The Cottage Journal

The Cottage Journal Summer 2019

The Cottage Journal features decorating ideas, style tips, creative inspiration, and delicious recipes - and now you can enjoy every single page on the tablet! Create a warmer, more magical home with the beauty of nature and The Cottage Journal!

United States
Hoffman Media
5 期号


rise and shine

Welcome to the magical season of outdoor inspiration. Vacations aside, for some, just having extra hours of sunshine certainly allows for backyard gatherings, gardening, and visits with neighbors on the front porch. Entertaining friends and family is a theme we heard over and over this issue when our editors spoke with our featured cottage gardeners and homeowners. We think you will enjoy each of their stories and the personal style ideas found throughout this issue. In “Family-Friendly Redesign” on page 45, a family entertains on the patio with plenty of table space and seating for a crowd. With a palette of blues, turquoises, and pops of red, their traditional look was left behind for an updated abode. The waterfront cottage in “Newport Classic” on page 67 was refurbished with reclaimed heart pine…

bold, imperfect, organic style

While working as a graphic designer, Erin Flett felt like she needed more. Though she loves her designs, at the time, they felt fleeting. “The need or obsession to create something that lasted more than a few minutes was my vision,” she says. “As a graphic designer loving paper and typography, I always felt a little sad that people would not be able to enjoy my designs and my work for more than a brief moment.” She originally tried a stationery line, but after that didn’t quite pan out, she revisited her original thought and the answer became clear: screen printing. Now, a decade after starting her Maine-based company, Erin has expanded the business greatly, and in more ways than one. She and her husband, Maslen, started out working in their…

credits & resources

To find out more about product sources or to contact the design professionals, see credits and contacts listed below. A Bit of Fresh Air Pages 27–34—Landscape design by Fritz & Gignoux. Pages 27-28—Shutters from Vixen Hill. Page 31—China from Royal Crown Derby. Page 32—Dining room rug from Stark. Dining room chandelier from Artisan Lamp. Inspired by Home Pages 35–44—Interior designs by Connie Vernich, Vernich Interiors. Page 37—Rug from Dash & Albert. Upholstery by LEE Industries. Side tables from Noir Furniture. Drapery from Allen-Mardette Designs. Pages 39–40—Sink by Kohler. Appliances from Thermador. Cabinetry by MidSouth Custom Cabinets. Brick tile by Stone Source. Quartz countertops from Cambria. Lighting from Visual Comfort & Co. Rug from Dash & Albert. Pages 41–42—Bedding from Taylor Linens, Peacock Alley, and Schumacher. Sofa from LEE Industries. Side table from Noir Furniture. Drapery from Allen-Mardette Designs. Pages 43–44—Outdoor furniture from…

building together

When you step into the entryway of the Flemings’ charming craftsman cottage, you understand why it’s Sonja Fleming’s favorite part of the home. From the calming gray-green tone of the walls to the 11-foot coffered ceilings, every detail is a testament to the passion that she and her husband, Ronnie, have poured into every room. Sonja notes that one of the foundations of their relationship is building together, adding that they have built two homes together in the past. Throughout the process of building their home, the couple have shared their progress on Instagram via @ourcraftsmancottage. “We’re just one of those couples that loves homebuilding; we love projects, and we love working together doing this,” Sonja says. To create a home perfect for growing old in, the couple hired a contractor to…

packed with purpose

Before Pennsylvania-based interior designer Lisa Furey and her husband, James Colton, built a custom dream home on their lakefront property in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, they began with a modest one-bedroom cottage as part of an intentional phased build. The charming 690-square-foot cottage was built in 2013, and every element of its design was carefully planned to help the small space live large. As the project developed, the couple made a wish list of requirements that ranged from a place to cook and entertain to a walk-in closet, large shower, and laundry room. “We always had a multifunctional space in mind,” Lisa says of the cottage. Creative storage ideas like crisp white built-in cabinets to conceal the entertainment system in the living room and the office desk in the bedroom can…

perfect peonies

Set against the backdrop of a 3-acre peony farm in Rhode Island, The Local Bouquet’s farmer florist class Perfect Peonies is designed not only to teach attendees everything they want to know about the popular bloom but also to help build community. “I think peonies just have a place in people’s hearts,” says Mary Kate Kinnane, owner of The Local Bouquet, a floral business dedicated to using 100-percent local and American-grown flowers. In an attempt to raise awareness of the field-to-vase movement, Mary Kate teamed up with local peony farmers Anne Kubik and David Rockermann for one part of a three-part series designed to give cottage garden enthusiasts, floral professionals, and everyone in between a chance to expand their skill set and fill their gardens with bursts of color all summer…