Jul 22, 2018

Navy and White Powder Room and Painted Ceilings

White shiplap against navy walls and painted blue ceilings | The Lowcountry Lady

Navy and white is a classic combination for a reason and I've always been attracted to the calming nature of deep dark blue and contrasting simple white.

You might remember that we added shiplap to our small powder room a few months ago.  And, despite knowing I wanted navy in this room, I somehow talked myself into doing something different and painted the shiplap a pluff muddy brown.  Have you ever done something like this and regretted it?  And, did you live with it or redo?

I'm sorry to say this isn't the first time I've done a redo just a few months later.  We once painted an entire condo Benjamin Moore Yellow Highlighter because I saw a swatch in a Pottery Barn catalog and figured if Pottery Barn recommended the color, it had to be beautiful.  Oops.  I will say, I've tested all paint colors using swatches ever since.

Anyway, this tiny room kept pleading to be repainted and this weekend, thanks in part to the Sherwin Williams 40% off all Paints sale, I gave in.

White shiplap against navy walls and painted blue ceilings | The Lowcountry Lady

White shiplap against navy walls and painted blue ceilings | The Lowcountry Lady

White shiplap against navy walls and painted blue ceilings | The Lowcountry Lady

White shiplap against navy walls and painted blue ceilings | The Lowcountry Lady

White shiplap against navy walls and painted blue ceilings | The Lowcountry Lady

I stuck with almost all of the same art and other finishes.  How could I not love the copper towel and toilet tissue bars?  I did spring for a couple new hand towels from Target though - I love how they pop against the dark blue.

Paint colors are SW In the Navy in flat on the walls and SW Pure White in Semi Gloss on the shiplap and trim.

White shiplap against navy walls and painted blue ceilings | The Lowcountry Lady

Also, since we were painting, I thought we'd go to extremes and take on two painting projects in one weekend.  It was supposed to rain all weekend.  It didn't.  The rest of the family was not thrilled about missing out on two perfectly good boat days.  Live and learn.

Anyway, my obsession with painted ceilings continues and the back hallway was the lucky room this time.

White shiplap against navy walls and painted blue ceilings | The Lowcountry Lady

The color is SW Cay, flat, cut 50%.  It's a tad lighter than the porch ceiling on the other side of the pictured back door.

Buck loves it, by the way, he says he feels right at home.

White shiplap against navy walls and painted blue ceilings | The Lowcountry Lady

Jun 19, 2018

Children, Fishing and Art

To me, there's nothing more delicious than the sight of a little one outside, soaking up the sun and soaking up life.  I get major heart eyes for a good shot of my little guy fishing.

When I had the opportunity to have a painting created from one of these images by an artist I adore, I jumped.  Kendall is so very talented and I have to resist the urge to buy pretty much every single happy floral painting she creates.  When she mentioned that she wanted to work on a series of paintings of children earlier this year, I got in touch with her immediately.


I couldn't be any happier with how the piece turned out.

Kendall Kirk Singleton Child Fishing | The Lowcountry Lady

Kendall Kirk Singleton Child Fishing | The Lowcountry Lady

Kendall Kirk Singleton Child Fishing | The Lowcountry Lady

You can check out Kendall's work here.

I had a custom floating frame made through one of my favorite Etsy shops*.




*affiliate link

May 27, 2018

Benefits of a Buffet


Have you ever hosted a meal in your home and it felt like everyone was stepping all over each other in the kitchen?  Sometimes, that is half the fun of having everyone over.  Other times, if you're anything like me, you might find yourself wishing you had just a little more space.  Queue the buffet (or sideboard)!

Buffet and vertical floating wine bottle holder with air plants | The Lowcountry Lady

A buffet will help optimize your space, by allowing you to store a few more things in cabinets or drawers and by giving you an option to spread out snacks, cocktails or desserts when you're entertaining.  People often setup beverage stations on their buffets - I've always loved that idea.

Buffet and vertical floating wine bottle holder with air plants | The Lowcountry Lady

Our very handy brother-in-law made us a gorgeous floating wine bottle holder when we moved into the house.  It found its home over our new buffet today!  What do you think of the air plants?

Buffet and vertical floating wine bottle holder with air plants | The Lowcountry Lady

Source list (including select affiliate links) -
  • Indoor/outdoor buffet: Celadon
  • White flower pot and ZZ plant: Abide-a-while
  • Tiny flower pot and succulent: Whole Foods
  • Lamp: Pottery Barn
  • Govino Wine Glasses
  • Similar to our wine rack