White Shaker cabinets pair with gray countertops and subway tile backsplash for a soft, welcoming color palette. Pantries with open shelves and pull-out drawers provide much-needed storage in the kitchen.
This beautiful bedroom layers an innovative blend of patterns and textures to create a restful, artistic space. Neutrals in a fun mix of wallpaper and prints serve as the basic backdrop for pops of lavender in the nightstand and accessories.
BelleInteriors designed this serene bathroom with a palette of spring green and yellow. Black marble contrasts well with the color scheme and bright white trim. One of the best qualities of marble is that it has a unique look but, like most stone tiles, it requires sealing and regular cleaning.
Cottage design is a colorful, comfortable look characterized by pastel, botanical palettes and painted furniture with weathered finishes. Living room furnishings often include iron and wicker chairs covered with stylish floral cushions. You don't have to say goodbye to your favorite pieces of furniture just because they've seen a little wear and tear; the aged surfaces will make them fit in beautifully within a cottage-style space.
This contemporary cottage living room is inspired by the homeowner's love for old pieces that tell a story. The wood over the fireplace is from an old barn, the coffee table is an old wagon and the side table is an old military locker. Designer Tip: Mix up the old with the new. Buy a few select pieces that have history and incorporate them into a contemporary space.
Traditional Cottage Exterior with Cedar Shingles and Craftsman Trim
This house had a previously neutral exterior, but the family wanted the exterior of their house to match the traditional cottage look of the interior, so they had cedar shingles added to give the house some color. They also added beefy, Craftsman style trim to really make the angles of the house pop against the dark cedar shingles and the green of the parterre garden.
This cozy attic bedroom was insulated with spray foam then covered with sheetrock to create an open-air master suite complete with a bedroom, bathroom and seating area. The original wood floors give the room a warm feel, and are balanced nicely by clean white and coral bedding.
Having an appealing spot to drop coats, shoes and other accessories as you come in the door will keep your space looking organized. Here, a cozy bench is perfect for slipping on your shoes, a coat rack holds hats, jackets and more, and baskets underneath the bench are perfect for stowing away other items.