The 2015 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour in the Petoskey area takes place on Saturday, October 10 from 10 am to 5 pm. The tour treats tourgoers to 10 homes, each chosen for their distinctive style and/or innovative lifestyle concept. Proceeds raised during the home tour will benefit Northern Michigan non-profit, Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Save by purchasing tickets to the 2015 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour at MyNorthTickets.com:
The second stop on the 2015 Northern Home & Cottage Petoskey Area Home Tour is in Bay Harbor at 4560 Shores Drive.
The Neo-Victorian manses of the gorgeous Bay Harbor development on Lake Michigan south of Petoskey are timeless on the exteriors. But their interiors often need updating, and so it was in this beautiful home. Ten years after they’d purchased their vacation house in Bay Harbor, the owners asked interior designer Nadine Hogan of Scott Shuptrine Interiors to take their home from French provincial to an elegant, contemporary cottage style.
Playing off a palette of soft coastal colors, Nadine painted the living room a taupe hue that hints of driftwood. That subtle shade is set off with pale sea foam, and aqua and cream in the upholstery and drapery—embroidered linen fabric from Cowtan & Tout. Darkening the oak floor to a rich mahagony grounded the setting in a contemporary look. The new relaxed yet sophisticated living room furniture includes spindle and wingback chairs and a sofa. Crème colored custom area rugs by Masland lend a crisp and fresh look.
In the master bedroom, red walls were repainted a soft sage, while the former ruffles-and-swag draperies were replaced with the tailored look of an upholstered cornice (that hides motorized Hunter Douglas silhouettes) paired with crème silk side panels. Where a canopy bed once monopolized the space, now a graceful carved bed from Drexel Heritage with an antiqued creamy finish feels airy and luxurious.
In the family room, Nadine exchanged the yellow and red (roosters, you know!) for shades of aqua and lime, then went on to replace the sectional and add a truly marvelous aqua leather ottoman that doubles as a coffee table. She updated all of the window treatments and chair pads with Kravet fabrics, and a custom area rug from Fabrica. Nadine went on to accessorize everything from the candlesticks to décor bowls. Tourgoers will love this peek into a whole new Bay Harbor style.
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