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Her Country Cottage

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.

cottage modern home
Architect Michael Smith transformed a nondescript ranch into a charming and roomy cottage, complete with the front porch his client had always wanted.
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The horizontal paneling, gray grasscloth, pale upholstery, and vivid turquoise accessories give this home its beachy-casual feel.
dining room purple walls
A rustic table from Parc Monceau looks right at home against the bold wall color choice the homeowner made.
kitchen idea
Original wood floors in the kitchen were sanded and stained. Nickel hardware complements the stainless-steel appliances and basket-chair barstools.
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Limestone counters add interest to the simple white cabinetry with its mix of open and closed shelving.
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Metal chairs from Design Within Reach surround an intimate breakfast area in the kitchen.
aqua girls room
A painting by Kerri Rosenthal sets off the daughter’s already-colorful space.
neutral bathroom
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

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