Cottage Furnishings

Piece by piece the Cottage is being furnished.

The sofa shares the living area with an old piece of furniture and a large television..
The sofa shares the living area with an old piece of furniture and a large television..

In the living room area is an Ikea sofa with a chaise attachment.

The rug pulls together the whole room.
The rug pulls together the whole room.

The chaise feature is moveable so we switched it to the other side of the sofa. Further delineating the living room space is the southwestern-style rug featuring the color scheme: aqua, cranberry, and greige.

A ruby red vintage step stool fits in the corner of the mini kitchen.
A ruby red vintage stepstool fits in the corner of the mini kitchen.

Once we got going with the palette, little pops of cranberry gave dimension to the space.  The little stepstool is an heirloom from the tenant’s family.

I still have some clutter to get rid of but sitting on the sofa and looking out the picture window is lovely.
I still have some clutter to get rid of but sitting on the sofa and looking out the picture window is lovely.

I have been using the Cottage for storage and we still have more to move out.  However there’s been a lot of progress in the past 6 months.

The picture window.
The picture window.

Sitting on the sofa the window overlooks the garden.  Soon we’ll also diminish the chip pile so the scenery will be even better.

Before
Before
After
After

Using old pieces and new pieces allow style to develop.  We’re not too eager to replace old furniture before having a better option but downsizing from a single-family home to a single-person home is a big move.

Do you wait to find just the right piece?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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