Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A Beautiful Victorian Cottage in the Woods

I came across this beautiful and dreamy Victorian cottage on the New York Times' website. Sandra Foster turned this little hunting lodge into the romantic Victorian cottage that she had always wanted. The only way to reach the cottage is via a stream with a rocky bridge. It's like something straight from a fairy tale! It's so adorable, I absolutely love it!

I was the sort of child that dreamt about having treehouses and secret hide-outs. This has continued to this day... I know that in my dream home I would make the architect plan in a secret room, preferably accessed through a secret door in a bookcase. So the fact that the cottage can only be reached by tiptoing across a stream really appeals to the big kid in me.

Sandra collected fabrics, vintage crockery, the chandeliers, and other shabby chic treasures from flea markets or made them herself. She also decorated with handmade tissue paper flower garlands. I love the cooler shades of white and green used in the cottage and the billowing and draping white fabrics.

This lovely sachet was made by a local artist that Sandra acquired and used to adorn her pantry door.

How magical is the sleeping area? I just love it! This is like the ultimate (and most amazingly gorgeous) bunk bed! It is only accessibly via a ladder. I could just imagine whiling away the hours here reading books in my own little world.

Such a beautiful shot.


Alexandra said...

how lovely is that!!! I want to live there or make holidays at least


Alice said...

Oh gosh I love this little cottage. I actually see myself referring back to this for inspiration. so thank-you for posting about it.

I love shabby chic interiors, and am forever trying to hunt down treasures at flea markets! I too like you love that idea of a secret hide-out/place to escape x

Alexandra said...

The house is totally amazing, i agree with you i want to live there.
Love your blog, just became a follower : )

daisychain said...

you've got me wishing!

Claire said...

That cottage is magical!
I love the sleeping area