Good morning. Hope everyone is doing well. I am really trying to muster up all i can to feel the holiday spirit. I mean, looking at Instagram is downright overwhelming. So many have their homes fully decorated, some even have their Christmas table set. Over here, my pumpkins are still out. I am going to really try to make some progress this week as I feel so behind the 8 ball. One place I am not behind the 8 ball is over here at Enchanted Home! It is like Santa’s workshop on steroids, we are getting hundreds of orders out daily and beating our own record. I am so proud of our entire team for this effort! Onto another subject, one piece of good news is we signed the contract to begin the building of our cottage in PB! We hope to break ground within the next 2 weeks. So it will be full steam ahead. Our plan is to build the cottage, barn and start working on the house. It will be a property that will develop over time. At this point in our life, we don’t get down there as much as we would like but are very hopeful that as time goes on, we will spend longer stretches of time down there. With the insanity of the shipping world and worldwide delays and backorders on just about everything (how well I know), it has been suggested we start ordering supplies right away. Especially appliances and windows. So I am starting to think about the finishes we will choose and so a new chapter of our Palmetto Bluff life begins. I though it would be fun to take you along with me, as I did last time we built there. So, today is just a snapshot into some of the ideas I have in mind for how I would like this cottage to look. I am sure this will evolve and change to some degree, but overall this is the idea. A reminder from the last Bluff Diaries that this is what the cottage will look like, it will be wood shingle with a natural wood shingle roof. Love the soft tones in this room and the overall vibe, the bookshelves make it feel more casual but its still a sophisticated space This is also so pretty love all the blues here, I tend to favor creamy colored sofas but this is awfully pretty Always loved the idea of banquette seating in a breakfast room area, this is so charming and cozy Love the feeling of this bedroom, my favorite colors and it’s so light and airy. One thing you will notice is they kept the walls white but instead painted the trim a pretty blue, interesting idea worth considering! The bedrooms will have vaulted ceilings like in our old PB house so I like the idea of adding beadboard to the ceiling (and with a fan of course) and keeping it light and airy The small kitchen is an open kitchen to a larger family/living room. I will do the kitchen in white and keep it fresh and bright. Cabinets will go all the way up to the ceiling. I like the classic materials used here including the white beveled subway tile. A look that will never go out of style I changed the picture above and added some fun wicker covered pendants from Serena and Lily, I like the casual more coastal vibe it gives When it comes to bathrooms, I am a sucker for clean white marble. We have always done our bathrooms this way and it just never gets old. I will likely do a contrast color on the vanity. We have 2 full baths and 1 powder room. I would love to use this Celeste blue/white marble basket weave in either the powder room or one of the full baths, love it! Love the look of this very soft powder blue vanities, so fresh feeling and definitely gives off coastal vibes The house will be natural shingle siding like below- Shutters I am going back and forth between a soft beige tan or a soft pale blue (this is more green than I would do but gives you a loose idea) Thoughts on shutter color for the light natural shingle siding? Thoughts on shutter color for the light natural shingle siding? So, that is a brief overview on a few aspects of the cottage just as a starting point. I will hone in on specifics and talk about rooms and all the details as those decisions get made and pondered over. This is just a general idea of how things are starting or what I envisioning at least for now. Either way it’s exciting and I am sure this will be our last building project (but then again I said, that with our last house:) One last question, should I keep this series called Bluff Diaries and continue on or start an entirely new series with a new name? Should I keep the name Bluff Diaires or switch to another name and start a new series? __________________________________________________ And that’s a wrap for this chapter. Really looking forward to this fun project as it moves along. They are thinking they can have it built within about 8 months as long as we are ahead of the game in selecting our materials, appliances, etc..one thing I am quick at doing! My taste is very consistent, doesn’t waver much so that should not be a problem. Thanks for stopping in and sharing this with me. Until next time…. Our entire silver collection is 20% starting Wed. morning for 2 days only! Use code silver CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COLLECTION (SUBCATEGORIES ARE ON THE LEFT) AND WE HAVE A CANDLE ENCORE! LIMITED NUMBERS OF CANDLES AVAILABLE. FANTASTIC GIFT IDEAS! CLICK HERE FOR SALE Should I keep the name Bluff Diaires or switch to another name and start a new series?