This comfy white chair looks like the perfect spot to kick back with a good book. The soft-blue walls, white wood blinds and weathered-finish on the console table give this space a relaxing cottage vibe.
Big plants and blue walls and curtains bring the outdoors right into this appealing sunroom. There's a glass-topped table for afternoon tea (or morning coffee) and the room connects to the backyard via sets of French doors.
Designer Kate Marker doesn’t usually believe in fate, but all signs pointed to the fact that a 1,400-square-foot, one story cottage in Union Pier, Michigan was destined to be hers. It wasn’t just the picturesque surrounding town or the fact that she could hear waves crashing on the nearby beach from the home’s entryway. “It smelled like the right place,” she says. “That cottage-y, cabin-y smell and feel and vibe.” Kate and her husband purchased the 1920’s structure immediately and soon got to work gutting the entire space. In just two months — “My fastest project ever!” — Kate and her team took the home from a ho-hum space with zero updated amenities, to a curated, eclectic cottage filled with vintage touches, natural materials and some pretty edgy pieces. Oh, and did we mention you can rent it out?
The master bedroom is meant for resting and relaxing, spacious enough for a seating area and tea for two! On the ceiling, plank boards are painted white in keeping with the rest of the home's farmhouse friendliness.
Light blue cabinets and a custom painted backsplash make this charming English cottage-inspired kitchen a stylish cooking space. Glass front cabinets and a custom shelf for antique plates add stylish and personal touches.
The guest bedroom of HGTV Dream Home 2012 is furnished in a cottage style reminiscent of a bed-and-breakfast suite. An eclectic mix of furnishings create a tranquil feel that keeps with the home's ranch style.
Influenced by English cottage design, this galley kitchen emphasizes the quaint and soft details of the style. Powder blue cabinetry, bronzed drawer pulls and crisp white countertops are charming details in the small space.
Dark metal fixtures, an ornate chandelier, and leather barstools bring a touch of Old World elegance to this cottage kitchen. The large counter on the island opens up the space for dining as well as prep work.
The playroom has a decidedly sassy feel with bold graphic patterns and wide horizontal stripes sweeping across the back wall. A thin dark blue stripe outlines the larger turquoise ones, an unusual move that ties in with the denim blue sectional.
Blue Kitchen With Shuttered Window and Open Shelving
“When planning a kitchen layout, placing the sink under a window is a great option,” says designer Karen Sealy. “Having a nice view can make washing the dishes or prepping food more enjoyable.” In this space she specified shutters to complete the room's transitional style. “Using shutters is a low-maintenance alternative to drapery that still controls light levels and views,” she says.
Decked out with colorful wall panels, distressed furniture and layered bed linens, this bedroom has a quaint cottage-style thanks to HGTV Design Star. By placing the bed between two doors, the illusion of headboard was instantly created. The sisal rug and coral sculpture lend a subtle coastal feel to the space.