The interior of small houses abroad

Projects of small houses: cheerful cottages in Canada

Today we will introduce you to the Canadian community,which is located near the city of Trinity in the town of Newfoundland and Labrador. In Canada, there is a saying: “If you build, they will come.” In this case, the guests are meant, and the building is a picturesque seaside house, due to its location called the Crow's Nest. He is constantly filled with numerous relatives and friends who have come to visit. The tradition was started by a psychologist and business owner Brenda McIntyre, who first designed and built a house of about 130 square meters, flattered by a stunning view of the bay. Such beauty soon led to a massive run-down of guests, acquaintances and relatives who wish to spend at least a few days here. As a result, McIntyre had to attach an additional approximately 150 square meters, located a few minutes' walk down the slope from the main building and called “Elling”. After some time, and this was not enough, as there was a catastrophic lack of beds, so soon a new sleeping house called “Neighbor” appeared, with the possibility of accommodating several more people. Let's take a closer look at all three dwellings. Who lives here: Brenda McIntyre. Address: Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Size: The Raven’s Nest area is 130 square meters; Elling - 150 square meters; "Neighbor" - 40 square meters.

"Crow's Nest"

The main reception in the construction of the main dwellingIt became a huge amount of glazing, so that natural light came not only through tall windows, but also through glass openings built into the doors. Thus, the author of the project wanted to emphasize as much as possible the connection between the traditions of the past and the development of modern technologies. As a result, the charming house perfectly fit into the surrounding landscape. As the facade shades were used light straw tones in combination with light blue frames and railings of the main staircase. The owner of a gentle combination of cream andsea ​​shades, so the house has a lot of art paintings and miniatures, cozy bright covers on the sofas and armchairs and curtains on the windows. Her favorite part of the house are those places from where she can admire the coastal town, the lighthouse and the ocean, and there are such places around the perimeter of the dwelling, except perhaps the bathroom. So in this regard, Brenda can be considered an absolutely happy person. One of the biggest problems in the designInterior design has become the union of all the necessary premises, that is, the living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and office on an area of ​​130 square meters. The bedroom had to be installed, combined with a storage system, in order to leave as much space as possible for pieces of art that were placed on the walls, on the floor, and on the furniture. To make the wooden floor seem old, the experts used the spruce planks, from which the upper layer of wood was removed, then slightly polished and painted with a deep sea color. For painting the floor was used paint of the same company as for the facade. When the bed goes down to the “sleep” position,MacIntyre, staying awake and opening her eyes in the morning, contemplates a stunning panoramic view of the ocean, experiencing the daily real pleasure of waking up. Her home office is huddled in a small corner in the kitchen, which does not prevent him from inspiring Brenda to work with unique landscapes.


This building was erected when McIntyreIt took more space for guests. An old building was used as the base for this small house, where a place for a boat and fishing gear was equipped on the lower floor, and the second one was an attic. The color scheme here is darker, as the facade of the building is painted red, and the platbands, railings and stairs are in dark green. Ironically, McIntyre sold her boat before the Elling appeared. Therefore, now this building with four-meter ceilings plays the role of a workshop. Big poster "Louis Vuitton" Brenda found in New York, and now he covers the part of the bed that is visible when she is in the folded state. To maximize the space hostessAt home, I beat the visual perspective, which leaves you with the impression that you are above water. For example, in the kitchen, each zone is raised above the floor and painted in checkerboard colors, as if in one room there are several separate spaces that together create the illusion of some kind of infinity. Kitchen cabinets are custom madethe project, and their doors are painted as if they were walked on with a spray can, which is used in car repair shops. In this case, it is a shade called "asphalt". It enriches the color of the kitchen, perfectly combining with horizontal windows framed by classic white metro tiles. Too narrow a space became a problem whenorganizing the living room, dining room and kitchen. Therefore, a long sofa was installed along one of the walls, which has many seats, but leaves a sufficient amount of free space. Excessively bright artistic elements and pieces of furniture forced Brenda to decorate the walls and ceiling in neutral, calm tones. The house also found a place for a tiny one, buta very cozy dining room overlooking Trinity Bay with light, light furniture. The floors of the whole house are made of a very durable material, as for a garage, therefore, they are reliable and do not require special care. The bathroom, under which the space was too narrow, was specially decorated with contrasting texture and color materials: red tiles and white paint. As a result, its visual area has increased significantly. The mirror in the form of a porthole also brings a creative touch to the space and at the same time is used as a storage system.


The third building was erected not far from"Elling" and, above all, was conceived as a sleeping area, equipped with convenient storage systems. It has its own small patio, which goes to the water, but there is no kitchen or bathroom. In fact, “Neighbor” is the second bedroom for the two main houses, in which sometimes there are so many guests that there are not enough beds for everyone.