ever since i found out i was moving into a cozy cottage, i’ve been daydreaming away about how i’ll be decorating it. although it’s an older victorian cottage, it’s been modernized — almost too much, so we’re ripping up carpeting and restoring fir wood floors and replacing bad lighting fixtures (and i mean really bad) and white washing the walls. the landlord has been swell about all my ideas and was wanting to give the place a facelift anyway, so i am quite fortunate to be able to have a little say in what colors we paint, and what fixtures we go with. i keep looking around for inspiring ideas and here’s a few i really love. a modern cottage is the way i really want to go.
my bedroom is an a-frame, and i keep wondering — do i go black again behind my bed, like this one from erin martin design? or go peaceful white? what do you think?
and i hope to keep things nice and open — as much as i can in such a small space — like this via lönngren widell photography.
i find lotta jansdotter’s organized shelving inspiring, via design*sponge.
i’m also liking the idea of built-in bookshelves like the sticotti shelving from design within reach (above); or these white shelves (or some kind of more affordable ikea-hack) photographed by Jacob Termansen, via vosgesparis (below).