You may know that we recently renovated a home in the Golden Isles. We’ve been here for about six years now since we moved from Charleston, South Carolina. We absolutely love it here and knew that we wanted to call this place our home for the long haul. A perk of living in the beautiful & laid back Golden Isles is that we’re never short of visitors. They come to say hello, enjoy the afternoons on the beach, tour the St. Simons Lighthouse and sip cocktails at the Lodge while the bagpiper plays during sunset. This place is so special to us and of course to the residents and visitors who have been coming here year after year. Now all of my favorite things about these barrier islands (Avenue of the Oaks, Little St. Simon’s Island, The Cloister) are hand embroidered on a catstudio pillow making it the perfect keepsake for everyone who cherishes the Golden Isles.
I first learned about catstudio when I was at The Southern C Summit a few years ago. I especially love their geography collection ever since they’ve been popping up in my friends’ homes and boutiques across the South. If you’re not familiar with catstudio — they’re a California based company that sells pillows, dish towels, drinking glasses and aprons. Owners Carmel and Terrell Swan took their love of travel, culture and design and created a home design collection of hand embroidered maps. Inspired by vintage souvenir pillows, they have taken points of interests, historical landmarks and local icons and created original designs. Their collection has now reached all 50 states, many regions, resorts, national parks and countries. They continue to work on new locations for their ever expanding collection and have also designed a Collegiate Collection as well.
In January, they released the Golden Isles collection! This was especially exciting for me, not only because I love shining a light on this area, but also because I was asked for input when they were designing it! I love that the design features so many wonderful parts of this area, some of my favorites being Fort Frederica and the Jekyll Island Club. This hand embroidered pillow (which takes over 40+ hours to create one!) makes a great addition to my home and I love gifting it as well. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s a great conversation starter too, as I’m always asked which of the places on the pillow are my favorite. The map design on their drinking glasses always adds a whimsical touch to entertaining friends. Definitely a fun addition to happy hour!
P.S. We’re hosting a giveaway over our on Instagram feed!
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