This romantic, shabby chic dining room features a crystal chandelier hanging over a vintage dining room table. An antique white cabinet showcasing dishware and tea cups hangs on the wall, while a traditional wood buffet with candlesticks and other decor finishes off the look of the space.
White walls and floors, a sisal rug and a traditional wood dining table create a cottage-style look in this dining area. Natural light streams through the glass doors, giving the space a bright, cheery atmosphere.
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 tiny house is undeniably packed full of personality and character. The thatched roof, arched door, and flower box details make this home designed by Randy Jones at Incredible Tiny Homes look like a fairytale cottage. Despite its whimsical aesthetic this tiny house is as durable as a traditional home yet, still has the option to move with the family.
Designer Rodney Tassistro created this high-end cottage style kitchen featuring solid wood countertops, custom cabinetry and open shelving. Traditional leaded glass cabinet fronts contrast with a very modern polished wooden countertop and backsplash. The diamond pattern inset into the glass cabinet doors adds interest but still keeps the light and airy look of the open shelving on the opposite wall. The space above the cabinetry is a great spot for the homeowners to display favorite pottery and accessories.
Architect Adam Kalkin, co-founder of Industrial Zombie, has made a name for himself by taking shipping container design to the next level. Bunny Lane in rural New Jersey is a real mind blower, as it looks as though a shipping container swallowed a traditional house. The latter is a replica of a 19th-century cottage, complete with a porch, and could easily exist as a stand-alone structure. Unlike, say, a museum exhibit, both spaces are furnished and easily flow into each other. In another trippy twist, there’s even a three-story wall of nine cube-shaped rooms (glassed in), creating a real-life dollhouse effect.