A self described urban cottage empty nester home is on tour in this post that has been made functional and cozy for the couple’s growing family. Garner ideas for downsizing with lots of visual interest in this one!
My lovely friend Anisa Flannery is a talented home decorator that I’ve know for several years (at least!) over on Instagram. Her style strikes me as being warm and traditional with a cottage style family appeal. She lives in New England and is a wife, mom to four grown children and grandma to 13 and counting! Thus her empty nester home has to function well with space and furnishings to accommodate the family.
Since I’ve been following Anisa’s adventures for awhile now, I recall her previous home have always enjoyed her style. While that home was truly grand, her current home is perfect for their new lifestyle and oh so cozy!
Urban Cottage Empty Nester Home
“After our youngest of four children graduated college and settled in another state, my husband and I decided it was time to downsize and move closer to our grandchildren.”
“We had built and designed our two previous homes, so we knew finding a new home was going to be challenging. When this cottage style home became available, we knew instantly it was the one.”
“It’s been two years and we are putting our stamp on each space with a lot of thoughtful planning.”
“We have started purchasing new functional furnishings to fit the space for family gatherings of 13 and counting. Performance fabric and kid friendly furniture is a must.”
“Deciding on a decorating style was easy. I combined the country style of our first home with the more formal traditional style of our last home, ultimately creating an urban cottage empty nester.”
“A favorite space for us is my husband’s office. It’s a comfortable room where we begin and sometimes end the day. Coffee, tea and newspaper in the mornings and in the cooler months the fireplace is on for a cozy atmosphere.”
“I am a huge fan of mirrors in a foyer, finding one to fit our high ceilings and narrow entry was challenging. A DIY Dollar Store project was just the solution. Instructions for it are available on Pinterest.”
“Our home is a work in progress, and we are thoroughly enjoying every minute!”
Follow Anisa over on Instagram here at – a_flann and on Pinterest here at – Anisa.
Here are a few more images that Anisa thought you might enjoy!
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