ZINIO logo
Cottages and Bungalows

Cottages and Bungalows February/March 2019

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

Read More
United States
Engaged Media
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
room to grow

A HOMEOWNER’S WORK IS NEVER DONE. That’s not how the real phrase goes, but the adaptation rings true for anyone who has lovingly and maybe obsessively fussed over his or her house. For lovers of old homes and old-home character, this can mean something very functional and utilitarian. From updating cabinets and hardware or lighting and flooring, to sourcing vintage and period finds that add aged character to your new home, there’s always something that can be updated or rejuvenated. Or if it’s designing and redesigning a room or décor scheme, there are trends and new style discoveries that deserve to be incorporated. As time passes and we settle into our spaces, we discover things our rooms need to be more comfortable, inviting and helpful. And the truth of the matter…

1 min
click it

Tour This Easy, Chic Beach House Beat the winter blues and escape to Hawaii. Glean inspiration for a well-edited space from this casual but minimal cottage. Creative Closets Whether you have small-home space issues or just a home with insufficient closet space, you’re going to want to check out this gallery of clever and inventive—yet visually appealing—ways to store and organize your clothes. At Home Spa Shop our roundup of bath towels and accessories to beautify and refresh your bathroom for the new year. WEB Look for this symbol throughout the issue to see what extra content you’ll find online! Paint It Good You don’t need to be Picasso to create these vibrant and impressive accents. Try these 10 simple paint projects to update your décor. Craft Room Organization Tips The gift wrap and ribbons have had their season, and now…

2 min
keeping a low profile

Older homes are high on charm, but they often feature lower ceilings. Newly constructed homes, too, have tighter spaces, such as in attics. With Hunter low-profile fans, you can keep things cozy warm in the winter, and well-ventilated year-round, without intruding visually. We picked fans in a range of styles, and each also is part of a full collection, meaning that if there are spots in your home with higher ceilings, you can still keep a consistent look while tailoring the size and features of your fans. IF YOUR STYLE IS: TRADITIONAL/FORMAL Choose the: the Ambrose or the Bennett 1. Ambrose The Ambrose intrigues with high-end finishes and classic, ornate details, but what won us over is the bowl light kit with Tea Stain Glass. This indoor fan has a 52-inch blade span to…

2 min
new house, vintage charm

“Keeping it simple and straightforward goes a long way.” Sometimes the old must make way for the new — but that doesn’t mean the new can’t integrate with the old. When the architects of Peterssen/Keller Architecture helped design a new home in an older neighborhood, part of the challenge was to make the exterior look natural among the established homes. DESIGNING FOR VINTAGE CHARM The original house on the lot had seen too much neglect, and when the new homeowner bought the property, the old home had to go.“It was an older, dilapidated duplex on the lot,”says architect Carl Olson.“The old home wasn’t salvageable.”Yet the homeowner wanted a house that would fit in with the neighborhood.“[The homeowner wanted] a charming, traditional, gabled cottage-style home with modern details that would integrate naturally,”says principal architect…

1 min
industrial edge

A weathered patina and vintage detailing characterize this Rustic Metal factory clock, $90. (800) 262-6612 or shadesoflight.com. Ticking stripes have a wonderful way of being both quaint and industrial. These pillows will help bring in the softer side of the look. Ticking stripe pillow, $89.97. (888) 263-9850 or frontgate.com. Edison himself would think this one’s a bright idea. Oldham industrial uplight, $49.99. (800) 782-1967 or lampsplus.com. A pouf is a great way to break up all the hard lines of the industrial look. The handle on this one gives it a utilitarian feel; Sunbrella fabric means it can also go outdoors. Tulum bean bag pouf, $442.63. Visit lujoliving.com. With sawhorse legs and a rustic plank top, this adjustable table can work double duty as a desk or breakfast table. Camden wide distressed wood table,…

3 min
a kitchen reimagined

Preservation and restoration. It’s a concept that old-home lovers like us can really get behind. But it also really pays off. Home Front Build, an architecture, design and build firm in Los Angeles, uses this as their mantra for reasons both holistic and realistic. “On a practical level, remodels that are congruent with the existing have more long-term value,” says Steve Pallrand, founder of Home Front Build. “A remodel that does not respect the original is more likely to be remodeled again, so it is money wasted. Simply put, a timeless remodel of a timeless house is timeless.” Of course, there are design philosophies that argue the case as well. “On an aesthetic level, if you are drawn to a traditional home you don’t want to lose that character,” Steve adds.…