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Hi there! Back in NY and settling back into my routine,  its a busy and exciting time over here at TEH. With the holiday season just starting, we have all kinds of amazing things happening here! I must say being in PB was such a treat. This was all about girlfriend time and I had the good fortune of not having not one but two groups of friends (at different times) visiting me. It was fun to see it all through their eyes and suffice to say they too fell in love with the calming magic of PB.

We did everything from hanging out by the pool, lots of biking, game playing, Savannah tour walking and more and it was so what I needed. I forgot how wonderful it is to “unplug” from the stress and demands of every day life and it was amazing! I am back with renewed energy and vigor and rolling up my sleeves to get ready for the busy holiday season ahead.

Still love my house as much as ever and with every visit, small things (and big) get done. It is starting to feel like a lived in and much loved home. I am taking my time with the remaining items, like a few final pieces of furniture and art. I am looking for a local artist and have a few promising leads to pursue. Open with all ears if you know of someone local to that area. Anywho, here is the latest at the house and my last visit there-

 

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Love the lighting in theses pictures, brings back fond memories of a rainy afternoon (one of the few) where we felt free to stay and play games, drink wine and nibble:)

Dining room chandelier was installed..finally! Worth the wait:)

A small but significant touch to me, finally getting some “real pictures” printed and placed into my frames! Teddy front and center:)

Pretty afternoon lighting

These REAL hydrangeas are going on 10 days!!! Thanks to fresh cuts every 4-5 days and very hot water, they have serious staying power

Our games of choice….both such fun and lots of laughter guaranteed!

Another day, prepared good but healthy snacks

Guilt free snacking!

Our study/office space, a happy room to work in

Finished the window seat upstairs with all these pretty blue and white Thibaut fabrics (not to worry about any fellow OCD’ers out there, I fixed the bottom part of the window seat cushion:)

Afternoon “snack” guacamole with tomatoes, yum!

Still loving my hood! A work of art:)

Prepared a light lunch and set up my counter with my melamine and beautiful linens

Upstairs lantern got installed

This picture makes me smile…one of my favorite activities to do at PB.

Powder room got new mirror, love it

Back staircase/mud room are- not sure if I have shown the lanterns installed

We really enjoy our porch, morning, noon and night!

Sons bedroom #1

Sons bedroom #2

Sons bedroom #3

A beautiful sunny late afternoon just waiting for us to sit down and put our feet up!

And many afternoons ended with a nice cocktail on the porch:)

Two gorgeous sunsets with a pink illuminated sky

 

And so many of you asked many different questions about a whole host of things, so if you want to see my replies to many of your questions click here to see this post.

As I always do I include my list of “gold star” recommendations. All tried and true and most definitely trades that I highly recommend (click on title of business to visit the website)-

 

MY TALENTED BUILDER AND CREW- CAMERON BUILDERS

ALL CABINETRY- PALMETTO CABINET STUDIO (ASK FOR ASHLEY) –

METAL HOOD- CLASSIC CUSTOM METAL WORKS (ASK FOR CINDY)   if you are on Instagram click here to follow them, they are brand new to it!  (their website is under construction)

MY COPPER  GAS LANTERNS- COPPER SCULPTURES (ASK FOR KATHY SHOOK)

MY AMAZING ARCHITECTS- COURT ATKINS ARCHITECTS (WILLIAM)

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS- HILTON HEAD LANDSCAPING (ASK FOR NICK)

MARBLE FLOORING AND KITCHEN BACKSPLASH– BASKETWEAVE MOSAICS (ask for Eric and tell them Tina from TEH sent you)

MARBLE FLOORING– TILE BAR  (ask for Jacob and tell them Tina from TEH sent you)

ALL STONE SLABS- AGM STONE (best slabs in the south)

MOST LIGHTING AND THE FANS- CIRCA LIGHTING

LIVING ROOM MANTLE- CLASSIC STONE CREATIONS

TV’S/ALL AUDIO AND VIDEO- ELITE AUDIO AND VISUAL (ask for Ethan)

ALL OF  OUTDOOR FURNITURE– LANE VENTURE

MATTRESSESSHIFMAN MATTRESSES

OUR RUGS (CUSTOM FROM STANTON CARPET)- DECOR MARKET

SCREEN ON BACK PORCH- NO -SEE-UM (google to contact a local dealer)

