Coastal Cottage Design

Hi YA All... 
 You would think that I was from Texas...
Just practicing...it doesn't take much...if I'm around someone with an accent...I'm talk-in like them within 10 minutes...
Its a little embarrassing..

I'm going to Round Top this year to shop for clients and I'm going with girlfriends...
I've been dying to go and I'm very excited to do so....
But, for now I've been shopping for one of my clients getting all those last details ...
Their style is casual and beach-ie...which I love!
 I needed a few more pieces of art and the painting above and below were done by my brother. 
I'm hoping they will like them. 

You can take a peek at there house herehereherehere and here....it might be a little out of order...

( Artist, Jeff Hebner)

We already hung this on the dining room wall and it looks great....

My client loves primitive art so we will be adding a few of these.

We started with this fabric by Ralph Lauren

These lamp shades are from Ballard..aren't they cute?

This one is so darn fun!

The shades will be going on this chandelier...

We bought this one for the entry and it will be installed this week..

The sconce is back ordered and hoping we will get it soon...

Love this floor lamp for the living room, but its back ordered until July

This is another option and the one below..

Hopefully two of these will go in the dining room on the same wall as the bird with blue and white plates...

I'm looking for a pot like this...

I have to finalize a dining room rug and here are a few options..

We bought this blue and white rug for the the living room...
Which one do you like?

On a personal note...

My father died in July and now my mother is on Hospice...
Its been a tough road losing both of my parents so close together.....
I want to thank all of you and my clients for being so patient this last year. 
I haven't been able to post as often as I would like. 
I will try to be as consistent as I can during this time...
Thanks for your patience!


  1. Julie,
    I'm so sorry for your loss and now to face your mom's hospice care. I lost my mom and dad within 1 year of each other, I felt that my dad wanted to join my mom who had passed one year prior.
    I really like the samples you've shared. Your brother is very talented. Great lighting selections.
    I've always wanted to visit Round Top. Take good notes and let us know how it goes.

  2. Love your brother's work! Your client is going to love her beachy-keen decor. That blue vase is yummy. Julie, you have had more than your share of sorrow and sadness too close together. Take care of yourself.

  3. Love all those choices and options. So sorry about your parents. That has to be very hard.

  4. Julie,
    I'm always so happy to see your posts. I hope you enjoy your shopping trip with the girls. A little laughter, good friends, and shopping is something we should all pencil in. (Texas style)!!!
    The House of Hampton

  5. So sorry to hear about your Mom. You have been amazing in keeping up with all your responsibilities!
    I love your choices and the art is fun and perfect!!!
    Take care

  6. Julie so sorry for your rough year, yes that is a lot for anyone to have to endure. Good luck with your mother and I am sorry about your father
    I do love all of your selections...fabulous, can't wait to see the finished product. I have wanted to go to Round Top too...hope you will post on it, can't wait to hear! Safe travels...

  7. So sorry for all you have been through and my thoughts are certainly with you…shopping in Texas with friends sounds like just what the doctor ordered. Can't wait to see what you find!

  8. Julie, I will be praying for you and your mother. It is such a difficult time.
    I love what you have chosen here. I need the leopard shades.

  9. Julie I am so sorry for all you are going through and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. It is good that you are keeping busy and I love what you are creating here. Your brother's art is incredible!

    Featuring The HighBoy

  10. Oh Julie ... I am so sorry. I understand and have been going through a similar phase in life. So happy we have one another in our blogging world of friends to keep us moving forward! xokim

  11. take care of you julie and your mom, so terribly to read this news. you clients will wait
    frustrating with the AG lighting, any of the rugs are fantastic but love the red stripe. i will have to take a look at ballard, have not in ages
    warm hugs

  12. sigh.......the above is from debra (5th and state) i have no idea where 'sentimental notes' came from!

  13. This is such a great design! Your brother's art is wonderful and I adore the fun little black and white shades for the chandelier!

    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  14. Oh Julie.. I am so sorry about your mom. Why us life so difficult at times? Im I'm so glad you are getting away soon. This project looks so fun and the chandeliers and sconces are so pretty and cute lamp shades too! take care xxleslie

  15. Julie, I'm so sorry about your dad, and now your mom. As you know, I lost my mom in June, and one of my greatest fears is losing my dad soon too. I guess we get through what life throws at us, but I can't imagine. I'm thinking of you.....xo

  16. So sorry for your loss this is such a tough age we are in, loss seems to come in waves. I wish you well and I love what you are doing with the home.

  17. Sorry to hear about your family. My sincere condolences.

    Glad to hear you might be coming to Texas. You'll love Round Top if it's not too hot! I go almost every season. Maybe we can catch each other!

  18. Oh Julie, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's situation. And so soon after dealing with your Dad's loss. I can only imagine what you're juggling these days, I'm sending you all my positive energy and prayers, hang in there and please know that your readers are here for you whenever you can blog.

  19. I am sorry to hear about your family. It must be so hard. Hang on there and stay strong.
    Take care!

  20. Julie,

    I'm deeply saddened to read of your Dad's death and of your Mom being in hospice. My Mom used to say, "When it rains, it pours!" I hope for you the clouds will part and you can find a little sunshine each day.



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