A bright and eclectic family cottage was transformed by interiors studio Flik by Design, located on Lower Stony Lake, in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. The cottage was purchased as a second home for a family from Toronto who wanted to escape to cottage country during the beautiful summer months. The original cottage had a former life as a sheriffs cottage, hosting several guest bunk rooms. The new homeowners wished to have a family retreat with a timeless aesthetic, mixed with eclectic furnishings and a treasured collection of items, vibrant colors and an intriguing feel. The project took a year to complete, with a color palette ranging from turquoise to yellow to a tantalizing kelly green, giving a very cheerful, cozy vibe to the interior spaces. Custom cabinetry, furnishings, pillows and bedding are mixed with vintage accessories and family treasures all layered together to create a collected aesthetic. The end result for this historical small cottage is a whimsical Maritime vibe that both designer and homeowners were seeking to successfully re-create.
What We Love: This is a very cheerful and playfully designed cottage that is just the perfect scale for a second home. It has lovely mix of furnishings that are very inviting and makes you want to curl up and relax. Charming and eclectic, we love all the color and the mix of old and new. What do you think, what do you like most about this cottage?
Here on 1 Kindesign we have featured some very stunning cottages in Ontario, Canada. In case you missed the fabulous home tours, have a look:
The main cottage bathroom features a re-purposed cabinet that was left behind from the previous tenants. It was re-painted in a minty green and used as a rustic vanity.
Photos: Donna Griffith Photography & Style at Home
This 1970’s home underwent a complete overhaul, into a calm cozy cottage farmhouse cabin by Jenna Sue Design Co., located in the California foothills. Jenna is a designer and a print maker, creating graphic prints that are ready for framing and decorating your walls, which she sells on her website as well as Etsy. The designer and her husband found this home perched on a hill with sweeping views of the valley below. The 2,500 square foot diamond in the rough went through some major renovations, starting with the kitchen from the moment they received the key. From there, the dwelling got updated one room at a time, including the living room, kitchen, home office, guest bathroom, master bedroom, laundry room, a downstairs movie room, and the outside terrace. The designer still has more work underway, with bathrooms and her husband’s home office, always a work in progress. Her beautiful decorating style is consistent with the home’s surroundings, infusing an eclecticism of each style, which seems to be the mainstay no matter what the season. The designer has fun changing up her home seasonally, with springtime showcasing a romantic shabby chic cottage vibe, with soft, pastel hues. Jenna’s home is full of budget finds and DIY’ing, creating a lovely home surrounded by rugged mountains and a relaxing California lifestyle. We are absolutely crushing on this home renovation! Jenna has done an amazing job with the finishes, fixtures, furnishings and all of the decorations, really pulling the home together to be very homey and downright cozy! What do you think, do you love Jenna’s decorating style?
Want more of this farmhouse chic style? We have featured plenty of cozy spaces here on 1 Kindesign wrapped up in this style that will be sure to tempt your creative juices, have a look: Fabulous light-filled farmhouse retreat in Sonoma County and Modern farmhouse style tastefully decorated in Newport Beach.
Photos: Courtesy of Jenna Sue Design Co.
A renovated country house by architect Jaume March in collaboration with interior design studio Felip Polar is located in Font de Pollença, on the island of Mallorca, Spain. Both outside and inside, the property enjoys magnificent views of the sea and over the Tramuntana mountains. Built more than forty years ago, the house is set amidst a solitary nature. The first thing the designers noticed was that the facade needed to be opened up to enjoy the outdoors to take advantage of the homes privileged position. The original smaller windows were replaced with large windows, sliding or fixed, to enjoy the surrounding views. The original distribution of the interiors was found to be compartmentalized, which affected the flow of light and visual depth. On the lower level, the public spaces were united to create one large open space, which encompasses a lounge, kitchen and dining room. An additional success of the renovation was the material selection, with a color palette that is composed of grays, ocher and green, picking up on the colors of the surrounding environment. The flooring features Mallorcan stone laid out in a mosaic pieces combining five varying patterns. The flooring extends out onto the porch ad pool area, tying the spaces together.
