LAKE OSWEGO FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Fifteen years after living in their large family home, my clients decided to downsize.  Having worked with them twice before, they asked me to help them with the renovation of their quaint new cottage.

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DESIGN BRIEF
As avid world travellers, my clients were inspired by the elegant homes of Provence.  My goal was to ensure that their new home satisfied their souls as much as it did visually. They wanted me to create a sense of taste, comfort and refinement in an environment that was simple and sincere, yet effortlessly elegant. Marrying the old-world sensibility of the French Provencial style with an edge of sophistication, allowed me to infuse a relaxed charm into their new cottage.
ENJOY THE FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE TRANSFORMATION GALLERY
Open Great Room
Open Great Room

It was important to maintain the warmth of the honey colored hardwood floors.

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French Country Kitchen
French Country Kitchen

Transitional elegant glass pendants over the island and washed wood linen bar stools create a statement in the kitchen.

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Wainscoting Details
Wainscoting Details

Adding wainscoting to the walls and the ceiling played up the French Cottage feel.

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Vertical Wall Wainscoting
Vertical Wall Wainscoting

Elongate the walls.

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Antique French Chandelier
Antique French Chandelier

This had previously hung in my clients' sitting area of their bedroom of their old home.

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Horizantal Stripes
Horizantal Stripes

In the Powder Room mimic the vertical stripes of the drapes in the great room.

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Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

Bathed in Neutrals and warmth.

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Master Bath Renovation
Master Bath Renovation

A new user friendly neutral colored master bathroom.

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Custom Etched Shower Door
Custom Etched Shower Door

Adds visual interest to the space and provides privacy.

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Tone on Tone Tile Detail
Tone on Tone Tile Detail

Contrast tonal tile detail with a built in bench seat.

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Built in Iron Press
Built in Iron Press

Leads into the new Master Closet.

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Formal Seating
Formal Seating
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Formal Seating
Formal Seating

In the formal sitting area.

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Stairwell Art Wall
Stairwell Art Wall

This was a perfect wall to display the homeowners art collection,

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French Country Cottage
French Country Cottage

Quaint and welcoming.

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To accent the French Country style of living, and make to make the room apparear taller, vertical wainscoting was introduced on the family room walls. To further compliment the space wainscoting was also added to the ceiling.   Running it the opposite direction to the walls and finishing it in an antique white finish, added both contrast and texture.

 

I accented the great room with warm honey tones of wood, antique white woods, hues of red, sunny yellow and blue to create a relaxed casual feel.

 

The beautiful needlepoint cushions made by my client were used to accent the comfortable and oversized sofas and chairs.

PROJECT SCOPE

The rustic hardwood floor was extended from the living area into the master bedroom for a seamless flow.

 

The master bathroom and walk in closet were two separate spaces. With a totally new space plan and a complete renovation, these became cohesive functional spaces.

 

Neutral tone on tone warm creams and taupes in the cabinetry and in the tile, created a serene and elegant master bath. 

The powder room on the main floor also received special attention with a complete revamp. New cabinetry, plumbing fixtures as well as a pair of elegant wall sconces and a stunning Venetian style mirror amped up the volume in the space, 

 

As this space opened into the family room it was important to keep the same neutral base colors as we had used in the family room. The custom made great room check drapery panels, were the inspiration for the wall treatment in the powder room.

 

Using two of the warm tones in the fabric, we created wide horizontal stripes which made for a seamless transition into the great room.

FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE CLIENT APPRECIATION

"When we downsized our home in 2012, from 4800 sq ft to 3000 sq ft, Di assisted us with various upgrades and renovations to our new (old) home. The first phase of our project was to continue the existing hardwood floors throughout. Because of Di's tireless search for the exact product, we were able to obtain the very last of its kind, and just enough for completion!

 

Di also worked with our architectural designer, on a total renovation of the master bath, which is now a beautiful and functional space. In addition, Di assisted with placement of existing furniture, purchases of a few new pieces, and accessorizing throughout the entire house.

 

Di has a keen eye for color, scale and symmetry and working with her is sheer delight!"