A white desk is positioned against pastel yellow walls in this small office area. A green electric typewriter complements the green chair and artwork. An antique bird cage, small three-legged table and floor lamp accessorize the quaint study space.
This late 1980s kitchen is updated by painting the oak cabinets a soft warm gray, refinishing the hardwood floors and installing granite countertops, a new apron-front sink, a bridge faucet, wire pendant lights and stainless steel appliances. For a distinct look, an unconventional size of subway tile (2x8) with dark gray grout is used for the backsplash.
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.
Contemporary fixtures and a circle-in-the-square mirror contrast with the traditional white beadboard walls in this cottage’s small bathroom, while a petite mermaid perched on the floating vanity adds just the right touch of whimsy.