8.05.2010

House Tour Inspiration: Bright White Guest Cottage

Some of you may have seen this beautiful, sunny cottage, but as I am just catching up on emails, I just now came across it and love it! It is such a happy looking place located in Fairfax, CA.

When describing her style, owner Alisha says, "I bring a casual spontaneity, sprinkles of seashells and the colors of sunny skies over turquoise seas." This sums up this bright, vintage space quite perfectly.
















61 comments:

Indie.Tea said...

How pretty! It looks like a space that Anthropologie would use to inspire their stylists!
Re: your comment...the only reason I can imagine that people might move from California is the cost of housing (get more bang for your buck I guess)...otherwise I think its utterly perfect!

Janette said...

What a cute cottage, I love the loft bedroom. Thanks for sharing,
Jxx

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a sweet place...Love the bad area and the kitchen...So creative and fun:))

Kisses sweetie and what a great find:)

Ps: Thanks so much for taking part in my GIVEAWAY!!!

Hannah said...

Completely and adorably fun!! Such a great way to use the space given. Loft is billiant!

Bela said...

Wow...that's the home of my dreams! Simply: my style!

Kisses!!! Bela.

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Ooooh I love the whites with the bright pops of color!!!! So pretty! Especially in the kitchen. :)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

talk about USE of space - great job to them!!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Debby said...

Can I live there?! xo

I'maNolaGirl said...

How cheery!! I love all of the combinations of color, but my favorite thing is that "You are my sunshine" poster. My first stuffed animal, Elle the Elephant, would play that tune. IT's how I fell asleep every night for a long time. Good memories!

francis said...

Thanx for showing me around !
I'm inspired all the way here in Holland now . Isn't it wonderful ?
Have a happy day

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I think that is the happiest little place I've ever seen!! Sort of Anthro and Etsy all rolled into one?! I love the bright colors against all the white!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What a dream Cottage!!! I love every single thing about this cottage. Maybe someday?...
Thanks for sharing the
inspiration, :)
Joyce

Tayebug said...

What a cute little cottage. You can tell they've really made the most out of the space they had.

Gloria said...

ohhhh...cute, cute, cute!! :)

photohogger said...

Oh, those cushions, tea cups and SHOES! <3!

White and pops of colour make me feel so happy!!

Andrea said...

Oh, I love all of the turquoise details, so pretty!

Jennifer said...

This place looks incredible. The turquoise! The ladder to the bed! If I could redesign my apartment, I think I would do it just like this!

Tangerine Fairy said...

All those pretty colors...love..like the bed prints too..

Annie said...

That's probably the happiest cottage I've ever seen! Adorable!

Valerie said...

What an adorable place to live! I love all the colorful furtniture and that ladder! So fun!

xo
Valerie

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I want this little cottage! I love all the colours! And I also want that little "Make Dreams Reality" card...I wonder where I could get that?

All things nice... said...

What a sweet little home- so pretty and colourful

All things nice...

Bren said...

I love this Shawna! Anything with lost of white and pops of bright color! I could be right at home in this cottage.

Not sure if you've had time yet, but you really should check out my post for yesterday. :)

Hope you're having a great week!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Krystal said...

it is SOO cute! i love the bedrooms!

this free bird said...

This is so great. It's super cheery. I wish I could use color the way this person does! The sunshine picture above the stove is awesome.

xoxo,
Carrie

AB HOME Interiors said...

This is GREAT! Its so bright and fun! It is the perfect cottage, who wouldn't want to live there!

XO,
Amanda

Melissa R. said...

I love these colors! Where did that bedspread come from? I'm drooling over them :)

and flowers pick themselves said...

so lovely + inviting! i adore the use of color.

xo Alison

Abby said...

This house makes me so happy! It's just so cheerful. I'm glad you don't mind the sadder posts. It's not that life has been bad over here or anything, it's just that things aren't as good as they could be. And I've just been in a more contemplative mood.

