Sunday, February 12, 2017

DREAMING OF: The Cottage in the Woods

Dear Olive,

We are circling in on the auction date for the cottage.  And my dreaming is running full force.  Here are my fantasies for the property:

I would love to add window boxes and an arbor of flowers over the door

And thought about painting it a creamy white with black window panes
I would definitely add English garden perennials throughout the property and perhaps extend the stone wall to add a picket gate

I would do this to the stairs:

And fashion an outdoor kitchen and pergola in the exterior

I would extend the fireplace to the ceiling

And use cream and color throughout the living room with calm cozy furnishings:

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I would install these stair runners

And take all of the curtains off in the sunroom, constructing bench seating, panes, and wall mounted lighting


I would beam the kitchen ceilings and add open shelving, either with black cabinets... 


Or white, with a custom range hood

Surely, there would be a breakfast nook


In the bedrooms, I would extend the built-ins and add mirrored inserts for light: 

I would keep the period tile and add a mosaic floor in the bath


Upstairs, I would  turn the 3rd floor into a master suite with this laundry:


And an attic closet:

I would add sconces and a window seat to the room with the eyebrow windows.  And install bookshelves on the opposite wall, turning it into a library


I would make the best use of the built-ins and angles for a luxurious master bedroom:


I am daydreaming incessantly about fixing the property up as a family and living there through the summer while the kids play in the creek.

Wish us luck for the auction this week.  Maybe soon, it will be more than just a dream!

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