We worked on this project from foundation to completion including furnishing all within 10 months! As this is a second home/cottage, we wanted to play around with the traditional exterior of a cottage to create something modern but fitting for its environment. We added wood panelling to some areas as well as creating ridges in the stucco to give it a concrete pour effect. This also makes it easier to repair and replace a section if damaged. The interior is all open plan so that from every space you can have picturesque views of the lake it is on.
There are 4 bedrooms each with their own ensuite. The primary bedroom and bath includes a bespoke open closet and cabinetry here with contrasting trims. This is a feature you see in the living room as well. The ensuite for this bathroom comes with its own steam shower. The shower also has a speaker where you can listen to your favourite podcast when relaxing. The bedside table lamps also have fitted USB connections so no more bending down to plug your device in.
The second bedroom we added texture to give the space character. The rug used on the floor is a bright mustard hand woven gabbeh with playful motifs which really ties the textured artwork in the room together.
For the shared children’s bedroom we wanted to make the most of the huge space by getting as many beds in there as possible, this bedroom alone sleeps seven. We have two beds that have pull out beds as well as a bunk bed with a double bed underneath. We went with playful bedding to bring pops of colour into the room but also not make it too immature for anyone staying there. The connecting bathroom also has a decorative wall of button hooks which brings a practical aspect to the multi-use space.
The last bedroom took inspiration from the natural organic influences outside with pops of soft colours that make the space feel relaxing especially with those bedroom views of the lake. The ensuite shower also mimicked the bedroom’s horizontal colour blocked walls for a modern twist.