Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A calm and beachy vibe...

So...we are walking on the beach

this cold morning at sunrise...
and we come upon a sea turtle nest.They are a threatened/endangered species...

The little turtles are emerging from their nest and trying to make the long

trek to the sea. It was so cold that they were moving extra slow. Some flipped on their backs.

But what an amazing privilege to witness.

Godspeed little friends!


The Picture above and those below for that matter...come from Phoebe Howard, a designer who, along with her architect husband, have opened several stores in Jacksonville and Atlanta.
Click on the pics below to see a more up close and personal view of some of her
lovely work!














The following three pics are taken inside her store Max& Co.
I could happily live in her store...
I don't think they would notice...do you?


a calm beachy vibe is threaded throughout...


Lovin' this bed and the art...

Fun collection...

Great slipcovered stools...

Check out a bevy of more gorgeous pics here!
Peace out.

29 comments:

Maya said...

That bathroom, so different from my style, yet I'm loving it. The seashell mirror so works for that space too.

Ivy Lane said...

First, I hope the little turtles made it to the sea! That must have been so neat to see that. Second, I WANT that shell mirror..but NEED a place to put it! Thirdly, I WISH my house felt like her store! I love the look and feel of those images...Sigh....As always, fun post Linda! ... BTW, what temperature is "cold" in the morning there???? This morning it was 20 degrees here! LOL!

anita said...

ooooohhh! thats one miracle i've not seen! how cute.
love the glass on dark cabinet..
and the wine bottles w/ tropicals and shells...i might try that one!
great inspirations!

love your blog!

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

I guess you can't help the turtles. How awful having to watch, hope the made it! Beautiful Home, Love the glass bottles and sea shells. :-)

Ms. Tee said...

Bless those little turtles hearts! My mom loves turtles - she would love those little turtle sculptures. :)

The rest of the pictures - wow. I would happily move into any of those rooms right now!

DILA said...

What cute little turtles! I can imagine what an amazing miracle to witness. I just love that large bed. Looking so beautiful and surely lovely to sleep in.

/Dila

Amber said...

OMG, I'm practically orgasmic! If you hear moaning from out West, it's just me enjoying this decor pleasure! Holy cow, I love her work...especially that Asian cab w/ the glass bottles. And the fish. Damn...perfection!

Mango Gal said...

The picture of the room with the tall windows and brick wall is amazing!

Bridget said...

If you're looking for a roommate, I'll be happy to move into that store with you! I think we'd add to the ambience don't you?

Ginny said...

What a sweet and lovely description of this morning's event.

Joyce said...

The turtles are cute and I love the kitchen Oh what a great party place!!

Ann said...

Why am I such a sucker for colored bottles and vases? They look so nice. I heart the kitchen...so spacious.

Tamara Jansen said...

oh these pictures are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them....some great inspiration!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

THIS is exactly the "feel" I'm going for in my home. Nope, not on the beach or even close, but the FEEL is so peaceful, calming, and timelessly simple that I know I could live with it forever. I adore all the photos, so thank you for sharing.
How precious are those turtles!?
Someday I will walk on the beach.

Debbie said...

Do you think they could make room for me too? Gorgeous Linda, simply GORGEOUS!

The turtles took me back in time when I lived less than a mile from the beach. I still remember those late midnight walks on the beach with my brothers and friends as we went turtle hunting. Of course not to kill them but to watch the huge mama turtles come in to lay her eggs. And I also remember watching many baby turtles make their way back to sea after hatching. I was always fascinated with that cycle. Thank you for the “BEAUTIFUL” reminder.

dec0r8or said...

I think my blood pressure just went down ten points! Gorgeous stuff! I'm going to bookmark the site AND this post, I think!!

My sister lived in Melbourne, FL for a while, and she said that she spent an entire morning once turning around a bunch of confused turtles, so they would run the right way! What a sight they must be! Did you give any of them a little help? :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

No...we didn't help the little guys...but promptly called a local biologist who is in charge of the turtles...He told us it is best to leave them. Happily on our trek today, we saw many many little tracks to the deep turqoise ocean. These were Green Se turtles that are more rare than the loggerhead...and because it is quite lte in the season, the biologist knew of and had been watching this nest.

Ivy...cold was in the low 40's...and with barefeet, that is a bit chilly for us thin blooded floridians!

Thanks for all of your GREAT comments. You all make it sooo fun to post!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Baby turtles, and Phoebe Howard! Now that's my kind of post!! Thanks!

Ma'dame French said...

I am loving that bed too;) French

Meg said...

Oh my goodness, those pictures are amazing, thanks for sharing, I absolutely LOVE the beach vibe!!!

Is it cool in your neck of the woods? It is downright cold here in Texas!

Take care!

Hugs!

Cote de Texas said...

hey - i'm already living there - just push my things off to the side and come on - we'll have a blast!

Stephanie said...

!!!! yes you COULD live there...I could join you, great rooms...AND,

oh to see little sea turtles running out to sea! I have a favorite, tiny, little bronze...of a sea turtle.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

How cool on the turtles!!!! I would love to see them. Did you flip the ones on their backs over?

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Thanks for telling us about Phoebe Howard. I spent at least an hour looking through her website. Love her work!

Linda Lou said...

I really like that bad, I have had an arts & crafts bed frame for TOO long, that would be perfect, so would living in that house!!!

Ashley said...

I love allll of these images! thanks!

Cote de Texas said...

here talent slays me!!

{this is glamorous} said...

These rooms are lovely -- adore the seashell mirrors.

Marti said...

I would love to wash my hands in that bath room ACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!

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