It’s been a busy few weeks here on the blog with the reveal for the Kitchen Renovation we did for the Jeffery Court Challenge and trying to prepare for the holidays; it’s been a whirlwind!
This latest house will be a short-term rental, and we are renovating it room by room.
While we were swamped with renovating the kitchen in a really short six-week timeframe, the space is actually one big area, so we went ahead and worked on the living/dining areas at the same time.
The style I am going for here is a Modern Cottage vibe.
I define that as a Cottage vibe (cozy and comfortable) but with a modern twist.
It is easy to decorate a small cottage living room if you keep things simple.
We started with the flooring, which is an LVP from Home Depot.
I then chose a color palette that I carried through the entire living/ dining/ kitchen area.
I started by painting the walls a beautiful bright white.
This white is called White Designer by Pratt and Lambert.
Isn’t it gorgeous?!?!?
The kitchen was designed around the blue and creamy white backsplash tile, and I carried it throughout the room.
I really wanted to draw attention to the back wall (which is quite large).
I initially thought of wood moulding of some sort, but I wanted something that felt more modern instead of rustic, so I broadened my search to wallpaper.
LOL, and then I saw this mural!!!!
It was LOVE at first sight.
So much so that I ended up designing the entire living space around it!
The mural is by Photowall.com, and If you are looking for wallpaper, I highly recommend them.
This is the second mural I have from Photowall.
You can see the first mural I used in our game room last year here.
So pretty, and I loved the light terra cotta floral that became part of the color palette.
We had to provide comfortable seating for six people, and it had to be EASY for me to clean, so I chose an Ikea slipcovered sectional for the sofa.
We have a slipcovered sofa in our first Airbnb and we love how well it has held up.
Another item essential to cozy cottage comfort is a soft rug underfoot.
This one is from Wellwoven as it is so soft!
When designing, I always like to add vintage pieces so the new spaces have a more lived-in feel, especially when it’s a cottage vibe.
I don’t want everything to be “too” new.
This past summer, I found this piece at a market and knew I would find the perfect spot for it.
Next up was adding some textured pieces.
I found this credenza at Wayfair, and its size will be perfect for a TV, and the storage will be a bonus.
I added some white end tables and a chair!
All that was left were plants and pillows!
The pillows are a soft-washed finish which feels causal and comfy to me.
Then I found the wink pillow and she added just the right amount of quirk.
We are almost finished with the first bedroom and then moving on to a bathroom, so stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Until next time!