Cotswold Cottage Interiors: How to Live With French & Swedish Antiques!

No matter how frightening the weather outside may be right now, what a breath of fresh air and serenity a beautiful home tour can bring! These Cotswold Cottage Interiors inspire with their 17th Century architecture, French and Swedish antiques, and raw authenticity thanks to the talented homeowners and proprietors at Anton & K. Let’s peek inside and absorb lessons in living with charming Old World English country style.

French and Swedish antiques in a Cotswolds cottage by Anton & K. #englishcottage #europeancountry #countrykitchen

Cotswold Cottage Interiors: How to Live With French & Swedish Antiques

Mix Antiques With Modern Architecture

How to open up a 17th century cottage to the beautiful outdoors?

French and Swedish antiques in a Cotswolds cottage by Anton & K. #englishcottage #europeancountry #countrykitchen

Wide and modern accordion-style doors blur the boundaries and bring in the sunshine!

Serene, lovely, authentic English cottage interior with white, raw wood beams, and European antiques - Anton & K. #englishcottage #oldworldstyle
Thoreau quote about simplicity. #wisdomquote #thoreauquotes

Keep the Palette Quiet & Tranquil

Are the whispery pale colors speaking to you? Mmmmmmmm…see these too.

White rustic English country cottage bedroom by Anton & K.

I have always admired painted wood floors for their simplicity! Why not walk on clouds if you have the choice?

17th century Cotswolds cottage interior by Anton & K. #rusticcottage #fireplaces

And isn’t the finish on the wood flooring (above) magic with its bleached, raw, limed look?

English cottage outdoor dining - Anton & K.
Relationship quote (love quote!) by Walt Whiitman on Hello Lovely Studio. #lovequotes #romanticquotes

Live With Less for a Rich Look

Are you surprised that antique dealers live in a cottage decorated with this spare, serene, airy look?

French and Swedish antiques in a Cotswolds cottage by Anton & K. #englishcottage #europeancountry #countrykitchen

They believe it is better to live with empty spaces until the right piece surfaces. And surely their home is proof positive all that breathing room can be lovely!

Beautiful English cottage garden and exterior - Anton & k.
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Be Not Afraid of Painted Everything

Rusticity is beautifully softened with liberal use of paint and plaster. (And notice the shallow window seat…don’t forget it is more than okay to customize these to suit your space!).

Charming and serene with pale colors and European antiques - a Cotswold cottage interior by Anton & K.

Pale Limestone Provides a Stunning Backdrop

What a bonus when your home boasts a material that only improves with age!

17th Century Cotswolds cottage exterior.
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Play With Scale

Are you admiring all of the huge antique pots and over-sized urns? Such drama is added with statement pieces collected over time.

Beautiful stairs in a charming English country cottage - Anton & K.

A Mix of Creamy Whites Can Sing

These designers truly understand the art of mixing white, putty, cream, linen, and stone hues.

Wing chairs, European antiques, and crystal empire chandelier in a rustic 17th century English cottage - Anton & K.

There’s such a synchronicity with these Cotswold cottage interiors and exterior spaces.

English country cottage gardens and exterior - Anton & K.

While the tone on tone color story is understated, texture from aged wood, smooth glass, and sumptuous linen contributes interest and cozy factor.

Sophisticated and elegant English cottage interior - Anton & K.

I mean there’s texture, and then there’s TEXTURE:

Rustic stone wall and ancient pot in a Cotswolds cottage by Anton & K.
Whimsical funny tweet with a heartwarming message - @steph_teasley.

Unfitted Kitchens Become Living Rooms

Is your eye becoming accustomed to kitchens without wall to wall cabinets? Because it certainly seems to be growing more common every day to see such kitchen design beyond Europe.

French and Swedish antiques in a Cotswolds cottage by Anton & K. #englishcottage #europeancountry #countrykitchen

When your collected antiques can LIVE large and function beautifully, daily living is enhanced and elevated.

French and Swedish antiques in a Cotswolds cottage by Anton & K. #englishcottage #europeancountry #countrykitchen
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Less is Truly More

Antique lovers need not live in spaces that resemble a dusty shop packed to the gills with remnants of the past! What breathing room emerges with a light hand!

White rustic English country cottage bedroom by Anton & K.
Wabi Sabi inspirational quote - Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #wabisabi

Pssst. I am swamped with packing and moving and renovating so I’m not sure there will be time for composing a post about Valentine’s Day goodies, but might I suggest comfy cozy soft gifts to help you and your val-pal rest?

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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4 Comments

  1. February 3, 2022 / 10:37 am

    Absolutely love this home and many items on their website. I especially noticed the wide floor boards. Will put those in my next home for sure. Wouldn’t you like to have a second home in the country like that? Very talented couple.

    • Michele
      Author
      February 3, 2022 / 11:51 pm

      I sure would. Our new house does not have those wide plank floors – they are actually skinny little ordinary red oak planks, but we’re going to work with them. I do love the color of those floors though!

  2. Amy
    February 15, 2022 / 9:00 am

    Love everything about this home!! Mmmmmm! My kitchen light fixture is very similar to the ones used here which makes me happy as I love the look of these she chose. I also need to bring out all my collected larger seashells/coral to display as she did …the colors are perfect! And …I need to collect some very large rustic urns! I’ve been wondering what to put in front of our stone wall (which is the back of our stone fireplace) when you walk in our front door?? NOW I know… a single very large vintage urn! Less truly is always more and this home proves it!! Thanks for sharing continued inspiration to keep it simple stupid! Haha! I have a small load in my car as I write this to take to the consignment store today!! Clearing out like you🤗even though not moving! FEELS SO GOOD!

    • Michele
      Author
      February 15, 2022 / 11:07 am

      Yay! It’s decluttering season, and for me, it will continue for a few months. I couldn’t get rid of everything since we have plenty of rooms to put together still. But I’m thinking clear the decks in a few months so we’re not storing so much excess! 🙂 Thanks for reading, friend!

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing