Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kirstie Alley's Shabby~Chic Cottage

Kirstie Alley, the actress of Cheers fame and most recently
Dancing with the Stars would have been an interior designer if she wasn't an actress.
She uses lots of pretty colors and has  feminine-cottage-frenchy taste.
I had never seen interior shots of this house before, 
but since she is selling it, these pics have hit the market.
Sadly they are low resolution 
and are kind of fuzzy looking. 
But share them I must!
I have seen her other house pictures and knows she loves French country style.
This house is more Romantic Cottage style.
No man ever set foot in here I think~
it is girly heaven.
The first pic shows marble counters with the candy pink walls in the kitchen
with gingerbread trimming on open shelving.
Plenty of nostalgic kitchen wares can be seen.
I can just see Kirsty serving up a glass of lemonade right at this spot,
looking out her window at the ocean.
 The kitchen has candy pink walls
with white lower cabinets and open shelves instead of upper cabs.
It is open to the rest of the house. 
Pretty wide pine floors and a vintage style fridge
along with toile slips on the chairs all spell cottage.
 Looking this way you can see a huge black marble sink 
(not sure why she picked black) looking out towards the family room.
A big shelf over her big industrial stove holds vintage plates.
This looks like some kind of storage area for her collections of dinnerware.
I would love to have this kind of a quirky room in my house.
Kind of a butler pantry with  farm sink on legs 
and an island for cutting the flowers and putting them in pails and vases.
 Hey, look at this~Kirsty and I have the same smocked curtains!
 This is the family room with many
cottage fabrics in pinks and greens all made up into slipcovers. 
What a fabulous rug, it looks like a chinoiserie toile rug in pink.
Here is the same room looking down from the second level.
Look at the dual tole cage chandys!
 A card table set up with 4 pink slipcovered
 chairs nestled under another tole chandy.
More smocked curtains and the breeze 
just blows in from the ocean while Kirsty 
and her GF's play gin rummy and eat pizza!
I mean, while they eat cucumber sandwiches and drink tea.
 Two large beds all in white chenille share 
this beautiful beamed bedroom with fireplace.
I can picture tucking in my twin neices at night in this room.
Kirsty uses a lot of wallpaper prints in this house, 
and it just adds to the cottage charm.
 I am guessing this is the master bedroom. 
Green whimsical wallpaper in medallion print 
of something that I can't make out...maybe it is pictures of dogs..?
 Who knows, but I bet it is cute.
This room has lots of painted furniture and layers 
of mismatched bedding and funky vintage light fixtures.
I bet Kirsty went to all the local auctions and 
always outbid everyone else for something she really wanted. 
 A sitting area on with a beamed ceiling 
and fireplace and a humungous chandelier.
 A powder room with a very neat sink and fun painted chest.
 My favorite bathroom has a long 
porcelain console sink with the most fabulous aqua lamp
just plugged in and sitting there. 
Pretty pink toile wallpaper, beadboard, 
an old gold mirror and frenchy type sconces...
I am in love with this darling bathroom.
If I had 2.3 million I would buy this house. 
It is on 17 acres and is on an island in Maine,
so ocean views all around.
The realtor buzz is that it they hope the right buyer
 that loves pink and green and girly style will fall in love with this island home.
If only it were a little cheaper...

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