Jul 10, 2014
Apartment tour: Cottage style charm
Cottage style decorSource: Ashley Capp; styling by Michael Penney Credits: Style at Home
Homeowner Jenny Smith moved into a new apartment with no furniture and only two suitcases in hand. Luckily, she soon met decorator Michael Penney, a kindred decor spirit who helped her fill her space with the cottage-style charm they both love.
Living room designSource: Ashley Capp; styling by Michael Penney Credits: Style at Home
Jenny scored the plush sectional in the living room on Kijiji for a song and made over the vintage table by cutting it down to coffee-table height and giving it a distressed white paint job, while decorator Michael Penney layered the striped rug on top of the larger jute one for a cozy look and a hit of colour.
Thrift store chalkboardSource: Ashley Capp; styling by Michael Penney Credits: Style at Home
Homeowner and vintage shopper extraordinaire Jenny Smith found the old chalkboard at a thrift store for $2 and regularly writes favourite quotes on it. “My love of cottage life and living by the water is always reflected in my decorating,” says Jenny.