The great room in the HGTV Dream Home 2012 is a sea of calming blue and serene cream complemented by interior stone cladding around the fireplace. The ceiling features mortise-and-tenon timber trusses and the room is completed with cottage-style furniture.
Full of abundant detail, this cottage style kitchen offers a little of it all. Peek-a-boo cabinets with lighting draw the eye upwards to the captivating tray ceiling. From there, the black pendant lights brings you back down to the dark gray marble countertops that sit atop white detailed cabinets. The blue and white plate detail and homey patterened wallpaper makes this cottage vibe come to life.
This cottage style cream kitchen uses carved cabinets and pendant lighting to add dimension. A granite kitchen island splits the space into two parts and provides plenty of preparation and cooking space.
Even the guest cottages in the waterside community of River Dunes, near New Bern, N.C., use high-tech, low-maintenance AZEK materials, whereas traditional Craftsman-style buildings have used wood for the exteriors. The advantages of this material are numerous for homes near the water.
Soft, pastel walls and flirty, feminine accents make up this practical but pretty bedroom. Packed with cottage-style touches, this room features a spring-like palette and a small desk area that can also function as a makeup vanity.
This cottage bedroom combines old and new pieces, some weather-worn, to create a lived-in comfortable space. A mix of light and dark painted furnishings are unified by the neutral tones of the bedding and rug.
A darker, earthy green was selected for the walls in this room and a new rattan pendant replaced the old ceiling fan for a decorative touch. Two nightstands and a bench that was reupholstered in a kiwi green suede were added alongside a wood bed and 6-drawer dresser. A few shimmery art pieces add a little sparkle around the room and offset the earthy, natural feeling in the other pieces.
A cheerful boating community called River Dunes located on the intercoastal waterway near New Bern, N.C., used materials from AZEK on their exterior surfaces like trim, moldings, porch and railings. The materials don’t crack, warp or need to be painted but hold paint very well if desired, all of which is important near the water.
Most of the white you see on this home in the harbor community of River Dunes, N.C., is AZEK trim and moldings, which doesn’t require painting for protection and makes it so you never have to worry about cracking, warping or moisture absorption.