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The Cottage Journal Autumn 2019

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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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United States
Hoffman Media
5 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
autumn comforts

Happy fall, everyone, and welcome to this season of beautiful color both inside and out. This issue of The Cottage Journal is filled with comfortable spaces and plenty of relaxed style that make home a special place. As we travel around the country, we meet gracious homeowners who share their home and garden designs with us. Some have consulted with industry professionals for advice, while others have devised their own plan to renovate a kitchen or create a cozy bedroom. As we plan each issue, we are constantly in search of beautiful homes and personal stories as unique as they are inspiring—cottages filled with charm for the season at hand and a warm welcome for all who enter. While we follow current trends, our goal is always to reflect the…

1 min.
carved from history

Elaborate details and nature-inspired motifs are the identifying features of the carving style commonly known as Black Forest. But despite the name, the carved goods originated not in the Black Forest region of Bavaria, Germany, but rather a lakeside community in Switzerland. In the early 1800s, when a famine devastated the Swiss village of Brienz, local artisan Christian Fischer began selling carved pieces to tourists and was met with wild success. It wasn’t long before he needed to enlist and train other artists to meet the demand, starting the town on a path to history. While at the beginning, Brienz carvings mostly featured animals native to the area, their growing popularity among travelers from the United Kingdom, North America, and other parts of the world led to a wider variety of pieces.…

1 min.
western style for home

The Jackson Hole area of Wyoming is known for its stunning landscape and adventure spots, but when visiting, you can’t miss the exquisite shopping the valley has to offer. In between skiing, biking, and riding the historic Big Red tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, make your way over to Belle Cose, one of Jackson Hole’s best home décor destinations. At the new Belle Cose At Home location in Jackson, Wyoming, you’ll find relaxed furniture, statement lighting, and chic decorative accents in a number of different styles to suit nearly any home aesthetic. Designed with customer ease in mind, the showroom is divided into multiple showcases, featuring well-known brands like Loloi, Four Hands, and Surya. The store was originally opened under the name Good Goods in 1994 to fill what owner Jane…

1 min.
breaking down design

If you’ve ever admired stunning design photography on Instagram but struggled to recreate the effect in your own home, the latest book by designer Jeffrey Bilhuber, winner of the 2019 Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award, is for you. Everyday Decorating compiles the practical and invaluable advice Jeffrey has gleaned through his more than 30-year design journey. From “Comfortable” and “Happy” to “Charming” and “Cozy,” each of the eight chapters in this dazzlingly bold book presents a unique element of interior decorating in all its glory. On every page, stunning photography is accompanied by Jeffrey’s insightful design advice, breaking down exactly what makes these spaces shine. Subjects like pairing colors, embracing imperfections, and creating a “moment” are all addressed in a way that makes the process of crafting your dream space clear…

1 min.
market finds


3 min.
south hampton retreat

When Gary Henkin bought his vacation cottage in the commercial fishing town of Hampton Bays, New York, only a handful of families had resided there. “It was like the place was frozen in time,” he recalls. “The family that owned it before me had lived there since the 1960s.” The charming cottage, built in 1949, still had some of the original furnishings, which swept Gary off his feet. “I kept looking at lots of houses that weren’t my home,” he says. “When I walked in this house, I knew it was my home.” The home is situated on a bluff at the end of a dirt road, just a few steps away from the water, which was exactly what Gary was looking for. The entire neighborhood was built by a neighbor’s…