Home Bunch - Interior Design Ideas


Hello, my friends! How are you today? I certainly hope this brick cottage brings you some joy!

Recently built by Gerrard Builders Hillside House and with interiors by Shannon Bowman Interiors and Carolina Design Associates, this cottage is truly a dream home! In my opinion, it is the perfect size and features interiors and an exterior that will overcome any trends. You can look at this home in ten years and you will think it was just designed.

Here, the interior designer Shannon Bowman, whom I am very thankful for for sharing all the sources below, explains more about the style of this home: “Cozy and Cottage Chic was our goal, however keeping a light and airy pallet almost gives it a coastal vibe. We wanted to keep the charm of the original architecture and blend it with a newer farmhouse/cottage design.”

Find a comfy chair and pin your favorite pictures of this cottage with painted exterior. I hope you have a great time!


Painted Brick Cottage

This home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression and the architectural details are impeccable.

Gas Lantern: Lantern and Scroll, T-31 in Copper with Aged Brass Internal Parts, Custom Bracket was designed by Shannon Bowman – Similar Lighting: Exterior Lantern & Porch Sconces.

Home Style: Cottage

Size: 4,500 sq ft. / 4 bed, 4 ½ bath

Gate & Grey Windows

Gate and Grey Windows Paint Color: Sherwin Williams SW 7029 Agreeable Gray cut in 1⁄2 for less strength.

Exterior Brick Paint Color

You should pin or save this picture to keep the brick exterior paint color in mind! This color is perfect if you are looking for a warm white for your home. The brick and trim paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 7011 Natural Choice.

Front Door

Custom shutters flank a Mahogany front door. Shutters are Sherwin Williams SW 7029 Agreeable Gray cut in 1⁄2 for less strength.

Magnolia Wreath: here – similar

Beautiful Patio Conversation Sets: here, here, here, here, here & here.


The front door opens to a beautiful foyer with shiplap walls, painted in Benjamin Moore OC-65 Chantilly Lace.

Runners: here, here, here, here & here – similar.


The millwork is really impressive in this home.

Sconces: Visual Comfort Bristol Small Sconce in Gilded Iron.

Beautiful Console Tables: here, here, here, here, here & here.


“The kitchen cabinets were built by Hardwood Creations in Charlotte, NC. They are paint grade flush inset frames with a recessed panel cabinet doors. The door style includes an interior bead for interest and detail. The smaller top drawers have an outer bead on a slab drawer front to keep the style consistent. We added a decorative and profiled light rail at the base of the upper cabinets to add one more layer of dimension and help hide the under-cabinet lights. The cabinet hood matches the profile of the cabinet doors in one large recessed panel and includes beaded/cove moldings below to create a low-profile mantel design. The cove corbels that attach the hood to the wall are 3” wide and line up with the overall frame of the hood above. The cabinet base includes a furniture style “proud” base with a decorative cove valance cut out.” – Shannon Bowman.

Cabinet Paint Color: Benjamin Moore- OC-65 Chantilly Lace.

Appliances: GE Monogram / Subzero Fridge.

Roman Shades: Custom, similar here.

Countertop & Backsplash

The countertops are Calacatta Florence marble from In-Style. The perimeter countertops are 3cm thickness with an eased edge and the Island is a 2.5” thickness with a Dupont Laminated Edge. All marble tops included the Dupont 15 year sealer to help prevent staining. The backsplash is Roman White Rhombus marble mosaic in the Polished finish from In-Style.

Counterstools are Lee Industries – Leather Counter Stool in Ivory Leather (available through designer) – Similar: here – Others: here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Kitchen Island Lighting

Kitchen Lighting: Arteriors Hendrik Pendant in Aged Brass – Other Beautiful Lighting: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

The kitchen faucet is Perrin & Rowe- Georgian Era Bridge Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray in the Polished Nickel finish.

Island Dimensions: 52”W x 110”L.

Sink: here & here similar.

Wall Paint Color

The wall color is Benjamin Moore OC-45 Swiss Coffee – Cabinets are Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. This is a great color scheme to keep in mind!

Kitchen Hardware: Cabinet Pulls, Knobs & Appliance Pulls.

Living Room Furniture & Decor

Isn’t this home perfect?! I am truly in love with every single detail and I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys! 🙂

Sofas: Hickory Chair- Celine Skirted Sofa in an off white Crypton Linen Fabric – Similar here – Others: here, here, here, here & here.

Chairs: Lee Industries – (already owned) – Others: here & here.

Chests under Windows: Lillian August Basel Chest (discontinued) – Others: here, here & here.

