What was once a dark and cramped living room is now bright and airy after designer Kelly Mittleman bumped the ceiling up, taking advantage of empty attic space above. Bare windows on both sides of the room fill the space with daylight.
A reclaimed factory window serves as the shower door in this country cottage. The striking black and white color palate keeps the bathroom feeling modern and fresh. A small window in the shower lets in just enough natural light.
Matte black barn style sconces hang above polished nickel mirrors in this country bathroom with whitewashed wood walls. Simple, black granite serves as the countertop and backsplash. This is streamlined design at its finest.
Natural light reflects off of crisp, white walls and a whitewashed wood ceiling in this bright, cottage sun room. An eclectic assortment of pillows sit atop a white and black bench with a furry throw. Magazines are kept nearby in a wooden bowl for lazy weekend reading.
A sunny corner is the perfect spot for a cozy reading nook. Naked windows allow ample light in during the day, and personal reading lights take over at night, making this the perfect spot for hours of relaxation.
Graphic black and white patterned floor tile mixes with marble for an eclectic look in this bathroom. Polished nickel legs and fixtures on the faucet create an elegant, antique feel. White painted wood walls reflect the natural light.
Existing knotty wood paneled walls were kept in place when this cottage living room was renovated. Modern furnishings with clean lines balance the rusticity of the room for an updated version of farmhouse charm.
Modern furniture with clean lines balance the rusticity in this cottage located on a Connecticut horse farm. Bare windows and open passages between rooms let ample natural light flow throughout the home, keeping it bright and airy in spite of the darker walls.
Knotty pine paneling is original to this cottage's living and dining space and was kept natural to maintain the modern country feel. The natural wood provides a backdrop to the owner's colorful artwork depicting a jazz club scene.
Adding style underfoot is layered area rugs, a combination of natural fiber jute and cowhide. Built-in bookshelves provide storage, while exposed wood beams bring a rustic vibe to the space. A pair of gray chairs makes for an intimate seating area.
The homeowner revamped the guest house for intimate gatherings and music performances. In the main living room, a comfortable gray sofa is paired with an industrial-style coffee table, simple artwork and layered area rugs for lots of texture.
Cozy and sophisticated, this living room pairs comfortable armchairs with a rustic wood coffee table and jute area rugs. Gray curtains soften the windows, while a sleek white table adds a contemporary touch to the room.
Inspired by the farm and landscape, rustic wood paneling is used on the top half of the walls in this guest house's media room. The lower half of the wall is painted a cool gray, blending perfectly with a comfortable sectional. The Union Jack symbol and colors add a touch of English love to the space.
Light and airy, this white farmhouse kitchen has clean-line cabinets, open shelving for displaying dishes and glassware and wide plank white wood flooring. An industrial-style light hangs above a country-inspired dining table and chairs for an eat-in breakfast area.
A rustic wood table is paired with an antique print and tall, streamlined table lamp for an eclectic vignette in the guest house bedroom. The homeowners are avid riders, so a horse statue showcases their love, while a wicker basket underneath the table is perfect for hidden storage.