Monday, August 5, 2013

The "Little House"

This is an exciting week for us!  I'm down at Tybee and tomorrow I look forward to meeting Elizabeth Beeler who will be styling The Coral Cottage for it's HGTV magazine article!  Elizabeth and her fine work were featured in the August 2013 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine and I know she is a favorite friend of my designer, Jane Coslick, who wrote a great blog post about her recently.  So I am feeling very honored and thrilled to have her working on The Coral Cottage photo shoot!

I came a day early so I could continue to do some work on Doc Holiday.  DH is looking very good but I want to keep tweaking a the meantime I'll show you where we are right now with the cottage and how we got here.

Let me show you one of the master bedrooms--the one in the "little house".

These photos were taken right after the houses were moved onto the lot from down the street.
  This is how the interior looked when we first saw the house.

 Notice the faux wood paneling? Not too crazy about it.  The pictures don't show it, but the ceiling was very low--less than 8 feet.  I know it sounds crazy but I want to put a king size bed in this small room.  Jane and I measured and measured and think it can be done.  Here's another look from a different angle...

Love the windows!

One nice feature is that there is a door leading to a small porch.  It had no railing because it used to be low to the ground before we lifted it up on it's piers.  We want to keep it 
and screen it in.

What do you think?  Everyone who walks by the house is curious about this "little house".  Can you picture this room being beautiful?  It's gonna get worse before it gets better.  Time for demolition and discovery--I'll show you next time!


  1. Good for you and the Coral Cottage. I can't wait to see it in the magazine. I can't imagine what changes a stylist could make to make it more perfect. The little house looks scary. Ha. That little screened porch is going to be so cute, like being up in a tree house.

    1. You are so right--Doc Holiday feels like being up in a tree house! I love it! Can't wait for you to see how things are turning out! Keep reading--it's coming up!