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Coastal vibes create a calming retreat in this lakeside home designed by Gwynn Guy alongside her client, Donna Poole.

When Donna moved to Hattiesburg to be closer to her grandchildren, she found a chair she loved and the search lead her to Anderson Design Center where Gwynn greeted her and they became fast friends.

Refurbishing existing furniture and adding in new pieces, along with rugs and seating, artwork, and accessories created the refreshing look Donna desired. Donna cherished the antiqued chest that once belonged to her mother and she faux finished it herself, easily incorporating into the overall coastal design. Gwynn created one-of-a-kind designs such as the stunning floral arrangement that adorns the dining table.

Always the achievers, the Poole family updated the home with custom shutters, added exterior ironwork, and hand-made the swing bed to the screened in patio.

“Thank you, Donna, for your trust in me as your designer. You great taste and ideas made my job easy. I’m glad for our friendship that made the design process both fun and rewarding,” says Gwynn.

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