Chicago-based interior designer Tom Stringer was appointed to create this kid-friendly cottage
located in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Owner Sheila Keil says: "This house is really a place where we can all be kids again. It's like being at a year-round summer camp."
Seating area on the porch overlooking Lake Michigan.
Victoria Hagan fabric was used for the armchairs and pillows in the living room.
The same Victoria Hagan fabric is repeated on the Hickory Chair dining chairs.
Mahogany topped island in the kitchen.
Drawers under the back stairway add storage.
In the family room, colourful framed travel posters hang above a "double-wide" sofa-custom made for family movie nights.
Stair rails with quirky positive-negative, tulip-shaped cutouts are "a traditional cottage detail, reinterpreted," says Stringer.
White and blue tones in the master bedroom.
Pink reading nook in Sheila's daughter's bedroom.
Custom made cabinets in the master bathroom.
Periwinkle, white, and polka dots for the guest bedroom.
Photographs by Werner Straube
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