I recently stumbled upon this article in the Boston Globe Magazine about architect Brad Walker and Rodin Shaw Cole's charming Province town getaway home. The entire cottage is roughly 900-square feet of perfection. The men wanted to find something that they could make their own but wouldn't require a ton of upkeep to maintain. This home tour goes to show that you don't need to have a ton of square footage to create a beautiful space.
I love the vintage fishing spear that they mounted on the beam in the living room. It adds a nice nautical touch without being too overbearingly beachy.
I love how they handled this small kitchen. It was definitely a rick to paint everything dark, but it definitely works in here. Leaving the upper shelves open and then filling them with pretty glass ware and white dishes helps to open up the space and break up the darker cabinet and wall colors.
I'm not sure how I feel about those paintings but I absolutely love this table and chairs. The wishbone chairs with woven seats were a great choice. The owners were very careful to keep all of the furniture, as well as the color pallet consistent throughout the house which I think played a large part in making this small cottage feel larger. Often times when you are working with a small space if you keep things consistent throughout it it easier to consider the whole home as a whole rather than individual rooms on their own.
This guest room is a showstopper. I adore that antique door (not to mention a sliding barn door is a space saver too). The contract between the dark gray walls and lighter linens on the bed, added with the pop of orange for interest is perfect. I do think it was an interesting choice to position the bed horizontally in the room- it barely fits wall-to-wall, but somehow it doesn't bother me in this space.
I love how they inverted the color scheme from the rest of the house for the master bedroom. Instead of darker walls with lighter accents they went with dark bedding and bright white walls. And to make better use of their small space they opted for to use a desk rather than a bedside table.
I am also a fan of the way they hung pendants from the ceiling in place of bedside lamps or sconces. That is such a clever idea and they added a pop of color with the orange cord.