Cottage Makeover

April 18, 2015
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The first in this series is a timber cottage set at the foot of the mountains in Melbourne. This cosy cottage was built in the 1980’s by John and Sue for their young family.
In 2012, Sue and John asked Boutique Yellow consultant Renee to share some ideas on how they could refresh the look of this much loved home and it was immediately clear that this home carried many special memories for the family who had lived here. It was full of warmth, colour and packed full of fabulous collections and artwork gathered over time and travels.
By the end of the first consultation, Renee was inspired by this couples firm resolve that it was time for CHANGE!
Taking ideas discussed during this consultation, John and Sue knocked out walls between their existing guest bedrooms and created themselves a generous north facing Master bedroom with WIR and ensuite. They filled awkward doorways and under-utilised spaces; creating brighter, larger spaces for living. Celebrating the gorgeous original timber floors and ceiling beams, a new colour scheme was selected to increase light and maintain the charm of the cottage. The couple continued to work with Boutique Yellow to redesign kitchen and bathrooms and replace lighting. Tired and bulky furniture was updated for well scaled, cosy furniture. Lastly, Sue accepted the challenge of editing her amazing collection of decor & artwork; providing space for the eye to rest, grouping artwork into meaningful stories throughout the home, and allowing each individual decor item enough space to be appreciated.
What a wonderful job this couple did and what a transformation! Boutique Yellow feels so privileged to have partnered with this family; creating a space for new memories to be made for John & Sue, their children & grandchildren in the years to come.
Location

Location

 

Location

Location

Exterior

Exterior

Lounge Room - BEFORE

Lounge Room – BEFORE

Lounge Room - AFTER

Lounge Room – AFTER

Lounge Room - AFTER

Lounge Room – AFTER

Kitchen - BEFORE

Kitchen – BEFORE

Kitchen - AFTER

Kitchen – AFTER

Kitchen - AFTER

Kitchen – AFTER

Living Room - BEFORE

Living Room – BEFORE

Living Room - AFTER

Living Room – AFTER

Living Room - AFTER

Living Room – AFTER

Dining Room - BEFORE

Dining Room – BEFORE

Dining Room - AFTER

Dining Room – AFTER

Guest Room Converted to Master Bedroom

Guest Room Converted to Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom - AFTER

Master Bedroom – AFTER

Ensuite - AFTER

Ensuite – AFTER

Bathroom - BEFORE

Bathroom – BEFORE

Bathroom - AFTER

Bathroom – AFTER