I get inspiration every day from various places, websites, shelter magazine, other blogs, and day-to-day life. I collect inspirations that I love and if they are online I email them to myself. Well... I have discovered that I love almost every room in the Cottage Living Idea House in New Orleans. After viewing this New Orleans cottage, I was looking through my design inspirations archive and found almost room in this home.
This cottage's shotgun style is the most popular building style in New Orleans. You can find homes like this in almost every neighborhood or area. I can definitely see soon space issues popping up when thinking about designing a home with this type of layout.
Classic, timeless and elegant... everything I love combined into the parlor. I love the neutral color palette! Change a view accessories around and it looks like you have a brand new room.
Tall ceilings and bookcases make the parlor a winner. Hanging a portrait on the bookcase gives the space added interest.
Find things you love. It does not matter what style they are. Modern and classic elements in the same room add interest to a space.
Quirky details like the wall-mounted faucet and a modern sink make this powder room unique.
The first thing in this room that caught my eyes were the gas lantern ceiling fixtures. Gas lanterns as symbolic to the New Orleans as shot gun houses are.
Formal an informal all in one kitchen. The antique bench dresses down and adds character to this otherwise formal space.
This one-of-a-kind pantry is a surprise element in the kitchen. Talk about adding character to a space!
This office appears to be the hub of day to day life. I wouldn't mind handling the bills and other paper work if this was my office.
The master bedroom looks so cozy designers Ann and Jane Dupuy used marine rope and grommets to attach a tailored canopy to the four-poster iron bed.
The fire place in the master bedroom is a decorative salvaged piece, but still puts off warmth. It makes me want to curl up in one of the over-stuffed arm chairs and read a good book!
The master closet has to be hands down my favorite room in the entire cottage. I would never leave this boudoir because of the patterned wallpaper and crystal chandelier.
The guest room / study looks like it belongs in a completely different home, yet with all of the attention to detail it completely belongs in this home.
With a back porch like this, who needs to go inside? You would have a hard time convincing me to get up and walk inside to see the rest of this gorgeous cottage.