House Love: Rice Cottage

I know I say this a lot, but I LOVE this house:

[Please forgive my limited use of vocabulary in this post which consists mainly of: "love," "perfect," and "beautiful."] The living room has almost all of the elements that I love: natural elements, (the linen!!) the color scheme, the something pretty, the sculptural table, it's light & airy & relaxing, comfortable, it's got an amazing mix of fursnighings & styles, the texture = I LOVE IT. :)

It belongs to Diane & Jay Speakman & is located ont he coast of Maine. They recently turned it into a seasonal rental cottage.

The wallpaper is beautiful & timeless. (And how great does the painted white mirror look against it? = So easy to do with a cheap flea market find... I'm considering this for my bathroom.) Below, I'm loving the rough natural stones against the ornate lines of the mirror & candlesticks:

This image below is perfection to me: White, wood, nature, light & airy. And I think drop-leaf tables just add so much interest & age to a space. (And I'm going to pretend they just found those moose horns, ok?)
Here's the lucky lady, Diane, enjoying her kitchen:
Oh wow. (below) You know I can't get over the fern on that table in the gorgeous glass vases. Again, I love everything about this space. All the white stoneware against the wood of the hutch... Then mixed with all the white & against the pale blue of the kitchen!!! = perfection
Here's the eat-in kitchen (below) & while I think it's really pretty, I'm not AS obsessed with it as I am with the main living & dining areas of the house. It's missing some of the rawness & layers that's in the other rooms. It feels more "cute" to me than the other spaces but I'd still take it! (Maybe pull off the table cloth to reveal rough wood & switch out the white shades of the chandelier with burlap ones?? Get some contrasting hardware on the cabinets?? I'm only picking this room apart because of the sheer perfection of the other rooms in my opinion. Normally I'd never do this to such a pretty room! ;)
The bedroom below is the perfect coastal getaway bedroom. The roman shades & striped pillow add just the right amount of color into the space to keep it relaxing & totally vacation-feeling. (a word?? ;) I also love how the silver accents to kick it up a notch:
And here's the kids' bedroom. It has more of that sweetpea feeling that the kitchen table did. It feels so clean & pretty & I'd love to tuck little ones in here at night on my vacation!
On another note, we have a snow day today!!! (My husband's a teacher so it's a big treat!!) We took Christian (our year & a half year old out in the snow for the first time yesterday & it was so great- especially when we showed him he could eat it too!!!)
photos by Keller + Keller

Enjoy your day!!


Jenny said...

WOW! What an amazing house! It has a great flow to it.
I especially love that coffee table in the first picture...

Haven and Home said...

Wow, when can I move in? Have fun on your snow day! I am jealous!

Erin said...

Incredible!!! I'd love to take a vacation there! Wouldn't that be amazing?!

LindsB said...

What a beautiful house...then again I would expect nothing less since its in New England. Can you tell I'm kinda partial to New England houses :)

My Notting Hill said...

Great post. I love that wallpaper - the colors are lovely. Do you happen to know what it is?

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Beautiful home and it's so great that you can actually go and spend the night there. I love it.

I think a mirror like that would look great in your bathroom. I got rid of medicine cabinet mirror in the upstairs bath and instead, but this amazing mosaic tile mirror I scored at TJ MAXX. I love it and get compliments on it all the time. I don't even miss the storage. I have enough space under the sink.

I hope you had a great snow day!

You guys were so lucky. I still had to go into work. They don't close for anything!!!!

Velvet and Linen said...

I love it too!
What a dreamy place to live.
Love the little blue bedroom. So sweet.
I also like the relaxed feeling in the living room.
What a pretty coffee table.


Amber said...

How beautiful and peaceful. I want to vacation there!

annechovie said...

Lauren, I have to say, I LOVE this house, too. So charming and cozy! Thanks as always for the sweet comment. ;>)

The Steel Magnolia House said...

I flipping LOVE LOVE OBSESS (no, you can't over-use those!) over that house. I still dreul over the spread in CL.

In other news, I nominated you here:


Colour Me Happy said...

Love this house, if I had a beach house, that's what it would look like :)

pinkstilettos said...

What a darling little cottage home. I really like the living room and kitchen- So gorgeous! Have a nice day! Daisy~

Marie said...

I don't blame you for using a limited vocabulary of love, perfect and beautiful...those words are so appropriate for this perfectly lovely beautiful cottage!
-marie from mariesmarche

MIMILEE said...

What a charming home! Thank you for sharing it with us, Lauren!

paula said...

this place looks amazing.

Underfunded Heiress said...

Love it. Where is it at?

Homely Style said...

Thanks for sharing the design inspirations! =)