Cottage Transformed

The living room has a large sisal area rug with a queen-size sleeper sofa and pair of linen swivel chairs. The fireplace surround is clad in bluestone with two 1950s cane lounge chairs in front of it.

A 1920s Canandaigua Lake cottage is converted into the perfect year-round retreat

Inviting and relaxing are two words that came to mind when the owners of a Canandaigua Lake cottage hired Elyse Petrella Interiors to help with the renovation. The couple loves to entertain and wanted a large open floor plan as a place for friends and family to gather for long weekends and holiday parties. Inspired by the landscape around her, Elyse incorporated a mixture of natural materials such as teak, linen and oak to create a neutral palette. She juxtaposed the design with industrial elements as seen in the vintage factory pendants over the kitchen island and black metal pharmacy cabinet in the guest bathroom. The use of materials and color palette create the perfect backdrop to enjoy the picturesque sunsets along the East side of the lake all year long.

A view from the kitchen showcases custom inset white oak cabinetry and oil rubbed bronze hardware. The kitchen pendants are vintage enamel sourced from the east end of Long Island, and the counter stools are grey suede.

In the bunk room custom queen bunks were designed for the client’s large family – painted in Benjamin Moore’s Midnight Oil. The upper bunk rails and ladders were made by a local metalsmith.

The dining area has a large custom table made of English Sycamore with a blackened steel base, and the dining chairs are woven indoor/outdoor.

Left: A view from the guest bath with the pharmacy style vanity and sconces.

Right: The living room has a pair of cane lounge chairs flanking the bluestone fireplace. The white oak cabinets are custom made. The decorative pillows are a blue linen blend.

Photos of the original house, before renovation

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