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Cottages and Bungalows

Cottages and Bungalows April/May 2019

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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.
furniture makes the room

SPRING HAS SPRUNG, and it’s around this time of year that I really get to thinking about living. By that I mean, Am I living life to the fullest? Maybe it’s the nicer weather that starts to break through, the longer days, the itch to get back outside and breath in fresh spring air or get my hands in the dirt and start working the garden. It’s a primal, almost animalistic need to break out of winter’s shell and reinvigorate the senses. And it’s not just my outdoor spaces I take stock of; it’s my indoor spaces too. This time of year I always take a second look at my rooms—specifically the furniture in my rooms. Spring is a wonderful time to update and refresh, yet all too often we concentrate…

1 min.
find more online!

Lessons on a Period Kitchen Renovation Aiming to preserve a historic space? This couple embarks on a remodel that honors the old while updating for modern living. WEB Look for this symbol throughout the issue to see what extra content you’ll find online! Ingredientsf or a Farm-Cottage Look Blend your two favorite looks to create the ultimate in modern country charm. Check out this gallery of our 10 best spaces to learn how to make it work. Ready, Set Store! Check out our round of the best and most unique storage furniture to help you get—and stay—clutter free. Modern Vintage Tour this designer’s home where flea-market finds and vintage treasures are the perfect complement to a fresh modern space. Major Majolica Crush This beloved ceramic style is making a comeback. Learn all about the history and technique behind this darling kitchen collectible. Follow…

1 min.
the sideboard

The sideboard is an elegant cabinet resting on short legs, used for both storage and entertainment. Sideboards, introduced and popularized in the late 18th century, were originally referred to as “boards.” Historically, they were plain, long planks of wood that sat on trestles and were pulled apart to make room after finishing a meal. Common in French and English homes, they were placed in the back of the dining room as a spot for food and dishes. This is where phrases and terms such as “room & board,”“chairman of the board” and “cupboard” come from. Eventually sideboards transformed into ornate pieces of decorative furniture designed to reflect wealth and status. While the main purpose of the sideboard was to hold food after service, people also began to use it as a…

1 min.
southern cottage charm

When you are building your home from scratch, there are no limits to the design styles you can use. When the architectural design team at Hollingsworth Design approached a new build outside New Orleans, Louisiana, they could choose the exact direction they wanted to take the exterior design. “This was a speculative project,” says Justin St. Pierre of Hollingsworth Design. For this type of project, a company will build a model home to showcase their skill and design style, in this case for the Greater New Orleans Parade of Homes. The design style they chose was based on the plantations in the South—with a cottage twist. A small portico graces the front steps, which gives a focus for the eye on approaching the house. The front façade is symmetrical, but the…

2 min.
homemade honey and lavender oil

Spring’s warming weather and budding flora and fauna create plenty of opportunities to get creative. In her new book, Pacific Natural: Simple Seasonal Entertaining, author Jenni Kayne shares entertaining ideas for every season, including decorating for parties, cooking, baking and making party favors. “This book is here to inspire you to make memories in your own way, wherever you may be, with whomever you choose,” she writes. Here are two of her scent-ual DIY ideas to brighten up your spring. Infused Honey What You’ll Need: • Dried herbs (like lavender, sage, thyme, rosemary and lemon verbena)• Honey• Bail-closure canning jar• Cotton ribbon• Fabric pen What You’ll Do: 1. Place dried herbs at the bottom of a clean jar and pour the honey on top. 2. Tie the jar with cotton ribbon, and use a fabric pen…

2 min.
vintage mix

There’s something about vintage pieces that give your rooms a signature look. Interior designer Courtney Warren is an expert at taking fresh décor and blending it with one-of-a-kind vintage pieces to create a timeless look that is rich with dimension. This warm and inviting room in her historic Texas home exemplifies that perfect blend of ingredients. “This is the first space you see when you enter my home,” Courtney says. “I wanted it to be clean and cozy, light and bright. I wanted it to be less stuffy than a traditional formal living room, while still having style, function and a bit of color. I played with different textures and patterns in similar colors to give it a warm, welcoming vibe.” Here are Courtney’s top tips for making it work. BREAK UP…