Sneak Peek of Divinely Designed: Pond Cottage House Story

Did you see that our Pond Cottage project was recently featured on the cover of Beautiful Kitchens & Baths?

We felt so honored to grace the cover ? Pond Cottage is one of the eight beautiful renovations we featured in Divinely Designed: A Beautiful & Functional Home.

See below for the house story; you can click below to download it!

Pond Cottage: House Story

About the Project

Built in 1999, this two-story, five bedroom, five bath home encompasses 5,300 square feet. Though the layout had character, the fit and finishes did not—the interior was the epitome of builder beige blah with ’90s maple everywhere! Yet, I saw potential. Situated on a beautiful private pond next to Lake Minnetonka, the large, spacious home enjoys gorgeous views.

Client Family

Momma and three teenage daughters.


Top Priority

Creating a unique and beautiful character reflective of Momma client’s personality was my focus, as well as giving this larger home a fancy cottage feel. Special Feature The kitchen island steals the show! The custom painted finish is the result of a six-step process and gives the piece the feel of a vintage piece from Europe. And the carved legs give the island a unique beauty.

If This Home Were An Outfit…

it would be jeans and a T-shirt with high heels, a string of pearls, and diamond earrings.

Pond Cottage Paint Colors


Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17, flat finish


Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17, flat finish

Cabinetry + Millwork

Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17, eggshell finish; laundry is Sherwin-Williams Vintage Gold SW9024, eggshell finish; kitchen island is a six-step custom color developed by the Beautiful Chaos team



White oak

Hardwood Floors

Original maple refinished to look old and coated with a clear matte polyurethane


Construction begins: September 2018

Project is finished: January 2019


If you’re interested in more of our renovations’ paint colors, sources and more, you can preorder Divinely Designed on our website! Books will begin shipping the week of March 16.

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