ALL UPHOLSTERED BEDS, NIGHTSTANDS AND DRESSERS-  VANGUARD

LIVING ROOM SOFAS- EJ VICTOR

COFFEE TABLE –CHADDOCK FURNITURE

KITCHEN STOOLS- VANGUARD

ALL LIGHTING- VISUAL COMFORT

ALL BLINDS- HUNTER DOUGLAS

ALL PORCELAINS, FAUX BOXWOODS, FAUX FLOWERS AND LIVING ROOM PILLOWS AND ACCESSORIESMY SHOP

OUTDOOR PATIO PILLOWS STUDIO TULLIA

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I am not going to lie, putting this post together makes me wish I was back there now. Something about it instantly relaxes me, the pace slows down, and somehow things just seem calmer down there. Back in NY, the pace is decidedly must faster and unrelenting.I love it and thrive in it but those breaks I get when visiting PB are always a welcome relief!

Thanks for sharing this fun journey with me, if you want to see previous Bluff Diaries or even all the way back to when we first started, you can go to “blog” on top of the page, then in search bar on left type in “bluff diaries” and it will take you to all the previous posts. Thanks for stopping in, until next time!

PS Our silver sale has started, and everything is guaranteed for Thanksgiving, click here to see all the beauties

PPS Last day is tomorrow to order the salt and peppers!! These are too fabulous for words, click here to see the presale (ends Friday)

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Meg on

This may be too much color for you, but we like this artist from Charleston – http://anglinsmith.com/

Mary from Life at Bella Terra on

Tina,
I do love your pictures of PB. I especially like the floor to ceiling tile in the kitchen. Even with the open floor plan it feels like its own “room”. Would love to visit PB sometime~~looks enchanting.

Leslie Steinberg on

We found an amazing artist when we were at PB in Bluffton. The painting is in our home in Nashville. I will look for the artist name here but when we go for Thanksgiving I will definitely forward her contact information. The painting is Gorgeous low country brush.

Franki on

It’s a treasure, for years to come!! franki

Celia Becker @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com on

What fortunate friends you have to get to enjoy your fabulous hospitality! Another lovely post.

Jane Lyon on

Bill Beebe, a wonderful artist, recently relocated from Virginia to Charleston. Highly recommend you check out his website. I particularly like his wildlife and maritime works.
Both Bill and Jen, his business manager are delightful!

Leslie Steinberg on

Try the artist Judy Saylor McElynn. We found the name! Good luck!

Lisa on

The house looks so beautiful Tina. EVERY single detail has me drooling. I have gotten many great ideas from you, your taste is exquisite. So happy you are enjoying it there, it’s a very special place.

Barbara on

One word- perfect! Love it.

Amy on

Your home is beautiful! I love the new mirror in your powder room. Would you please share the source? Thank you

Amy on

Your home is beautiful, what a wonderful place to relax. I love the new mirror in the power room, would you please share the source? Thank you

Ruth drummond on

Check out wendydoakartist.com. Do take a look at her landscapes and seascapes.

Susan Scott on

Local artist recommendation:
West Fraser

Peggy Thal on

Thank you for sharing. Your home looks lovely. Happy you are enjoying all your hard work

Lisa on

Where do you purchase your bed linens? They are lovely. Thank you. Lisa

Randie Miller on

Have really enjoyed your Bluff Diaries. Thank you for sharing this experience with us.

Gina Smalley on

Perfection!! I see all 3 sons have monogrammed pillows. I thought one of them didn’t want monogramming. 😂😂

Kristin on

There is an artist who paints landscapes of the marsh. Her work is phenomenal and the prices are very fair, esp. if you buy directly from her. http://junkoonorothwell.com/Landscapes.html

Joan on

Tina, have you tried contacting SCAD in Savannah? I think they have an art collective & online gallery with works for sale, artist details if you wish to commission a work. I also check out antique shops, you never know what the dealers have picked up at estate sales.
Love seeing the pics of your sweet Teddy.

Mhk on

Love your theme, … French countryside. I just bought a countryside home and looking forward to decorate your pictures are inspiring..thx

Beverly on

Could you give me the information about your dining room lighting? I cannot find this particular item on the Circa website. Thank you! Lovely home!

Paulette Peyer on

Please take a look at Rhett Thurman’s work. Her studio is in Charleston, SC. She is an incredible artist and was born in SC. I am sure you will fall in love with her pieces. Tina, your Palmetto Bluff home is so beautiful as is everything you touch. You have such exquisite style.

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