Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a Banana Republic top, J.Crew cropped pants, and Ann Taylor kitten heels.
The article that I am featuring today from Traditional Home is on a small house. The article especially piqued my interest after installing my daughter Riley's apartment in New York City. It is amazing how you can make a small space feel large and comfortable and full of a lot of design elements. We fit so much into Riley's New York City apartment and made it look so charming that there is still a lot of room and appropriate about of space to walk around everything. When doing a small space the most important thing is to make every piece count. Not only is this house in Traditional Home absolutely precious from the outside the design inside is impeccable done! Happy Wednesday everyone it's Hump Day! Make it a great one!
I adore the roof line on this cottage! It looks like a dollhouse come to life! This adorable shingled house is located on Long Island Moriches Bay.
I love the small hat rack on the wall that helps denote the entry to the house. The chair that belongs next to the sofa is pushed over into the corner for this photography and creates such a beautiful moment. I love the trim at the bottom of the chair and the spool on the side table.
Every piece of furniture looks like something you would want to sit on and be extremely comfortable. I love the soft yellow and green. So soothing and pretty!
Another view of the living room. The TV above the mantle is something I do almost always now. I know it is not as pretty as a piece of art but it makes every seat in the room a TV watching spot. I also love the tiny chair in the corner that can be pulled into the main seating if there are more visitors. I am always big on these small "useless" chairs in a room. They always come in handy.
This staircase is so elegant and beautiful with his curved architecture. I love the different shapes of windows that are going up the stairs.
The antique pedestal table fits perfectly in the curve.
The Old World Weavers butterfly romans are so beautiful in this breakfast bay window. The antique chandelier dates back to the early 1900's and adds so much charm to the area. One reason why I love antiques so much is that they had a unique element to the room.
This kitchen is small but so functional. I love the tiny farm house sink. I have never seen one so little! The beadboard ceiling adds a great charm to the room!
I love the use of swing arm lamps next to a bed when the bedside table needs to be small. The artwork above this bed is a shade box with sea urchins--how cool is that?!
The shower is small but so beautiful done with the tile going up the wall and towards the ceiling. I love the tile making a wayne's coat in a bathroom. The twin guest room is so warm and inviting with the quilted bedspreads. Every square inch of the room is utilize but never crowded. Beautifully done!
Traditional Home Article: Small Comforts
Interior Designer: Douglas Graneto, Douglas Graneto Design
Architect: Stuart Disston, Austin Patterson Disston
Written By: Amy Elbert
Photography: Tria Giovan
Produced By: Bonnie Maharam
Steel Magnolia Tip # 48: Don't ever underestimate the power of a Steel Magnolia--she can move mountains if she sets her mind to it. If it is possible it can be done!
Love these quotes!
Dinner last night was a ground beef made with peppers from Central Market, broccoli cooked in the oven with the same pan as the meat seasoned with Chile oil and habanero salt, and my zucchini soup that I made on Saturday. Delicious!
This song I love and it reminds me of my daughter Riley. Always makes me break out into singing! I love to sing no matter who is around me--I guess if it annoys people around me I don't care!