We had a pretty thrilling thing happen in our Yates family last week. Our neice and nephew had their home featured in an article in the latest issue of Cottage Style magazine! There were about eight pages showcasing several rooms in their self-renovated home. As you might be able to determine, the theme for their decor is Hawaiian beach cottage. Jill's been going to Hawaii for decades and fell in love with the laid-back lifestyle along with the warm climate and sandy beaches of several of the islands.When she and Eric married they continued the tradition of the (near) yearly trek to their favorite get-away.
Photos for the magazine article were by Blackstone Edge. You can read more at this link BSE "Really Rocks" Cottage Style Summer 2012 Issue.
Don't you just love this photo Jill took of the flowers used for the photo shoot? Jill and Eric make a great team when it comes to making their home into a showcase. Eric does most of the building and buying of the materials, and Jill does all the embellishments of his work. They are both very talented and creative, but then, I guess you can see that in the photos.
Jill's caption for this photo reads: "Poppy posing in our "Hawaiian Plantation Cottage Style" Bedroom. We have collected the art, most of the pillows, accessories & books on our Hawaiian travels. Some is new, some is vintage."
Jill is a tireless interior designer and almost everything you see in these photos she and Eric have either built, created, or chosen especially for the room. OK, the dog wasn't built. Poppy is an adoptee. Did I mention Jill loves her pets?
Want to see more photos of the House of Yates? There are several more in this month's issue of Cottage Style. From what I hear, each issue flies off the shelf as soon as they're released. We got the last two from the store where we got them.
I wanted to mention too that you can find Jill on Facebook at Jill Yates Interior Design. Contact information is: Jill Yates Interior Design - phone 360-866-8033