Say Hello to the cutest cottage hitting the market in Seminole Heights this week!
This project was one of the most challenging design-wise that I have ever taken on. I collaborated on this project with Owen & Co. Homes and the original floor plan presented a dysfunctional home that we really wanted to re-work to create a functional and practical design for the new homeowner. Whenever I take on a design project, the first question I ask is…
“What is the home telling me?”
Asking this question is important because I often see renovations hitting the market that aren’t authentic to the neighborhood or home itself. Design is intuitive and there is a a duty to honor the home and the character that it possesses. You’ll find a picture below of the original condition of the home when I was brought in on design. The vertical paneling in the home and the big front windows flooding light into the house screamed cottage to me. I could see the potential immediately and I began compiling cottage inspiration photos. Once I delineate the overall concept, I look for inspiration in many places! My Pinterest is chock full of years of my design evolution and even older projects. It remains one of the best resources! In true Salem fashion, I like to find inspirations for my projects in unsuspecting or obscure places such as vintage thrift store design books or magazines and even places I’ve stayed when I’ve traveled. Have you ever heard the quote “Diversity in counsel, unity in command” -Cyrus the Great? It’s one of my greatest design principles.
“Diversity in Inspiration, unity in Design Plan”-Salem Brieske
Below, you can find the inspiration for the Heights Cottage project:
Master Bath Design
Guest Bath Design
I can’t wait to share the finished product with you later this week on my instagram! It turned out better than I imagined and is going to get scooped up so fast! If you would like more details on this home, contact me below: