Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Country Cottage

I simply adore this little cottage.
From Canadian House & Home
It's cozy but well edited.
The dark floors, the slips, the striped cushions, the well placed antiques.

Source: via Tessa on Pinterest

The glass front built-ins were added by the home owners.
Of course she is a designer. Of course!
I love when something new looks original.

Source: via Tessa on Pinterest

And the kitchen! The kitchen!!
The cabinets! Let me just tell you where they are from, are you ready?

IKEA!!  Yes, IKEA folks!!

Charming, perfect, cozy
Just had to share!

If you want to see more, click here for a video tour


  1. Ikea?!? Seriously? Have you been? I havent! That place is gorg-I'm loving the floors. Very chic!

  2. Going to Ikea was like wandering through a warehouse filled to the brim ~ talk about sensory overload!

    Love the photos ... so homey except there are no piles of anything to be found anywhere :) A goal of mine this week!


  3. OMG tessa! You know me oh so well!!! i think i'm gonna be on your blog for a while just drooling and taking it all in. thank you so much for sharing this beautiful space and for thinking of me!!! xoxo

  4. Love, love this space! But, are you sure the cabinets are Ikea? In the write-up it says "Custom cabinets painted white contrast nicely with dark-stained pine floors."

  5. Yes, the white uppers are from IKEA!! The stainless bottoms may be custom though, not sure. They had did have custom moldings put in above the white cupboards too. Crazy, right?! :)

  6. Fab-u-lous!!! I'm in Canada at the moment and picked up a copy of CDN house and home last weekend, LOVE that magazine!!!

  7. I love, love, love that kitchen! IKEA always has the best looking kitchens but I don't know that I'd have the patience to a) pick it all out at the store and then b) put it together. We don't live close enough for them to install it but I'm guessing that'd be the only way to go.

  8. This cottage is perfect in every way! The cabinet do not look like they are from at all do they? By the way, the corn on the cob recipe looks amazing :)

  9. Hello,

    It's beautiful in every way. Love the living room...
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy 4th!

  10. Love it all! I love how you said "it's new but looks original" that's the goal with my dream/forever home. I want new construction with the character and charm of an older home. Now, just how do I acheive that? I think looking at these photos for inspiration is a good start! Have a great 4th weekend!

  11. Ok - that kitchen is amazing - I had no idea the cabinets were Ikea! That is fantastic!!! Hope you have a happy Fourth of July!

  12. Love the contrast the dark floors bring to the white kitchen. So crisp!


  13. The living room in the first photo makes me think I will just leave our new floors bare...we live in a warm climate and this is easy to keep clean. Great photos.