Hi, it’s Gabrielle from Savvy Home here again! I don’t know if it’s because of the crazy snow storm outside, but I’m craving a classic cozy cottage interior that’s rustic, yet still holds the comforts of the modern world.
Enter this Nantucket cottage by interior designer Gary McBournie that plays a hybrid between the two worlds. When you’re decorating for a secondary residence, chances are you’re on a budget. And though I don’t have the financial figures for this house, I know that inspiration can be drawn from it for more budget-friendly solutions.
1. Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore is just the right middle ground between neutral and color.
2. Simple cream curtains are embellished with a nice striped trim.
3. Sofas and chairs are slipcovered in a matching fabric for a laid back yet coherent look.
4. And old basket is repurposed as a coffee table.
5. A couple of mismatched side tables are paired with matching lamps for coherence.
6. The antique finish on the mirror gives the room a more laid back and less fussy vibe.
7. Symmetry is preserved with the gallery art and sconces.
8. Slipper chairs are easy to slipcover. They were done in a cream with matching duck egg trim and piping.
9. A few repetitions of deep red accents counterbalance the duck egg tones.
10. A tall plant provides dynamism and scale.
What do you think? How would you decorate your dream cottage?