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The Cottage Journal

The Cottage Journal

Holiday Home

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!

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hoffman Media
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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5 Issues

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1 min.
editor’s letter

HOLIDAY GREETINGS We are pleased to present 10 lovely homes in this special issue of Holiday Home from The Cottage Journal. With each charming style, you are invited to leisurely page through and enjoy fabulous photography of rooms overflowing with seasonal panache. From professionally styled homes to those adorned with collected, sentimental décor, each feature shares many ideas for both traditional and contemporary accents of the season. From festive front entrances to engaging garden patios, treasures of the holidays welcome you home with tables set with finery, mantels of fresh greenery, gifts under the tree, and stockings hung with care. You’ll also find plenty of twinkling trees bedazzled for many holiday design aesthetics, varying from bright, traditional colors of red and green to dream-like, sophisticated palettes of silver and gold. This…

1 min.
masthead

EDITORIAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Cindy Smith Cooper MANAGING EDITOR Katie Ellis ASSOCIATE EDITOR Bethany Adams ASSISTANT EDITOR Hannah Jones EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Holly Seng SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adrienne Davis CREATIVE DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHY Mac Jamieson SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER John O’Hagan PHOTOGRAPHERS Jim Bathie, William Dickey, Stephanie Welbourne Steele GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR Deanna Rippy Gardner ART DIRECTOR Jodi Rankin Daniels SENIOR STYLIST Sidney Bragiel CONTRIBUTING STYLISTS Kim Chiselko, Amy Wilson SENIOR DIGITAL IMAGING SPECIALIST Delisa McDaniel DIGITAL IMAGING SPECIALIST Clark Densmore DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING DIRECTOR Kristy Harrison MARKETING COORDINATOR Hannah Crowe DIGITAL DESIGNER Stephanie Lambert ADMINISTRATIVE HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR Judy Brown Lazenby IT DIRECTOR Matthew Scott Holt DEALER PROGRAM MANAGER Janice Ritter ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/EDITORIAL Alex Kolar INTEGRATED MARKETING SOLUTIONS ACCOUNT DIRECTORS Hagan Media/Katie Hagan [AL, FL, TN] Kathy Gross [FL, GA, KY, MD, NC, SC, VA, DC, WV] Katie Guasco [LA, MS, AR, TX] ACCOUNT MANAGERS Mary-Evelyn Dalton Christy Chachere Lohmann DIRECT RESPONSE Hagan Media/Katie Hagan DIGITAL AND SOCIAL BRAND PARTNERSHIPS Kevin…

1 min.
interiors that endure

With years of experience and a passion for the fundamentals of interior design, Sandra Lucas and Sarah Eilers share their book, Expressive Interiors: Designing an Inviting Home, which tackles the challenge of creating a welcoming space that also tells the story of those who call it home. The design duo met during their formal training and worked together for 15 years before starting their Houston-based boutique firm, Lucas/Eilers Design Associates. Their Third Coast approach to design blends the entrepreneurial grit of the West with Southern grace for a distinct style, communicating both ease and elegance. Organized into three sections, this book’s 240 pages include the foundation of design, five full home tours, and a peek into the designers’ own homes. Captivating images capture the classic interiors interwoven with lively and surprising pieces,…

4 min.
sentimental style

In the middle of November, Anna and Brian Barnes get to work. They lay out their ornaments, rearrange furniture, and make sure the home is ready to welcome the coming Christmas cheer. But that’s only the beginning—the prep-work paving the way for decorator Shelayne Thompson and her team to work their magic. “I love Christmas; my children love Christmas,” Anna says. “So, we go what most people would say is overboard.” She notes that, from start to finish, the process takes about a week for them to complete. When they do, the home holds endless swags of garland and six full-size trees—the tallest of which is a twelve-foot beauty in the foyer. Clusters of ribbon on the banister of the scrollwork staircase welcome visitors with a “Merry Christmas” message, and the…

4 min.
love of the arts

The Stanfas’ home is a work of art, in more ways than one. And this couldn’t be truer than it is at Christmastime. With five trees, coordinating color palettes, and even a whimsical ski lift, this holiday home is extravagantly decked in seasonal spirit. Throughout the Stanfas’ home, guests are sure to notice their extensive art collection. From sculptures to paintings to handcrafted home accents, the collection is a testament to the couple’s love of the arts and is a driving force behind their holiday décor. Each tree, garland, wreath, and ribbon is selected to complement not only the hues shared in the room but also the works of art displayed in the space. For example, the sitting room tree contains baubles of gold that act as a nod to the…

2 min.
cheerful traditions

Thanks to the home’s crisp white walls and neutral furnishings, Christmas décor takes center stage in this welcoming holiday living room. The whitewashed fireplace commands attention with a mantel decked in a festive garland. Layered garland is festooned with mercury glass baubles that reflect a warm glow and bright red and green ribbons that offer a rich pop of color. The sparkle is enhanced even further by the matching star-shaped sconces that create a special twinkle in the room. And in one corner, a narrow tree sets the room aglow and is decorated with a collection of ornaments and ribbons. Light green accents—like the featured artwork above the fireplace and the throw pillows—help to tie in the homeowner’s everyday décor with her holiday favorites. The woven garlands of greenery continue on…