Monday, October 15, 2007

Something's Gotta Give Inspired Cottage

Here are a few more pictures of the cottage on Lake Arcadia that Sheryl so beautifully wrote about a couple of weeks ago. Our friend Maurine loves the movie Somethings Gotta Give so when it came time to redo their cottage they kept that movie in mind as their inspiration. This cottage is in no way a copy of the SGG house but the feel is there. They spent more than four years designing this very personal summer home to include the things that they love and to reflect Mo's gift for impeccable housekeeping and organization.
Isn't this a pretty cupboard in her kitchen? She has three recycle centers in here, 2 in the kitchen itself and another in the service area that Sheryl wrote about.
This little screened in porch is just off the kitchen. The green painted floor draws you outside through the French doors. There was another little white wicker chair in the seating area on the right but we drug it outside for more seating on the deck. Notice the little lamp on the table on the left. All of the light fixtures in here are from thrift or consignment shops. She did not want any harsh overhead lighting but rather preferred old sconces and lamps that add to the charm and ambiance through out the cottage.
These two chairs in front of the entertainment center are on swivels and upholstered in durable indoor outdoor fabric. The black entertainment center has two pull out refrigerated drawers for ice and cold drinks. She has accented the calm colors in the common areas of the cottage with black by using black hardware for the door knobs and hinges as well as on the entertainment center.


  1. Wow, that is very beautiful! Love the stone fireplace!

  2. So glad to see some of your photos from our week-end - what a fabulous time that was. By the way I've gotten 2 of the Charlotte Moss books - I see your style reflected throughout her "Passion for Detail". Such beauty so creatively put together!

  3. I'm soothed for the day...maybe the week...sigh...breathe in breathe out.....sigh

  4. I had to watch that movie twice - the first time all I saw was that incredible house and the second time I followed the storyline. Your friend has an amazing place!


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