As Time Goes By – Tybee Island, Georgia

With a new baby coming up, my family and I have been trying to fit in as much fun as possible this summer. Our favorite adventure so far has been a trip to my happy place-Tybee Island! Of course, a visit to this quirky island outside Savannah wouldn’t be complete without staying in a beach cottage designed by preservationist and interior designer Jane Coslick. One of her recently completed projects is As Time Goes By-now a holiday home through Tybee Cottages when the happy family is not using it themselves. Like all of Jane’s projects, I was immediately transported to the pages of Coastal life magazine when I opened the door. The house itself is beautiful and filled with historical character … it was built in 1924 and is one of the original Strand Cottages built on Tybee. There is no replicating the charming original features such as the soaring 14′ ceilings, transom windows, hardwood floors and bead walls. Jane honored the history of the house while it made a fresh new look with her signature use of splashy color (including lots of turquoise!) on a soothing white background. She worked her magic in, brilliantly mixing high-end pieces with budget-friendly finds and achieving the perfect blend of old and new. Speaking of inspiring!

I struggled to edit down the number of photos to share with you guys, so settle in and enjoy the tour!

My favorite space throughout the house was this dreamy sleeping porch (painted Albuquerque Teal 607 by Benjamin Moore). The best place for a nap with the sea breeze blowing in! Did I mention that the cottage is just one house away from the beach?!

The porch led you to the bright and airy living room. My favorite element here was the original artwork painted by South Carolina artist Susan Skelley. Up there, floral art Jane Coslick found at HomeGoods.

The colors in the landscape art of Pier 1 could not be more perfect.

The dining room was another favorite area…. what is not to keep over those original windows, the dining table and chairs, and the absolutely fantastic turquoise Ro Sham Beaux chandelier!

I absolutely loved this artwork by the talented Georgia-based artist Elaine Burge, not to mention the Stray Dog Designs mirror below.

Anthropologie’s colorful Lulie Wallace plates and serving pieces were the first thing the homeowner bought for the house and were the starting point for Jane Coslick’s design plan. Not only beautiful, surprisingthey are made of melamine and perfect for a beach house. (Unfortunately they are no longer available, but I found some on ebay.)

The kitchen took me back to my childhood and all the time I spent in my grandparents’ ancient farm. The kids loved food on the big island!

Such a great mix of colors, textures and patterns in the bedroom. In a brilliant budget-friendly move, Jane had the artworks above the bed made of a shower curtain!

I wanted to take home the Poppy and Fritz duvet. And watch the old transom operator on the window…. so neat!

The double queen size bedroom had some beautiful, beachy elements. Loving those turquoise wicker headboards!

I’ve never seen such a high staircase – it’s really about showing how high the ceilings are.

How cute is the little “watch your head” reminder…

… and these turquoise silhouettes of the little ones and pup of le paper studio!

The colorful upstairs TV room was totally my alley. The Anthropologie carpet, whimsical artwork and patterned cushions could only be crowned by the ocean views in the distant! I love how Jane incorporated the art of the kids into her design.

What a fun place to play games, thanks to Stray Dog Designs! Those feces are amazing!

What kid doesn’t like a bunk room? Each bed had its own light switch and exhaust. The palm quilts are great too!

Don’t you really like the old hardwood floors? The antique headboard and quilt are also beautiful.

My kids loved taking their baths in this original clawfoot bath. (I loved the cute shower curtain and carpet from Target!)

Back down to the hall next to the kitchen…

Love this cute sign made by one of the homeowners’ kiddos.

And the tropical artwork of Hilton Head Island, sc-based artist Karley Kiker combined with the unique chandelier!

As Time Goes By is surrounded by wide turquoise-filled porches on three sides (including the largest wraparound porch I’ve ever seen!)

So much space to read, relax or dine. We couldn’t get enough of the ping pong table and outside speaker system!

Believe me, I never wanted to leave. If you’re thinking of visiting Tybee Island (do it!), I recommend checking out as time goes by. For rental information and more photos, visit Tybee Cottages. And for even more eye candy and inspiration, you should follow as time goes by and Jane Coslick on Instagram. Jane’s blog is one of my favorites too!

For more Jane Coslick cottages I’ve featured, go here!

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