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The Cottage Journal Spring 2018

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
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5 Issues


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color revival

Spring is here! Welcome to the season of fresh new inspiration at home. Gardens are in bloom in this issue, and each has its own style. “Create Your Garden” on page 111 features a stunning courtyard garden of hardscapes and blooming annuals and perennials that burst with color while a fountain bubbles from the center. “A Garden to Nurture,” page 115, is a lovely cottage garden with charm-filled outdoor rooms, from the terrace lined with manicured boxwoods to a cozy dining oasis just off the kitchen and, of course, a gorgeous wall of ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas. One of my favorite features in this issue highlights the magic that happens when a place inspires a space. “A Breath of Fresh Air” on page 41 features views of the waterway nearby and was lovingly renovated…

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simplify for spring

How do you feel when you walk into your home? Energized? Peaceful? Content? Or do you instead feel overwhelmed, tired, and stressed? Our homes have the potential to inspire and comfort us, but they can also drain or unnerve us. Physical clutter is mental clutter. With spring right around the corner, I challenge you to ruthlessly declutter your home. It sounds like a grand challenge, I know, but little by little, you have the power to transform your home from a place of chaos to a place of rest and rejuvenation. Begin by tackling the heart of the home: your kitchen. It’s where you spend a majority of your time and can often be the most cluttered place in the house. First, start with one particular space (a drawer or a cabinet).…

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shades of inspiration

Don Wooters and Fiona Newell Weeks became business partners after they realized that they shared a common dream: to open a shop that would foster the creation of beautiful and unique living spaces. The two had worked in interior design separately, with Don working his way up through retail furniture sales and Fiona having started her own design business 15 years earlier. It wasn’t until they met at a show house Don was running that their talents came together. “Everything seemed to fall into place, and within a couple of months, we were opening our doors,” Fiona says. Now, the two run Dwelling & Design, an interior décor shop and design center in the historic downtown area of Easton, Maryland. Inside, customers can find a flawless fusion of style that comes…

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an uncommon cottage

John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, the delightful duo behind the interior design firm Madcap Cottage, are anything but ordinary. The pair dares to mix but never match in their designs, remaining united through the use of common elements in the décor and furnishings. The two own four stores with locations in High Point, North Carolina; New York City, New York; London, England; and Naples, Florida. In their new 250-page book, Prints Charming, they detail how to integrate patterns of every kind—from wallpaper to upholstery—into a cohesive but eclectic style, highlighting an easy way to revive your space this spring. The Madcap men dispel the myths of how and when to use pattern and print. A combination of stripes and florals find their place in the rooms designed by John and…

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market finds

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fresh and bright for spring