This charming cottage in Kent, England popped up on my screen while searching online for Christmas decorating inspiration. Once I saw it I knew it would be the right home to share during the holiday season.
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Welcome to the eighty-fourth post in the series
"Living Large in Small Spaces".
The duck egg blue door opens into a romantic and whimsical cottage.
Exposed beams, nooks and crannies. . .everything I crave in an old-world cottage.
The cottage has few windows and small rooms. Light colored walls, ceilings and furnishings brighten the space, and mirrors reflect the light and give the illusion of depth.
There's an elegant informality about this room.
Exposed aged brick makes a nice contrast to the light walls and adds warmth, as well as character.
The furnishings have a fairy tale quality.
I have to say that I love the Christmas decorations in this cottage.
Some natural and rustic, some sophisticated and refined. . .little surprises everywhere.
A beautiful crowned swan under a cloche lends an air of enchantment.
I have a serious crush on this kitchen.
Unfitted kitchens like this one remind me of my grandfather's cottage kitchen, where as a child I spent many happy Sunday afternoons playing gin rummy and drinking 7-up. Maybe that's why I'm so drawn to them.
Notice the scalloped edges of the table's top? So interesting.
Now this is what I call a cottage kitchen.
There's seems to be a lot of storage in this small kitchen.
Two bedrooms upstairs possess as much charm as the rest of the cottage.
The details on the headboard are so sweet.
The second bedroom is just as pretty.
I like the fact that the bed is unpainted. It's a beautiful piece and deserves to stand out against all the white, in my humble opinion.
This bed looks so comfy cozy.
Is it possible to have too many pillows?
I hope you enjoyed seeing this cottage in Kent as much as I did. (Warning: Like me, you may need to scroll through the post a few times to catch all the delights.)
Source: Houzz.com/Chris Snook Photography.
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