I’ve had quite a break over Christmas and New Year but back now and kicking the year off with a project from one of my favourite designers… Mixing pattern, textures and materials are the key to Studio McGee’s designs, for example juxtaposing a leather sofa next to a linen sofa. A dark almost black buttoned […]
Another fabulous project from Studio Mcgee, contemporary meets traditional… What’s not to love about this space, a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional give it a modern look with a heritage nod. Textures are big with Studio McGee and if you look closely at the coffee table in image 5 you will see it has […]
Crib Creative If we want to make a personal good impression we will want to dress our best, this can also be said of the first impression one receives as they step inside our home… When someone visits our home for the first time, it gives them an impression of the person we are, it […]
Described as “Cape Cod meets West Indies”, another fabulous project by one of my favourite design companies. The exterior architecture of this new build leans towards Hamptons, however Black Band Design have also injected a tropical feel inspired by quote, the “vibrant waters of the Caribbean”. When planning a new build by oneself with no interior designer […]
1. Image via Mercer Interior The word, ‘boho’ may conjure up a riotous mix of colours and patterns, muddle these together in a messy but creative way and throw in some greenery and you may have the boho of the past. However, today boho can be far more chic, in fact…..’boho chic’. ‘Boho’ stems from the word […]
“Casual and sophisticated, modern and timeless, serene but colourful” is how the designer describes this relaxed, South Carolina home. The designers, Guest House Studio, have used varying shades of blue for this project, with paint, soft furnishing and artwork. Blue is ‘cool’ on the colour charts but can evoke a moody or calming affect when you […]
Peek inside a gorgeous cottage of blue and white with the addition of a few surprising colours. Designed by award winning interior designers and home builders, Cottage Company of Harbor Springs, this sweet home has the perfect balance of style for coast or country. Specialising in creating “beautiful, classic cottages where generations of families can […]
Breeze Giannasio is an interior designer to the stars and I literally have stars in my eyes when I see the transformations she makes to these Hollywood homes. I’ve been in love with the distinctive style of designer, Breeze Giannasio since I viewed a video of her transformation of Mila Kunis parents condo on Houzz. Breeze takes […]
Peek inside a gorgeous cottage of blue and white with the addition of a few surprising colours.
Designed by award winning interior designers and home builders, Cottage Company of Harbor Springs, this sweet home has the perfect balance of style for coast or country. Specialising in creating “beautiful, classic cottages where generations of families can gather, relax and enjoy time together”, this company have chosen to call the homes they build ‘cottages’ and no matter where they build, beside the sea or in the country, their homes have a definite cottage feel.
This particular project is a holiday home in Michigan and won the best vacation home in the 2018 Detroit Home Magazine. Most designers if they are decorating in blue and white will carry this theme throughout a project, however, I love how the Cottage Company of Harbor Springs have added some pops of red and even green which all add to the cottage feel of this home. One of the double bedrooms, possibly the master has more subtle beige and grey tones which are perfect for relaxing. On the other hand, crisp blue and white in another bedroom (above) has a nautical look and feel about it. The children’s bunk room is fabulous with pops of red and blue used in the bed linen but balanced by a gorgeous chunky sisal rug in more neutral tones. This entire home exudes a place to relax and escape from the hub of the city. I am not going to describe the home any more, a picture paints a thousand words and there are many beautiful rooms to share with you.
If you love this home or the designers style, Cottage Company of Harbor Springs serve these areas, Bay View, Cross Village, Good Hart, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Bay Harbor and Mackinac Island.