Monday, June 17, 2013

cottage joy

So many people were calling about that cottage but I harassed the real estate lady like nobody's business and had my best friend go over there immediately to meet her and I got it! I am so excited. Of course my style is clean and modern, and I wasn't expecting to be in a little shingled cottage with blue trim, so adjustments need to be made. I have already done my sis' house in what I consider to be "young family traditional cottage" so this look needs to be completely different from that. I don't like any of my projects to resemble each other at all - I don't want to get stuck in a "look" - so I think this cottage will be spare and maybe limited to black and white, with greige linen and rough textures thrown in. I have this huge triptych which will be in the front room and sort of set the tone for the whole place:

I cannot make sweeping changes, like painting cabinets or wallpapering, so I am a little limited as a renter. It is also important to me to stay true to the architecture and my aesthetic, so I won't be able to use the poster bed from Room and Board that I had been wanting (the ceiling in bedroom is too short). It is going to be fun to work around these parameters to make something interesting and fresh.

Here are some spaces inspiring me for this cottage...

Commune Design

Commune - love antler chandeliers

There will be a Mouille style fixture in this cottage!

Love black framed windows but cottage does not have them... :(

Love the carved bed and Deco lantern in Novogratz bedroom

Ryan Korban - too stark but I may do a black hammock out in garden!

There will probably be a rolling rack for clothes in bedroom since only small closet

exposed rack of clothes and shoes in bedroom

Love the large art and open shelving - will prob remove cabinet doors for this look
 So I will post pics of the inside of the cottage tomorrow and we can get started planning room by room - moving August 1st so this will all be done by end of summer!


Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

That's a big check mark off your list! I am sure it will lool lovely when you get in there and plan your space. Can't to see what you come up with. Happy Summer and safe travels!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congrats! So excited for you! You'll totally turn that place into your own. Can't wait to see the pics of the inside!


modernkaribou said...

Your all home collections are really beautiful.
Hope- You find the way to solve-out your this problem. Just Waiting, to read your next blog with a lots of beautiful pictures.
Good luck !