An Ode to Board and Batten…

Written by The Peaceful Cottage on . Posted in Craftsman, Home Design, Wood Work

I love board and batten! Our home would feel so nice with it running up the stairs and wrapping each room. I have wanted to install some fancy woodwork in our home, but I always thought you have to be a master craftsman to undertake such a huge project.

I have been really inspired with all the amazing work out there in blogland. So I have decided I want to give our little home a some character because it really wants to be a cottage, not a suburban cookie cutter.

The timeline for this project is not immediate… Hopefully sooner than later.

Here is an Ode to Beautiful Woodwork:



Finely Crafted Bungalow…

Written by The Peaceful Cottage on . Posted in Bathroom Design, Craftsman, Fireplace, Home Design, Kitchen Design, Stonework, Wood Work

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the classic bungalow. Typically, they are full of excellent craftsmanship, well thought details and feel “like home”. This newly constructed bungalow from Black Star Construction Group has all these elements… it is a beautiful home.

Welcoming curb appeal with the deep front porch and flagstone pathway.

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Fine craftsmanship is shown in the details.

I love this fireplace!

This kitchen has great cabinetry. I love the way the formica countertops turned out, the metal trim edging is perfect, and the glass back splash really gives it a trendy feel. The fir flooring keeps the entire feel very comfortable.

I love the dark trim with the light painting. I think the molding adds a very nice touch.

I am always a huge fan of a well designed tile shower. I think that it is a classic feature…

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A more modern take on a classic arts and craft design element.

Full master bathroom remodel. Full master bathroom remodel.

This bathroom is amazing. The combination of the tile with black edging, the diamond motif and the brilliant green work flawlessly together.

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