Sunday, June 13, 2010

Creating Cottage Style

Finally we've been blessed by mother nature with sunshine and warm temperatures this past week and over the weekend.  Prior to this fair weather stretch we've had nothing but rain, rain and more rain with the odd sunny day. 

Now that the sun is shining and summer is on the way here on PEI... people will be heading out to our wonderful beaches and out to the cottage. The shop is filled to the brim with lovely seaside accessories and furnishings... so for todays post I'm going to share a look inside Moving Designz Home & Cottage.

We've been ready at the shop with cheerful yellow and white packaging options.

This lovely blue sofa arrived exactly one week ago at Moving Designz Home & Cottage. It's just so perfect for a light and airy look at any cottage. It's absolutely comfy to sit upon and pretty to look at in its perfect shade of pale cottagey blue.  It took 6 days for it to sell. I think we'll order one tomorrow ... I miss it already!

And the white table ...  it sold with it too!

A close up of these stunning mother of pearl button pillows that were displayed on the blue sofa.  We have 2 styles, this one with its scallop shell motif. 

And this one with the starfish motif.  Very, very pretty!

I love these seaside coloured wicker balls.

We also have them in jute tones in small and very large sizes.

A coral inspired sculptural bowl would make the perfect cocktail table accessory.  Looks good in both cottages and city homes.

A white console table, nothing speaks cottage style more than white furniture.

Pretty and shiny accessories.  We have lots and lots of seaside inspired goodies filling the shop.

A tabletop display in the shop filled with pretty blue and white accessories.

Bright green accessories.

A custom upholstered stool perfect for extra seating or putting your feet up after a long day lazing in the sunshine.

Our spa section filled with bathroom accessories.

Our bathroom vanity sets are kept simple in white with the word bath on each. 

We have a huge selection of seashells, urchins, starfish, coral and conch shells in white, blue, pink or silver.

More lovely cottagey tableware...

We have some really great and inexpensive canvas artwork. Nice for bathrooms.  For ten dollars they're a steal.

Makeover an old or antique dresser with a fresh coat of paint and add some new knobs.  We have a great selection of colourful ceramic, ivory and square glass ones in stock.

I simply adore these toss cushions with their brightly coloured oversized buttons.

A crisp white sailcloth duvet cover paired with a yellow sham and quilt set completes our bedroom display.

If you see something you like and cannot make it into the shop we do ship.  Send us an email at and we will be happy to give you a price and ship it out.

Thanks for reading.  Have a great week!


Kerri said...

Ah, you have me pining for summer! Your store looks gorgeous, and no wonder that sofa was snapped up so quickly - it's the perfect piece. One day I'll make the trip to your part of the world and have a browse through your lovely store! K xx

AB HOME Interiors said...

Well everything looks smashing. And it is all very fresh, which is perfect for summer!

Donna @ dh designs said...

Oh wow! I love your PEI beaches, but now I think I love something else PEI more! Next time I'm on the island, I'll definitely stop by :)!

Thanks for entering my giveaway - good luck!

Jessica said...

Beautiful items! Everything is well laid out and looks perfect for a dose of summertime! But I'm an even bigger fan of the packaging! The yellow is so chipper.

If you're interested, I'm hosting a giveaway for a Wendy Mink necklace (retail value: $175), drop by!

this free bird said...


I noticed that you entered Jessica's giveaway when I entered it, so wanted to stop by and invite you to mine.

But before I do I just want to say I love your Creating Cottage Style post. I'm from Canada, but the other side - grew up on the Prairies in Alberta and now live in Southern California at the beach.

So many of the things in your post would spice up my living room. Thanks for that!!

Okay - now about the jewelry. It's a Melinda Maria bangle, it's silver and it's very pretty. Retails for about $100 and I actually own one myself so can testify to how versatile it is.

Please come on by if you're interested. And all the best to you!!

-Carrie :)

DesignTies said...

I'll take one of everything, please!! :-D

Now that I know you ship, I can finally satisfy my cravings for your beautiful beachy accessories :-) Or better yet, I'll try to fit a quick visit in when we go to NS in August :-)

I so love the mirrored frame with the three shells.....

*Sigh* You have the best store ever!!


Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Everything looks great!
You have a very nice store,I am in the process of opening a store....aww so much work..
I will like to follow you for inspirations,also check my giveaway and please sign it will mean a lot:)

The Zhush said...

So fresh and lovely and perfect for summer! Love your inventory, all of it!

Maria Killam said...

I can see why that sofa was snapped up, it's beautiful! Love all the things in your store!

Ideezine said...


Perfect things to fill a summer cottage to the brim in comfort. Top it off with a great designer and wishful thinking fulfilled! Add some great food, wine and friends and let the long days of summer begin!