first impression

At three stories, six bedrooms and 3000+ square feet, the Southern Living Tarpon Run Idea House is big!  Of course, not every corner of the house could be featured in the editorial spread.  One area that wasn’t shown in the feature is the central staircase.  The view below is the first thing you see upon entering the house:


Doug and Bess designed a pair of benches that flank the front door which provide a place to sit down and take off your shoes or to put down a bag of groceries.  Beyond the entry area, the upper floors beckon by way of a sky-lit staircase.  The simple horizontal railings relate to the exterior architecture of the house.  The aqua color on the back wall of the stair continues up into the upper floors and gives a hint of the palette found elsewhere in the home.



[We think you can never have enough hooks inside a door where family members and guests come and go often.]


Paige and Anna Kay hung photos they took of the Port Aransas area on the back wall of the stair, collage style–one of our favorite ways to display artwork and photography.

collagewall slih

[Black frames and white mats are always a fun and graphic way to display art, but against the cool aqua color of the wall the effect is even more impactful.]


At the top of the stairs, a pair of consoles flank french doors leading to a porch with gulf views.  Above the [Rustic Two Drawer Console] from Wisteria, Paige and Anna Kay hung a piece by Courtney Garrett, and artist we feature prominently in our Rosemary Beach shop.  The blue tones of Courtney’s piece contrast beautifully with the orange shaded glass Barbara Cosgrove lamp.


To view more of Courtney’s work, visit her website [here].  We have several of Courtney’s pieces on display in our shop or works may be commissioned through Tracery as well, call (850) 231-6755 for more information.


[All photos by Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living]

3 thoughts on “first impression

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s