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When I dream of summer, I find myself imagining the ideal cottage. Would it be modern, storybook-like, all white or traditional? To be honest, I love all styles. In my search for beautiful country homes I came across a B.C. island cabin designed by Julie Curtis Design and originally featured in House & Home's May 2004 issue. Here are a few photos of the cottage from Julie's online portfolio (I think it still looks great!):

Painted ceilings and beams evoke quintessential cottage style. A farmhouse sink and antique ladderback chairs enhance the country feel. Shaker-style panels encase the tub for a fitted look.

An all-white bedroom creates a soothing backdrop for a worn wood stool and distressed furniture. The built-in closet doesn't require doors as the layout is perfect for display.

For more white cottage inspiration, browse our photo gallery. To see more interiors by the team at Julie Curtis Design, visit

Photo credits:
1-2. Julie Curtis Design


Seema Persaud

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