Photos Courtesy of Karen Robertson
Summer is spent on Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, where Karen escapes the Florida heat. Her genius studio in a tent is the ultimate warm weather hideaway. Talk about being inspired by your surroundings--this is heavenly. Her tent provides a civilized creative getaway where she can relax and generate new ideas.
A daybed for reverie in shell- adorned surroundings make it easy to get in the creative flow.
Winters are spent in Ponta Vedra Beach, FL. Her serene and soothing home there is decorated with her framed sea fans, shell encrusted obelisks and ultra suede icon pillows. Her love of shells runs deep, and she is constantly coming up with stunning new ways to incorporate them into her work.
Handmade shell finials make a mantel complete
The new framed maps of Rome circa 1843 are a fun addition. The prints look great hung in multiples
Shells take on a modern look when mounted on a sleek brushed stainless steel caliper stand
An embellished Ostrich Egg with bugs, butterflies and leaves on stand mixes in well on a bookshelf
The decoupage eggs come with a lobster, coral and octopus designs, seen here with her new paper covered books
Vintage books by the yard covered in marbleized paper were another hit at the show
The red and green marbled paper books have a holiday feel. Yes, I said holiday--it is not too early to start thinking about gift ideas.
The books have a cut out box which Karen calls, "a box in a book", perfect for hiding something secret...