The Cottage Project was a step outside of our color comfort zone, in the best way possible. It also posed a fun challenge of  our smallest budget yet! Oh and it needed to be fully furnished—no big deal. This home was for a client who describes her style as eclectic and bohemian mixed with bungalow and old-world charm. It was definitely our most-unique design mix. To embody those styles, we played up a palette of moody teal, saturated burgundy and dusty pink while bringing it all back down to earth with neutral tones of cream, brown and tan. Mix in a few collective elements of brass, stained wood and time-worn ceramics, and this home feels like a well-loved cottage that you’d never guess is new construction.

The Kitchen & Dining

Bold and beautiful was the name of the game when it came to this kitchen design. We let the custom painted cabinets be the star of the show while still adding in cozy charm with a found rug, textured backsplash tile and vintage artwork. The dining room wallpaper feels whimsy and antique, creating the perfect backdrop for that stunning marble table.


The Pantry

No room in the Cottage Project is more colorful than the pantry. On that note, it also may be our design team’s favorite space in the house. We love the idea of painting the trim, walls, cabinets, and ceiling in the same color to give the room an extra cozy feel.


The Laundry Room

Nothing says “cottage” quite as loudly as custom beadboard trim work and the prettiest dusty pink. We envisioned a wider planked beadboard for this space, and when we couldn’t source it, we had our talented trim carpenters build it on site. It’s all in the details!


The Living Room

Rustic touches like over-grouted brick work and barn wood beams make this living room feel anything but basic. Arched doorways into the kitchen allow the floor plan to feel open to but still separate, in true cottage fashion.


The Guest Bathroom

This space feels timeless and classic, with a design scheme of whites, blacks and polished nickel. The stained vanity brings warmth to the space, and ties in with the island cabinets and dining benches.


The Primary Suite

The barn wood beams in the tray ceiling define the space and carry the rustic elements of the living area into the primary suite. Another arched opening leads into the moody bath, with a brown-painted vanity, herringbone-brick floors and unlaquered-brass details.


The Exterior

This lot was another challenge for us. It was extremely wide and very narrow and the main views that we wanted to take advantage of where out the front door. We wanted the exterior of the Cottage Project to feel just as cozy and inviting as the inside, so painted the board and batten siding a warm white, and included a charming front porch perfect for evenings in the rocking chairs.


Paint & Stain:

  • Exterior Paint: Oyster White by Sherwin Williams
  • Garage Door: Antique Pewter by Benjamin Moore
  • Front Door: Coffee by Minwax Gel Stain
  • Walls: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
  • Master Walls: Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams
  • Doors & Case: Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams
  • Base: Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams
  • Pantry Walls: Spill the Wine by Portola
  • Laundry Chair Rail and Pegs: Dead Salmon by Farrow and Ball
  • Dining Bench benches: Custom Stain


  • Primary Bath: Manhattan Gray
  • Kitchen: Carrara Morro
  • Guest Bath: Carrara Morro
  • Pantry: Manhattan Gray


  • Master Bath: Marquis Express, Color: Salon Drab by Farrow and Ball
  • Kitchen Cabinets: Marquis Express, Color:  Inchyra Blue by Farrow and Ball
  • Kitchen Island: Marquis Express, Red Oak Frontier Stain
  • Pantry: Marquis Express, Color: Spill the Wine by Portola
  • Guest Bathroom: Marquis Express, Red Oak Frontier Stain

Tile & Flooring:

  • Wood: Axis PRO9, Color: Tahoe Natural
  • Master Bath: Brickstone Red Porcelain Capella Brick
  • Kitchen Backsplash: Settecento New Yorker, Color: Carmel
  • Guest Bathroom: Affinity Tile, Round Penny Mosaic, Grout: Silverado