Cottage By The Sea

Now that our e-zine is officially done, we thought we’d share a few of the photos that didn’t end up fitting into the magazine. Kev shot so many great ones, but my hand was about to fall off from laying out all those pages, so at a certain point, I just decided to wrap that sucker up and call it a day! LOL!

The first house we featured in the mag was an old beach cottage called 99 Steps, and WOW what a magical little spot by the sea!

These two photos, which weren’t in the e-zine, show something Kev and I would love to have here at TLC someday…a picket fence!

We just have to make sure Max can’t squeeze through those pickets!

This shot was in the e-zine, but I wanted to point out the conch shell border around the flower beds…

Such a fun idea for a beach house, huh?

This shot of the incredible mirror was also in the e-zine, but check out those vintage barstools too…

Hubba hubba!

I thought this little open cabinet in the kitchen was such a sweet and simple idea too…

And check out these wine glass coasters…

How cute! I took this picture of the tag that was on them, just in case you were interested in knowing where they came from…

This shot pretty much sums up the feel of the entire place…

And this one shows where Kev and I took a load off while we were there shooting…

And when the sun started to go down, we headed up that flight of stairs you can see in the background of this shot…

It leads up to a rooftop deck…

And from it, you can see the sea!

This shot shows the path that leads to the beach…

It’s just 99 steps to the edge of the water and you can bet your bottom dollar we made that trek a few times while we were there too!

Here’s a shot of the house all lit up as the sun was setting…

Before we got there, Jane (the amazing woman who saved the place) told us it looked just as magical at night as it did during the day…

Ain’t that the truth!

We’ll be back soon with some more shots from the rest of the articles in the e-zine!

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(And you can find more photos of her work in lots of Coastal Living magazine issues too!)


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    • says

      I like the hammock and the rattan rocking chair. The blue painted floors is a unique idea and is very suitable to that part of the house. Great work!

  1. says

    This post and Jane’s home made me want to hit the beach STAT. *sigh*

    How lovely, thank’s for sharing with us! :)

  2. says

    I just “pinned” the blue mirror- I love the lines and color– what a great cottage!


  3. says

    what a charming dreamy beach cottage!
    i’m convinced instead of a mansion in heaven, i will have a beach cottage 😉

  4. says


    Thank you for sharing more of Jane’s beautiful cottages. That hammock is the perfect place to rejuvenate after a day at the beach, before going out to dinner. Kevin’s photographs and your descriptions have encouraged us to make a trip to Tybee Island!

    Your Friend,

  5. Jane Crawford says

    These photos and the e-zine are amazing. I just can’t get enough of lookling at them. They make me want to transport myself, Star Trek style, right to the cottage to spend a few days there. Wonderful, wonderful work! Jane

  6. says

    Just awesome Guys!!
    the cottage is fabulous!!
    love the nite shots…
    and that path to the beach ..
    keeps calling to me!!
    loui♥,come out and play!
    warmest sandy hugs..

  7. says

    I love the e-zine and all of the great pictures! I also love that piece of art on her wall. Does anyone know who the artist is and if they have a website?

      • Kerri Jane says

        Yes, Bellamy is my FAVORITE artist. I had corresponded with her over email, and last December my husband and I went to Savannah, and I gave her a call. She invited us to her home for a nice southern visit. She is such a kind and amazing person, and she sent us home with all kinds of prizes. I too do coastal artwork, and she invited me back to come and stay with her and paint with her :))) I can’t wait to return!! I can spot her artwork from a mile away! If you ever want to check out my paintings, let me know :)

  8. says

    Lovely place! Wonderful pictures … really sorry we live so far away since it looks like a place worth staying in for a vacation.

  9. says

    Oh my goodness this is a beautiful cottage. I remember seeing it in a past Coastal Living magazine. So glad you captured some of the other areas of the cottage. I’m getting ready in 9 days to leave for The Outer Banks in North Carolina for some much needed R and R and getting so psyched. Thanks for a great post.

  10. says

    what a gorgeous place to photo! tybee island is on the bucket list – i can’t wait to get there for a weekend away! :) i pinned the blue mirror – i love that color! :)

  11. says

    Magical is right, day and night! (Hee hee, that rhymes.) Your photos capture the magic beautifully. I can almost smell the sea!

  12. kelly says

    Oh my goodness! Thanks for the extra shots! Man… the ezine was plenty – this is like extra icing on the cake. Yummy! I looooooved the night shots. Kevin has GOT to share how he does those so I can figure out settings on the camera.

    • Layla says

      Hey Kelly!

      He’s still workin’ on his interior photography website. Hopefully he’ll have that up and running sometime soon!

      • kelly says

        thanks! You all must be incredibly busy with everything you’ve got going on. Good luck!

  13. says

    I really enjoyed the ezine Layla! I especially liked seeing a little more of Mary Englebright. Even though my decorating is almost opposite hers (in terms of color and items used), I still really enjoy seeing her work.

  14. Rachel says

    This makes me want to own a beach house sooo bad! I’ve always thought it would be fun to wear a bathing suit under your clothes all day and then run to the beach when you feel like it. :)

  15. says

    Thanks for loving my cottage as much as I do. YOUR photographs are some of the best I have ever seen. If you ever want ONE more career- teach classes to all of us who love the camera. We could make Tybee Island the class room!!!!! The beauty of this little island would never be the same! Then you could teach e-zine classes because you definitely have such skill. You are e-zine pioneers!!!
    Smart AND Wonderful!

  16. says

    Amazing photos. Amazing E-zine. Amazing place.
    I want to go there. now.

    Thanks for sharing all your creativity with us … I am inspired.

  17. Sylvia says

    Layla and Kevin,
    Y’all are such fabulous photographers! I love all the photos but my favorite is the last one. It appears to have been taken during the blue hour. I have recently become fascinated with blue hour photographs even though I’m not a photographer myself.
    Enjoyed the E-zine as well.

  18. says

    Ummm, that place is amazing!!!! And that rooftop deck-ugh-toommuch goodness! I am visiting today because Mandi told us we could schmooze the judges if we wanted to, and I’m all for it;) jk! I am in the top 15 and hopefully will make it to the top 5!! But really, have been following your blog for awhile now and just love it!

  19. Gail D. says

    Layla, I must know–details of that blue floor paint! I must have that color in my home! Thanks.

    • Layla says

      Hey there…it’s “Ocean Floor” by Glidden (Home Depot). It was mixed in an oil base porch and floor/porch and deck paint and Jane said it’s held up great!

  20. says

    Beautiful!! I love Jane Coslick! Wish I could stay in one of her cottages some day!
    We are in the process of building a picket fence right now. We cut all of the pickets from some old pallets that people were giving away. Keep your eye open for free pallets, and you can build a picket fence for cheap!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  21. Ellen says

    I was in a store today on my lunch and I picked up a book about cottages and there was the exact same cottage 99 steps in the book! In fact, it had quite a few of Jane’s cottages in it from Tybee! How crazy is that to see it twice in one day?! Makes me want to plan a trip from Toronto. 😉

  22. Debbie says

    I love the beach cottage theme. I live in north Louisiana and I want to change my theme to beachy cottage. Thanks for the beautiful pics. What colors of paints were the light blue and the floor?