Smith Lake cottage

Hey, it’s Doug…hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. The day back to work after a long weekend always seems rough, doesn’t it? I thought maybe today we could prolong the time off just a little bit longer by giving you a look inside of a lake house we designed at Silverock Cove on Smith Lake in Alabama. We created this house as a model home and it was so well received it sold mere days after we completed it!

The Living Room is a mix of striped fabrics combined with a pale blue canvas slipcovered sofa. The wall of windows overlooks beautiful Smith Lake.

Paige and I found these vintage botanical prints at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta. They are hung on the wall with simple metal display clips.

We hung a vintage green industrial pendant over the custom designed wood and steel table. I worked with Dungan Nequette Architects, who master planned and designed all the homes at Silverock, to develop the interiors for the lakeside cottages found in the development. The kitchen design is simple and straight forward--perfect for a weekend getaway. Paint washed pine plank walls are found throughout the main level of the home.

At the top of the stairs, Hannon and I hung a vintage tobacco basket from our Rosemary Beach shop over a vintage green bench Paige's mom discovered for us. The newel post is a custom design we created.

The Master Bedroom has an amazing view of the lake! The ledge behind the bed is accessorized with a variety of objects including sleek task lamps from Ikea. A vintage chair from our Mountain Brook shop gives a cozy place to hang out and enjoy the view.

In one guest room we layered a vintage quilt found on Etsy with a duvet cover from Ikea and fun Thomas Paul pillows from our Mountain Brook shop.

Paige and I found this AMAZING painted flag chest at Scott's and bought it immediately for this fun is it?!? It's the perfect accent for another one of the home's Guest Bedrooms.

In the lower level Den, we created a cozy study area. We paired an antique oak desk with a vintage schoolhouse chair lacquered white. A vintage life preserver completes the vignette.


Hey everyone, it’s Doug.  To say we’ve been traveling a lot lately would be an understatement.  From New York to Missouri, and everywhere in between, our projects have us spread all over the place right now.

Last week, Paige joined me in Birmingham on Monday afternoon for an interview for a potential new project.  On Tuesday she and I had meetings in Birmingham all day–including a great one about the Birmingham Home & Garden Inspiration Home that we’re designing.  Wednesday, we headed to Atlanta to visit ADAC and gather fabric samples for some new projects we’re working on.  Anna Kay joined us Wednesday night in Atlanta and we all three attended the cocktail opening of the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Luxury Living Show at Phipps Plaza.  It was great to catch up with editor Clint Smith while we were there.  Thursday we headed out to Scott’s Antique Market for the day and then Paige and AK drove home and I came back to Birmingham.  Friday we all caught up on office work and meetings.  On Saturday, Hannon and I packed up and went to Silverock Cove at Smith Lake for the day, where we set up a mini-Tracery shop during the Dock at the Rock event.

Whew!  What a week…here’s hoping this one is a little more low key!  We tried to snap plenty of photos along the way last week to document all the activity, here are a few:

Monday night dinner at Bottega Cafe in Birmingham with Paige's sister, Maggie

Paige and Anna Kay at the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Luxury Living Show kick off event on Wednesday night

An amazing antique French armoire we purchased for our Rosemary Beach shop

A fun apple green painted piece of iron work that's headed to our Mountain Brook shop

A set of dining chairs we are having reupholstered for a project at Lake Martin

Loading as much as possible into the Tracery van!

Our mini store at the Dock at the Rock event at Silverock Cove