ISSUE 34  |  Nautical Accents

Steal This Look: English Cottage Entryway

August 23, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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Spotted on Inspace Locations: Ned's Cottage, a 17th-century dwelling in Dulwich, SE London. We like the slate gray clapboard siding, the front door painted an unexpected shade of duck-egg blue, the contemporary house number and mail slot, and the simple stone slab as threshold. Recreate the look with the following elements.

Above: US-made, galvanized-steel Barn Light Sconce; $119 at Barn Light Electric.

Above: Benjamin Moore's Iron Mountain.

Above: Benjamin Moore's Blue Bonnet.

Above: The rustic modern pewter-tinted polyethylene Terrazzo Planter is available in three sizes; the small (13.78 inches high) is $38 at Chiasso.

Above: Polished cast-aluminum House Numbers; £10 each at Holloways of Ludlow.

Above: The most elegant mail slot we know of comes from Portland, OR–based Linnea, a company named after botanist Carl Linneaus. The 9.5-inch brushed stainless Linnea MS-10 Mail Slot starts at $110 at Knobs & Hardware.

Above: A slightly less pricey alternative is the simple, brushed nickel Emtek 2280 Mail Slot; $72 from IQ Hardware.