all images via the Cottage Company of Harbor Springs
I don’t know about you, but after Sunday night’s Mercer basketball game, I needed some cheering up. The Cinderella story of this year’s NCAA tournament came to a halt too soon. Tennessee played like a powerful team, and Mercer just couldn’t get past them to ring much of anything. I hope Tennessee goes all the way. Enough said. So let’s find a happy place today. 🙂
Aren’t these cottages cute? I love the dark upper half with the white bottom half. They were built by The Cottage Company of Harbor Springs, Michigan. Rob and Vee Mossburg founded this company that builds homes and developments and provides interior design services. They and their team do it all. As I viewed their portfolio, I thought their homes and rooms just shouted spring time. See if you agree.
I think the one above would be a wonderful place for an Easter morning brunch, and that little kitchen below is just precious. I want those tiny upper glass cabinet doors. And don’t forget to take note of that pretty ceiling.
The next two photos are from their Lakeside Cottage. Again, I am loving the ceiling.
And that island! I need something like that in an office to do my blog work. (Hubby are you reading??)I really liked the Walloon cottage with its stone fireplace and soft yellow fabrics.
Super comfy looking chairs? (But how do you keep that clean?)
Their Lilypad Cottage is waaaaay more patterned than I can handle (even if it is gingham,) but it certainly seems like a super cheerful home – and very spring like. 🙂
More patterns here. I think they really like colorful patterns in this home.
The offices of The Cottage Company are in a live-work building.I believe the Mossburgs live above them. Goodness, I would love all those windows!
Here is another live-work building they developed. Just look at all the sherbet colors!
Several years ago, they purchased property and made plans to build a boutique hotel named Hotel Janelle in Harbor Springs . Unfortunately, that was at the time our economy took a nosedive, and the project was stopped. I am not sure where the project stands financially right now. I read several articles that did not sound very promising, and then I read another that said it had been sold, but Rob Mossburg would still be in charge of the development. Not sure. I do know Sears Architects designed it, and here is a rendering of the proposed hotel.
It looks like it would have been a lovely place (or perhaps it is going to be a lovely place.)
Have these rooms gotten you in the mood for spring? Our spring like 80 degree weekend weather is dropping back to below freezing by mid week. A number of trees and shrubs have begun to bloom. I hope this next cold snap does not affect them, and more than that, I hope spring weather has arrived where you are. 🙂
Could you live in any of the rooms in today’s post? I always fear that rooms with a lot of florals are too feminine, and the male members of a family won’t like them…but I could be wrong. What do you think?