The guest cottage living room is really coming together! It’s become the coziest little space to hang out. The biggest change this week (besides the fact that we now have running water, whoo hoo!) is we have furniture!
Guest Cottage Living Room
Charlie for one is very relieved his days of using an actual dog bed (the horror) are over. He can now rightfully take back his comfy couch throne. Preferably on top of a blanket or pile of pillows – such a diva!
Let’s take a look back at the BEFORE –
I was so excited to partner with Article on this space. Their Sven Charme leather sofa was the perfect choice for our guest cottage. It’s just the right size for a small space, and the chaise it a comfortable spot to kick your feet up. I mean, if there wasn’t constantly a little fluffy dog there.
It’s always nerve wracking to buy a sofa online. I’m so happy with the quality and comfort of this one. The leather is the kind that just gets better as it ages. This color adds so much warmth to the room. Also the leather will be really practical in case we do rent this space. This sofa really checked all the boxes.
I’m actually still waiting on one of my throw pillows to arrive (as you can see on the design board) but this space feels almost complete.
I’m so happy with how this art from Deb Presutto looks. I’m not so happy with the glare on the photos. Never thought I would complain about too much sunshine in Michiagan in the fall. You’ll have to trust me that they look fantastic.
Let’s head over to my office area, it’s a long two step journey, but I really wanted to make the most of this small space. Having my office in the guest house has been even better than I imagined.
I love having a quiet space to work where I’m not constantly distracted by the laundry or dirty dishes. It’s also delightful to have my desk in front of this window and have everything organized in one spot.
These shelves fit in perfectly with the cottage vibe and add nice storage. I put boxes on the lower shelves to keep printed contracts and boring tax information. The Mr. is particularly happy about this as typically I have tax stuff all over the house.
This small desk is the perfect size to fit right under the window. It doesn’t block your water view from the sofa. I decided to be practical (happens once every blue moon) and buy a comfortable desk chair. This one is actually from Staples if you can believe it. It’s super comfortable and I really like the look of it too – which was a tough find.
I was instantly in love with these ottomans when they arrived! The pattern and texture are so pretty. Ottomans are always a nice accent in a small space. They are great to prop your feet up or serve as extra seating.
Overall I’m so happy with how this space came together.
I added a little rack and some wall art over in the kitchen area too.
I still want to add more accessories and personality over time. For now it’s a super comfy spot to work or hide from my kids. Kind of like a kicked up she-shed! It will be so great to welcome guests here too.
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Ceiling – I’ll be sharing more ceiling info soon!
Wall Color – Simply White
Floors – were here when we purchase the home