Cottage AirBnb Home Tour

We’re back with another home tour and I’m thrilled to be sharing one so amazing. If you’re new to the Farmhouse Living blog, once a month mom and I share a home tour of another homebody that has tons of inspiration to give.

Today we’re sharing Michele of @VintageHomeDesigns with her beautiful Airbnb cottage. Not only do you get to tour the home, but Michele shares her tips on how to treasure hunt for vintage finds on a budget. You’re going to love this one.

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Michele’s signature design is simple tone on tone, and this house is the perfect example. The white slipcovered sofa and chairs might seem like a crazy idea, but Michele bought them gently used from a friend. They were originally from Ikea so she purchased an additional set of slipcovers to easily wash and change them out when needed. A large well worn tobacco basket adds warmth and texture to the wall. The tables, lamps and dresser were thrifted. Simple touches with dried florals and stems are another signature of Michele. The TV in the corner looked cold, but a large tree limb suspended by fishing line did the trick! A floral centerpiece filled with babies breath and cuttings from her garden complete the cozy and welcoming feel to this room.


This dining room is cottage charm on steroids! Again, everything is thrifted with a warm and well loved feel. Michele gave a coat of paint to the dining table and paired it woven and slipcovered chairs. She added a vintage chandelier over the table for romantic dining ambience. The hutch, which looks like it came from a Paris flee market actually came from a neighbor who no longer wanted the piece. Again, the dining table centerpiece is simply dried hydrangeas that make a huge statement inside a swan. Although, we were shocked that alongside a collection of ironstone plates on the wall Michele placed a tumbleweed inside a pillar. Who does that? This room is full of unexpected touches and character everywhere!


This kitchen was kept close to the original. Lots of white paint bring the space up to date. And the painted paneling is trending now. Michele said if someone bought the home they might want to further update, but we love everything about this room. The vintage oven might be paired with a Smeg fridge to elevate the space. But the sweet panels hung in the windows along with other simple touches like the ice cream chairs and table make us feel like we’re coming home to grandmas house. We could definitely cozy up with a piece of pie and a coffee in this room!


More found items like the lamps in this bedroom create the feel for the perfect B and B. Michele used a technique adding layers and paint to the old lamps making them look very old and expensive. We hope she’ll do a tutorial some day. She updates the shades and doesn’t care if they match. The mixed match lamps and bedside tables add lots of character. Weathered wood shutters and a bench at the foot of the bed complete the room. The only new items in the home are the bed linens. And they are full of warmth and cozy cottage charm!


The only real construction the home needed was to add a shower to the powder bath. So some space was borrowed from this oversized bedroom to create a hall and the addition. The result was a nook area where Michele created a sitting area with a comfy chair. Michele added a trellis made from tobacco sticks but it didn’t feel complete. So she layered a small wreath to finish it off. The old gate on the wall will serve as an archetectual piece and a place for Michele to leave messages to guests and guests to leave their message as well. Woven rugs add warmth to every room.


This is the smallest but quaintest little bedroom in the home. The onsuite was added here but you would never know it is an addition because Michele added all the cottage feels once again to this room! Even as you enter there’s a remnant Michele cut from a Turkish rug she used in the kitchen hung on the wall. A friend told Michele to layer a mirror and it is magazine worthy charm! More cozy linens and unexpected touches make you want to stay in this home away from home!

You can rent out this stunning home here on Airbnb. Michele thank you so much for sharing your Airbnb cottage with us. This home has inspired me to treasure hunt and see potential in second-hand items that I wouldn’t have before. I hope this home tour inspires you as much as it inspired us. If you want more inspiration from Michele I’ve linked all her social media and blog below. She shares her treasure hunting in her stories and daily posts. You’ll love following along.

You can also tour Michele’s everyday home here. It’s just as stunning and inspiring!


Instagram – @vintagehomedesigns

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You can view more home tours by following the link here. If you are interested in being featured on the Farmhouse Living blog with a home tour you can reach out here! We’d love to get to know you.


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