A Lovely Sea Island Cottage

I don't know 'bout y'all, but I'm ready for the beach.  Luckily, we get to go to Sea Island again this summer! I cannot wait.  It's my happy place.  We're not staying in the cottage I'm sharing with you today, but it was among the contenders.  Of course, my little real estate guru sister found it and gave me the ok to share it with you since we're not renting it - she didn't want anybody to steal it.

I actually posted about this house in my round-up of house pictures from our last Sea Island trip.  The stalker voyeur lover of pretty interiors in me is very excited to finally see the inside.

I mean, really?  Who gets that as their beach house? I love the soft cool color palette, which is an absolute necessity in the hot, humid summer.  I don't mind the heat because it forces you to relax.  You literally can't get out of your lounge chair, for fear of overexerting yourself and suffering heat stroke, except to maybe cool off in the pool or the ocean.  It's wonderful.

See here for rental information.

In The Big Move news, I'm heading out to get some boxes so I can pack up all of the unnecessaries.  Anybody who would come to my house today would know the entire history of my life and my family just by looking at pictures.  I love being surrounded by family photos, but prospective home buyers might be a little overwhelmed.  I also have lots of little tchotchkes on display that should probably be removed as well.  So that is my task for today.  That and cross one item off of The Big Clean checklist. Lots to do!


  1. SO fabulous! Thanks for sharing the inside - it's just as beautiful as I had imagined.

    37 days!

  2. A beautiful home, except the kitchen. The entire home feels so warm and welcoming until you arrive in the kitchen. It looks so small, dull, and lacks the character seen in the rest of the home. Love the French sytle exterior and beams. Great use of color throughout, minus the above mentioned. A good remodel of one room and this place would be a dream!

  3. I agree with the above comment: LOVE the house except the kitchen. You are moving??? So are we!! We had a "stager" come in and now our house is just about empty:(:( It is definitely devoid of ALL personality. BUT, if that is what a buyer wants, that is what we have done. I am praying it is a quick sale. Best of luck to you in your sale too!!!!! XO, Pinky

  4. I love this place! Isn't it gorgeous? I don't think the kitchen is awful...but just not as grand as the rest of the house.

    I did staging for a living (and still do some) and you are on the right track. When people see YOU in the house they can't imagine it becoming THEIR house. Most people don't have the vision to see beyond what is there.
    Sad, but true! Hope you have a good day- xo Diana


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