Painted Pond

It's not a cool rug, it's painted!


 After taking a week off to enjoy Nova Scotia and spending plenty of time by the ocean, it's no surprise seaside cottages are on my mind.  I was pleased to find this wonderful place that is full of fun and colour, and in a not so typical cottage way.  The designer and client went out of there way to avoid typical Oceanside colours and themes.  So for this 70's era cottage on Oyster Bay, green is perfect.  Interior Designer Christina Murphy is the creative force behind this home.  She enlisted the help of painter Christopher Rollinson, to make magic on the floors of the sunken living room.

 Fabulous contrast of white laquer with chocolate brown in both didning room and living room.  Green seems to balance it all out.
 

 This little corner in the master suite is where fun meets luxury.   The bold green and crisp white keep things refreshing but the look is still tailored, which is important in a bedroom.   Serenity isn't always delivered in soft colours.  Here we can find a fabulous mix of vintage furnishings and playful style. There is a wonderful tranquility to this space.   The cottage was featured in House Beautiful , if you are interested in exploring more.   

15 comments:

  1. How delightful!
    love the crispness of the whites and greens..
    perfect combinations of playfulness and utility!!
    thanks for sharing this peaceful retreat!
    hugs..
    Loui♥

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  2. The green + white is so fresh! + that floor is just spectacular!

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  3. So fresh and inviting! Love the painted floor, but I'm loving the bright great room - with it's white & brown/black livened up with lovely green - the most!!
    Victoria (DesignTies)

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  4. So beautiful! I love this is not a typical cottage. The bright green is so refreshing and that nook.....it is just heavenly! Glad to hear you had a wonderful getaway!

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  5. I love the painted floors... Would love a black and white checkered in my kitchen!
    Happy to hear you had a lovely time.

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  6. i love it all.
    and that floor is superb.

    xx

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful home!! The green & white colour scheme throughout is so fun and fresh. And the painted floor is fantastic!!! I love the corner in the master bedroom and the mirror above the tub.

    Now that you've brought me over to the green & white side, it's your turn to let me bring you over to the wild side!! Check out DT for some awesome animal prints :-)

    Kelly

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  8. Glad you enjoyed my post!! When can we expect to see some animal print in your home?? :-)

    Kelly

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  9. WOW! super cool painted floor board!

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  10. Ooooh, you had me at the first space. Such an intoxicating and beautiful color -- I love it! Thank you for sharing...

    xo

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  11. I am so much into lime green and color nowadays...these rooms are so vibrant and fun..love it

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  12. A happy happy home. Have a splendid time in NS, have fun fun fun. xx's

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  13. I have never used a lot of green in decorating my home but I really love the use of greens in this home. I absolutely love that painted floor. I wonder how it wears over years of use.

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  14. OMG!it is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!! How about re-selling. Do perspective buyers like painted floors? Please be honest.

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