Tracery, The Art of Southern Design: The Pillow Edition

In Tracery: The Art of Southern Design, the cover photo has an variety of bright colors and details that belongs at the beach and in your home! In this post, we will focus on the pillows that are used in the cover photo of our beloved Tracery book! Click on the images below for more information!

Orange Body & Oyster Trim (24″ x 24″) – $338

Oyster Top & Peacock Bottom Pillow (22″ x 14″) – $260

Come visit us in Rosemary Beach and you can take home these pillows today or order them by email or phone!




Tracery book give away!

It is that time!  Book giveaway time!  We are giving away 2 copies of our new Tracery book!  If you would like a chance to win a copy of the book this is what you need to do…. Just comment here what your favorite book is of all times!  It can be a novel, biography, coffee table book, etc.  Just tell us and then next Friday April 3rd we will pick 2 winners!  Good Luck!


tracery cover use this!!!

Alys Beach Home Part 2. Bedrooms.

Last week we shared the the living room and dining room of a home that we recently finished at Alys Beach.  If you missed it check it out here.  To follow up that post here are the bedrooms.  The first one is the master.

There are also 2 other bedrooms in this home.  Each of the bedrooms in this beach escape are all large and they all have king size beds to allow the home the most flexibility for it’s visitors.  We tried to create each room to have it’s own personality.  We hope you enjoy them all!

The second  of the guest rooms we started  the desing with this great Kelly Wearstler fabric.  Don’t you just love it?!?  We mixed the purples and blues with greys and linens to create the room.

I hope you enjoyed a look around this home.

Have a great Sunday!



P.S.  I don’t want to forget the courtyard.  If you have ever been to Alys Beach you know that the courtyard is integral part of the homes.  This one is no exception.  The courtyard is located just off the dining and living rooms.  We used the orangy coral from the fabrics in the dining and living room to connect the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Alys Beach. Coral and Aqua.

We have been asked over time to furnish several homes at Alys Beach.  Do you know Alys Beach?  If not check it out!  It is right next door to our Rosemary Beach Studio.  All of the homes in Alys Beach are beautiful homes that are all wrapped in white stucco.  So when we went to visit this home we decided to layer the neutral pallette with color.  In the living, dining, and stair we used this beautiful coral color mixed with aqua.  It is sophisticated and beachy.  Here are a few of the photos of the living, dining, and stairs at this home.  All photos by Jean Allsopp.

Have a great week!



photoshoot with VIE

Hi y’all! It’s Bess here and I’m writing you from the Houston Hobby Airport en route to an amazing house we are working on in Cinnamon Shore in Port Aransas, Texas. This week is an ideal example of why I love my job. You are never 100% sure of what the next day may bring and whatever you do…..know to always expect the unexpected. Paige and I spent Monday with the wonderful team at VIE magazine styling shots for their July/August issue. This was a little out of our realm of ‘ordinary’ as we were styling picnics and fun outdoor activities up & down 30A. We were outside soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the company of a team that works at a pace similar to ours on install days. Enjoy a few behind the scenes shots I took throughout the process.

Pretty picnic in Rosemary Beach...that started at 7am!

Paige's interview at the Alys picnic shoot.

Almost too pretty to eat.

Lisa Burwell & Ainsley Rogers (both of VIE) plotting the next shot.

A bright pop of orange on a sunny day.


The 2012 Pantone color of the year is Tangerine.  Click {here} to find out more.  I love to read about the color of the year then see it show it in fashion and home decor.  Sometimes the color of the year is not my favorite color but this year we were excited!  We are working on a project right now with Tangerine in the living space.


We love the Kelly Werstler fabric Trellis by Schumacher…. don’t you?  This is our first time using it in the “tangerine” color.

In the same room we are using this tangerine stripe (these fabrics with be mixed with linen and white)

The home in Alys Beach will be finished in about a month.  We will show you the finished product after the install!

Here is another tangerine pallette that is pretty… not for any particular project.  It is just a nice start to a room.

All of this makes me want a tangerine swimsuit for the beach… maybe while I am wearing it I can drink a drink that fits the color….

Doesn’t this color just make you smile?

Happy Monday!