Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flurniture and Fabrics

Well, I wanted to film a video of our latest junkin' excursion, but somebody with blonde hair, whose name rhymes with Kayla, forgot to charge the video camera battery the night before, so unfortunately this is all we got...



BUT,
we did have our regular camera with us, so we did manage to get a still shot of the vintage childrens schoolhouse table we got from a junk shop in Savannah...

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Isn't it great!?

The top needs a little bit of work, but we'll have that big guy lookin' a little bit lovelier in no time!

I say "big guy" because it measures six feet long, but two and a half feet wide.
I think it's gonna make one heckuva killer coffee table in the living room!

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We also settled on each rooms "color story" this past weekend too.

We'll be using lots of rustic reds, pale yellows, and various shades of blue and green.

I want the place to have a "farmhouse fresh/summer cottage by the sea" feel- so I think those colors (along with lots of chippy patinas, worn woods, and galvanized metals) will do just the trick!

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Jane took me to her office the other day, and while we were there, she let me dig through her massive storage closet.
Boy oh boy did I find some great fabrics to use in the cottage!

Here's a sneak peek at a few of the palettes we're going with...

Kitchen...

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(Bird-patterned fabric: Thibaut, discontinued.
Red & White Stripe fabric: Sunbrella, discontinued)

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Living Room...

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(Painting: Bellamy,
Seahorse print: Rusty Cricket
Green & White polka dot fabric: Sunbrella
Paisley Fabric: Sunbrella)

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Front Bedroom...

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We're meeting with our handyman, Todd, today.

He's gonna help us hang stuff, build stuff, paint stuff and install stuff.

So assuming I remember to charge the video camera battery before we head over there-
I'll be back soon with more footage of our progress!



Ooh!
And I'll be back to announce the "Name the Cottage" winners soon too!

Ciao for now,



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62 comments:

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love the palettes you have going... can't wait to see it all come together!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Love all the fabrics and accessories - can't wait to see the finished product!

Maillardville Manor said...

Love the scheme's !!!!
Can't wait to see how they some together!

Robyn said...

OHhhh those colors are making me HAPPY already! The kitchen is just going to ROCK! And I'm loving the sooooothing yellow bedroom!

Frau said...

Colors are perfect! Can't wait to see more!

Preppy Mama said...

Gorgeous! Can not wait to see how you pull it all together. BTW, that table is to die for!!!

Suzanne said...

Oh yeah. Love the palettes, love the fabrics especially. Did you bring a sewing machine to create curtains, etc? If not, let me know. I have a little Singer Featherweight and can be down to Tybee in no time flat.

- Suzanne

geri said...

Layla & Kevin.
You are everything a married couple should be.
Two very special people who share their love through their gifts and talents.
Two people who love and laugh together.
Two people who share their lives with others.
Two people who can fix, revamp, create, and even shop together and produce "killer" spaces.
You are so very Blessed to be in Love in Tybee and everywhere else.
I love all your videos together.
Cheers to you Both. geri.
p.s. Can't wait to hear the name of this beautiful retreat you are creating.

Sarah @ TheUglyDucklingHouse said...

I can't decide whether I like the living room colors or the bedroom colors more, but they all look great!

I am trying to get some design decisions made as well, but am having a dilemma of the "can't pull the trigger" variety: I would love some input on which flooring stain I should choose. Please stop by my blog and vote!

michelle said...

What beautiful colors you have chosen! I love the yellow for the bedroom. This is great seeing this all come together!

Jill said...

I can't wait to see how this all comes together I recently found a bunch of Blue Ball jars while cleaning out my Grandma's basement - can't wait to see how you incorporate them into the design!

Christy said...

I'm loving the color schemes you have pulled together so far! I'm drooling over all the chippy paint and gorgeous fabrics. Can't wait to see it all come together. Thanks for sharing the journey with us!

Debby said...

The colors and the fabrics are amazing. Can't wait to see the finished project.

michele skinner said...

ohmygosh ... we're building next year, and so far the palette you've picked out is exactly what we're planning to do in our house! so excited to see your project come together so i can live vicariously through it until we can move forward with ours!!

livadair said...

Loving those colors- especially in love with the front bedroom palette!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

The colors are fantastic. Love the living room fabrics to pieces. I am so looking forward to following this makeover. How much fun this much be for you and Kevin. Work too - but amazing fun! You really deserve great things!

Lisa said...

You ain't messin' around at the mess hall, that place is going to look great! Will have to come see it one day. Love the colors of EVERY room.
Blessings,
Lisa

Head Neatherer said...