On the upper level, the flooring is tiled clay, which nods to traditional Majorcan architecture. Additionally, white plastered walls, some stone walls and warm teak woodwork creates harmony throughout the interiors. Charming decor and furnishings of designer Mestre Paco, gives an eclectic style with contemporary splashes of color. This fascinating eclectic country home leaves you wanting more, inspiring a few new ideas for anyone looking for ideas. Enjoy!
Are you loving the look of these Mallorcan country homes? If so, we have some more inspiration for you to look at, check it out: Haven of tranquility and relaxation in Mallorca and A beautiful villa on the Mediterranean Sea.
Photos: Nuevo Estilo
This wonderful countryside holiday home is a refuge for its owners, located next to a nature reserve on the banks of the Cega River in the province of Segovia, Spain. The home is that of photographer Clara Tassara and her husband, who fell in love with this old home which was originally owned by a priest. After purchasing the timeworn home, they had it rebuilt from scratch, preserving the original stone walls. This home is the perfect escape for the couple and their young children who enjoying being in touch with nature when they visit for weekends and holidays. The home offers a large, open plan living room and dining area and spacious bedrooms. The double height ceiling helps to enhance the feeling of spaciousness, keeping the home bright and airy. There is also a kitchen and playroom. The spaces were designed with comfort in mind, yet without losing sight of creating a pleasing aesthetic. Limestone walls in a pinkish hue creates a welcoming appearance. An eclectic mix of styles is seen throughout, with vintage antique furnishings meshed with current and modern pieces, creating a nice dynamic.
Turn of the century pieces inherited from family are amongst the homeowners favorite pieces, but also collected pieces from local antique dealers and Madrid auction houses adds personality to the spaces. A mix of colors in calming hues creates a harmonious atmosphere that draws inspiration form the surrounding landscape. The polished concrete flooring adds charm, while the walls of concrete mixed with limestone adds a traditional finish.
Have a look at some other fabulous inspiration we have collected for you from our archives here on 1 Kindesign: Renovated farm compound in the Spanish Pyrenees and Catalan farmhouse restored in Spain: Villa CP.
Photos: Nuevo Estilo
The design of this fascinating modern eclectic home focused on traffic flow and natural illumination, completed by Ganna Design, located in Taipei, Taiwan. The residence, which is entitled “At Will”, was designed for a family and centers on creating spaces where family members can effortlessly interact with each other. Setting this project apart from others, the starting point of the design was a sofa and everything else just fell into place from there. According to the designer, “the main concept of this project is the living attitude: live at will, change at will.” The sofa is like Lego, where the homeowners have to piece them together at will. The furnishings can be easily changed or moved around according to the emotion of the inhabitants. The main living area is quite unique, mixing the beauty of rough and delicate finishes. Preserving the original cement ceiling and also making use of a delicate sofa, elegant chandelier and custom bookcase to create a nicely designed aesthetic. Large windows allow light to penetrate the spaces while at the same time giving the owners broad views of the city’s breathtaking skyline. As a result, this 2,066 square foot (192 square meters) project creates a different concept, with no specific style and no set relationship between spaces.
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This fabulous old apartment showcases eclectic decor and a unique character, given a brilliant reform by the design team at Bonba Studio, located in Barcelona, Spain. Preserving the original structure of the home was the main goal of this renovation project. The home originally had many rooms, so the top priority was to create large spaces that are connected and have a good flow. The result was brighter living environments that still retained their beautiful original structure. A single common area was designed for the homeowners to gather, for relaxation and great conversation. The space is directly connected to the kitchen and dining room. To help visually connect the spaces, the same unique flooring pattern of restored hydraulic tiles travels throughout, as well as identical paint on the walls. The fusion of vintage art pieces and some recycled furniture, along with some pieces designed by Bonba Studio, and others of pure design, creates a unique environment with a wonderful personality.
