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Part 7: Creating the Cottage

This week is all about the family hang out spot! I know some people are moving away from the open concept but I wanted an open space where I could be in the kitchen and my boys could be watching a game and we were all together! I wanted it to be comfortable and casual and be friendly to sandy paws.

I continued the neutral, coastal palette in this space. We opted for a leather sectional because we have found that they tend to hold up better with dogs. This custom one from Lee Industries was perfect because it isn't too masculine. Barrel chairs in a navy ticking stripe and X benches in a navy patterned fabric soften the space and evoke classic, coastal vibes. The coffee table has a driftwood look and the glass top keeps it light and airy. The navy Annie Selke rug grounds the space. It is an outdoor rug so it stands up to dogs really well.


The wood burning fireplace makes the space extra cozy! It is topped with a custom teak mantle (my hubs made it) and it is flanked on each side by burl wood consoles that are great storage for blankets, games, and paper bags for starting a fire. While summer is my favorite time of the year, chilly days by the fire are a huge win in my book too!

To get the neutral, coastal look, I have rounded up some similar pieces HERE!


Read Part 8 HERE


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