Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shelley's Seashells Down by the Seashore!

Last August, I briefly profiled an upcoming seashore cottage project

by Shelley Versteeg-Smit, the

beautiful and talented interior designer

and owner of Fishtrap Creek Interiors in Lynden, WA.

Here's a little tour of the fabulous

makeover of her 650-square-foot cottage by the sea.

The pale palette is enhanced with touches of turquoise,

creating a soothing respite for Shelley and

her family.

Do you recognize the Edwardian fireplace-turned-headboard?!

Shelley's collection of seashells take residence in the cubbies,

echoing the gorgeous seashells coverlet on the bed!

. . . a closer look at the mantle/headboard, snuggled perfectly beneath the

cottage window--ah, just right!!

Shelley's clever use of space in this tiny-but-lovely and

functional kitchen showcases her talent as a professional designer.

Many thanks, Shelley, for acquiring beautiful accents for

your cottage from Ormolulu . . . I'm honored and

totally love the results!!!

. . . in the beginning. Great vision, Shelley!

Can't wait to see what you do with the giant, French willow basket. (Stay

tuned to see the dining area--it will float your boat!!)

Please visit Shelley at Fishtrap Creek Interiors at

1899 Kok Road in Lynden, WA (360) 354-7900.

(Items from Ormolulu now in residence at Shelley's cottage: Edwardian

fireplace mantle/headboard, unique seashells collection, antique seashore

print above fireplace in living room, ornate vintage

mirror in bathroom above sink.)

This is a perfect example of why I LOVE what I do!!!

xo Debi


Jan LaFollette said...

Beautiful seaside cottage, the owner's good taste and your's have combined to create a wonderful ambience.

Shelley Smit said...

Thankyou Debi for the feature on my cottage! You are talented in so many ways-I love to work with you and when we do magic always happens! Love your style and design savvy- and the way you use architectural elements and eclectic pieces to make big things happen! You have the best mix of antiques and display ever! Your passion is very evident in all you do!