A Renewed Cottage Interior Design

Cottage style interior design evokes ideas of sand and shells and sun. There are a million great ways to do cottage style. Here is q quick look at ours.

We renovated an old fishing cottage in 1996 at Spirit Lake.  It was tons of work.  My husband did most of the work – with an experienced area carpenter to help.  After extensive renovation, we decorated it in red, blue and yellow.  Classic! And we loved it.  Our kids ate on the furniture, sat in their wet swim clothes, etc but we loved that furniture.  Well, our kids are grown and we thought we wanted a new look.  So this summer–we gave our furniture to our daughter (still looks great) and went with all shades of white furniture.  Then we threw in blues for the accent.  I love the serenity.  It is our escape.  We love the south shore of Spirit Lake.  

Cottage style interior design. This time all colors of white and blue–Love it!!   — Bonita

A postscript. We sold our beloved cottage a few years ago. But, we still love the memories. And the look.

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Bonita Clark About the author: I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Elementary Education. I taught for four years (and loved it!) before entering our business, WoodStock Ltd. Unfinished Furniture, full time. Since then we have created several new furniture stores. I love working with our customers and our designers. We’ve had the opportunity to meet so many great people in business! To me, both business and life are all about relationships.