|18th c. Cornish cottage|
via My Scandinavian Home
It's a very cozy, tiny, little house and we like it that way. We live very simply out there. It was built in 1912, shingled cottage style, and we have always tried to preserve the feeling of the original house.
We spent a week in St. Mawes, Cornwall last summer and fell in love with the those charming Cornish cottages. I expect to mine that inspiration as we fine-tune our decisions.
|Loi Thai's kitchen|
via Topiary Plants
Is it NOT authentic if one is trying to make it feel authentic and old, but it's really new? Hmm....thoughts?
|simple pot rack|
via sometimes i drift
|perfect island from March, SF|
|really useful plate rack|
via Tricia Foley
God is in the details! Check out Tricia Foley's beautiful website. I expect to visit her New General Store when I start to re-stock the kitchen. Tabula rasa, small silver-lining.
Our goal is to rebuild as sensitively as possible, being as green as we can be, re-purposing materials when possible, and staying within the original spirit of the house (as well as the budget).
via anca gray
Before + post-hurricane pictures to follow in my next post
If you'd like to help those re-building in the Far Rockaways, check out Lava Girl Surf, who is coordinating Sandy relief efforts out of the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. They are an impressive crew and really making a difference in their community.
Photos credited where possible. Some images are missing sources as they've been in my design files for awhile. Happy to credit if you recognize them.