My summer flowers are making a riotous display of color, keeping our landscape cheery despite the rainy, cloudy days we’ve been having. Except for today, that is. The sun is out in full force with temps in the 70s … a perfect day! And on this perfect day I’m sharing a perfect little English cottage designed by Alison Kandler that’s filled with lots of fun color!
The entry way makes a great first impression and hints at the color and whimsy inside.
Let’s start in the family room where you’ll find a bold stroke of blue on the couch for starters. A colorful striped rug picks up the other colors in the room to help unify the look. Whimsical block letters on the wall play against the softer, more romantic wicker seating.
Hues of pink add joy to the wallpapered dining room, with a chippy green farm table taking center stage on a checkerboard painted floor. The light fixture overhead lends an air of elegance to this cottage style room.
More fun pattern plays underfoot in the living room. English cottage style is all about mixing patterns in a rich and tasteful way, and this home displays it all beautifully. Even puppy is happy with the decor!
I adore this kitchen because it doesn’t use standard cabinetry and it includes an unconventional blue stove with a scalloped hood. The drawer pulls echo the coral colored kitchen island.
Oh how I would love to enjoy my morning coffee in this bright, cheery space! A glass door and large windows let in plenty of natural light to help start the day in a good mood.
Moving into the office space, you’ll find minty greens paired with more of the coral color we saw in the kitchen. If my office space were this cute, I might not get a lot of work done because I’d have to keep gazing around at the pretty room.
I’m always happy to see a painted staircase, because mine is also painted. I love the faux stair runner painted in periwinkle blue. The oil paintings add a touch of richness and keep the space from looking too sweet.
Deeper hues of blue and other jewel tones make their appearance in the bedroom. A wrought iron bed and chintz patterned lamps stay true to the English cottage style that runs throughout this charming home.
Softer colors add charm to a young girl’s bedroom, complete with an elegant brass bed.
Can you envision yourself here, enjoying a Calgon moment? Note the unique light fixture suspended from the vaulted ceiling.
If I ever see a wicker table like this I think I may have to snatch it up for a bathroom vanity. The feminine mirror is flanked by more primitive style lighting, which I think is a pleasing combination.
Outside, a charming dining spot awaits. But it doesn’t end there …
Pool and Pool House
Enjoy a dip in the pool in the afternoon and light a fire in the fireplace when evening descends. So much to love about this charming English cottage! Hope you enjoyed the tour!
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