EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
Home & Garden
Cottage Style

Cottage Style Fall - Winter 2017

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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Southern Belle Tour “the Barbie cottage” in Georgia, fondly named for its coral-pink siding, green shutters, and abundance of storybook charm. TraditionalHome.com/SouthernSweetheart Natural Influence Visit the Low Country to explore a laidback, eco-friendly home inspired by its idyllic setting along the banks of the May River. TraditionalHome.com/SereneShores Warm Welcome See how interior designer Tammy Connor effortlessly blends comfort and sophistication in a new home on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. TraditionalHome.com/CoastingHome…

1 min.
editor’s letter

A house doesn’t become a home until someone cares enough— and is patient enough—to make it so. Just ask Kevin Shinick and Eileen Myers, who turned their 1926 rental in Pasadena, California, into a storybook home (“Happily Ever After,” page 40) while patiently waiting and hoping for their landlords to agree to sell. (They did!) In Wisconsin, David Hernandez and Tereasa Surratt set their sights on an 80-plus-year-old camp, which they lovingly restored over 10 years using thrift store and flea market finds to give each space a unique point of view (“Happy Campers,” page 20). And in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Lorna Boucher brought a little romance to her newly constructed 1,200-square-foot beach cottage with old-timey accents and whimsical wallpaper (“Sweet Romance,” page 48). Watching the story of each space…

2 min.
cozy up your small space

“IT IS A COTTAGE FULL OF PERSONALITY, ANGLES, LEVELS, AND CHARM, BUT IT IS LOGICAL AND FUNCTIONAL AS WELL.”—homeowner Lisi HarrisonIT DOESN’T TAKE A LOT OF SPACE TO CRAFT AN AT-HOME GETAWAY— A PLACE FOR PEACE AND QUIET.…

4 min.
paradise found

A typical balmy day in Coronado, California, begins and ends with Susan Hunt on her front porch, sipping a cup of tea. She’s just come out to take in the bustle of her Mayberry-like town— people walking home from work and children riding their bikes back from friends’ houses. In the distance, she can hear the hushed din of waves crashing on the peninsula’s shore and music from the ice cream parlor down the street. But the real sanctuary lies just inside her porch’s Dutch door—a home quaint in size but big in heart. After razing the original 75-year-old cottage situated on their 2,000-square-foot corner lot, interior designer Susan and her husband, Mark—a builder—wanted to design a home that fostered a relationship with the outdoors and maximized interior space. “It was…

3 min.
happy campers

David Hernandez wants you to carve your initials into his furniture. He’ll even lend you a pocketknife if you reach the bunkhouse and realize you have no way to leave your mark. This is summer camp, after all. And at Camp Wandawega, camp rules rule. David and his wife, Tereasa Surratt, bought the 25-acre, 80-plus-year-old camp in Wisconsin in 2004 with a plan to renovate a piece of history. After 10 years of work, the camp emerged as an island of nostalgia that seems equal parts movie set, pop-culture museum, and archaeological site. Tereasa crafted each of the property’s spaces as an authentic set piece picturing a moment from the 1920s to the 1960s, honoring the camp’s many lives. Trap doors in the floor of the main building hint at its life…

3 min.
peace & quiet

Against a cerulean sky, sunshine bounces off the ornate rooflines and lively white walls of the buildings of Alys Beach, the latest planned community from the Miami design firm of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. along Northwest Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A. “The Bermuda-inspired architecture, engaging streetscapes, and courtyard-style homes feel more like a Mediterranean village or the island of St. Barts,” Barbara Ashford says of the community where she and her husband, Leon, escape whenever possible. “There is nothing quite like it along the Gulf Coast.” The Ashfords’ inviting courtyard home features handcrafted materials, a calming neutral palette, and a cherished collection of furniture and artifacts culled from travels around the world. Barbara, a decorator and owner of the Birmingham shop Hen House Antiques, is adept at mixing her precious antiques with…