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If you’re looking to buy the perfect cottage, make sure to read this first. Christine Marriott-Smalley refused to buy any cottage. Her priority on a cottage was that it had to be bathed by the sun, so all the rooms would feel bright. After all, she wanted to buy a cottage that felt happy and warm , not dark or depressive.

While hunting to buy the cottage of her dreams, Christine and her husband fell in love with this 1800s North Yorkishire’s cottage. But don’t think everything was looking as good as it is now. She had lots of work and patience. One thing she knew she would have to do was to brighten up all the rooms with Farrow & Ball’s Off-White and add her personal touch using furniture from her adorable shop, the result is a sweet, lovable and of course, very bright place to be.


Home Sweeter-than-Honey Home

Christine isn’t afraid of fabrics and color. She makes this cottage feel darling in every room and with every decor. I love that hutch!

Made With Love

Wouldn’t it be nice to have some tea or cupcakes here? I really like the cupboard and the lanterns beside it.


The kitchen is just perfect for a cottage. The island, which is an old desk, has been painted in many different colors before.


If I ever have a cottage I’m having a place where I only display girly items. I’m crazy about her mugs!

By the Fire

Impossible to not notice the fireplace. I think it’s so charming! The pedestal table was bought at an auction and painted in Farrow & Ball’s Off-White.

Shades of Life

This chairs is so beautiful.

For Two

I really like how cozy this bedroom feels. The color on the wall is Farrow & Ball’s Elephant Breath.


This is the original bathroom of the cottage, but Christine freshen-it-up with some paint and some storage. The look is simple and feminine.

My favorite part of this cottage is feeling that Christine registered her personality in every room and that’s always great to see. I really love when people live in places they love because it shows.

I hope you guys have a wonderful Tuesday and don’t forget to enjoy spring! Unfortunately, we got a snow storm and we can’t go for a walk (as I was planning), but we’re going to our library to get some books.

We have to do the best of what we get… 🙂

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18 Comments to 'Cottage of the Week: North Yorkshire, UK'

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  1. Mrs Sutton said,

    Lovely cottage, and you’re right – it’s just ringing out with the owners personality, and that table is simply crying out for me to have a cup of Earl Grey and a slice of sponge cake!

  2. Karena said,

    Lucianne, I adore this cottage and I think in part because it is so light and bright. Her color just pops against the whites so beautifully!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    I hope you will come and see the feature I have on an amazing sculptor.

    Art by Karena
    The 2012 Artist Series

  3. Conspicuous Style said,

    I LOVE the use of pink in this house…beautiful!

  4. michele@hellolovelyinc said,

    so charming, so inviting.

    no snow here but some bone chilling cold while i was in the city yesterday. couldn’t believe i was putting on earmuffs after bathing in the sun two days ago.

    stay snug inside!


  5. Shelby said,

    Love this place! Love the decor, thanks for sharing!


  6. Kristin said,

    Hi Luciane, thanks for stopping by. What a lovely house!!! I know everything about being busy. Now I have to take a little blog break, but I’ll be back soon. Enjoy lovely days of spring, sweet friend!!!

    Kristin xx

  7. SizzleandZoom said,

    Charming. Love the pops of pink. Pink is one of my favorite colors and I never know what to do with it.

  8. Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design said,

    Hi Love,
    Thanks for such sweet comments on my blog about Digby.
    I love your post..I agree, I would want a cottage bathed in sun too. F & B’s off white is amazing. Changes beautifully.
    Hugs to you!!!

  9. Taylor Greenwalt said,

    what a cute cottage. Aidan Gray sells a chair like that. i love it too.

  10. Havoc to Heaven said,

    I would love to curl up with a book in front of that amazing fireplace!

  11. debra phillips said,

    ohhhh, my life dream would be to live in a cottage in england! how charming this one is….sigh.
    on another note a friend and i had a long discussion on paint names when we came across elephant breath. we both decided it would be a creative job; naming paint!

  12. Dovecote Decor said,

    It just goes to show you how fresh paint can transform the house and the furniture. Love the elephant’s breath.

  13. the enchanted home said,

    What a charmer, even though its an older place it has such great light and the light paint makes it feel fresh and airy…hope alls well Luciane!

  14. Marianne {Style For Living} said,

    So charming, Luciane. Paint is a power thing and can do so much for such a small cost. Hope you are well! xo

  15. designchic said,

    Oh the power of paint – what a charming and wonderful cottage…adore the trailing vines on the outside!! Hope you are all doing well, my friend ~

  16. Ann said,

    I love the pops of pink in that lovely cottage.
    Such a nice home.

  17. Sherri @ Inside Out Design said,

    What a darling cottage – really charming. I like the pink bathroom ;D

  18. Maria de Fatima Moraes Rodrigues said,

    Dear, Congratulations! Amazing and wonderful posts!
    So pretty!

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