Cozy Canadian Winter Cottage

Visually Connected Canadian Cottage

The main floor of the Flebbes’ cottage features an open floor plan where the kitchen, living room, dining room, and breakfast nook are all visually connected. “The furniture that I brought from our last home just didn’t seem to be working in our new space,” Andrea says. “I was having such a challenge getting this large, open space to flow and relate.” That’s when Andrea called for backup. Her aid came from nearly 3,000 miles away from Texas-based interior design professional Holly Mathis. With Holly’s help, Andrea was able to create a cohesive space by blending her updated traditional style with fun farmhouse touches.

Because of the openness of the living spaces, Holly and Andrea knew the design and décor needed to translate seamlessly throughout. They utilized similar color schemes and materials in each of the rooms to help unite the area as a whole. In addition to being a cohesive space, the Flebbes also needed it to be a practical space for a family with pets and children. For instance, while she would have loved a linen-upholstered chair, they opted for cotton slipcovers that are practical, washable, and still very pretty.