Inspired by Swedish schoolhouses, the design of the brand new century-old cottage is minimal but cozy. Sunlight now streams through the once dark cottage, bouncing off walls painted a crisp white or paneled in rich cedar (see above).
Also worth mentioning in this issue are the woven felt storage totes found in the make-over of an Atlanta bedroom/guest room (pg.22). They're called Burlington Baskets and are available in three sizes at DesignIdeas. A design trick that we're filing away for the future is to paint the inside (and sides) of drawers to match the main accent color in the room. What an unexpected and easy way to pull a room together.