Your Guests Will Fall in Love with this European-Inspired Stunner

A Touch of Normandy piles on the charm for your guests with a custom fireplace, exposed wooden beams, and elegant pops of color.
A Touch of Normandy piles on the charm for your guests with a custom fireplace, exposed wooden beams, and elegant pops of color.

A Touch of Normandy, a beautiful guesthouse designed by Gelotte Hommas Architects, proves that guesthouses can be just as stunning as a main home. This romantic cottage plays up classic, elegant design features that draw from both French and English architecture. If you’re considering building a guesthouse of your own, the following are some design inspirations to get your creative juices flowing:

This charming home is chock full of character, thanks in large part to the wood and stone work that is found both in the interior and on the exterior. The outside of the home is built from stately, sand-colored stones. On the inside, custom stone fireplaces add a touch of old world romance. The petit home feels large thanks to vaulted ceilings. Exposed wooden beams give each room a rustic feel.

The bathroom elegantly pairs gray marbled subway tiling on the walls with delicate black and white checkered tiling on the floors. The reclaimed wooden vanity supports an elegant sink while still housing tons of room for storage.

Green and blue pops of color keep all the spaces looking warm. The backs of the built-ins in the sitting room are painted a relaxing sea foam green, while royal blue throw pillows give the traditional living room a modern flare. The kitchen looks soft and classic with beautiful pastel cabinets.

If you’re interested in including any of these design elements into your guest home (or main house), contact Gelotte Hommas today!

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