summertime & the living is easy

Everything is in full swing around our Rosemary Beach, FL shop these days. Our small town is once again buzzing with activity. Everywhere you turn there are kiddos on bicycles or licking an ice cream cone and lots of bare feet. Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day-here’s a glimpse of our world here lately…

Vern Yip was in the shop! He’s a judge on HGTV’s Design Star and you may also remember him from TLC’s show Trading Spaces.

Coastal Texas

Hi Y’all, Bess here to share a quick peek at a house Paige & I have been working on in Cinnamon Shore. It’s on the Gulf Coast in Port Aransas, Texas and is going to be a great family friendly beach house. I made a trip out in April to check on a few things so here are pictures from that trip.

Love how the exterior colors turned out.

Interior doors waiting to be installed-great ‘x’ detail.

The view from the kitchen-lots of great sunsets to be enjoyed here!

Finalizing a few details….

It’s also next door to the 2009 Southern Living Idea House, ‘Tarpon Run’. We love this budding coastal community.

Introducing the New Tracery Private Label Fabric Collection

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday! Things have been super busy and exciting around here! One of the most exciting being another introduction into our Tracery private label fabric collection!  As you have seen in our past blog posts, we have shown you our Tracery Rose Window Fabric in Driftwood.  Well, we now have a coordinating stripe to match! We had the opportunity to use this fabric in the 2012 Southern Living Idea House.  It worked great for pillows and draperies!

Tracery Rose Window Fabric (left) and Tracery Fluting Fabric (right) in Driftwood colorway

Tracery Rose Window Fabric (left) and Tracery Fluting Fabric (right) in Driftwood colorway

Tracery Rose Window Pillow 20" x 20" $95 with Tracery Fluting Fabric

Tracery Rose Window Pillow 20″ x 20″ $95 with Tracery Fluting Fabric

Both of our fabrics are a 100% linen.  What makes these fabrics even more special?  They are only $45 a yard (two yard minimum order, please).  Need a sample?  We can mail you a sample per your request via us mail.  If you are interested just email us at

Hope you all have enjoyed getting a sneak peak at our new fabrics – stay tuned for pictures of how we used them in the 2012 Southern Living Idea House!


Before and After the entire home….

Hi Paige here!  AK and I finished a condo in Rosemary and we have shown you a few before and afters but here is the full reveal!  We had so much fun with our friend Sean and Byron creating their perfect beach getaway.

First the before photos….

Living Room and Dining Room Before

Sophie and Bosley waiting patiently during our design presentation.  They are awaiting their new home.

The Master Bedroom Before….

Guest Bedroom before

Guest Bath Before…


Now time for the after.  I love a before and after…. don’t you?



P.S.  Here a few photos that AK and I took of each other just goofing around at the home when we were waiting on the clients for the reveal!

The martini is fake btw!

Southern Living Idea House Day 2, 3, 4, 5….

Hi Y’all,  Bess here & I am happy to announce we are all back! The Idea House install was a huge success and we can not wait for you all to see it. In the mean time here are a few more shots from our time in Senoia, Georgia to get you through. Enjoy….


‘Bessie’ waiting on her final home.


AK unpacking accessories.


We put a fresh coat of paint on these vintage finds for the front porch.


We had a camera crew around for a few hours.


Christina from Southern Living framing away.


The back of my car after 3 trips to Home Depot, 2 to Target 1 to Lowes, Goodwill & wherever else I ended up that day!


The Tracery ‘Sweat Shop’ for the day.


The back porch waiting to be staged.

Southern Living Idea House Day 1

Hi all! We are here… In Senoia installing the 2012 Southern Living Idea House… Here is day 1.



Lots of pillows! We are staging them in the kitchen as we furnish the house.


Frank taking a photo of the master bedroom.


We are loving this plaid chair!



Frank and AK making the bed I. The master.




And our group dinner!

We will update you more over the next few days…. Headed to bed…But wanted to keep everyone updated.