I love love love that green polkadotted fabric. LOVE IT! :) Can't wait to see some video!:)

RAE said...

You guys are so cute together!!! Can hardly wait to see the finished product, love everything you've shown us so far. I hope I win the "name game." Maybe a hot tub on the porch just off the master bedroom, nice romantic getaway for a couple. I'm sure you could come up with a cute idea to "disguise" the tub so it would fit the decor better. Tybee is the most relaxing place I have ever visited. I so want to go back there.

Jenny Hillman said...

Wow, you are one heavenly designer. I wish my home could be one of your projects! I love everything you do. The color stories here seem just right. Sigh....
Can't wait to see more!!!
Jenny

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Layla,

I adore the fabrics you are using in the kitchen! Great choices.

Deborah

Cottage Dreamers said...

My anticipation to see the finished cottage just keeps building! The colors you're going with are beeeautiful!
☺ Celeste

Dondra said...

Wow Love what you've got going! The yellow step stool in the bedroom made me gasp. My Nonnie had one just like that in her kitchen. I remember spending plenty of time perched atop that squeeeeeky chair helping her with dishes. LOVE IT!

Mama's Boys said...

I really love your fabric selections. I'm wondering (hoping) if you have any suggestions for online sources for buying fabric. I'm on the hunt right now and could use some help. THANKS!

Trina
utahraptors at zookee dot org

misee said...

Its amazing all ready! I can't wait for the finish:) Enjoy doing what you do best!

Arlene Grasman said...

oh my, oh my....these are amazing finds. Can't wait to see the final awesomeness!
Arlene

don't want said...

Please tell me about the dresser in the front bedroom. I have one almost like it, was my grandmothers.
Thanks.

Wishful Home said...

Those colours are perfect for the kind of look you seem to be going for. I especially am in love with the green and white polka dots...my favourite pattern AND colour all in one fabric!

And I can't wait to hear on some of the name winners...here's hoping one of mine struck your fancy!

Craftify It! said...

Are you going to cut the table legs shorter to make it a coffee table or is it already a short table since you said it was a kid's table? Just wondering. Hopefully you show restoring it, so we can see how it is done!

Love the concert at the end. Glad you are getting to "VACATION" while you are there too...even if that was the only 2 minutes you haven't been working!

Have fun! Can't wait to see more!

Maggie Mae said...

Nice guitar playing! I love the colors! Makes me want a cottage by the ocean to decorate.

City.Cottage store said...

You guys are toooo freaking cute!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

More! More! More!!

:)

hotmama2u said...

LOVE the fabrics! Currently working on a very bland and blank canvas of a kitchen myself and the fabrics for the kitchen you picked are head over heels gorgeous. FAB! Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann said...

Love the old fabrics and that school house table. I have to admit I sat at something very similar in kindergarten so many years ago. Looking forward to seeing the next step.

littlebeachbum said...

I love the palettes y'all have put together! I can't wait to see how they come together in the actual rooms...you are such an inspiration! I especially love the yellow room...I love yellow, it is such a sunny color. There is no way to be unhappy or depressed in a (pale...haha) yellow room!

Country Contemporary said...

Great palettes and what fabulous fabrics! Love them all and your thoughts for the styling...it's going to look gorgeous! Now, I'd only suggest two things: have a back-up battery at the ready for the video camera (yeah, bet you wish you had one) and more mini-concerts please! Love Kevin's pickin' and playin'!!! Can't wait to see the finished rooms and see the short-list of suggested names!

Leslie

CaraRose said...

Wow....ahhhh maaaa zing! Can't wait to see the finished cottage.

Kourtney said...

I lived in Georgia for a few months and never even heard of Tybee Island! I must go there right now!

Amy R. said...

ADORABLE! I love the fabrics and can't wait to see it come together!

Simply LKJ said...

Love all the color palettes you have chosen, especially the kitchen! Can't wait to see it all completed.

Lee said...

Kevin and Layla,
I am living vicariously through you for 2 reasons. First and foremost I am a struggling interior designer in Atlanta and want to do exactly what you do. You do it SO well. :)

Secondly, I am in love with Tybee so watching you work your magic on The Mess Hall tickles me. My husband and I plan to retire to Tybee early and can't wait to find our own little gem to fix up!

Keep up the great work and keep making videos....just be sure to charge the battery ;)

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Love that kitchen color scheme! I can't wait to see it all done : )

Sandra said...

I can't decide which part of this post I like better - your coverage (or lack thereof in the first video...) of your cottage re-do with all the photos or the video of Kevin playing 'Sweet Home Alabama' with you laughing and loving in the background.

