Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cathy's House...part 2

We're back at Cathy's Delray Beach home with a look into the living room.
An antique iron and glass lamp sits on a stack of books alongside a large white birdcage. 
Another one of Laurie's paintings can be seen above the chair.
It's a painting of Hal and Cathy's summer cottage in Canada. 
The view is from the dock, up the stairs onto the deck.
I love the vintage stool under the table. 
She's had it forever and has used it everywhere.
Now it's stacked with a few favorite books.
An antique drop leaf desk serves as a side table next to the sofa.
Another great painting.
 Handy husband Hal tiled the back sink wall in the powder room with glass tiles. A new medicine cabinet and pedestal sink were also added.
Upstairs in the master bedroom. Cathy searched for shutters that would fit the two narrow windows on each side of her bed. She found a pair on ebay.
One shutter panel worked in each window.
She refurbished them with turquoise paint.
Then gave them a crackle finish. A little shutter love.
The bedroom curtains billowing in a warm Florida spring breeze.

Enjoy your day!


  1. Hi Rita! Thanks for the tour of your friend's sweet home! I like her style and I want that sweet lamp! :) I love her brightly colored paintings and she is very talented.
    Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. What a pretty home, Cathy has lovely taste! And what a good friend to let you post her new home! I'd love to see photos from her summer home!

  3. What a lovely home!!! Those turquoise shutters are fabulous!

  4. HI Rita, what a great tour! Thank you. Lovely home and who can resist beautiful shutters?

  5. I love the paintings, just lovely! The total house is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing this.


  6. So pretty! My absolute favorite are the shutters! How clever. Love it.

  7. Hi Rita, I have the honor of being your "linky neighbor" over at Coastal Charm, what a lovely tour you took us on! Kathy's home is darling! Thank you for sharing, xoxo tami

  8. LOVE those "COOL" shutters...the makeover she gave them looks great!


  9. Hi Rita...

    Cathy's beach house is lovely! I love all the sweet details, colors, etc. It certainly has the sweet, serene ambiance that one would expect in a beach house! Ohhh...and I love how Cathy used the shutters in her bedroom! The crackly, soft aqua color is simply divine! A big heartfelt thank you to Cathy for sharing her beautiful beach home with us! Thank you, Rita!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design