Tuesday

Speaking of walls...

I do believe I have persuaded a client to do this to their fireplace! The property is ocean front. So excited of the possibilities with this one. Better inspiration shot on work desktop-will share later. This image doesn't even do this justice. It's a small elevator lobby in Seaside that I have loved for years. It's just a nice little surprise when u round the corner. Interesting take on Tabby which originally consisted of ground shells combined with dirt/sand/whatever to form a cement/stucco-ish material. This is what the original homes in Tybee Island, Ga were constructed of. Wow, that was a random fact I just conjured up from 7th grade summer camp spent over there. Google it if u want the real facts b/c that was definitely the 'Bess version'! Obviously much easier on the eyes than the terrible ancient INDS building, aka the 'Shell Hut'. My GSU interior design peeps shall agree...

2 comments:

Q. said...

this wall is awesome! i'm really screaming and dying to see the better shot. please zoom in on one of those shells. i can only imagine the impact in the space and all the texture and natural colorings from the shells...loving it! oh, and totally agree...inds shell hut 3000!

momma said...

I REALLY like this...is it oyster shells??? I want to put a new facade on our downstairs fireplace at the river, it is so ugly. How do you think this finish will hold up to a little dark brown flood water every few years??