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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!

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the cottage journal

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 Emmy Hobbs SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Meg Lundberg CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Charlotte Safavi CREATIVE DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHY Mac Jamieson SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER John O’Hagan PHOTOGRAPHERS Jim Bathie, William Dickey, Nicole Du Bois, Stephanie Welbourne Steele CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Gordon Beall, Maaike Bernstrom, Morgan Blake, Melody Carpenter, Hannah Harte, Michael J. Lee, Erin Little, Rachel McCart, Helen Norman, Alyssa Rosenheck GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR Deanna Rippy Gardner ART DIRECTOR Jodi Rankin Daniels CONTRIBUTING STYLISTS Kim Chiselko, Lucy Finney SENIOR DIGITAL IMAGING SPECIALIST Delisa McDaniel DIGITAL IMAGING SPECIALIST Clark Densmore DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING DIRECTOR Tricia Wagner Williams MARKETING COORDINATOR Vicky Lewis ONLINE EDITOR Molly Swanson DIGITAL DESIGNER Stephanie…

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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…

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transferware treasures

When first made in Staffordshire, England, in the mid-1700s, transferware came in mainly Chinese-inspired patterns. Now, you can find a variety, including chinoiserie, floral, and woodland scenes. Dust off your red transferware and turn those timeworn pieces into a stylish focal point this summer! Artfully arranging a mix of patterns and pieces in a similar color palette—both in table settings and wall displays—is an easy way to add a pop of color and visual interest to any room. Blending collections together is a simple way to elevate inexpensive pieces.…

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farmhouse charm

Published by 83 Press, 2019. Images reprinted with permission from Country Farmhouse. There is something profoundly sentimental and blissfully idyllic about the classic country farmhouse. The simple elegance of farmhouse charm is the combination of comfort and timeless character. In Country Farmhouse, a new book by Cindy Smith Cooper, each home is filled with styles ranging from vintage to industrial farmhouse, all featuring rustic siding, calming paint colors, and plenty of natural light. With over 200 pages of cherished antique accents such as vintage quilts and textiles, wood-burning stoves, beautifully distressed furniture pieces, and flea market collectibles, Country Farmhouse represents the homes of people from all walks of life, from solitude-seeking artists and writers to multigenerational families and organic farmers. Whether a new pastoral build that honors the…

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market finds

Bar cart from Grandin Road, grandinroad.com or 866-668-5962. Blue, pink, and green glasses from Glassybaby, glassybaby.com or 206-538-2436. Floral tea towel from Anthropologie, anthropologie.com or 800-309-2500. Napkins and tea towel from Anthropologie, anthropologie.com or 800-309-2500. Gold-rimmed plate from Annieglass, annieglass.com or 800-347-6133. Gold flatware from West Elm, westelm.com or 888-922-4119. Uttermost Hard Coral Sculptures from Hayneedle, hayneedle.com or 888-880-4884. Removable wallpaper in Rapids blue from Chasing Paper, chasingpaper.com. Lastra Fish place setting from Vietri, vietri.com or 919-245-4180. Oceanica Napkins from Juliska, juliska.com or 888-551-7310.Beach towel from Southern Marsh, southernmarsh.com or 888-980-2774. Tote-A-Lot Basket from Maine Cottage, mainecottage.com or 866-366-3505. Denim Rag Woven Pillow from Annie Selke, annieselke.com or 877-586-4771. Picnic basket for four and all contents from Wayfair, wayfair.com or 844-454-6233.PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN O’HAGAN STYLING BY KIM CHISELKO…

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a bit of fresh air

When it came to renovating their 1927 cottage in Washington, DC, landscape architects Leslie and Scott Fritz were set on crafting a space that would foster creativity. Largely untouched until the couple purchased the property in 1996, the home was the perfect canvas for creating a cottage-style haven in the middle of the city. “There’s a feeling that you’re walking down a country lane,” Leslie says. “You know, we can’t get to the country as much as we’d like to, so we created it here.”From the curved stone pathway to the cheerful blue shutters, it’s clear even from the yard that Leslie and Scott were careful to honor the traditional Arts & Crafts style of the home. Inside, the design places an emphasis on natural light and an open,…