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Cottages and Bungalows

Cottages and Bungalows February - March 2018

Create the cottage lifestyle you love in any home with expert tips, inspiring house tours, and fun DIY tips and instructions.

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United States
Engaged Media
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
treat yourself

WHEN THE SEASONS CHANGE FROM WINTER TO THE EARLY DAYS OF SPRING, it’s always a lovely time. The house gets a bit quieter, the days a bit more still. It’s a time when we shift from that ever-present state of hosting, gift giving, meal making into more thoughtful introspection. Now it’s your house’s turn to get a little TLC. It’s your turn to get a little bit of that care too. Putting together our Dream Cottage issue every year, it’s easy to get caught up in the research of it all. What are the big trends, innovative design ideas, smart investments for your home? Our team works hard to find amazing, inspiring homes, as well as décor and home improvement discoveries to help you craft a warm, welcoming and beautiful home…

1 min
modern farmhouse

A schoolhouse light is a farmhouse staple, and this one is no exception. Kao schoolhouse flush-mount light, $195. (800) 407-8784 or barnlight.com. Have you ever styled a bookcase and needed that little something extra? This is it. Geo burst wall décor, $19.99. Visit target.com. Family portraits, DIY art, the print you picked up at the flea market—everything will look great in this clean-lined frame. Metal frame in brass with matted photo, $29.99 for 11" x 14". Visit target.com. Brighten up your bedside table or desk with the sleek beauty of gold and marble. Surya Hannibal table lamp, $143. (770) 599-7896 or laylagrayce.com. Hue dinnerware in blue or green, $4.95 to $5.95 per piece. Visit crateandbarrel.com. Woven seagrass, resin-coated white paint and a brass frame combine for an exquisitely detailed yet simply chic mirror. Gabby Décor…

1 min
let’s go digital!

Cottage Destination: Kiawah Island See what makes this South Carolina gem the perfect getaway for cottage lovers. From where to stay to what to do, we give you the inside scoop on our favorite places to visit. Kitchen-Cleaning Checklist What to do when cooking and hosting season is over? Give your kitchen a deep clean. Here’s our ultimate guide to refreshing your kitchen from top to bottom—and with natural and earth-friendly ingredients! Inspiring Home Offices Let us help you create a clutter-free and highly organized office space with these simple and effective ideas. Save the Date A new year means a new schedule. Check out our roundup of cute calendars. Stylish Storage Shop our picks for organization helpers for every room. WEB Look for this symbol throughout the issue to see what extra content you’ll find online! Follow us online on Facebook…

1 min
the armoire

The armoire, also called a wardrobe, is a large two-door cupboard that can hold clothes, shoes, linens and other items. The name comes from the Latin armorium, a chest that held armor. In medieval times, clothes were stored in a “press,” which had shelves but no drawers or doors. The armoire as we know it developed in France in the 17th century. Early versions didn’t have feet and were very wide. But as the piece became more popular, it also became more decorative, and gained feet, graceful curves and often painted still lifes on its sides and fronts. American colonists also developed their own version of “hanging cupboards” to store clothes in as early as the 17th century. As design tastes and trends change, the armoire grows wider or more slender, taller or…

4 min
tile trends

With a history dating back to the second century, tile has long been used to add art to structures around the world. Today we continue to use it in our homes for visual as well as functional purposes. With technology and innovation, tile has drastically changed since its inception, and its popularity is growing along with it. Check out these new trends that will liven up your home and be a smart investment. WHY TILE? Tile is known for its multitude of patterns, shapes and colors, but it has functional benefits that surpass other well-known materials. “Tiles are very strong and durable, they are excellent for passive heating and cooling, they feel soft and silky on bare feet, they are easily customizable and, per square foot, they are one of the least…

5 min
stunning simple style

Are you inspired by the designs and craftsmen of the past? Do you hunt for furniture that reflects your love of quality handmade pieces and that will bring elegance and a traditional, simple style to your cottage aesthetic? Consider the classic, stunning handcrafted furniture of Thos. Moser. Simplicity in both form and function has long been their philosophy. “Every design we make is rooted in the basic preference for simplicity of form, precise craftsmanship and respect for natural materials,” says Aaron Moser, President and CEO of Thos. Moser. “We aim to achieve grace through proportion and simplicity, rather than embellishment. The ornamentation in our work derives from the exposed architecture of the furniture and the translucent richness of the wood itself.” He says the company’s mission is to build furniture that…