The Cottage Journal


By BETHANY ADAMAS Photos by Lindsey Stewart

For Autumn and Kirby Ingram, life brought a lot of changes at once - including their first child and a move from Atlanta, Georgia, to the island community of St. Simons. Adding a new home build to the list, then, called for a helping hand. "They needed someone to really see the new build through and help them during he building process, while fully furnishing the home," says Lindsey Spearman, owner of interior design company L.Spearman, who stepped in to help create the perfect space for the growing family to put down permanent roots.

Coastal Illustrated

JULY 2021

By MARY STARR Photos by Nancy J Reynolds photography + provided

How much time do you spend thinking about the chairs in your home? We all know they’re great for plopping down in after a long day, whether you’re returning home from work, the golf course or a shopping expedition, but how much consideration do you really give them? Both decorative and utilitarian, they serve as places to sit as well as providing decorative accents throughout the home.

Coastal Illustrated


By MARY STARR Photos by Nancy J Reynolds

A home bar, whether it’s built-in or the always popular, and ever-versatile, bar cart, can expand home entertainment options exponentially. Whichever one you have, if it’s a recent acquisition, experts say to start small and slow, and build your bar space gradually and pragmatically.

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The Cottage Journal

JULY 2020

By BETHANY ADAMS Photos by Lindsey Stewart 

NATURAL SURROUNDINGS: A much-needed refresh took this South Carolina vacation home from dated to dreamy.

Coastal Illustrated

JUNE 2020

By MARY STARR Photos by Kelli Boyd, Lindsey Stewart and Bobby Haven

Spring cleaning is only one part of readying a house for the warm-weather months. Now is the time to decorate with items that bring lightness …