June 16, 2014
With summer's warm and beautiful weather finally making an appearance, many are heading up north to enjoy their cottages for the season. One of my favourite things about designing cottages for my clients is being able to create an environment that is completely different from their urban home. Clients often crave a country oasis that connects their cottage to the great outdoors – while their urban homes often serve as refuges from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Keeping this concept in mind, I find that the most successful cottage designs are those that balance both natural and refined elements, in order to create a sense of permanence and history in a current and contemporary space. Little details make a space feel like it’s been there forever – which is something that is especially difficult to achieve in a newly built space.
We're working on building a cottage retreat for one of our clients. Take a look at some sketches and inspiration images for this project.