This New England House Is a Cozy Country Dream Home

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Large kitchen with white cabinets
Credit: Spiro Georgi

Name: Spiro Georgi and his husband
Location: Connecticut
Type of home: Gambrel Colonial
Size: 2018 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: We were actually featured on Apartment Therapy in 2014, and then again in our second apartment in 2016 when we were still living in Chicago. We’ve always made our apartments look and feel like a country home, in the hopes that we would one day move to New England and buy the dream house. We finally made the move in the fall of 2016, and settled in the countryside of Connecticut.

Credit: Spiro Georgi

We bought the dream house in 2017, and began the journey of turning it into our own. In the five-plus years we’ve lived in our home we created a cozy and homey country home where our family and friends love to visit (especially during the magical New England fall season).

Credit: Spiro Georgi

We’ve always loved the countryside of New England, and every place we’ve lived in together (husband and I have been together for 11+ years) we turned into a New England style farmhouse. Plaid is our thing; every room in our house has something in a plaid pattern. So we are glad to be mad about plaid.

Credit: Spiro Georgi
Upstairs hallway

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Modern Farmhouse/English Cottage.

Credit: Spiro Georgi

What is your favorite room and why? The kitchen. When we bought the house, the first major renovation we had done was the dream kitchen. We designed the kitchen to be one of a kind, and we successfully achieved that goal. It is open and airy with plenty of natural light. It’s the place everyone hangs out when we have visitors.

Credit: Spiro Georgi
Kitchen Pantry

Any advice for creating a home you love? The best advice I can give anyone when it comes to designing their home is to design it to reflect the level of comfort and coziness they would want when coming home after a long day. And also to disregard any particular design rules, and just design what they feel represents their own personality/taste.

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