The Master…..

The issue of Coastal Living featuring the beach cottage is out and on newsstands now!  It is the December/January issue of the magazine.  To celbrater I thought I would share some of my favorite photos with all of you out in blogland.  All of these shots are by Jean Allsopp and the styling is by Lynn Nesmith (AKA Eleanor).

First up is the master bedroom.  To prefice this you should know that my husband, Mark, is an urban designer.  Therefore Mark is a lover of maps, neighborhoods, towns, etc.  So he came up with this idea to have a map of Seagrove, Seaside, and part of Watercolor as a large piece of art in the master.  That mixed with the hombre drapes and all versions of gray and white in the room it really makes a statement.  The bedroom is strong yet soothing… a great combination to me for a master.

Next up the Master Bath.  I am obsessed with this wall paper from my friend Meg Braff.  It is out of this world.  And to top that off the black lacquered cabinet by Kay Fuller and sons.  I have always wanted to use and black lacquer cabinet in a bathroom and now I have!  I think all designers have a list of items like this that they are trying to incorporate in a future project.  I love it when I get the opportunity.  And to finish it off the Allison Wickey painting…


Ok.  That is it for tonight.  Off to pick up the in laws at the airport for Thanksgiving. More to come…

Don’t forget the house is on tour through this Sunday Nov 29 from 11am-5pm (except Thanksgiving).  Come by if you can!


46 Forest Street in Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

It is really in Seagrove but you have to type Santa Rosa Beach for gps.




Christmas at the Coastal Living Beach Cottage.  

This is the last week the home is on tour so to make it extra special we decorated it for Christmas!  Let me get the logistics out of the way first.  The tours are every day from 11-5 through Sundsy Nov 29th (except Turkey Day!!). Ok back to Christmas…. I say “we” because I had lots of elves.  Thank you Lynn, Christi, Jenny, Blaine, Mom, Aunt Kem, Stella and Ilza!  Y’all are the best!  We started with the room colors, the boxes of past Christmas items I owned, natural cuttings from yards 😁, and lots of energy. I like Christmas decorations to reflect your home.  So these decorations respond to the environment they are in.  To preanswer a few questions… The greenery and tree are real.  The tree came from Home Depot and the wreaths and garland from lowes (they get points for being the only ones with their natural Christmas ready to sell)…. Ok Jenny might have helped the guy unpacking the boxes to get the wreaths and garland out because she was the first Christmas buyer at both stores.  The sled is from a family Christmas trip to North Carolina in 1978.  And the last fact before the photos Christi, Lynn and Jenny did “enhance” the wreaths and garland with spruce and magnolia.  I find that store bought wreaths are a good base but are never full enough.  The photos start from the beginning to the finished decorations.  Now onto the photos….  


I hope you enjoy!  

Now back to preparing for Thanksgiving!  












Coastal Living Beach Cottage

Hey y’all!  It’s Paige here.  Just wanted to share a few more shots around the beach cottage.  It is still on tour Thursday through Sunday 11-5pm through Nov 29th.  Then thanksgiving week it is open every day from 11am-5pm except Turkey Day.  Tours are $20 and a portion of the proceeds go to Alaqua Animal Refuge, Food for Thought, and The Seaside Rep.  The issue of the magazine hits newsstands next week!  

Here are a few shots I have taken over the last few weeks.  (These are from my iPhone)

Ferdinand the Penguin is our official greeter on the front porch.  

The Wine Garden (completely dreamt up by my husband Mark) is the crown jewel of the house.

The dining and wet bar.  I love the barn wood wet bar by Kay Fuller and Sons

The Mallory Page art is a top fav of mine.  It is just the perfect centerpiece of the room.  

The entry table by Bradley in white concrete.  (I have no idea who that is in the mirror- if you recognize yourself say hi!😜)

I’ll add more shots over the next weeks.  Come see us!  



46 Forest Street

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

(It is in old Seagrove but GPS you have to use Santa Rosa Beach) 

Book Signing at the #CLBeachCottage Thursday, November 5th!


What are you doing tomorrow? Impromptu #‎tracery‬ book book signing at the ‪#‎clbeachcottage‬ from 11:30-1 on Thursday. Coastal Living Beach Cottage located at 46 Forest Street in Seagrove. @30astyle and I will be there! Come for a book, a tour or both. Tour is from 11-5 and signing is 11:30-1.  See you tomorrow!