No cottage is complete without a cozy reading nook, and this one is the perfect spot for any bibliophile. The plush chair provides luxurious seating, while the lamp allows readers to enjoy a well-lit book. A small end table at the side of the chair is a great place to set a cup of tea, and a throw pillow is easily accessible for chilly, late night reads.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Cory and Lori Wallman found the perfect blend of Mid-Century modern and beach in this two-bedroom home above the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. As shown in this master bedroom, the couple opted for a blond finish on their hardwood floors and soft touches against a neutral color palette to underscore the natural, cozy feeling of the cottage.
For her own front yard, designer Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates Inc. matched the hardscape to her home's architectural syle for a cozy cottage garden. To keep the yard low maintenance she laid a large patio using Arizona flagstones, then filled the rest of the space with lush flower beds. A reclaimed concrete bowl is transformed into a water feature that brings the sound of rain to the garden.
This cottage-style master bathroom, an addition that hugs the existing structure of this charming Jamestown, Rhode Island, bungalow, features soft blue walls, white wainscoting and built-in cabinets that flank the mirror. Lighting is installed directly on the mirror inside a built-in niche, adding to the room's cozy ambiance. Nautical-style light fixtures and beadboard paneling are among the many details that tie this room to its location and give it a breezy, coastal vibe.
The master bedroom of this lovely cottage is a light, inviting space. The large windows allow in tons of natural light, while the neutral colors in the space-the tan walls, white bed spread and white footstool-help keep the space feeling bright. There is a feminine touch to this room, with the green, floral printed curtains and the pink frilly pillows. The fresh flowers at the foot of the bed help to maintain that cozy, feminine feel.
This lovely cottage style dining room has a cozy, intimate feel. The dining room table, which seats six, has a warm, dark stain that is accented by the inviting, neutral color of the walls and the fabrics in the space. The sliding doors in the room lead to the back deck, and also let in an abundance of natural light. The chandelier helps to light the space and give it a warm, inviting feel.
A cottage cabin bedroom with a built in bed and shelves is painted in neutral off white. A view of another room from the open door shows a dining area and area rug. A simple hat hanging on the door provides a cozy touch while blue and white plaid curtains lend to the overall rustic feel of the space. A floral print and black and white photography on cream colored paneled walls and painted floor make this room a quaint, warm environment.
A wood-toned island warms up this cozy, cottage kitchen by designer Tobi Fairley. Rather than paint it white to match the rest of the cabinets, Fairley chose a chocolate stain to show off the wood's rich grain.Brilliant white floor-to-ceiling cabinetry not only brightens up the space, but it also adds essential storage. Glass doors at the top of the cabinetry create interest and provide a spot for displaying favorite dishware. A clever, shallow recess allows a pair of barstools to tuck neatly under the island when not in use.