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The Cottage Journal Summer 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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style it sunny

Welcome to our Summer issue! We always like to include cottages along the water, and this issue is certainly no exception. Our staff is drawn to sites near the lake or beach and to the dreamy dwellings nearby. From visiting with guests and playing in the water to finding a quiet spot to read, we all enjoy the long, warm days of sunshine—and maybe a little extra vacation time.In “Escape to the Lake,” page 33, a renovated 1960s cottage becomes an oasis complete with pier and boathouses. A breezy porch swing is the perfect hideaway for a nap in this family’s second home. You will also love “Beach Cottage Getaway” on page 57, featuring an island cottage off the Georgia coast that has space to entertain after the walls…

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summer’s melody

“In summer, the song sings itself.”—William Carlos Williams ■…

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waterfront wonders

Nothing says cottage style like a large, welcoming front porch. A blue-painted planked wood ceiling lined with fans provides the perfect shield of protection for a balmy summer day. The blue ceiling is traditional of Southern porches but has made its way north and continues to be introduced to new generations. Craftsman-style columns flank this friendly front porch lined in cheerful potted plants. Landscaping is an easy way to add color to your home’s exterior. A rich palette of blooms and lush greens can instantly bring your curb appeal from drab to fab. Cottage dwellers in the city rarely see the visual delights that are the candy-colored exteriors found in abundance along the coast. While you may not opt to paint the entire exterior of your home a vibrant…

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farmhouse pottery

Zoe and James Zilian started Farmhouse Pottery in their basement studio with a single wheel and kiln. But it didn’t take long for people to realize that they had created something special. Now, the Zilians’ pottery is sold in retail stores throughout the country, and in 2014, they opened their own cottage-style storefront in Woodstock, Vermont.Handmade pottery and other products cover the sleek, whitewashed shelves and tables inside the shop, every piece showing their commitment to quality. “Since each piece is handmade, there is an authentic, artisan quality to them that informs our creative process,” James says.In addition to the pottery line, the shop offers a diverse selection of homeware. “While pottery will always be at the heart of this company, we’ve also expanded into a full lifestyle brand,”…

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celebrating style

Born and raised in Mississippi, interior designer Meg Braff is much like her style of decoration—filled with grace and charm. Known for her inventive use of bright colors and bold patterns, Meg has kissed the days of neutral and bland design goodbye. In her first book, The Decorated Home, Meg shares her advice on creating rooms that are livable yet attractive. With over 200 pages of eye-catching, cheerful rooms that will have you inspired to decorate your space all over again, this book covers the fundamentals needed to give your home added pigment and flair.In the first few chapters, you will get to discover the two basics of Meg’s style—color and pattern—and how to use those two powerful tools together for a striking design impression. Meg holds the key…

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market finds

Pillows from Laura Park Designs, lauraparkdesigns.com. Rug and lamp from Grandin Road, grandinroad.com or 866-668-5962. Artwork from AK Hardeman, etsy.com/shop/ARTandAK. Pillows from Lacefield Designs, lacefielddesigns.com or 800-207-7402. Small plate from Juliska, juliska.com or 203-316-0212. Garden stool from Wayfair, wayfair.com or 844-372-0911. China collection from Blue Pheasant, bluepheasant.com or 626-373-9750. Wine glass from Vietri, vietri.com or 919-245-4180. Napkin from Juliska, juliska.com or 203-316-0212. Table from Maine Cottage, mainecottage.com or 866-366-3505. Coral from Joss and Main, jossandmain.com or 844-807-8467. Bowl from Juliska, juliska.com or 203-316-0212. ■…