Here at Blue Cottage we are not just a “store”. We are a place where you can immerse yourself in an aesthetically beautiful environment and perhaps add something lovely and new to your home. Let us know what your vision is and let us bring it to life.

The color blue is associated with freedom, intuition, imagination, inspiration and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity. In the spirit and hallmarks of the color blue, those of us at Blue Cottage have a reputation for expertise, professionalism, creativity and resourcefulness, resulting in flawless project management and logistical execution. Our commitment to quality and customer service is uncompromising .

Jerry Hobson

To be a successful designer one must first be an exquisite listener. Great design is derived from the knowledge of the client’s needs and the desires to transform their living space. Perhaps the direction is to simply update a room or completely redesign several spaces. A deep understanding of the “who”, “what”, “where” and “why” is the initial step to a successful relationship and brilliant design.

My appreciation and admiration of fabrics and design came at an early age in my life. I remember ever-so-vividly reading Nate Burkas’ book and his describing the joyous feeling when his parents allowed him to utilize the basement as his bedroom. He was elated at the vast possibilities of what he could do with the raw space! I too remember constantly rearranging and redecorating spaces as a child. As far as that is concerned, nothing has changed for me after all of these years. I still delight in the transformation of my clients’ spaces and look forward to the excitement demonstrated on their faces as they view the culmination of our collaborative efforts. Sparking my interest in the realm of interior design was my foray into the world of clothing manufacturing which then lead me to Calvin Klein where the art of dressing women was learned. Transformation is the pivotal word. Prior to my opening The Blue Cottage here in St. Petersburg, I had the distinct pleasure of working for five years with the renowned CHD Interiors company in the Charleston, SC area. To this day, I continue to maintain ties with a myriad of clients with whom I formed close partnerships over the years.

It is vitally important to make a house feel like a home. From the right wood and metal finishes, fabric, paint color to the perfect accessories. Impeccable design is all about the right choices. I look forward to meeting and assisting you in transforming your living space.


Jerry Hobson