Creekside Cottage-Kiawah Island traditional living room

Creekside Cottage-Kiawah Island

Photo Credit: Holger Obenaus

Description: Built as a refuge for a busy California couple, this creek-side cottage was constructed on land populated with ancient live oaks; sited to preserve the oaks and accentuate the creek-side vistas. The owners wanted their Kiawah home to be less formal than their primary residence, ensuring that it would accommodate 3 – 4 vacationing couples. Volumes, room shapes and arrangements provide classical symmetries, while careful detailing with variations in colors, finishes and furnishings provide soothing spaces for relaxation.

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Christine Gerlander wrote:
Molding and vaulted/angled ceiling? - My ceiling vault does not center over the fireplace and it is higher. Do you think I could add the molding across like you did? My arched door height is only 8ft and my ceiling is about 15ft so I am not sure where to place the molding height wise. I am not sure how to post a picture for you.
   Comment   July 27, 2013
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If you notice in the photograph, the molding isn't set in relation to the fireplace per say. The line is an extension of the crown molding along the short walls (along the left and right in this photograph). You could try running painters tape across your end wall, from the corners where the slope begins, and see if the effect is visually appealing to you.
October 18, 2013 at 7:01am   
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kbowles wrote:
Where do you find the lighting fixture?
   Comment   July 16, 2012
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Very pretty room!
January 25, 2013 at 6:31pm   
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Where is the settee from?
May 16, 2013 at 5:25am     
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molly93 wrote:
Rug - Hi can you tell me about where the rug is from please?
   Comment   January 24, 2013
selh05 wrote:
Will you please share the paint and trim colors?
   Comment   December 15, 2012
abel_jazz wrote:
Curtains - Where can I get the curtains?
   Comment   October 19, 2012
k w s wrote:
What stone is used around the fireplace? Thanks.
   Comment   June 23, 2012
Anne Cullen wrote:
Where can I buy the wood settee in the front of the picture?
     Comment   May 12, 2012

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