A softly textured tile surrounds the fireplace for a warm, yet contemporary look.
Generous, Clean-Lined Kitchen
A mix of open and closed storage creates an airy, contemporary vibe.
Warm Layered Bedroom
A fireplace takes bedroom glamour and comfort to a new level.
Small & Bright Basement Living Room
Barbara Purdy decorated her own basement like a main floor.
Cottagey Basement Bedroom
A crisp palette contrasts with the country warmth of painted wood panelling.
Cottage-Style Basement Bathroom
A black mirror pops in this white space.
Homey Panelled Living Room
Barbara Purdy's family cottage offers quaint casual style.
Toasty Cottage Fireplace
Beadboard panelling set on a diagonal breaks up the visual grid.
Cosy Reading Nook
Slipcovers and pine shelving offer budget-savvy style.
Cottage Dining Room
Unmatched dining room furniture, wood accents and big windows add rustic style.
Simple Kitchen Storage
Refresh a kitchen with paint, hardware and open shelves.
To give a cottage kitchen a facelift on a budget, consider exposed shelving. Here, Barb removed existing built-in cupboards and replaced them with cedar shelves that allow her to display only what she needs. This turns everyday objects into showpieces, and encourages decluttering. An affordable striped runner adds a hit of colour.
Warm Spa-Like Bathroom
Teak slats in the shower offer a Scandinavian look.
Classic Cottage Porch
Warm cedar furniture, patterned cushions and bright flowers invite guests to linger.
Fabric-covered foam-core boards set at the back of shelves create a decorative backdrop.
Wallpaper in an oversized paisley print turns the niche into a focal point.
Patterned Sitting Nook
Curtains in a David Hicks print add modern sensibility.
Vibrant accents make a traditional fireplace look fresh and current.