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Southern Lady Classics Southern Cottage 2018

Whether you're planning a wedding, a birthday party, or a simple Fourth of July barbecue, Entertain Decorate Celebrate offers inspiration for gatherings of all sizes - and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! Each issue brings you beautiful photography with more than 120 ideas, recipes, and tips from tabletop ideas and menus, to creative invitations and party favors.

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editor’s note

Cottage style isn’t just a manner of decorating— it’s also a state of mind. One of the reasons it is so beloved, and so prevalent throughout the South, is that it embodies the comfortable, deeply personal sensibility that we cherish. Cottage décor is all about finding beauty and grace in the ordinary and the imperfect: gently weathered furniture, sun-bleached linens, hardwood flooring worn smooth by years of use. And in a region where our connection to the past means everything, the heirloom treasures and vintage finds that characterize the look fall right in step. In our first-ever Southern Cottages special issue, we bring you a collection of interiors that encapsulates the best of this approach to decorating. From a blue-and-white lakeside beauty (page 69) to a cozy, colorful nest…

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dreamy details

This kitchen represents a streamlined take on cottage décor, with time-honored components such as an apron-front sink, simple cabinetry, and open shelving to display dishware and collectibles. Light floods in through expansive windows, enhancing the pale, neutral palette. The appeal of this decorating style lies largely in its layered, collected feel and its mix of textures—such as this varied grouping of silver, plates, and glassware. Gentle, creamy white is the signature cottage color, lending a fresh, clean air to upholstery, surfaces, accents, and more. Distressed woodwork creates the illusion of age on a hutch that houses a blended family of china and crockery. A wreath of greenery softens a chandelier that wears a hint of patina. Flowing slipcovers, another cottage decorating mainstay, dress a pair of chairs for an…

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blue heaven

Brimming with colors inspired by its bayside locale, this Fairhope, Alabama, abode continues the story of its owners, as the sixth home they’ve built in their years together. “My inspiration is fabric,” says homeowner Cindy Thompson. “I tend to stay with the same color scheme. I just do different textures and designs for each house.” The focal point of Cindy’s palettes always finds its way back to blue. In this venture, the hue makes its way through the main living areas in a mix of bold patterns and a spectrum of solids displayed on chairs, pillows, window treatments, rugs, and a well-curated collection of accents. From the family and dining rooms to the kitchen, the home’s spaces blend not only because of the open layout, but also because of…

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southern comfort

When Leesa and Rich Street found their home in Auburn, Alabama, they fell in love with its gracious residential surrounds, as well as its open-land feel. Leesa quickly began the process of converting the home, which she describes as a “modern, classic country farmhouse,” to suit her style. They removed dark colors and wallpaper, opting for light and fresh tones in the primary living spaces. Warmth radiates from richly stained woodwork incorporated throughout, inspired by a childhood camp house Leesa’s father built from salvaged heart pine. “This wood is some of that same salvaged wood, and I love that my home is connected to that place in this way,” she says. The lovely woodgrain creates a nice contrast with the simplicity of a whitewashed kitchen, enlivened with outdoorsy embellishments.…

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artful abode

Outfitted in classic shapes and soothing neutrals, homeowner Pandy Agnew’s living room also boasts creative use of color. “What speaks to me in furniture and accessories is true comfort and classic style,” she explains. “I love using neutrals for large pieces and introducing bold accents with unexpected art, color in changeable pillows, a great antique, or a unique piece of furniture.” A cheery pastel pattern on accent chairs adds delicate dashes of color to a room awash in sunlight and beige. Exposed beams ground the room in natural tones, while sheer cream draperies elegantly blend the garden and the living space. In the dining room, a simple, varnished hardwood table and matching mirror echo the beams that line the ceiling, lending a cozy feel that beckons guests to gather…

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rural splendor

Creating a lovely link between the two spaces, the designer selected the same wallcovering and wainscoting for the kitchen Just outside, a mix of traditional white and black wicker furniture and cozy rocking chairs offer the Jacobses and their guests plenty of seating along an expansive wraparound porch. Plush pillows pair with contrasting-print cushions, accentuating the pristine white exterior, a welcoming red front door, and black shutters. Any perch provides a serene view of the rolling green pastures and grazing farm animals beyond. “Joey is an executive who has found working on a farm sort of theraputic,” says Eric. With plenty of functional elements incorporated into the timeless design, this farmhouse offers a tranquil respite from the Jacobses’ busy lives. Designer Eric Ross struck a balance between beauty and…