Silvia (cottage owner) wanted something cottagey, but no exposed rafters. I knew I wanted to use horizontal paneling. I envisioned it white and beachy and feminine.
Architect Michael Smith transformed a nondescript ranch into a charming and roomy cottage, complete with the front porch his client had always wanted.
The horizontal paneling, gray grasscloth, pale upholstery, and vivid turquoise accessories give this home its beachy-casual feel.
A rustic table from Parc Monceau looks right at home against the bold wall color choice the homeowner made.
Original wood floors in the kitchen were sanded and stained. Nickel hardware complements the stainless-steel appliances and basket-chair barstools.
Limestone counters add interest to the simple white cabinetry with its mix of open and closed shelving.
Metal chairs from Design Within Reach surround an intimate breakfast area in the kitchen.
A painting by Kerri Rosenthal sets off the daughter’s already-colorful space.
A simple wainscot panel in the master bath keeps with the simplicity of the house.
Magazine: New England Home
Photographer: Laura Moss
Architect: Michael Smith
Builder: Country Club Homes