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Home & Garden
Cottage Style

Cottage Style Fall - Winter 2016

Capture the romance, charm, and attainability of cottage-style decorating with this magazine, filled with beautiful homes that showcase all versions of this beloved style. Page after page of pretty, fresh, idea-packed rooms in a large uncluttered format let readers savor the rooms and linger over the details.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
One-off
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in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

There are so many things to love about the featured homes in this issue of Cottage Style. From a rustic mountain cabin in North Carolina (“Eclectic Style,” page 114) to a family-friendly lakefront getaway in Harbor Springs, Michigan, (“Colorful Spirit,” page 94) and a multitude of breezy escapes along the Gulf Coast, these enviable spaces epitomize everything we love about this enduring style. They are inviting, comfortable, and full of personality. They showcase meaningful collections and keepsakes, fresh fabrics, and fun accessories. They welcome sandy feet and sticky fingers. They feel like home not only to the people who live there but also to the many friends, family members, and guests who pass through their doors. They don’t follow any hard-and-fast design rules—that would be way too boring—but they do…

2 min.
curb appeal

mulch makeover A quick way to spruce up your front walkway? Layer a few inches of mulch in beds and borders. (Bonus: You’ll keep weeds in check and save moisture, too.) Got a neutral exterior color? Play with bright pops of color to add energy and contrast. balance, please Symmetry in decorative accents provides big visual payoff , helping to balance other less geometric frontdoor elements, such as plants. odd numbers in Want your flower beds to look more pleasing? Add plants in groupings of odd numbers— threes or fives, for example. Revamp your entry by varying the vertical elements in the garden.…

3 min.
friendly persuasion

Interior designer Leslie Rylee is the best kind of friend. She shared her favorite summer getaway community in southeastern coastal Maine with her New York City neighbors. The couple and their three young children fell in love with the area, too, relishing the laid-back lifestyle filled with relaxing days at the beach, long bike rides, and sailing, golf, and tennis lessons for the kids. When Rylee learned the family was searching for their own place there, she quickly called them about a historic 1887 Shingle-style charmer newly on the market. “I told them I’d found their next home,” she says. “It had been in the same family forever, and it’s a house I’ve always loved—full of soul and quirky details and just a five-minute bike ride to a gorgeous sandy beach.” Rylee,…

3 min.
bungalow reborn

There’s a lot to love about the 20-mile stretch of beach known fondly as Scenic 30A. Tammy and Jan Perkins certainly think so. Four years ago, when a neglected little Florida house on a large lot with Gulf views came on the market, the savvy couple saw potential. “We had often walked past the cottage,” Tammy says. “Its location was perfect as a vacation rental and, when the time was right, the lot could easily accommodate building our dream house.” As the owner of the popular WaterColor Store, Tammy has a knack for business and an eye for color and display. But the renovation called for professional help. Tammy turned to her friend and designer Luanne Kelly, who had worked on the store’s interiors. The goals were straightforward: maximize sleeping space,…

3 min.
paradise found

Seeking refuge from their hectic schedules, Julie and George Barkley—with their three kids and a golden retriever in tow—snapped up a stunning vacation home on coveted Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Here, the family trades in their to-do list for an informal agenda of biking, fishing, and exploring the shoreline by kayak. “I love to pull in our driveway, unlock the door, and say ‘I’m home!’ Kiawah is truly a magical place for all of us,” Julie says. The serene island locale is reflected in the cool colors employed throughout the home. “My vision was coastal chic with a light, cool gray on all the walls trimmed in a bright white,” Julie says. A current of watery blue tones—robin’s egg blue fabrics, distressed turquoise paint on wood furnishings, cerulean accessories, and navy…

3 min.
sweet retreat

The Stockholm archipelago in Sweden is one of nature’s many wonders, made up of 30,000 tiny islands and islets. With its proximity to the city of Stockholm, it has become the destination of choice for city dwellers looking to invest in a holiday or weekend retreat. Two such city dwellers are Anna Zachrisson and her husband, Carl-Fredrik. They live and work in Stockholm but they wanted a weekend and summer getaway to share with their three young children (William, Amelie, and Filip). This 1860s house, a 35-minute drive from Stockholm, seemed ideal. “We were actually living in Budapest when we bought it, but we just loved that it was so old and still had so many of its original architectural features,” Anna says. The couple didn’t do much to the house…