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

Monday, June 03, 2013

Michigan Summer Home

Good morning, Everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend.

I still have summer living on my mind (of course!) and thought I would share another shingled cottage. 

I saw this Michigan home with interiors by Tom Stringer in Traditional Home last year and thought it was a wonderful family getaway - with lots of room for everyone and guests.  It's pleasingly colorful and relaxed!

Hope you enjoy it, too!

Tom Stringer Designs

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Hamptons Shingled Cottage

In keeping with the two shingled cottages previously shown this week, today I am sharing another shingled cottage - this time in the Hamptons.

This is the summer home of Katie Couric, well known and popular talk show host.

The 7,000 sq. ft. house has 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a tennis court and pool.  It is Katie's summer getaway from her city life for her and her two daughters.  As she also has a home in upstate New York (her winter getaway) and her apartment in New York city, this home is designed for the relaxing summer months.

After purchasing the house a few years ago, Katie's older sister Clara, who is a designer, helped Katie realize the home of her dreams.  And it is lovely!


Hamptons Cottages and Gardens
Daily Mail

Monday, April 15, 2013

Nantucket Charmer

This Nantucket cottage was built in the mid 1980s for the three Wathne sisters of Iceland who own a line of luxury sportswear known as 'la vie sportive'.

The 4,200 sq. ft. house was commissioned for them and includes four master suites - one for each of the sisters and the fourth one usually occupied by their mother, who liked to travel with them.

The sisters all had canopy beds which were handpainted from their own designs.  And each of the sisters' suites had matching dog beds so their two teacup poodles and little maltese could rotate among the suites at will.

I'm using the past tense because this house was sold by the Wathnes in 2001.

In the living room, you will notice a rabbit theme and what appears to be pink accents.  The cushions that appear to be pink are actually red and white pinstripes.  There is no pink in the room, despite appearances.

On the mantel in one of the master suites is a row of terns.......a nod to the name of the house 'Three Terns'.

Hope you enjoy this cottage as much as I did when I first saw it in Architectural Digest years ago.  I still love it to this day and the classic interiors are as inviting now as they were then.


Architectural Digest

Friday, June 15, 2012

English Country Beach Cottage

This charming cottage is a total reflection of the homeowner, designer Podge Bune (love that name!).

Podge has lovingly collected and curated her belongings over her lifetime and lives with not only her beautiful collections, but her most meaningful.

To see more of this shingled home at the beach and to read an interview with Podge, check out

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

All images via House Beautiful

Monday, March 26, 2012

East Coast Cottage Living

Good morning, Everyone!

A little snow here this morning and very cool again.  Winter may linger a while longer.

Perhaps that's why I still have cottage living on my mind - I am definitely thinking pink and warmer climes.

Today's cottage is by east coast designer, Tracey Rapisardi......I've seen her work before and I really like her light, colorful touch.

And this cottage epitomizes casual, summer and cottage living with beadboard, rattan, painted furniture, quilts - it has it all!

Hope you enjoy!

All images via BHG