Inspiring Design

Inspiring Design: Victorian Cottage

I’ve seen pictures of this exquisite little cottage on the internet for quite some time and a few weeks ago I finally found the source! This little Victorian Cottage is located in the Catskills, New York, although it looks like something from a fairytale. The little cottage was renovated by Sandra Foster, and is a beautiful example of how effective simple shabby chic can be.

This cottage really is tiny! In fact, its only 9 by 14 feet. However, Sandra has made the most of what space she has. The outside of this cottage is really striking and immediately shows how wonderfully shabby chic the inside will be. The wellie boots and beautiful flowers make the outside seem homely, and hint and the beautiful interior.

The interior is filled with beautiful shabby chic touches. The sheer white curtains maximise light in the smalle space while fitting in with the soft feel of the rest of the interior. The collections of bottles and neutral crockery are lovely little decorations adding to the charm of this space.

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My favourite part of the interior has to be the bedroom area. Its on a mezzanine floor which is one of my dream interior designs. The low hanging chandelier adds decadence to a small attic space. The combination of drapery and beautiful ruffled bedlinen creates a wonderful shabby chic space that has a simple luxury.

The living areas of the cottage use space inventively. While the cottage may not have a bathroom or a kitchen, it does allow for extra storage while still looking beautiful. The books and files make a great use of the pitched roof! The fireplace is a wonderful addition, really making this cottage seem like home. This victorian cottage really seems like a wonderful retreat.

All images property of The New York Times. To read the NY Times article on the victorian cottage, click here.

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One thought on “Inspiring Design: Victorian Cottage

  1. I saw this on The Nate Show (when it was still on the air) and it has been engraved in my memory since! Wish I could find a place for a space like this. ~M.

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