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Cottages and Bungalows

Cottages and Bungalows October/November 2019

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
magic in the air

THERE’S NO SEASON THAT MAKES ME THINK OF HOME MORE THAN FALL. Everything guides us back home in autumn. The weather ushers us inside, the food beckons us to seek comfort and the gatherings of fall turn our attention back to hosting and welcoming loved ones. To me, that’s the beauty of the season. With this come some of the loveliest cottage textures: thick chunky knits, cozy wools and laid-back flannel. I love to celebrate gorgeous wood textures in the fall, and when I venture out to a flea market or barn sale, you better believe I’m picking up something old and wooden. When we put together this issue, we sought to share examples of the coziest cottages we could find. These are homes that exemplify fall style in looks but also…

1 min
like it, love it

Tour a Fall Mountain House A lot of love and a little budget bring this vacation cottage back to life. WEB Look for this symbol throughout the issue to see what extra content you’ll find online! Our Favorite Fall Wreaths! Check out our roundup of beautiful autumnal seasonal accessories. Why You Need a Team of People When Buying Your First Home It’s not just where you want to live; it’s who you know. Learn what you need to know to get that dream cottage you’re hunting for. cottagesandbungalowsmag.com Follow us online on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration daily!…

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keeping consistent

When modernizing a home in a neighborhood that takes pride in its historic charm, how do you decide which iconic features to keep and which features need an upgrade? In the historic Portland Rose City Park neighborhood, one-story and low-rising classic homes line the streets. Architect Chris Barlow of Barlow Architecture Studio said he wanted to keep the character-defining features of this 1920 cottage and preserve what worked well, while also enhancing aspects of the home that needed to be restored. “The end product was better than just starting from scratch or ignoring the historical features,” Chris said. “By incorporating them, we reached a more authentic product.” WOOD’S THE WORD The home’s mix of cedar lap siding and shingles is accented with decorative wood brackets, banding and dentils. Wood railings line the bungalow-style…

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spooktacular spaces

Feeling a little witchy this October? Witchy word plates, $49. Visit grandinroad.com. This haunted house is full of spine-tingling spunk. Large lighted haunted house, $40. Visit christmastraditions.com. These skeleton hands have two thumbs up from us. Skeleton ground-breaking hands, $147 (for the complete set). Visit grandinroad.com. Shake it up this Halloween with these festive salt and pepper shakers! Los Muertos salt and pepper shaker set, $10. Visit worldmarket.com. This iconic light-up sign is sure to bring all the candy-craven ghouls and goblins to your door this Halloween. Tricks marquee sign, $210. Visit christmastraditions.com. These tantalizing black-widow glasses will lure your guests into staying longer. Black Widow wine glasses, $95.Visit etsy.com/shop/MaryElizabethArts. This creepy cushion is the perfect way to spook-ify your sofa. Spider Web pillow, $28. Visit etsy.com/shop/ColorAmazing. Sugar skulls fit for the most perfect All Hallows’ Eve…

3 min
colorful world of whimsy

“I’ve always had a thing for chairs and design,” says Chair Whimsy artist Wendy Conklin. Her work creates a bold, joyful world where color and patterns surprise us, and we are emboldened to go with what we love instead of conventional design choices. Wendy’s chairs reflect and embody this vision. “More than 20 years ago, I studied to be a teacher,” she says. “And while I’ve enjoyed the journey of being an educator, author and trainer, I’ve never quite gotten over my first love.” In 2012, while working in education, Wendy enrolled in several upholstery courses to take some steps toward her dream of designing chairs, and it changed her life. She found that each chair she worked on presented a unique challenge and multiple opportunities for problem solving. “To me,…

1 min
how to customize a chair

What kind of frame? First she picks a frame that speaks to her and uses it for the foundation of the new chair she envisions. Frames for her new antique-inspired collections are crafted in Italy, but she still offers vintage and antique frames in her Etsy shop. What kind of fabric? Next Wendy chooses a fabric with the best texture, colors and pattern for the chair she imagines. What color for the frame? Then she decides what color of paint or stain best complements the chair frame and fabric, and she applies it to the frame. Old frames are best painted, she notes, but the antique-look frames made of European beech can be either painted or stained. Does the chair work? Finally Wendy steps back and evaluates the chair, often photographing it or…