Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Livng Room Details in a Cottage By the Ocean

One of my helpful readers....(you know who you are....) left a comment...
 that if I wanted to get better pictures when I blew up details...
 I should scan the magazine pictures in a higher resolution.
scanning is not my favorite thing to do.
It be boring......
scanning in high resolution be EVEN MORE BORING!!!!!
But I went ahead and rescanned the cottage story again in the higher rez,
 so the pictures are more better for you guys.
Here's a redo of the dining/coffee table in my little seaside cottage.
This is what I gave you in my last post.
I've learned something new, and it didn't hurt too much!!!!!

I gave you this.....
And was able to redo it like THIS!!!!!
And this.....
to this.....
I rescanned it all in high rez, which took FOREVER.....
and I now have lots of better pictures to show you all,.

Going back to the first shot, since it's clearer, I have more to tell you now that you can see it.
I told you about the bamboo flat ware and the wine glasses, but I didn't talk about the sardine boxes that I originally collected for this house.
They are now down in Florida, in a collection in my dining room stored in my little bamboo bookcase.
If you want to read about my sardine boxes, click here.
I arranged them on my coffee table when it wasn't set for dinner.
I also had a set of little dish coasters that were painted with different fish.
I used a collection of different scale cabbage rose fabrics mixed in the room.
On the pair of chair seat cushions I placed a REALLY REALLY big rose print that I just loved.
For the back pillows I scaled it down to a more traditional size..
The sofa print had even smaller roses.
On the sofa I mixed in needlepoint, embroidered and crocheted toss pillows that I'd picked up over the years.
I found a much smaller scale old fashioned feeling cotten for the windows.
The treatment between the bookcases was a really simple one of just hanging a flat piece of fabric on a rod and tying up the two sides with cord.
For the longer panels, I installed a thin white wooden rod and had tabs added to the tops of the drapery panels that then were just ties in bows to the dowels. 
The lower cabinets housed all sorts of things I needed as well as my TV in the center one.
To make sure that the insides didn't mildew, seeing as I was right on the ocean, I designed the doors to have an Arts and Crafts feel adding a detail of squares and lines that are actually cut outs in the door panels.
For the days that were a little chilly, I had toe kick heaters installed under the cabinets, that's why there's a grill under the doors.
The bookcases held my china and glasses, being just off the kitchen.
I had collected fish plates as well as lots of Mexican glassware from Pier One.
that's it for this part of the living room.
We still have some more to talk about, but that will be for next time.

All of the above pictures have been from Decorating Magazine and the Boston Globe Magazine, photographed by Eric Roth.

On that note,
Latah, Gatah


Anonymous said...

More better. Thanks!

Ellicia said...

This cottage is such a delight.I was wondering if the cottage and the compound are still there? Or has it been taken over by redevelopment? Have you been back since you sold it?

Patricia said...

I too am a big fan and still have clippings of your magazine stories and layouts. Your style is classic and comfortable and never goes out of style. I still have all of those green goblets! I have the large water goblets and smaller wine ones. They go with one of my gazillion china sets, "Isolde" by Noritake.

I've been a blog follower since your first day... Actually, since before your blog was posted, when Amy started tutoring you.
I look forward to each of your postings - Please keep it up!

Vikki said...

Thanks for enduring the pain and scanning those pictures at a higher resolution...they are so much better. I love all your STUFF and I love it more when I can actually make out what the color or the pattern is. :) Vikki in VA

Unknown said...

Thank you for rescanning the photos for now I can see how gorgeous the cabbage rose fabrics are and all the other details in the room. This little cottage is just darling and you did a remarkable job transforming it into a showpiece. Oh how I wish it were mine.

Anonymous said...

Ditto, Allison.:-) It's just perfect.
PS Thanks, Betsy. Images are.soo much better.

Donnamae said...

Thanks for rescanning those pics....much better! Love that cozy! ;)

Anonymous said...

Don't know how you could sell that fabulous place!!!!!!! I could live there full time--even in that dreadful cold!
jane in texas

Thehouseofhampton said...

Thank you reader! I learned something new too...
MUCH better. It's just to good not to see it all!

Anonymous said...

The difference is amazing and makes the pictures so much more interesting. I really appreciate the time you took to do the scanning. I had no idea that it could be so effective. Thanks. Ann

Anonymous said...

And what did you do with that sofa with that wonderful fabric? What about those pillows? I lust for them...why oh why can't we find that now?!

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