Now that is what a home should be all about, a place where one or a family can sit back, relax and really live. I'd say the home of Interior Designer Cortney Bishop allows for just that kind of living. It was such a pleasure to work with her on a feature story in the new issue of House of Fifty, where she details her approach to her own home as well as those of her clients...and here are a few of the highlights.
Cortney shares that one of her favorite spots of her home is the porch with its "crooked, quirky nature and oversized lanterns." With its many doors leading into the home, I can see why and can envision how lovely this spot would be in the evening with the lanterns softly glowing.
A big passion of Cortney's is art and collecting favorite pieces for her clients and her own home. This abstract was found at a vintage shop, catching her eye with its color and abstract composition.
A simple kitchen carved out of a space that was once a porch is a well used space where she enjoys catching up with her husband as he prepares the meal (that is the kind of kitchen I can appreciate!) while the kids do projects at the small table or burn off energy running in and out of the room.
A lower level family room opens up to the pool and filled with musical instruments, toys and favorite pieces of artwork, it's another well used spot in the home.
Cortney's growing art collection includes a photograph by Annie Leibovitz, an image she was drawn to when it reminded her of her husband's country boy roots.
And a tackle room? Yes, unexpected, but its presence makes perfect sense when learning Cortney's husband is a professional fly fisherman. This room was created as a thank you for taking the leap to move to the Carolinas with her from his home state of Tennessee.