Style Attic said...

So real. So precious. Really precious!

georgia~gigi said...

Good Evening Friend :)
Hope you have had a lovely day!
I of course love the mix of bright happy colors! T love the pillows on the bed, and the (is it a duvet cover ?) is is super cool!
Smoochies
gi gi

Signe said...

looks amazing, and such great use of the space!

Amanda said...

I love it - a gorgeous white base with pops of colour and sunshine - thanks for sharing! x

Kristin said...

It is so charming and beautiful! I love it!! Have a lovely weekend!! xoxo

Flotsam Friends said...

That is simply stunning. I totally love it and could live there in a heartbeat. All those colours together just sing don't they. Still, the turquoise is my all time favourite. Thanks also for stopping by my blog!! Kindest, Pruxxx

Sara said...

Beautiful colours! I love all the artwork & posters too, the "sun shine" poster on top of the stove is ver cute :)

Rosie said...

Hey there Sweetie...
I so love this charming little nest...I adore the shape of the under sink cabinet door, and that fresh robin's egg blue of the table and chairs...just delicious...
Well off for a few days at the beach will stop in when I get home... ...sending happy thought...love Rosie

Ms. Chyme said...

hi! i like your blog!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I loved the tour. The colored items are adorable!
Hope your weekend is great so far. xx

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

This is such a beautiful place! The lighting is amazing and the pops of sunshine and color. So sweet and uplifting! Someday, someday...

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

One Pair Two Pear said...

it's simple,
everyone must have a mansion
and a tree house in Sweden and
a penthouse in the middle of N.Y
and a cottage like this -krsta

millie said...

How beautiful and lively this place is! I love it! every single detail is adorable

Café Bellini said...

This is definitely 'happy'! No space for bad moods here!

Hazel Williams said...

Such a beautiful home and so full of colour!! I love the yellow print above the stove top! :) Hazel

Rhiannon Nicole said...

OH my goodness I need to live here! Probably my number 1 favourite place to live ever :) Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!! Glad to hear your trip was marvelous too hehe xo

Leah said...

Ooooo I haven't seen this yet! But I am so glad you showed it to me! It is amazing!

Luvs!

Bron @ Baby Space said...

There is not one thing I don't like about this space! So cute and cheerful and fresh...LOVE! Thanks for posting :)

Emily Henderson from The Brass Petal said...

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I trust bloggers so much for their opinions and your blog is rad. Keep watching and i'll keep reading. You are awesome.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Welcome back! So happy you had a good trip! This little cottage is darling, no, I haven't seen it yet, and I love it! I am a sucker for small spaces, lovely! XO!

Cornflake said...

This place is so colourful and fun and I love all the little messages everywhere - cute!! Thanks so much for sharing I love these house tours they feed my imagination big time!! :-) Hope you're having a good week so far!! xx

A Casa da Vá said...

So adorable, I love the white walls with spots of color through out... so fresh and happy!

Melissa Blake said...

oooh, can i move there, please??

The Zhush said...

Such a sweet and happy space!

MarchMusings said...

What a cheerful, I-wanna-live-there place. Love it

Ladyulia said...

sooooooooooooooooooooooo
inspiring
:D

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...this is amazing!! I love all the sweet colours. I would be soooo happy in a house like that. Thanks for sharing sweet one. xoxoxo

Morning Cloak said...

I've never seen a house with so much continuity with the theme! A little cutesy for my personal taste, but I can definitely appreciate it!

http://morningcloak.blogspot.com/

this free bird said...

was thinking of you today...happy to hear from you and even happier to know i'm in good company w/the birthday blues. oy

xo,
c

Persis Shah said...

this is beyond gorgeous! im totally in love with these living spaces...i love the white with bright pops of colours! thanks so much for sharing these awesome images!

Persis.

Monica from Hola!design said...

that's totally my style! love this!

iamchasingthirty said...

So light and bright and airy and HAPPY. Love it.