Monday, January 31, 2011

Lakeside Cottage In Blue and White





The beautiful Atlanta weather this weekend has me itching to share the second house of my Lake Burton series.   If I could eat this blue and white cottage with a spoon, I would, sitting in my bathing suit, no less. Taking its cue from the blue Lake Burton water outside the windows, a checkered blue linoleum floors pops in and out of rooms adding a vintage zest to the planked white walls.  The  rustic array of flea market finds complements the clean lines of the shaker style kitchen and  shiny galvanized lights. The mixture of elements really is delicious, don't you think! The only thing left to sweeten the deal?  This little cream puff sits directly on the lake shore. Rusted cheese graters and antiques wash boards hang above wood counter tops and under galvanized pendant lights to create a lovely mingling of metal, white and wood. There's a large farmhouse sink and a framed tin sign hanging delightfully visibly from a silver chain on the wall.   The cozy cottage was not always so quaint. This house is one of two houses we photographed both owned by the same couple.  The Atlanta couple actually built the other house on the property first as a vacation home for themselves and their two young sons.  Spending every summer at Lake Burton, the young family became close to an older couple living as permanent residents in the cottage next door.  When the aging couple had to move away, the young family bought the cozy cabin so their sons could remember the neighbors who really acted as their grandparents during the summer months.  The little house was in pretty bad shape when the owners called Atlanta designer Craig Kettles seeking to turn the old house into a hangout for their now teenage sons and their friends.  Craig created a casual, durable and inexpensive design solution.  And Craig, my friends, is pretty much the man.  For confirmation, take a look at what the house looked like before he stepped in...HERE

To the other Lake Burton house in my self produced/written series, click HERE.

I literally could not resist sharing this house with you and as a result these are MY photographs, real photographer Amy Herr's professional images sans our light stands and cokes will go in the book.  You can look forward to her beautiful images on upcoming Lake Burton posts.

This Saturday Erika Ward (of BluLabel Bungalow) and I are hosting BLOGGING BY DESIGN, a one day  blogging workshop here in Atlanta designed to take you from zero to hero.  Love for you to check it out!!
That's all happy Monday, Everyone!

7 comments:

Tiina said...

Really love this cottage! I'm so looking forward to summer, we are planning on buying a cottage and I just cannot wait to start decorating!

Question: would you like to guest post at my place? I'm looking for my fabulous blogger friends to show me and my friends their homes, if not all just some favourite corners!? Have a look at sarah's today :) hope you find this a fun thing to do! Xo, tiina

Terry said...

Love the colors. I love the little pops of "red." The flowers on the dining table, the pillow, the red hues in the counter-top.

Niki McNeill said...

I love how the kitchen tiles read as plaid! So cute :-)

angela | the painted house said...

I LOVE vct in a plaid pattern. Now you have me pining for summer and some waverunner action on Lake Burton! :)

brent said...

Craig is one of my favorites! Didn't know you had a house on Lake Burton - come visit me at Timpson Creek Gallery sometime!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hi,

This is my very first time here and I'm loving this post. Your blog is really beautiful. Good job!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Post of the Day: A Cottage on Shelter Island.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hi,

This is my very first time here and I'm loving this post. Your blog is really beautiful. Good job!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Post of the Day: A Cottage on Shelter Island.

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