After the renovation, the two bedrooms are very spacious, having their own bathroom. These private zones are separated from the rest of the home, accessed down a long hallway. Another brilliant design solution that helped to solve the complicated distribution, is in the master bathroom. It is a long and narrow space with a wall of windows, so the designer selected opaque window treatments to allow natural light to filter through the space while at the same time enabling complete privacy.
We have featured many intriguing apartments in Barcelona here on 1 Kindesign, if you are interested in seeing more, have a look at these inspiring properties: Small apartment in Barcelona with charming design and New York style loft in the heart of Barcelona.
Photos: Mi Casa
Garage Loft project is the conversion of an old auto repair shop into an eclectically designed home by BRICKS Amsterdam, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This home is owned by the designer of BRICKS, James van der Velden who has a creative knack at reviving old properties and giving them a second life. The home is comprised of 1,453 square feet (135 square meters) of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The designer’s vision was to create a home infused with a masculine style, adding a striking visual contrast by intermingling dark with light, old and modern, and layering textures. The most important part of the design scheme was to make space for the many collections of art and decor the designers had picked up over the years. The home features a central atrium space that houses an interior garden, which has been outlined by gridded glass construction. The enclosed space is comprised of only 75 square feet, yet it is spacious enough to grow plants and be connected to the outdoors.
The home features a great mix of vintage finds and re-purposed items as well as inherited pieces. The designer likes to decorate with objects that are slightly generic, such as old lightbulbs piled up into oversized jars.
Do you get inspired by eclectic style of design? Have a look at some features showcasing the very best in eclecticism: Double height dwelling showcasing eclectic design and Incredibly stylish contemporary loft in Houston.
Photos: Courtesy of BRICKS Amsterdam
The seaside style interiors of a 4,000 square foot family home, is home to the owners of popular home decor store, House Warmings in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. When the homeowners originally purchased the property back in 2000, it was only 2,200 square feet, however five years later with a growing family, they soon realized an expansion was in order. The renovation extended the kitchen and added a family room and master bedroom suite. With three teenagers and a dog, the family now enjoys their new living spaces, which has a great indoor-outdoor feel. The home’s location is also very ideal, just three blocks away from Lake Ontario, giving them a small beach house oasis in the big city. As for the decor, owning a home doer store, you would think the homeowners would change up their style with the new trends. Yet the homeowners have very eclectic tastes and don’t like to commit to just one style. Their home does not reflect a showroom type atmosphere, instead, it resonates as a home with stories to tell. On display is everything from treasured antiques from when the couple were just newlyweds to framed artwork their children hand crafted when they were young, its a home furnished with love. This is an important key aspect to the homeowner’s design style, she enjoys decorating from the heart. If she sees an item that she wants to incorporate into her design scheme that speaks to her, she finds a way to make it work.
If you are loving the look of seaside style interiors, have a look at some other features we have presented in the past here on 1 Kindesign that will surely inspire you: Heavenly coastal style summer retreat in Nantucket and Very charming seaside home in Florida.
Photos: Style at Home
Creating a stylish bohemian chic living room means a little bit eclectic, a little modern, but always vintage, creating an absolutely unique yet individualized atmosphere. If you are an artistic type who enjoys exploring, experimenting and reinventing your style, than Bohemian is the perfect style choice for you. It’s an excellent choice for those who like to mix it up a bit, with colors, textures and patterns without paying attention to style rules and design trends. The best feature of this style is that you can mix any art pieces together, mix old with new and even mix colors. Bohemian style typically resembles Eastern interiors such as Moroccan, so you can enjoy bright colors and patterns. If you are searching for a more relaxing appearance, try a white bohemian interior – it’s simple and looks really exquisite. Try mixing a variety of materials together such as wood, fur, various fabrics, leather and plants.
In the selection of images that we have gathered for you below, you will find various boho decor ideas – in various colors and personalized in numerous ways. We hope you feel inspired to create your own look, and if you are looking for more ideas, try our past article on 43 Bohemian-chic interiors to rock your senses.
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