Traditional blue and white porcelain canisters dress up this kitchen counter. The counters are made of tumbled marble in various neutral shades, and the contrast of blue and white adds crispness to the space.
Built as a caretaker's cottage on a Connecticut horse farm, this home now serves as a guest cottage, Airbnb rental and a private retreat for the property owner. Rust red exterior paint gives the house a subdued touch of color for an updated take on traditional barn red.
The front porch of this coastal Low Country cottage is the perfect place to relax at sunrise. Neutral geometric prints add interest to the plush outdoor furniture that's perfect for reading or taking in the view. To combat the harsh sea air, the home features weather-resistant cedar shingle siding and Garapa decking, a durable, sustainably harvested tropical hardwood. (HGTV Dream Home 2013)
Perfect for relaxation, this cottage has a wraparound porch with brown painted beams decorated with hanging baskets of flowers. Ornamental grasses complement the strong sloping roofline and wood detailing of this charming home.
This 2,127 square foot cottage has a fantastically landscaped, luscious cottage garden. The entire home has been newly remodeled with warm, gentle tones, high pitched, open beam ceilings, skylights and French doors to let in plenty of natural light, a state of the art kitchen, a new roof, two new bathrooms, three bedrooms and nearly a quarter of an acre.
To give the living room plenty of seating, soft, floral print chairs and a sofa, along with a muted green, striped chair and ottoman were brought in to complement the country cottage design of the space.
The master bedroom is complete with a large sleeping space with beautiful wood floors, a connected en suite and a sitting area bathed in natural light from the French doors that provide the space with patio access.
A wall of arched windows produces a light-and-airy atmosphere in this kitchen on the picturesque island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The exposed wood-beam ceiling, rustic hand-carved table and simple floral accents create the feeling of escaping to an exotic getaway.
This 1920s farmhouse kitchen keeps lighting simple and minimal, as reminiscent of its history. Made-over with all new furniture and appliances, it's able to keep its historic feel with simple decoration, a small storage table and original floors.
Designer Lisa Furey's challenge was to design and build a 690-square-foot low country cottage that would include a kitchen, laundry area, bedroom and workspace as well as outdoor space. Board and batten siding, a standing seam metal roof and board and batten composite shutters — all weather-proof choices — give the exterior a farmhouse feel.
This beautiful country cottage has been renovated to include a warm color palette that plays on the warm, California sunshine let in by skylights and expansive multi-pane windows and French doors. The ceilings are high pitched and feature exposed beams, creating the cozy cottage feel in this just over 2000 square foot home.