thought they were possibilities.

Either way, we are looking for chairs that are simple in design and great in style. We would love your input on which way to go...Wood or Metal?


Freshen Up...

Spring is here and I think it is time for new bedding & linens. The images from Interior Stories, by Lori Andrews are wonderful! We have a dark brown headboard and these photos offer desirable color combinations. There's inspiration in every photo!


Sunny Monday...

Here's to a sunny & warm work week...hope yours is just as bright!
Photo: Jean Allsopp; Stylist: Cari South; MyHomeIdeas.com

Old 280 Boogie...

This past weekend we attended the 8th Annual Old 280 Boogie in Waverly, AL; a free music and art festival hosted by Standard Deluxe.

We went to support artist, and one of my best friend's, Courtney J. Garrett. She was showing two new series of paintings. Check out the photos below of her work @ the High Corner Co-Op. (check her website for additional work and her new blog)

It was a beautiful spring day to spend outside, with great music, food, arts, family and friends. We were happy our family was able to make it up, especially my sister & brother-in-law, who brought up our sweet, adorable niece. We love her too much!

We stayed at the lake house all weekend and Tucker loved it.


I have been a little out of it since last Wednesday, when I was awoken @ 3:30am with extreme kidney pain. I had a kidney infection 9 months ago and it was the same kind of pain.
Well, after TJ and I were up for 24 hours and 7 hours in an ER waiting room, we found out that I had kidney stones, 3 of them! After our 11 hour long hospital visit and finally arriving home @ 4am, I am happy to say that I passed one of the stones the next day. Who would have thought something so very, very, small could cause so much pain. I wish this pain upon no one.
Advice: if you ever have any kidney pain, go straight to the hospital! (and hopefully your wait isn't as long as ours) I am feeling better and happy to be blogging again.


Being Green...

I love the style and design of the Green Home, from HGTV.
And you can even shop for some of the items used.