Editor’s note: Today I am in a blouse from Ann Taylor, pants from Banana Republic, and shoes from J.Crew!
Happy Friday! We have been so busy this week I forgot it was Friday! Mackenzie reminded me that I needed to do a blog! Good thing I have a young thing around to keep me in check! Besides being crazy busy at work (I LOVE IT!)—-I am giving Mackenzie a bridal shower here in the studio tomorrow. If you could have seen my work tables before…you could really appreciate how much I had to pick-up to make surfaces for the party. I had client piles of fabrics…new fabrics that I ordered that are new in lines…and catalogs. My stock room is filled to the brim, but we are ready for a party now! Instead of bringing gifts I made this shower all about celebrating Mackenzie. I put a card made to go with the invitation for people to write their favorite Mackenzie story. She can keep these in her bride book and have the memories forever! I am using silver trays and crystal champagne glasses, along with white linen napkins. I am an old fashioned girl! This is my first party in my studio so I am very excited. I wanted to have it here so Mackenzie’s friends could see where she lived during the work day, and also Layla will get to come! Mackenzie brought her harness and I have put big white bows on it! Even though she does not want it announced…tomorrow is my sweet Mother’s birthday. So she will have a gathering of 30 young girls and a few wonderful ladies to celebrate with her. At 87 young she is still going strong and I am so blessed to have her in my life. Big day tomorrow! Look for pictures on Monday’s blog from the party!
Today’s article is from the April issue of Traditional Home. This home in Sea Island was created to resemble the homes built in the 1920’s with the help of architect Thad Truett. Designer Suzanne Kasler designed the interiors to be more than just a weekend home by the sea. It is calming in the shades of blue but also sophisticated. Enjoy this “breath of fresh air” and have a super weekend. I know mine will be celebrating Mackenzie and my mother!!!
The architectural details in this entry hall are amazing!! Truett said the home needed to feel like it had been there for a long time..... I totally get that feeling! The arched , detailed opening is stunning. I am such a symmetry girl..... so the walls being a mirror image of each other is gorgeous to me. The front door with a combination of iron and wood is out of this world!
The floating staircase is so elegant. I love that Kasler took advantage of the space underneath to create a moment. I always tell clients that no body is going to sit here... it just creates a wonderful mood.
The wonderful shaped openings carry into the great room. Tile was used all over the house.. so in keeping to what would have been used in the 1920s. I love the backsplash in the kitchen! The casual dining area with the striped, slipcovered chairs is super in-between the living area and the kitchen. I adore all of the tones of aqua and blue utilized.
The formal dining room is formal enough but not stuffy. The Spanish style table from Formations is the perfect vibe top go with the Cain chairs from Dennis & Len.
Walker Zanger tiles....also one of my favorite vendors.... create the risers for the stairs. So beautiful. I love all of the patterns mixed.
Oh WOW!!! This powder room is a jaw dropper! More stunning tile from Ann Sacks with a stunning display on the wall. I LOVE the vessel sink and the wall mounted faucet. The mirror and sconces are perfection.
The library is a stunning display of picky cypress walls which is a regionally produced material. Instead of the traditional leather uses in libraries ( I never do that either unless it is demanded!)Kasler used tones of mustard to create a cozy room. The artwork above the sofa is by Peter Burega.
The soothing blue and cream carries into the master suite. The view of the ocean can be enjoyed from the daybed facing the window and the slipper chairs by the window. What a gorgeous room.
The back of the home. The architectural style of Mediterranean Revival is very common on Sea Island.
Chairs by Micheal Taylor adorn the loggia . The arches, the view of the pool, the palm trees........ it makes you just say ....awe.
“Suzanne Kasler Designs a Serene Seaside Getaway” article featured in Traditional Home April 2019 Issue
Written by Krissa Rossbund
We are ready for a party!!!!!!
Dinner last night was a salad with avocado and lemon rosemary chicken.
This song will never get old!