Showing posts with label beadboard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beadboard. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Glenn Beach Cottage

Good morning, Everyone!

I'm back home again!  Had a fun ten days with our very busy grandchildren........the time flew by and here I am attempting to get back into a routine.....if there's such a thing!

It seems to snow here every other day and while the 5" of snow we received on Sunday is quickly disappearing with all the rain we've had since, more snow is forecast for this Thursday and Friday!  

I have another cottage from The Cottage Company of Harbor Springs today.  This cottage is a makeover and larger than the cottages I featured previously.

Vee Mossburg has taken it from a very colorful cottage to a more neutral palette.  The color scheme was taken from the Swedish mora clock in the foyer, which was the inspiration for the colors throughout.

The whole house is wood just as houses were built before the days of gyproc and MDF - ceilings, floors and walls are filled with beadboard, shiplap, wainscoting, mouldings, baseboards and hardwood floors.

Beautiful detail!

The Swedish mora clock in the foyer.

Love the dining table in front of the fireplace.

Painted floor in the master bedroom.

Painted floor in the attic guest room.

To see more of this house, go here.

Have a great day!


Thursday, April 07, 2016

Blue and White Coastal Living in the Muskokas

Hello there!

I have one more fabulous cottage from the Muskokas - this one is also on Lake Rosseau and when you look at the first photo, it appears to be a 1 1/2 storey, but when you look at the second photo with a view of the front of the cottage, you will see that it's actually three storeys and 7,000 sq. ft.

The interiors are just beautiful and consistent with shades of blue and white throughout.  The house was built and designed by Cory DeFrancisco of Muskoka Living.  The homeowners gave him carte blanche to design and decorate their home after having collaborated with him on their Toronto home.  What fun for a designer and decorator!


This house is deceiving from the back view - the front shows 3 storeys..  The Muskoka room is on the right.

The foyer stairway has two Windsor benches on each side of it.

Love this indigo blue living room with the vintage bathing suits wall art.
The tv is hidden behind the doors above the fireplace.
(I would have put 2 of the bathing suits on each side of the fireplace for balance and symmetry rather than four to the left - but that's just my opinion - it all depends on whether you like symmetry or asymmetry).
Just beautiful!

The window mullions were painted a soft black to make them stand out in the dining room.

An antique oak island and pantry offer a nice contrast to the all-white kitchen and accents the ceiling beams.

This is the loft at the top of the stairway with it's million dollar view.
The blue slipper chairs are the only spot of color in this all-white room.
A beautiful, clean look.

The Muskoka room with white wicker furniture and coastal style toss cushions.
My favorite room!

Love the ship lap walls, beadboard ceilings and the fresh look in this laundry room - makes doing laundry more of a pleasure than a chore with such a fresh and light-filled room.

The only thing I would change here are the overhead lighting pendants - overhead light in front of a mirror is very unflattering to the skin - side lighting on each side of the mirrors is so much softer and eliminates the shadows an overhead light would cause.  A much more flattering light source.
Otherwise, a beautiful bathroom.

Style at Home

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Moody Blue Cottage (With a Touch of Red)!

Hi Everyone!

Here's another delightful cottage.....this one by the Cottage Company of Harbor Springs.

I discovered this company a few years ago and really love all their work.  It's owned by a husband and wife team, Rob and Vee Mossburg.  He's the builder and she's the interior designer.  At that time, the company was smaller, but now I see it has grown somewhat (no surprise!) and Vee now has another designer on board.

You can see the detail that goes into the construction and Vee has a way with interiors - big or small she makes them warm and inviting......sometimes colorful and sometimes neutral.....and always personalized for the homeowner.


Cottage Company of Harbor Springs

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Lake Cottage by Sarah Richardson Designs

Sarah Richardson's design team has been hard at work on this newly built cottage for a family of six.

Even though it's new, it looks like it's been there forever.  

With beadboard, board and batten and vintage touches throughout, the cottage is a sheer delight.


The soft green ceiling is a nice addition.  The large windows and natural light bring the outdoors in.
And the distressed looking floors would be so low maintenance.

Antique corbels add to the aged look.

Nice pattern on the ceiling.

Country Living

Friday, November 20, 2015

FF - Ainsworth Noah Cabin Update

Hi there,

While researching the Ainsworth Noah cabin this week, I came upon this image of their cabin living room from 2012 here.

You would never know it was the same living room from yesterday, but it appears to be.  It certainly appears to have 32 ft. ceilings and the large living room sofa is the same style (with rolled arms) as the blue sofa from yesterday.  So, it seems they covered all the natural stone with wood and painted everything white.

With the velvet sofa, animal print chairs, white walls, folk art, floral (or is it toile - can't quite make it out) drapes and gilt framed artwork, it's a completely different look.  Much more traditional, but equally as relaxed and welcoming.  Just lovely!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Beautiful Classic Baratta Home

Here's another beautiful Baratta home........this one is very traditional and classic in design, as you will see.

The last time I posted a Baratta home (here), it was a classic coastal home, but this home is designed for a large family of three generations and lots of pets who love to gather at this home on a bay just a half hour from Manhattan.

With a mix of toiles, ginghams, chintz, ticking, needlepoint rugs, wicker and beadboard, and the usual attention to detail that Diamond and Baratta subscribe to, the home is a wonderful haven that anyone would be proud to call home.


Look at the backyard overlooking the bay.

Covered veranda

Papier mache table and toile walls.

The pink toile upholstery is a beautiful complement to the panelled walls.

Love pretty rooms!

Custom needlepoint carpet.

Casual dining.

Formal dining.

Master bedroom sitting area.

View from the master bedroom.

Master bedroom sitting room.

And a flower arranging room - so cheerful and bright - absolutely divine!