Charming Cottage Home Series
I have to be honest with you I love The Charmer. I also love decorating her. Since I love my charming cottage I decided to share other cottage homes as well.
Since the Charmer is a smaller home it would be fun sharing other cottage homes less than 1500 square feet. Living in smaller homes can be challenging so I’ll share ideas on organizing and decorating tips and ideas and more.
Today’s home is an A Cape Cod cottage. A Cape Cod house is a low, broad, single-story frame building with a moderately steep pitched gabled roof, a large central chimney, and very little ornamentation. Originating in New England in the 17th century features a central front door flanked by multi-paned windows, a steeply pitched roof with end gables, and a large central chimney. The space above the 1st floor was often left unfinished, with or without windows on the gable ends.
A beautiful Connecticut 1950’s Cape Cod, 1100 Square Feet. Brooke, Nesting With Grace lives with her husband and three children.
The small home manages to pack in a living room, kitchen, master bedroom, and three additional bedrooms – one that functions as a family room.
Most of the cape cod’s in our neighborhood were built in the 30’s and into the 50’s. A charming style home and appears to have a basement since the front porch is stepped up.
I love how packed with goodness the living room is. The built in shelves not only offer great display areas but provides hidden storage too. Even though the walls are white the room provides great color. The pinks and blue look so pretty together.
On the other side is another large storage unit. Oh, how I wish I had that at the Charmer it could house so many of my linens.
Such a beautiful kitchen. I love the kitchen with the white cabinets and the patterned tile floor just draws you in. I also love the white subway tiles and the gray makes everything just pop.
But, I wonder if I would “tire” of the floor since I like changing things up so much. Would you?
One of the upstairs bedrooms is a family/play room. The chalk painted wall behind the sofa is the play area. I love the barn door and just outside the door is the landing from the stairs. We plan on putting one at the top of the stair for the master suite area.
The master bedroom painted in dark gray which lightened up with the white elements in the room. A comfortable looking bedding makes me want to jump right into bed!
The girls’ bedroom features a graphic gray and white wallpaper and a mix of patterns. Then a few lanterns and the colorful pillows were added.
I love the mixture of pinks, blues, yellow and grays which work very well together.
She really has a great sense of style and arrangement. Also, each room maximises the space using furniture, paint, and decorations.
I hope you enjoyed the first home of the Charming Cottage Home Series.
I’d love to hear your feedback. What you liked and didn’t like about the decorating. Do you use lots of color in your home?
It’s fun to look at different homes to gain ideas and to find out what I like and don’t like.
Also, do you ever find yourself peeping into windows as you walk by? I do!