By Elizabeth Raines Beeler
August 24, 2005
Jean Allsopp

The guest bedrooms follow Jackye's design strategy for the home, which was to keep the living room neutral and apply color to the bedrooms. She chose delicate hues for one country cottage-style room. Soft pink walls envelope the cozy space. "I love the iciness of this pink. It's cool; it's feminine," Jackye explains. Adding an unexpected twist, the pale blue ceiling matches the adjoining bath's tile work. Mulled windows form a dark gridlike backdrop for alabaster drapery piped in playful flounced trim.

Featuring paneled head- and footboards finished in weathered white, a king-size bed invites guests to relax after a day on the beach. Custom-built, straight-skirted side tables sport antique mirrored tops. Tear-shape mercury-glass lamps cast a glow on nighttime reading and reflect light from the adjacent courtyard during the day.

The marsh-green guest bedroom dons a misty blue ceiling and provides relaxing accommodations. A custom-made linen bed tent swathes the honey-finished four-poster bed. A reproduction vintage luggage piece and a rope-wrapped glass fishing float anchor the room in its island setting.