End Tables: Noir- 2 Shelf Side Table, White Washed.

Lamps on End Tables: Aidan Gray – currently discontinued.

Lamps on Chests: Currey and Company Farrington Table Lamp.

Rug: Slate Blue Moroccan Rug from Stark Carpets, 10×14.

Living room’s Lighting: Arteriors Roxanne Flush Mount – similar here.

Dining Room Decor

Dining Table: Restoration Hardware- Reclaimed Russian Oak Baluster Rectangular Table in Reclaimed Natural Oak Finish – Other Beautiful Tables: here, here & here.

Dining Chairs: Lee Industries Slipcovered Dining Chair with Flanged Edges. We used a faux leather for the slipcovers, Pindler & Pindler- Pattern= Rawlins, Color= Ivory – Others: here, here & here.

Drapery Hardware: Aria Metal Hardware in Aged Brass- similar here.

Drapery Fabric: Pindler & Pindler Jefferson Linen in Slate Blue. Band Trim on Lead Edge: Highland Court Wide Tape, Ivory – Similar Drapery: here.

Ceiling Treatment

“The ceiling design creates two large diamonds set into a soffit with perpendicular beams meeting in each corner. We lined the entire ceiling in 6” ship-lap with a nickel gap. The craftsmanship was very important here, we wanted to line up the shiplap with the ceiling and the soffit so it created a seamless look. The beams are 4” high x 6” wide and include a small bead in the interior edges to connect the beam to the shiplap ceiling and create one more detail.”

Ottoman: Stanford Furniture- Custom tufted ottoman- drawn and built for storage. Completed in Pindler & Pindler: Textured Faux Leather- Pattern- Calhoun, Color- Sand – Others: here, here & here.

Pillows are custom – Other Beautiful Pillows: here, here, here, here, here & here.


The butlery is located just off the dining room and it features custom grey cabinets.

Lighting: Visual Comfort Graves Pivoting Sconces in Aged Brass, Hardwired.

Paint Color

Grey Cabinet Color: Sherwin William SW 7640 Fawn Brindle.

Hardware: Pulls & Knobs.

Powder Room

Powder Room Cabinet Color: Benjamin Moore HC-166 Kendall Charcoal.

The formal powder room faucet is Kohler- Artifacts Column with the lever handles in the Polished Nickel finish.

Lighting: Visual Comfort Katie Small Cylinder Sconce in Hand Rubbed Antique Brass with Seeded Glass.

Cabinet Hardware: Rejuvenation 12″ in Aged Brass – Others: here, here & here.

Beautiful Mirrors: here, here, here & here.

Hardwood Flooring

The wood flooring is a blend of 3”, 4”, and 5” White Oak, common grade. The stain is a custom blend of Dark Walnut and Weathered Oak – similar here, here & here.

Beautiful Baskets: here & here.

Boy’s Room

How incredible is this loft kids’ bedroom?! I am also loving this “classic-with-a-twist” design.

Bed: Custom – similar here & here.

Navy Quilt: here – Others: here, here, here & here.

Beautiful Striped Duvet Cover: here, here, here & here.

Nightstands: Wayfair – Others: here, here, here, here & here.

Similar Pillows: Shams, Plaid Pillows, Leather Pillow & here.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom have a very serene and elegant approach. Paint color is Sherwin William SW 7063 Nebulous White.

Bed: Hickory Chair- Left Bank King Bed in Antique Ivory with a light blue/gray linen fabric for the headboard – Others: here & here.

Nightstands: Gabby Home- Rosalyn Chest in Whitewashed Wood with an Ivory Marble Top.

Bench at the Foot of the Bed: Hickory Chair- Courtland Made to Measure Bench in Antique Ivory and a Pale Blue Linen Fabric – Others: here, here, here, here, here & here.

Bedding: Custom Made Pillows paired with Bedding through Bedside Manor.

Artwork: Custom Art from Shain Gallery, Artist: Kristin Blakeney.

Chandelier: Gabby Home Clay Chandelier in Gold.

Sitting Nook

This sitting area feels inviting and very calming. Classic design is always appealing, in my opinion.

Drapery Hardware: Kravet Modern Metals Traversing Rod with Crystal Endcaps.

Drapery Fabric: Schumacher Sandoway Vine Linen.

Sheer Fabric: Kravet Textured Sheer in Ivory – similar here.

Beautiful Sconces: here, here, here & here.

Beautiful Chairs: here, here, here & here.

Similar Accent Table: here.

