The Cottage Journal Autumn 2021

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


editor’s letter

HARVEST SEASON Interior design icon Dorothy Draper once said, “There seems to be within all of us an innate yearning to be lifted momentarily out of our own lives into the realm of charm and make-believe.” The sentiment is so appropriate as we present this issue filled with personal stories of people who have made their dreams come true. Autumn is full of color, and so is this issue, which tours gorgeous homes and gardens from California to Virginia. In “Penchant for the Past” on page 85, the unique kitchen redesign spoke to us with its historic details and curated style. The blue-and-white palette includes the homeowner’s passion for family antiques and collected treasures, which are prominent in the design. While transforming a hidden alcove into a baking nook, the Indiana couple…

harvest style

gather & graze

To see more of Amanda Barkley’s creative styling, follow her on Instagram at @amandabarkleyfloral.…

savoring the seasons

Fresh hand-pressed cider and a slice of warm apple tart topped with vanilla ice cream, each made with pickings from the on-site orchard, are telltale signs of autumn’s arrival at Clove Brook Farm. For a book that evokes feelings of nostalgia and offers unlimited inspiration, look no further than A Year at Clove Brook Farm by Christopher Spitzmiller. Well-known in the world of interiors for his chic ceramic creations, Christopher reveals his additional talents as gardener, chef, and host, to name a few. Readers are invited to join him in the traditions and celebrations that fill his schedule—from simple, everyday joys to elegant entertaining. Throughout the book’s 240 pages, Christopher shares the secret to enjoying the present: relishing each season. Divided into four parts, the chapters begin with spring’s awakening in March…

market finds

rustic retreat

Nestled in the charming lake community of The Reserve at Lake Keowee, South Carolina, this rustic cottage was built for casual living—the perfect retreat for its empty nester homeowners. With a wish list of ample outdoor living spaces and cozy, relaxed interiors, the homeowners leaned on the expertise of architect Timothy Adams to make those dreams a reality. Eight years after putting their ideas on paper, the home was finally completed in 2016. The lakefront oasis exudes cottage charm long before you cross its threshold. Due to the mountainous region, the lots in the area have a steep incline from the road to the waterline—adding extra importance to the home’s exterior design. “[The homeowners] wanted a home that melded into the landscape that was both casual and comfortable,” Timothy says. To…