Showing posts with label cottage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cottage. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Sophisticated Southern Cottage

Here is a small, cozy and sophisticated cottage designed for a down-sizing couple who were moving back to Atlanta after selling their Sea Island manse.

Knowing exactly what they wanted, they approached architect Norman Askins and interior designer Jackye Lanham to create the cozy interiors you see below while using the homeowners own collections and possessions.

A perfect small home for these empty nesters.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Cuthbert House

Here we are again, as promised, with another of Furlow Gatewood's wonderful homes on his Georgia compound that I featured last week here.

Enjoy and have a great day!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Colette van den Thillart's Muskoka Cottage

Good morning, Everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend..........busy, I'm sure, as there is so much to do at this time of year!  

You may be asking yourself who Colette van den Thillart is!  Or maybe you already know!  You know who Nicky Haslam is........right?  He's the London based interior designer who is all over the news these days with his wonderful interiors and design books.  Well, Colette is his Creative Director at his firm, NH Design in London.

She's a Canadian who honed her design skills while studying overseas and after meeting Nicky in 2002, became his Creative Director.

Today's cottage is her family cottage that she enjoyed while growing up.  As the family enlarged, so did the cottage..........and Colette spun her magic throughout.  See the video below for more details on how it all came about.

Tomorrow I'll be sharing her London home.  And now that she has returned to Canada to live, on Wednesday, I will feature her fabulous home in Rosedale in Toronto!

Enjoy!  And have a fabulous day!

Love this curved backsplash!

To see more on how this cottage came together, see video below.

House and Home

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Float In Cottage

Good morning, Everyone!

Here is the last of the cottages I am featuring from the same Maine compound I mentioned on Monday. They are from Cabot Cove in Kennebunkport, Maine and the whole compound is as charming as each cottage.

This cottage, with it's nautical touch, is a total charmer.  The rooms are very small, but big enough to accommodate the necessities.  The smaller, the cosier.

The rest of the cottages and designs can be seen at


What a great night table in a small space!

Coastal Living
Cabot Cove Cottages, Kennebunkport, Maine

Monday, May 13, 2013

A 'Little' English Hideaway

Good morning, Everyone!

Hope you all had a great Mother's Day weekend and are all revitalized to start another busy week!

I've spent some time over the weekend clearing and sorting.......again!  I have a stash of tearouts from old magazines that I will never part with.  I've been tearing out memorable pics for years........long before blogging and pinterest, so I am going to share some with you occasionally and I'm starting today with a little hunting lodge in a "bucolic valley" somewhere in England.  What's so exciting about that, you ask?

Well, besides its innate charm, it happens to be the very small getaway of Anthony and Jennifer Little.......the renowned co-founder and creative director of Osborne and Little, the world famous fabric and wallpaper company.

The Littles fell in love with this dark, cold and cheerless lichen-covered lodge knowing full well what it's potential was.

So, they set about cheering it up and adding their own English country charm.  Since it's situated beside a river, it seemed only logical to use a nature theme and furnished it not only with appropriate wallpapers and fabrics, but added antique fishing rods, stuffed birds and botanical prints.

Being as small as it is, Anthony enlarged it by changing a few things about.  See his list of size enhancing ideas below.


Photos by Brian Harrison/Red Cover

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Kelli Ford's Southampton Guest Cottage

Hi there!

Look at the setting for this cottage on Shinnecock Bay in Long Island, NY!  Isn't it stunning?

Formerly owned by Carolyne Roehm, it is now the guest cottage for interior designer Kelli Ford who summers across the street.

After admiring the 5 bedroom cottage for years, it finally came up for sale and Kelli and her husband snapped it up to use as a retreat/guest cottage, while keeping the future of their two young girls in mind as a way to bring them back after leaving home.

Kelli happens to be one half of the design firm KirstenKelli Designs that she shares with her sister.

Carolyne (the previous owner), had done the living room in blue delft tiles and the bathroom in the dark blue.  Kelli and Kirsten picked up on that and carried on with their vision of the cottage and added their own touches in the form of beautiful fabrics, wonderful colors and accessories.

To see more of this fabulous getaway, check out the current issue of Veranda.


Veranda via Curbed