Cosy Country Cottage

Before Photos

Based in the Cumbrian countryside, this gorgeous little cottage has been completely restored to become a home with potential to also be used as an Air B&B meaning it needed to be cosy and homely as well as practical.

The property has a kitchen, living area which includes an existing fireplace and exposed brick walls. A wall between the kitchen and living space will be removed to create a more open living space.


To transform the property into a really cosy, homely, cottage. The property will be used as a home but will possibly be let out via Air B&B on occasion so needs to cater for holiday makers too.

In the living area the spiral stairs (seen in before photo) have been removed, and a new safer stairs will be installed along the back wall. The living space will mostly be used for relaxing and watching TV. Downstairs should have wooden floors.

Sage green and neutral colours could be used throughout the interiors, pops of brighter colours could be used but no baby pinks or similar. Monochrome interiors are also a favourite but colour does need to be added into this style- black and white with additional colours to brighten up are an option. Cosy wooden textures should be incorporated.

Photorealistic Visuals

Finished Interiors

Kitchen & Living Area

The living area has been transformed into a cosy, inviting space.

Dark, moody, sage green walls add drama whilst being brightened up by a bright, contemporary kitchen.

Natural, exposed stone walls and the original fire surround hint to the properties history while contrasting with contemporary wallpaper and black contemporary furnishings and light fittings.


The stairs from the living area run straight up into the bedroom. The bedroom has been reconfigured now that spiral stairs has been replaced- creating more space. See before image at the end.

My client was very nervous to go through with painting the entire space black, ceiling too! But I’m so glad they went through with it, the outcome is stunning. The ultimate dramatic and luxury bedroom whilst still feeling like a cosy, country cottage.

The wall panels behind the bed conceal a secret door to a storage cupboard on the right hand side of the bed- you wouldn’t even know it was there.

Natural wooden furnishings add to that country cottage feel whilst black and mustard accents add to the luxury, contemporary effect.


This bathroom has been very cleverly designed due to the space. A bath was an essential for this client so we have found a way to make this work with a smaller, corner shower and small basin.

We have gone really dark and moody in here for a luxury finish. Natural slate and wood add natural texture and colours whilst traditional patterned tiles highlight the floor and create a feature behind the contemporary bathtub.

Home Office

The final space at this gorgeous cottage is this office space. This is a very simple and neutral design with light walls, a feature wallpaper and blind bringing through the sage colour seen in other areas. The black highlights are also continued in here through furnishings and accessories.

Storage has been incorporated to store away files etc and stylish wall shelves will allow for books and accessories to be on display.

The view into the inviting, cosy bedroom however could make it very tricky to concentrate in this office?