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Dining Delight

Earlier this week, Kathy Hodge from Sage Design stopped by to borrow some of our bouquets and orchids for a photo shoot at the recently renovated Delamar Hotel in Southport.  Prior to her arrival, we had “googled” Kathy’s firm to get a feel for her design aesthetic and fell immediately for her clean, sophisticated rooms that are as comfortable and livable as they are elegant.

Pleasing Patio

Browsing through her online portfolio, we also noticed that Kathy’s kitchens and baths are the epitome of function meets beauty.

Kitchen Love

Given that one of us is exploring a new kitchen in an antique home, we were glad to read that Kathy is as comfortable designing for a “spaced challenged pied-a-terre” as she is for a “spacious family friendly house.”

Beautiful Baths

Wonder if she’s open to working with a space challenged family friendly home instead?

Kitchen Love #2

After seeing pictures of the suite she designed at the Delamar, we know where to stay when construction begins!

Home Away From Home

Photos via Sage Design


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  • Reply lauren March 28, 2012 at 4:08 am

    those light fixtures above the kitchen table are amazing. i feel like i should be eating a croissant with diane keaton right there. 🙂

  • Reply pve March 28, 2012 at 7:25 am

    love how polished yet livable the spaces feel.
    need that nightstand….on the prowl.

  • Reply Marcy {stylesson} March 28, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Her work is beautiful! Love the style.

  • Reply quintessence March 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Love everything here – especially that fabulous kitchen (#2). I am dying to switch my doored cabinet in my breakfast area to open shelving!! And also dying to get to the new Delamar – we should get a little local group together for drinks there!!

  • Reply Donna with Design Perspective March 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Great designs. I will be checking out her website as well!!! Love the colors, and the 2nd kitchen is beautiful!

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann March 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Would love to join you at the Delamar to toast the start of construction – looks gorgeous. And so do Kathy’s designs. Especially love that last kitchen with the big farm table! Can imagine friends and family gathered around gabbing. What a lovely spot to linger!

  • Reply stitchfork March 28, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Great looks and all look so inviting and livable. You sent you floral touches to the right place with Kathy!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply StyleLinx March 28, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Beautiful rooms! That kitchen (#2) is now in my inspiration folder!!

  • Reply The enchanted home March 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Ohhh all so pretty but especially kitchen love #2….beautiful!

  • Reply Aubergine March 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Absolutely love the second kitchen, especially idea of the sofa. The kitchen is the social heart of my home — brilliant idea to have such a beautiful couch to lounge on, in addition to the traditional table and chairs. Just took a look at Kathy’s website and love everything I see!

  • Reply Eloise March 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I love this post. The second kitchen is a dream! I went to the website,, and saw even more amazing rooms. It’s not so often that we see such an exquisite intersection of elegance, simplicity and comfort.

  • Reply Hop March 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Beautiful and so livable! I love the relaxed comfortable elegance of all these photographs.

  • Reply pretty pink tulips March 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Gorgeous interiors. And, love that she designed the Delamar. I’m with Stacey….it’s the perfect warm weather meet up spot!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply The Zhush March 29, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Great that she found you so that you could find her!:)

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass March 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    So, so beautiful! Would love to visit when finished.
    Happy Thursday.

  • Reply DG March 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Timeless designs that are calmly beautiful… She really has a great sense for making rooms look both elegant and comfortable, without overstating any aspect!

  • Reply Gray March 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Love the work by this designer. Great Find!

  • Reply mwm March 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I love kitchen #2! It is the perfect combination of warmth and clean simplicity! Kathy rules!

  • Reply Drgray March 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Love Kathy’s design sensibility. Kitchen 2 may be one of the best rooms ever!

  • Reply Haus and Home March 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I really like the bathroom tile design and color!

  • Reply Georgica Pond April 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Just my kind of style – gorgeous rooms and love that bathroom tile. No doubt your flower arrangements were just the finishing touch needed!

  • Reply Crackerjack April 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Such talent!

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