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Cottages and Bungalows

Cottages and Bungalows June - July 2017

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

2 min
for keeps

WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I MOVED INTO OUR NEW HOME A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, it was easy to get caught up in a list of new this and new that. Despite the fact that we fell in love with our 1951 California ranch because of all the great old features, it was clear we needed a new faucet that didn’t leak, a new thermostat that reported an accurate temperature, and new Shaker cabinets and subway tile that better fit the age of the home than the sleek monstrosity that the previous owners had opted for. But as fun as it can be to dream up ways to make a new home your own, my favorite nightly ritual was being able to drag in a box from the overstuffed garage and start…

1 min
let’s go digital!

cottagesandbungalowsmag.com/JuneJuly2017 Nashville Modern See how this Tennessee home is revamped to suit a young couple’s love for entertaining, family life and all the good things that come with Southern living. Exterior Essentials Discover how to take your home to the sunny side of the street with these curb appeal tips and tricks to create a charming and cheerful cottage. Sitting Pretty Shop a selection of our top picks for statement chairs. Home on the Range Tour this stunning Austin ranch-turned-family-getaway spot, and learn how to update country living in a chic and elegant way. Plan Your Garden Using Décor Trends Take the mystery out of designing your garden by using your room-décor know-how. We show you how. WEB Look for this symbol throughout the issue to see extra content and exclusives online! Have you seen our new online home? We’ve remodeled our website…

3 min
handmade heaven

1. ENCOURAGE WINGS. This charming image and message by Rebecca is printed on cradled wood, framed in hardwood trim and ready to hang and enjoy. 2. INVISIBLE THREAD. Rebecca’s lovely handmade artwork addresses the idea of an unseen thread that connects each of us to those we are destined to meet. 3. BRIGHTEST BLOOM. Imagine this vibrant, fun, fuchsia-colored flower print from Sugarboo Designs gracing the walls of your home. How could anyone keep from smiling? 4. LEAP LARGE. Printed on cradled wood, framed in hardwood, this jumping rabbit is one of Rebecca’s signature designs. 5. GOOD DOG, WISE DOG. A darling, possibly mischievous, white dog sits in front of the handwritten “Remember When” text. The subtle vintage colors of the sky, the grass, the dog himself and his ball—not to mention the helpful,…

1 min
farmhouse favorites

There’s more to the classic American farmhouse than shiplap and shutters. A closer look at Allison Stolar’s Connecticut home reveals that creating the perfect farmhouse is about a balance of details that give the exterior a fresh and welcoming look. 1. USE AN EDITED COLOR PALETTE. It doesn’t get any more timeless than white shiplap for a farm-cottage vibe, but Allison kept her accent colors to a minimum. Denim blue and a lively pine finish punctuate the architecture, while leaving the look perfectly simple. 2. DRAW YOUR EYE TO ALL THE RIGHT PLACES. A pair of trellis flower boxes leads your guests from the porch steps right to the welcoming front door. The glass door is also a more modern touch that keeps the façade looking light and airy. 3. PREEN YOUR PORCH.…

2 min
a whole new angle

Price range: $50–$250 depending on the size and condition. The patterned edges were susceptible to chipping and, as with many tabletop collections, if your piece has an accompanying lid intact, expect the price to go up. If the bright and cheery hues of Cubist glass, one of the most popular designs made by the Jeannette Glass Company, feel familiar, it’s because they come from the same era as Depression glass, one of the most collected types of vintage glass. What sets Cubist glass apart is its uniquely angular and geometric pattern of offset squares that create the illusion of miniature cubes emerging everywhere. UTILITARIAN PAST Jeannette Glass Company, formerly Jeannette Bottle Works Company, can actually be traced back way before the Great Depression to 1887 Pennsylvania, when the company specialized in making bottles,…

1 min
a piece of pie

Commonly considered an essential in any American home in the late 1700s and early 1800s, the pie safe was introduced by German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania. Also known as a pie cabinet, pie chest or pie cupboard and typically made of wood, the pie safe was created to store things like baked goods, bread and even meat. Doors made of punched tin offered ventilation that kept the cupboard cooler than the room around it. Makers started to add a dose of style to this mostly utilitarian case by punching the holes in simple shapes and intricate designs. The pie safe became obsolete around 1880 with the introduction of the icebox. Today you can find authentic pie safes in antiques stores, or purchase a replica to add classic cottage appeal. They…