Yes, you are blessed. :)

Anyways, can't wait to see more renovation stuff and to hear what the name is for the cottage and all of its bedrooms!

(the other) Sandra

Kim said...

Love, love, love the fabrics and kids table. They make me so happy! Keep up the great work. You have a wonderful gift.

Creative Ambitions said...

Y'all are too funny... love your videos... they bring me joy! I know we are all excited to see what's a brewin' at The Mess Hall!! :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Everything looks wonderful! I can't wait to see evreything. Jackie

Cheryl said...

Loving the color story you have going for each of the rooms as well as the accessories.
enjoyed hearing Kevin play on the guitar and I have to tell you I have that very fabric he was sitting on whiile playing the guitar. I bought some curtains at a mill end shop on the easter shore in MD in hopes of turning them into a quilt for mother-in-law.
The cottage is going to be so lovely when you and Kevin are done. Looking forward to seeing the after pics.

Laura said...

LOVE the vignettes! They look yummy. (Can you use that word for house stuff??) Can't wait to see what ya'll do with the place!
Oh yeah, you said it right at the end of this post... I think you should name it "One Awesome Cottage" ! :)

Laura said...

LOVE the vignettes! They look yummy. (Can you use that word for house stuff??) Can't wait to see what ya'll do with the place!
Oh yeah, you said it right at the end of this post... I think you should name it "One Awesome Cottage" ! :)

Juli said...

Layla,
I am in LOVE with the bellamy painting! I've been looking for that kind of piece that just "speaks" to me and this one did! The colors in it are heartbreakingly perfect. I emailed her to see if she had anything similar or if she had a print. I hope, hope, hope she does because that canvas made my heart go pitter-patter. Could you post a picture of it? I saw it on the video but a picture would be ahh-mazing!

Thank you for following your dreams and for being such a wonderful, happy couple. Your joy and love of life is refreshing! - Juli

Bernadette said...

Wait! How about "(Garland Cottage/Inn"? Since there is so much history on the island, it would be a neat tie in...

In 1855, Fort Screven was ordered built on the North end of Tybee to provide a more modern system of seacoast defenses. Six poured concrete low profile gun batteries and a minefield were ordered for Tybee along with hundreds of other military buildings. Gun Batteries, such as "Battery Garland" would be named to honor America’s war heroes.

From 1897 to 1947, Fort Screven would be an integral part of America’s Coastal Defense system. Troops would train and stand guard on Tybee through the Spanish American War of 1898, World War I, and World War II. In 1947, the Fort was closed and sold to the Town of Tybee and Tourism returned as a major part of Tybee’s history.

In 1961, Battery Garland, the former gun battery and magazine for a 12 inch long-range gun, became the Tybee Island museum.

Shawn said...

"farmhouse fresh/summer cottage by the sea" ~~ I am inspired already can't wait to see your vision come true. Great work, thanks for sharing!

Kira =] said...

so pretty color stories. so excited to see it.

"Not yet" love the mini concert. Thank you!!!

angela | the painted house said...

I love the direction you all are going with the cottage. Charming fabrics and inspiration pieces! This is so much fun to follow along. Thanks!!!

Ashley and Nate said...

Ohhh Layla "Kayla"... your new word "flurniture" made me laugh out loud! :) I'm loving the colors you have chose so far.... and can't wait to see some finished product.

Also excited to hear the winning names for the cottage. Please pick me! ;) Enjoy your time in Tybee. Whenever my husband and I visit, we're going to stay in the cottage you're working on... that is if we can even get in there! :)

Mom That Makes Cents said...

i must have that red & blue stool in the kitchen!!! love, love, love!!!!

Tessa said...

Layla - It is going to be so adorable in the cottage! I think the yellow bedroom will be my favorite! Love that check fabric!! Can't wait to see the after pictures! :)

Eva @ the nerdy nest said...

The blue and red scheme for the kitchen has brought me hope that I can revive my red accessories to use in our new "Antique Silver" kitchen. I love the pairing and how that beautiful birdie fabric ties it all together. Sending you love and some humidity from Sweet Home AL!

LLH Designs said...

Great photos, Layla! I especially love what you've got going on for the living room. Have fun and Happy Friday! Xo...Linsey

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

The colors, patterns and textures you've choosen are just beautiful...I know it's gonna look amazing when you guys are done.

prashant said...

I love the yellow for the bedroom. This is great seeing this all come together!
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Sari Monaco aka Furry Poppins said...

great colors and fabrics....it gives me a great vibe!!!
Did you have a budget??
Thanks, Sari