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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Living Large In Small Spaces - Lake Cottage

If you fancy color, then this lake cottage may suit you just fine. 




Welcome to the sixty-sixth post in the series
"Living Large in Small Spaces".

From the charming front porch we enter into a bright and cheery sunroom.




Aqua sets the peaceful tone. White trim is classic American cottage.



Green expands the color palette. When I first saw this room I thought "sea glass".  



The raised ceiling and natural light from the skylights make this small room seem larger.



Little touches of white add so much to this color scheme.



Clearly this vintage cottage has been updated, yet its delightful character has been preserved.




If one can't have a kitchen window over the sink, then a charming cabinet with open shelves to display pretty dishware is the next best thing.




The bedroom is a comfortable size. I'm normally not drawn to upholstered headboards, however this one really softens the room.




Pretty tile in the bathroom echoes colors from the rest of the cottage.




No beach cottage would be complete without an outdoor shower.




I think this sweet little cottage lives pretty large. How about you?

Erin of the beautiful blog Just Grand and her husband own this delightful vacation home. You can visit Erin's blog here.



Join me next Saturday for another post in the special series

 Living Large in Small Spaces

See more home tours and small living ideas in the 
Living Large In Small Spaces Series here.



44 comments:

  1. I know of this cottage personally.
    I sat on the porch, ate lunch and visited with the
    hostess . . . who is Just*Grand . . .
    This cottage is absolutely charm and comfort at its finest . . .

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  2. Oh, Nancy ... such a sweet front porch to this sweet little cottage. Of course, I LOVE the cute little kitchen. This little cottage is full of charm. Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

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  3. It's so beautiful! I would love to call it home.

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  4. I love this cottage and could easily live there.

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  5. Love it, the colors are perfect for a beach home. Thanks for sharing such a darling place.

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  6. HI Nancy, this is a doll house cottage, clean and crisp feeling, everything in model home placement.
    Would love to own a beach cottage to holiday at, perhaps live there year around....

    This sweet cottage needs some of your twine and rag style rugs tossed about the home in all these sea colours.

    Xx
    Dore

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  7. Oh my, that cottage is adorable. I would love to own it. A sun room is my dream. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

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  8. Just completely adorable. I could move right in!

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  9. I like the colours in this cottage. Like you, I thought 'beach glass' when I saw them. I think I could be very happy in such a place.

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  10. Gosh, I love this color scheme, and the black accents are fantastic! You find the cutest places, Nancy!

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  11. I remember this charming lake cottage from her blog and the magazine feature. If I were the owner, I'd never want to leave!!

    Thanks for sharing, Nancy!

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  12. Oh the aqua, be still my heart! I love the bright beauty of this home, and the aqua decor is just perfect for a beach home! So many nice features, including the outdoor shower, and the gorgeous sunroom.. I could move right in for sure! Enjoyed this today Nancy, always a joy to see what beauty you've picked out for the week :)

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  13. I like the way the color scheme is carried on throughout the house. The kitchen is very special as is the outdoor shower!

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  14. I'm ready to move in! Everything about this cute house speaks to me. I love the windows and the light - and I love the way it's furnished. Thank you for sharing it. Now I'm dreaming!
    ~Adrienne~

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  15. It certainly does live large! I really like the view from the dining area into the kitchen.

    Nancy, I read a quote that reminded me so much of you. It was by painter Julia Jacquette: "I can't have houses around the world, but I can paint them."

    You may not have houses around the world, Nancy, but you write so beautifully about them.

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  16. So sweet. Love the little bike out front of the cottage. Love this one Nancy.
    Kris

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  17. I love the peaceful yet happy vibe I get from this cottage!

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  18. I love the blues and greens and the kitchen.

    What a delightful little cottage. It is more inspiration for me as I work on my own little space.

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  19. It is perfect.

    All that aqua and white, OH DEAR, if I were to concentrate on a color, it would be AQUA. Nancy,you sure know how to PICK 'EM! This is just a tiny little home, like so many of them in my neighborhood that if ONLY some of the owners had the money, they could doll up these vintage doll houses and make a splash. This one is perfectly fitted with the right sized appliances and furniture! And to top it off, those aqua beach towels on the fence...perfection.

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  20. I love how they have used the same beautiful aqua and pale greens throughout the cottage. That green trunk/table in front of the couch is fabulous! So pretty! I live in the Finger Lakes area of Upstate NY and we can drive along the Lake Road and see this style cottage on any of the five lakes. So quaint from the outside and so pretty inside. My dream home.

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  21. Hi...I could move there yesterday..well maybe not since i was being snowed in..this one looks so calming..it must be a pleasure to come home..seems as if my stress level would disappear just by looking at the photos..Thanks for sharing...hope you had a nice weekend....

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  22. Delightful.....

    With the addition of some faerie lights, it would become magical, too. :-)

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  23. I do like this pretty cottage, Nancy. My favorites are that cosy corner by the front door, so nice for reading or an intimate chat, and the outdoor shower - no sand in the house!
    Amalia
    xo

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  24. Love all those blues and greens and I'd love to have an outdoor shower someday for after a long day's gardening. :)

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  25. I knew I had seen this cottage before, Erin, Just Grand's, who a IL blogger. Lovey serene beachy colors.

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  26. What a gorgeous cottage, I could literally walk right in and stay.

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  27. How absolutely refreshing it look s with those lovely "clean" colours. It seems perfect for a place somewhere warm in particular. I love to see small spaces used so well and remaining cosy and inviting too as you've shown with this lovely home.

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael. I'm glad you liked it.

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  28. Perfect description...sea glass :-)) it is beautiful.
    I like the bathroom. I like the shower curtain, very unique.
    Carla

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  29. Ahhh all the peaceful and relaxing tones of the sea. Beautiful and what an adorable dog! Nancy the word that resonates after seeing this cottage is relaxing. Beautifully staged.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  30. Finally a real beach cottage and there is no PIN button:( I love the colors, the simplicity and the outdoor shower is the cherry on top. I can envision myself sitting on that sun porch every morning drinking my coffee and reading my Bible. Looks like a happy place.

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    1. The photos are proprietary to the photographers and as such they aren't pinnable. Sorry. You can, however, go to Erin's blog and pin from the posts she's published on the cottage. She also has a Pinterest board you can find from her blog, and it has a lakehouse board with some photos from her cottage.

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  31. This is just the sweetest and believe it or not Nancy, I am very taken with all that blue...perfect for the beach! I love the way she hung the curtain on the door. It's so charming. I had to go peek at her blog. Wow, her kitchen is just fabulous...I'm hooked! :)

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  32. If I was going to own a beach cottage that would be my color scheme. It's darling!

    I hope you're doing well after your diagnosis, Nancy. You certainly seemed to take it well and that's the first step.

    hugs to you,
    rue

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  33. Oh my, I love this cottage. I've seen Erin's kitchen before and I never tire of looking at it. The colors are gorgeous and perfect for a beach cottage.

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  34. Thank you so much, my dearest Nancy, for another inspiring post, putting me in so high spirits, you've truly made my day !
    Have a wonderful week,
    with gratitude and esteem
    Dany

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  35. My, what a lovely retreat . . . looked like the perfect place for a super relaxing stay.

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  36. Who ever lives in this wonderful cottage, loves blue as much as me!
    It's perfect!

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  37. Love the touches of green against the white. It has a homely but restful feel when you look at the colour scheme. I would be happy living there.

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  38. Hey Nancy, If I had that sun porch I would NEVER leave it...HaHa! The color scheme, furniture, and all the different textures are amazing! Thanks for sharing some glimpses of summer with us as we are in the midst of winter. Very Refreshing :)

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