Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Urban Cottages

I am away today on a DSID (Dayton Society of Interior Designers) field trip. We are visiting the Indianapolis showhouse and a Cambria manufacturing/fabrication center. Can't wait to share some photos of it tomorrow. As for today, I'd like to thank Arcadian Lighting for doing a guest post for me on urban cottages. See you tomorrow!

Hello there! I'm Jessica, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, which is a wonderful online source for beautiful and affordable lighting fixtures. Every day I get to look for the latest interior design trends and then share them on lovely blogs, like Happyroost. Thank you for having me Laura! Today, I'd like to share a collection of interiors that feature a sort of urban cottage feel. I love this look because it combines the appeal of modern city living with the coziness of rustic cottage interiors. Pay special attention to how lighting elements like chandeliers, wall sconces, table lamps, and pendant lights add to the warm and slightly rustic atmosphere of the urban cottages pictured below.  I hope you enjoy!

Urban Cottage Living Room Design

This crisp, all-white loft apartment is very modern and stylish. The exposed wood beans and rustic wooden dining table add a bit of cottage atmosphere that is warm and inviting.  

Dining Room Design in an Urban Cottage

The soft blue wall color and rich wood features throughout this Brooklyn apartment feel like a contemporary version of a rustic vacation cottage. The pile of firewood makes the perfect accent.

Urban Cottage Sitting Area Design

This adorable renovated home is actually a former pigeon cottage. The vintage finds and a simple white wall color help make the space feel even roomier, which is always an issue when living in a city.
Urban Cottage Dining Area Design

The beautiful mix of blue and white transforms this spacious city loft into a roomy, romantic French cottage. Industrial lighting, like the single pendant light, and the crystal chandelier are a fun combination.

Urban Cottage Kitchen Design

Beautiful, sparkling lighting fixtures and a charming country table and chairs give this home a sweet, sophistication.  

Urban Cottage Living Room Design

Creating a wood paneled wall, like this one, will instantly transform a room into a cabin in the woods. The very sleek, modern furniture make a brilliant contrast to the rustic walls.
Urban Cottage Bedroom

The charming shabby chic style of this little girl's room is a wonderful contrast to the urban brick walls. A beautiful shade of dark gray and white help soften the effect of the gritty brick.

Urban Cottage Kitchen

I love this all-white kitchen with its pastel table and chairs. A unique, oversized pendant light and plenty of flowers make the space feel even more cozy and inviting. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   Which of these urban cottages is your favorite? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to stop by Arcadian Lighting for a brilliant lighting fixture to brighten your home, take a look!


  1. I love the dark grey painted brick in the girl's bedroom - great idea! The first bright, white loft is also really beautiful!

  2. Most of the time I don’t make comments on websites, but I'd like to say that this article really forced me to do so. Really nice post!