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Cottages and Bungalows June/July 2019

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

United States
Engaged Media
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
stir it up

I’M A KITCHEN SNOOP. My friends and family don’t know this—though they will now. Some people get sneaky satisfaction out of peeking into medicine cabinets. I steal glances into cupboards and pantries, investigate pot and pan storage and Tupperware organization methods. It’s nothing ill-intentioned like those prescription peepers. On the contrary, it’s to discover good ideas, clever tricks others have used to keep their kitchen clutter under control. And when I see something magical and I inquire of the homeowners about their fabulous technique, the pride that bursts forth is akin to watching parents talk about their firstborn. I eat up every word. We put together this kitchen issue predicated on the idea that function has to drive form. And after touring the homes and amazing kitchens in this issue, we found…

1 min
like it, love it

Warmth of Wood Looking for kitchen design inspiration that eschews the ubiquitous white cabinets in favor of wood? Tour this elegant space that manages a bright, airy appeal with a deep tone wood. Our Favorite Houseplants Plant obsessed like us? Check out our handy guide for how to grow and care for the most popular ones. Real Time Build Check out a time-lapse of the Project House being erected on site in Grantham, New Hampshire, and see our post-and-beam farmhouse come together. Patio Perfection Get inspired to entertain outdoors, and visit this peachy patio bursting with color and design ideas. Store More Get organized and create more room for your stuff with this roundup of kitchen storage furniture. Follow us online on Facebook and Instagram for inspiration daily! Check out this month’s online exclusives. cottagesandbungalowsmag.com WEB Look for this symbol throughout the issue…

1 min
small house, big personality

What’s the biggest way to create the cottage impact for yourexterior? For Lisa Furey of Lisa Furey Interiors, the biggest challenge in designing this home in Bluffton, South Carolina, was fitting livability into such a small space—only 690 square feet. Her clients wanted a low-country farm-cottage style. This included extending the farm-cottage style to the home’s exterior. “All the elements are consistent throughout to make it feel bigger,” says Lisa. WORKING WITH THE SPACE Since space was so limited, big windows—and lots of them—were a must. “They let in as much light as possible,” Lisa says. “It makes the space feel bigger.” Sidelights framing the door let in even more light and help give the facade its airy appearance. Farm-cottage style calls for a mix of classic and modern pieces. Lisa extended…

1 min
the artful kitchen

The iconic schoolhouse shade adds retro modern design to your cottage kitchen. Black-pinstripe large drum shade, $118. Visit schoolhouse.com. The landscape-like design on these artful trays looks great on a table or a wall. Wabi Sabi and Bohemian trays from $175 to $528. Visit notremonde.com. Earthy materials give your kitchen an organic, modern feel. Brass and concrete Niki knob from the Bullet & Stone Collection. For pricing and dealers, visit designerdoorware.com. A sweet floral pattern will liven up your shelves. Floral glass set, $54. (207) 837-0763 or erinflett.com. Honeycomb is one of those patterns that feels both modern and traditional. Malinda bottle rack, $72.50. Visit sweetpeaandwillow.com. Black legs and a beautiful walnut top give this table a modern classic vibe. The Gatherer table, $995. (888) 425-8838 or vermontfarmtable.com. Your dishes have a visual impact on your…

2 min
heirloom apparent

For most rooms, the rug is the piece that adds thefinaltouchofwarmth. But good rugs, let alone good vintage rugs, have a reputation for being hard to come by. That’s what inspired Amber and Ben Hyman and Kurt Korkmaz and Joyce Kong to start their company, Revival Rugs. Frustrated by unreasonable prices, poor quality or lack of seller transparency, the two couples based in Oakland, California, and Istanbul, Turkey, started the company because they “felt that a one-of-a-kind rug shouldn’t cost a month’s rent.” A GLOBAL TRIP Kurt and Joyce (the couple living in Istanbul) had traveled to remote cities in Turkey and built a network of artists who could supply beautiful, one-of-a-kind vintage rugs. When Amber and Ben Hyman (living in California) visited their friends in Turkey, Kurt asked them if they…

1 min
tips for buying a handmade rug

• Have a game plan to find the right rug shop or seller for you. • Measure first. We’ve had several customers return rugs because the size wasn’t right. This pitfall is easy to avoid. Measuring will also help you to narrow your rug search considerably. • Check the return policy. At Revival, we ship our rugs for free and give customers 7 days to make sure it works with what they have in mind. If a rug doesn’t work out, a customer can easily initiate a return with us for a nominal $20 flat fee, which helps us cover part of the return shipping and restocking expenses. • Listen to your instinct and buy what you love: Similar to buying art, a large part of finding the right rug is liking it…