Join us for a premier one-day home tour featuring 7 beautiful homes, thoughtfully designed and surrounded by stunning landscapes in the Petoskey area—Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and more. The Petoskey Area Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour is Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Below is a sneak peek inside home #2!

Proceeds raised during the Petoskey Area Home Tour will benefit Northern Michigan non-profit, Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Tickets (along with driving directions) are $20 until September 30 and $25 after. To purchase tickets please go to For more information: 800.836.0717. Tickets can be purchased at MyNorthTickets through October 12 and at the following locations: Capital Granite, Petoskey Chamber of Commerce, Advance Electric in Gaylord. Tickets are also available at the door of each home—cash or check only.

Address: 368 Church St., Harbor Springs

Designer: Scott Shuptrine Interiors, 231.348.2013

Cheryl Bradshaw’s classic white cottage tucked just off downtown Harbor Springs was fully furnished when she purchased it several years ago. Furnished, yes. Exciting—well, not nearly enough to fit Cheryl’s lively personality. So she immediately set about giving all the furniture (except the dining room set, which she liked) to her grown kids. Then she went shopping.

Cheryl took a trip into Scott Shuptrine Interiors (the interior design division of Art Van Furniture) in Petoskey, where she met interior design specialist Abby Rogers, who helped her through a whole-house freshening. Cheryl knew she wanted to play off the charming coastal style that is synonymous with Harbor Springs—and she was delighted when Abby showed her how she could preserve that feel while contemporizing it.

“Up North coastal colors are traditionally blues, greens and ivories,” Abby says. “In Cheryl’s house, we made the traditional blues and greens more vibrant and dramatic, even punching it up with shots of lime green.”

That color palette plays out largely in upholstery and pillows, on pieces including matching spindle chairs, wicker chairs and a sleeper sofa in the den, which, made by American Leather, is stylish enough to lend whole new cred to the traditional pullout couch. Also in the den, a sizzling shade of lime green adorns a wall backing a set of cubbies by the entertainment center and bar—a flirty touch to an important room.

To keep the mood of the cottage grounded in coastal ambiance, Abby advocated for the earthy texture of Provenance woven shades by Hunter Douglas. “Traditionally in a cottage, window coverings would be shutters or white painted wood blinds. But those felt so cliché for this home,” Abby says. “The Provenance shades add an earthy, beachy finish—like woven sea-grass. They have a natural finish that evokes beach sand.” Sisal area rugs and grass cloth wall coverings also complement the natural, beach feel. And tourgoers won’t want to miss the Thibault wallpaper in the first floor powder room that looks and feels like rough-sawn wood.

Abby went on to coordinate art (including oils by local artists) and lighting in this home that has turned out to be a bright, fresh translation of the Harbor Springs lifestyle.

Preview all 7 homes on the Petoskey Area Home Tour in the October 2017 issue of Northern Home & Cottage.

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Photo(s) by Dave Speckman