Georgie Hackford, or “Gigi” has an eye for style. Her bold paintings are balanced by a home full of peaceful neutrals with lace panels covering windows and closet doors. This is her dressing table, arranged with favorite items she’s collected over the years.
Intended to be a small bedroom, Gigi has configured this room to be a luxurious dressing room. Filled with paintings she has completed over the years, it is a sunny and happy place to start and end the day.
The dressing room leads to the only bathroom in the house which has been remodeled to hold a child-size, claw-foot tub. I had never even seen a tub this size, but it is perfect for the small space.
Organization is the key to living in small cottages. Gigi keeps everything neat and tidy so she never feels crowded. When she was a child, Gigi said she loved to spend all day playing in her two story playhouse. Since moving into this cottage three years ago, Gigi has had happy memories of those days.
Most days, Gigi paints at her downtown Fairhope Artist’s Gallery, but this collection of brushes stand ready if the mood should strike at home.
On the back of the bedroom door hangs the inspiration for Gigi’s beautiful and wildly popular series of flags.
Gigi played the harp until college, then when living in a sixth floor walk-up apartment in New York, she decided to sell the harp and use the money to buy her first house. That house then turned into a second, and a third, until she finally reached her perfect cottage in Fairhope. And who was her realtor? Our good friend, Sandra HARPer!
These miniature harps now hold a special place in the corner of the sitting room.
An original phone nook now conveniently holds books.
This is the sitting room off the bedroom. Gigi has added a built-in ledge beneath the window for clever storage, which is a difficult thing to find in a small cottage. On top of the desk are small paintings and treasures from years of work and collecting.
By widening doorways, raising ceilings and painting the walls a warm white, Gigi has given big style to a tiny cottage.
To see part one of Gigi’s Tiny Cottage, click here.Â
Linking to: Coastal Charm, From My Front Porch to Yours, The Dedicated House
Absolutely charming! I could be quite happy myself in this little cottage. I’m heading over for part 1!
As a lover of cottage, I very much appreciates seeing this sweet place. Thank you for sharing Gigi’s charming cottage. ~ Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage
the mini claw foot tub is amazing!
Charming! Love the white. We had a phone shelf like that but it was built-in place and couldn’t be saved when we renovated. Just looking at our Gigi flag painting — a happy reminder of visits to Fairhope!
The bathroom is darling. The flag on the door and the lace curtain are perfect. You get mentioned on Olive Out in the morning my friend. xo, Olive
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I am IN LOVE with this darling cottage. I would move into that darling place in a milisecond! Have a wonderful weekend, Leslie Anne!
Isn’t that just adorable? I love it all-she has done such a great job. Our very first house had a small little claw foot tub like that tucked in under the eaves. I always loved it and have not seen another one that size until now. xo Diana
Such a lovely and inviting little home. Every photo has this dreamy painting-like quality to it. I’d love to know what the outside of the cottage looks like.
I have had the pleasure of seeing Gigi’s little cottage in person. I adore it!