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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Following Up: Art in Coastal Living's Idea Cottage

A few weeks ago when Charleston-based Angie Hranowsky shared with us her enthusiasm for one of her latest projects, Coastal Living's 2009 Idea Cottage in I'On, she was especially excited about the regional talent showcased in the house.

Idea Cottage visitors will notice original art -- both large-scale pieces and small works -- skillfully displayed throughout the rooms. Some of the artists represented include Molly B. Right, Sally Benedict, Amanda Talley and Kate Long Stevenson.

Angie opted to hang a large work by Amanda Talley in a guest bedroom. [Photo by Julia Lynn.]

[Click painting to enlarge.]

If you find yourself in South Carolina during September or October, be sure to stop by and see Angie's modern coastal triumph. (Note the zig-zag fabric in the reading nook: historically chevron stripes have represented waves.) The house closes on October 11th, so click here for ticket information. Partial proceeds benefit East Cooper Habitat for Humanity and East Cooper Montessori Charter School.

For those who can't travel to see it in person, the project will be featured in Coastal Living's October issue. (Kudos to Lindsay Bierman, Angie, and the entire team!)

Images two and four, above, are via the Idea Cottage blog; bookshelves photos via HobNob Charleston. Shown at top is I'On village.

Speaking of Charleston and art, here is a great fall happening for local children: The Gibbes Museum of Art offers Painting the Masters classes for youth in grades First through Fourth. The art history-based painting series emphasizes the Gibbes’ collection and encompasses acrylic painting and sketching.

Session I: Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m., September 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 13, 20.

Session II: Tuesdays 4:15 - 5:15 p.m., October 27, November 3, 10, 17, and December 1, 8. Cost is $115 for all six classes, including all supplies.

For details or to register, contact Rebecca Williams at (843) 722 - 2706 x 41 or

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Unknown said...

This is really wonderful. A home like this needs great art.

Style Court said...

Shannon -- I agree! And Angie also has a great eye for textiles, patterns. The magazine pictures, or an in-person visit, will probably highlight that better.

Karena said...

I love the art in the fourth image;fabulous!!

the NEO-traditionalist said...

I love that they chose to showcase local artists rather than big names, what a wonderful thing! Creative professionals working together and supporting one another, I like it! : )
XX Kate "the NEO-trad"

Unknown said...

Oh what fun this project would be. Loved all the photo's and glad we'll get to see more in Costal Living (Oct.) issue.


Amanda Stone Talley said...

Thank you for showing the preview pictures and my painting in the guest room! I was so excited to see it! When I sent it to Angie for the Idea Home-I had no idea where it was going to be placed! I can't wait to see the rest of the house!

annechovie said...

I am looking forward to seeing this home in the October issue of Coastal Living - love the art featured!