2.04.2010

A Victorian Cottage








Style at Home editor Erin McLaughlin made this gorgeous cottage into her own after a gut renovation. Although I shy away from bold colors I love how her pieces look in otherwise neutral spaces. I would welcome the sofa with open arms. The use of art adds such a personal touch that I just adore. Most people would have used the kitchen nook as a place to dine, but I love how she made it an area to relax. We currently did this in our own home and it works perfectly for us. Well, I am sure I could use the word "love" again and again for this space so I will just stop while I am ahead.

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43 comments:

Sarah Klassen said...

What a beautiful place!

I really enjoy the restraint and combination of elements, textures and colors. The lucite against the bold couch is my favorite above all, I believe. What a statement -- and can be enjoyed double thanks to that stunning large mirror...this is going straight to the inspiration files.

Thanks for sharing, lovely lady :)

xo

Destination Inspiration said...

What a gorgeous blue couch! Is that lavender on the table too? Isn't it great how she has the sitting area at the end of the lounge, very sweet

Maria said...

wow, i love every piece of this place, gorgeous

Lavender and Lilies said...

I know! I love everything about those spaces. Her couch is to die for the rest of the house is so soft and simple.

Melissa said...

I really love this house. SOMEDAY I hope to have that much art...

Emily said...

Oh how I love this house! Especially that living room with the blue sofa and the gorgeous window. These pictures made my day!

FEDERICA said...

Absolutely stunning! The kitchen is fantastic!
Have a nice day,
Federica.

Living It At Home said...

I love this cottage...love the breakfast area....love all the wall of pictures....love everything about this house!

Staley Mc said...

So gorgeous. I love the kitchen/dining area.

Molly Jean said...

the eye for art in this home is impeccable! thanks for sharing!

doug said...

very pretty!

country girl said...

That huge mirror in the second picture is amazing, and the painting above the bed is beautiful.
xo

Courtney said...

The kitchen nook is really perfect! We had one in our last apartment and I used it all of the time (much more than I used the kitchen itself for actual cooking)

Ashley Layne said...

Im obsessed with white on white!!

Ms. Bright said...

That cobalt blue sofa!!!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

Neat idea about the kitchen area. I thought of either changing my dining room into a sitting room, or using my eat in kitchen as a sitting area, but I've been up in the air. Thanks for the inspiration.

megan said...

swoon! swoon! swoon!

Cassie said...

What lovely ideas throughout the house. I just about have room for a sofa in our kitchen but have not taken the plunge yet - do you recommend it? Lovely art work and careful use of colours too.
xx

PS~Erin said...

I want that sink. I want that sink. I want that sink! Oh dear, that sounded terribly greedy, huh? But it's oh-so-pretty. And I love those low shelves.

Sarah said...

I love all this! Such a great look. Thanks for sharing.

Christina @ greige said...

I love the long bolster pillow on the sofa - just love it!

Ellen said...

I could use the word "love" over and over again for this space too! It's so pretty and inviting! I also love that couch! You always find the best homes to share!

Pink Wallpaper said...

they have great artwork!

Design Darling said...

so beautiful! the first shot of the living room is incredible. great post :)

Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat said...

I "love" the use of floating shelves all over.

Melissa said...

Lovely home with many great ideas. Thanks for sharing. We just bought a cabin and plan to make the breakfast nook area a sitting area instead. So much more useful.

Char said...

yes please, that exact place.

i want it.

i want it now.

*sigh*

Jessica Hills said...

I love all the horse pictures! It is a beautiful house!

Vanessa said...

I love this space too! I posted about it last year with scanned images which didn't do it justice: http://tinyurl.com/ybjj32z
I will have to update the post with these extra large images from the Style at Home site - so much better!

Gaia said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pics!
Great ideas for a new apartment!
thanks!

Katie said...

wow. that's all.

Erin Wallace said...

This home is simply beautiful. Just amazing.

Karena said...

Paula,
Gorgeous images and fabulous art!! I love this!
Karena

jenny said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love that blue sofa. And all of the lighting is so great as well. Great natural light and fixtures. Ah. I want it. Love this. Thanks for sharing!

Engracia said...

I just love the blue and taupe rug she has used. One of the most beautiful rugs I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.
Cheers
Engracia

Sarah said...

I love how light and open the spaces feel. The accents of blue are just right.

sarah said...

It's awesome isn't it! I just love that eating/ hangin out space! I would love to see a picture of yours!! xo

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

that breakfast nook with a high back settee is so cozy & adorable!

Vivi said...

I love that shade of dark blue that is the sofa and that one painting. So rich and perfect with the rest of the pale palette...

Pink to Green said...

Loving the blue and white used throughout the space-- it is such a calming interior!

nkp said...

The eat-in area is so, so good. Heck, the entire place is pretty darn fabulous!

la la Lovely said...

Pretty fabulous... love everything about it!

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

So striking with those punches of blue and I love that matte black dish wear all lined up. Nice find!