Master Bathroom

The master bathroom’s paint color is Sherwin William Nebulous White. Cabinetry is Benjamin Moore- OC-65 Chantilly Lace.

Faucets are Rohl Acqui Column Spout Widespread Lavatory Faucet in Polished Nickel.

Shower Tile: Walls: Bianco Cielo Polished Marble in 18”x18” from Walker Zanger (similar here). A contrasting stripe detail between each 18” tile horizontally is completed in Roman White Polished Marble 1”x1” from In-Style (similar here. The bathroom tile floor is 1”x3” Roman White Honed Herringbone Marble (similar here).

Freestanding Tub: Tribeca – similar here.

Ceiling Lighting: Global Views Mini C Chandelier in Nickel.

Sconces: Visual Comfort.

Hardware: Pulls.


Mudroom cabinet paint color is Duron 8683 Tinderbox and the walls are Benjamin Moore OC-45 Swiss Coffee. Notice the laundry room on the right. Having a laundry room just off the mudroom is extremely convenient to clean muddy boots, etc… and yes, add a sink to your laundry room! 🙂

Hardware: Pulls, Knobs & Barn Door Pull.

Runner: here – Others: here, here, here, here, here, here & here.


Christmas Decor



Many thanks to the builder and interior designer, Shannon Bowman, for sharing the details above!

Builder: Gerrard Builders Hillside House (Instagram).

Interior Design: Shannon Bowman Interiors and Carolina Design Associates.

Architect: Don Duffy.

Photography: Joe Purvis Photography.


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13 Comments to 'Painted Brick Cottage'

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  1. Tera said,

    Hi! This cottage is beautiful! Do you know what the shingle color and brand name are? Thanks for all the info!

  2. Hi Tera,

    I don’t have this information but feel free to contact the builder.

    Thank you!

    Luciane @HomeBunch

  3. Tracy said,

    Can I just tell you how thankful I am for your intricate details on your posts?! We are in the process of a new build. I’m constantly looking for certain stain colors and know how different woods accept stain completely different. You’ve always been my main source for everything with your willingness to share! So many people just call it “custom formula” and I can truly understand that restrictiveness. I do. Frustrating, too, but I am just appreciative for your clarity and attention to detail when those items are available in your posts. THANK YOU!!

  4. Hi Tracy,

    Your comment really touched my heart. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. Most people don’t know how long it takes for me to prepare each and every post, so this means a lot. I want to give the best I can give to my readers and I want to share the type of information I always wanted to know for myself but could never find anywhere. This is the reason I have created this blog.
    Knowing that I am helping people like yourself, makes me feel that I am on the right path.

    Thank you!



  5. Tyler Jacobsen said,

    Hi Luciano, what an amazing cottage! The floors are gorgeous and exactly what we are looking for. Would you be able to share what % blend you used of dark walnut/weathered oak?
    Thank you!

  6. Hi Tyler,

    Thank you so much for your comment.

    Unfortunately, I don’t have further details on the flooring stain color. Try to contact the designer or the builder. They should be able to share this with you.

    Thank you again.



  7. Tyler said,

    Sorry, Luciane (autocorrect )

  8. Maurice said,

    Dumb question, but when you say you cut the gray paint by 1/2, is the paint simply being diluted with water?
    Btw, I love the way the house looks that you have gone into detail about all the changes you made!! I wish others would do the same!!

  9. Hi Maurice,

    In this case, the 1/2 strength means that the paint store adds 1/2 of the pigments they were supposed to add, so the color becomes lighter.

    I hope this helps!


  10. Kelsie said,

    Hi! I am painting my home SW Natural Choice, and this home was my inspo! When we received paint for our windows, we did the agreeable gray at 50% and it doesn’t have the contrast that this hole does— it’s very, very light. Do you have any idea why that might be!?

  11. Kelsie said,

    So sorry/- autocorrect!!

    Doesn’t have a contrast that this house does**

    Beautiful home and I so appreciate all your attention to detail! I have spent hours trying to find the right color combinations and really appreciate your time in putting this all together!!

  12. Hi Kelsie,

    Thank you so much for your comment and I am happy this home has inspired you. I received all of the information shared by the builder and interior designer, therefore I am sure they are correct, but I would contact the builder to clarify if they have the same contrast in person. I know that sometimes some monitors can change the result of the paint color we see and some photographers sometimes can use filters when editing the images. Having said that, I do feel that these are the true colors. I tend to be very careful with that and only feature spaces that I believe that are true to that.

    Thanks again,


  13. Samantha said,

    I love the exterior! I wish I could see a the floor plan for this house.

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