December 11, 2011

New Items!

Hi! All new items can be found at Beach Cottage Studio on Etsy! Take Care, Kristine

September 8, 2011

Charleston Weddings Magazine Feature

Hey Y'all! A quick post to let you know that my shop is featured in the newest Charleston Weddings Magazine ! Super amazing...popping out to pick one up right now :-) Kristine

September 1, 2011

September Influences

August 30, 2011

Inspiration Tid Bits For Today

Hi, Here is a little collection of inspirational nuggets that have rolled into my inbox today! Kristine

August 28, 2011

Focus On Color

“Designers take a painterly approach to fall 2011 by artfully combining bright colors with staple neutrals, reminiscent of how an artist would construct a stunning work of art,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Much like a painter's masterpiece, there is a certain romance to this season's palette.”
"Bamboo, a surprising fall hue, brings a warm, exotic flavor to the season. Like a filtered sunset on the waning days of fall, Bamboo is a standout yellow with a subtle green undertone. This dappled shade pairs dramatically with several of the top 10, including Phlox, Teal and Honeysuckle.
Radiant Emberglow, a traditional autumnal tone, emanates the warmth of a glowing fire – the perfect panacea to the crisp air of fall. Combine Emberglow with Coffee Liqueúr for a classic look, or with Honeysuckle for something a bit more retro. Add a spark with shoes or a handbag in Emberglow, or perhaps a patterned scarf combining purpled Phlox or Deep Teal.
Offering a sense of continuity from spring, dynamic Honeysuckle adds a bold punctuation point. This playful, reddish pink works with any other color in the palette, especially fall staples like Coffee Liqueúr and Nougat. To add some intensity, pair it with complementary Bamboo. Flirtatious and festive, Honeysuckle produces a healthy glow – great for cosmetics and holiday soirees.
Phlox, a magical, deep purple with a hint of mystery, is an outstanding statement when worn on its own. Add Phlox to this season's neutrals to create a bit of drama, or combine it with Cedar, Deep Teal or Coffee Liqueúr for something extraordinary. To add even more excitement, pair Phlox with Honeysuckle or Bamboo against a Cedar background – a combination inspired by Mother Nature.
Evoking the freshness of a cool mist in a dark forest, Cedar is a versatile, mid-tone neutral green. It is a natural with Deep Teal, and sophisticated and timeless with Phlox or Orchid Hush. Deep Teal, a strong, blue-toned green, suggests ocean depths and the color of the sky as daylight descends into darkness. A great standard when used with Cedar, its color-wheel neighbor, Deep Teal is also a unique counterpoint to Honeysuckle.
Consumers continue to add stability to their wardrobes with neutrals. Rich, decadentCoffee Liqueúr brings a sense of elegance to fall, and is a savory alternative to basic black. A deliciously warm camel tan, Nougat is tastefully embellished by Phlox, Emberglow or Honeysuckle. Orchid Hush, a unique tone of gray with complex orchid undertones, blends well with any other color in the palette. Quarry, a reliable medium gray, remains, as always, a practical, dependable staple.
For over 17 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season's most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for fall 2011."  (From Pantone)

July 24, 2011


Hi, It has already been an amazing Summer! First the feature in SHAPE magazine which has been amazing...and now Charleston Wedding Magazine is calling!! While working with a fantastic event planning company in Shem Creek we starting talking about Pinterest. It will become your new creative Summer obsession no matter if you are into DIY, fashion, weddings, decor, art or anything you can type into the search engine. Not kidding it is so much fun!! As they say "Pinterest is a place to catalog the things you love". So true! And yes, that is a dog in the dishwasher. ~Kristine

June 14, 2011

SHAPE Magazine Feature!

Hi! My paper butterfly push pin clips are featured in the latest SHAPE magazine (June 2011 page 62) on news stands now!! There has been an amazing response and lot's of new ideas from customers! I hope that you are well and enjoying this mini kick off to Summer. Take Care, Kristine