Lovely and Quaint Cottage Decorating Ideas

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Quaint Sitting Area

Planks from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore line the sitting-room ceiling in this renovated cottage. The homeowner was inspired to turn cow-feed sifters found at the Round Top Antiques Fair into artful sconces with burlap fringe.

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Sunny Breakfast Nook

This New York cottage‘s beadboard-panelled breakfast nook features Eames chairs bought at a Brooklyn stoop sale and a farm table the owner made with salvaged wood.

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Vibrant Bedroom

In the master bedroom of this Catskills home, sunny-yellow paint and an exuberant green-and-white print enlivens the small space. The low-pitched roof created a seemingly unusable three-foot-high gap on each side of the room. A carpenter was contracted to fill one side with bookshelves, and the other with cabinets and storage drawers.

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Vintage Bathroom

This bathroom of a Maine country cottage boasts a circa-1900 amoeba etching; a cut-paper image of Mao Tse-tung; and a pen-and-ink drawing by a friend. Equally alluring: the cast-iron radiator from Architectural Antiques.

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Rustic Living Room

While this Connecticut cottage’s living room’s upholstered furniture is white, the sofa and chairs are also purposefully deconstructed, with tufted fronts and exposed burlap-and-wood backs. A settee and two armchairs by Restoration Hardware cozy up to a Zentique coffee table. The boat propeller and oil paintings are secondhand scores.

 

By: Country Living