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Peel, Stick, Hygge!
We asked Catherina Gailey, blogger, crafter, cook and photographer for her tips on how she added style and interest to her home’s bookcases. Cat believes in the concept of “Hygge” from her home country of Denmark and is always adding cozy elements to
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Double Charm the
Renovations and new builds are in two different wheelhouses, but they share similar processes. It can be daunting to start either one, but with the help of a talented builder, you’ll have your dream house in no time. That’s why this year, Cottages &
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Borrowed Light , Pitch Blue and Peonies
1,2,3. Known for its richly pigmented paints and handcrafted wallpaper, Farrow & Ball has become a must-have staple. Eco-conscious, child-safe and washable, too. Shown here are Borrowed Light, Pitch Blue and Peony BP 2317 wallpaper. Paints from $40,
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Home Renovation 101
1. Inspiration Pictures. First, you need an idea of what you want your updated home to look like. Research things that inspire you and gather pictures of them. “It doesn’t have to be pictures of houses,” says Kara. “One of the things inspiring this m
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Dreaming of Luxury
Mize Cotton Chenille Duvet Cover Set, refresh your bedroom with this 100% cotton chenille duvet cover set with a geometric tufted design that adds a soft texture and dimension to the top of the bed, includes two shams, $112. Visit wayfair.com. Tick
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A Place FOR HER
It’s rare that a designer gets to follow the dictates of their own heart. “When you design for a client, there are many opportunities to be creative, but you are tailoring a home to the client’s lifestyle and needs,” says Andrea Goldman, principal de
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Rare & Charming Treasures
Want to bring a little more joy into your home or that of a friend? Viv Sliwka (pronounced Slifka) creates small artworks like an embroidered paper envelope, which can be framed and hung to be appreciated daily. She also makes fabric-based and embell
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Sculpting the Future of Southern Style
Decades are characterized by style, from fashion to decor to music. But photographer Alyssa Rosenheck is defining a fresh era for Southern design to last longer than a few years – a lifestyle. In her book, The New Southern Style, Rosenheck lays out a
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Fine foundations
1 Seaport Flush Mount, nautical-inspired and offered in a textured natural black, the New England style is enhanced by protective cages and seeded glass, $179. Visit goldenlighting.com. 2 Ren Pendant, by designer Becki Owens, Ren keeps things simple
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Sources
Vintage Cookie Jar: Polder’s Old World Kitchen, poldersoldworldmarket.com. Architect: Paige Lewis, Lewis & Lewis Architects, 914-413-3673. General Contractor: Daniel Cores, Elite Construction, 914-602-3578. Island chairs: Crate and Barrel, cratean
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Smart Storage Renovation
As the heart of the home, the kitchen serves as a primary space for gathering of family and friends. Designer Sarah Robertson of Studio Dearborn uses design choices centered on increasing functionality to allow for bright and welcoming kitchens. Taki
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No Matchy-Matchy Allowed
It can be easy and fun to bring whimsy and color into your bedroom when you use creative pattern play. We asked Ashley Schaaf, who created her beautiful master bedroom using her favorite shades of blue, for her pattern selection process. Check out he
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Sarah’s Kitchen Storage Tips
Be intentional. Carefully considering where to put your items will help increase functionality and minimize stress during weeknight meals or hosting events. “Reducing steps in the kitchen should be a key goal for your new kitchen,” she says. Make it
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A True FAMILY HOME
Family culture and community were a couple’s top priorities when it came to renovating a Newport Beach, California duplex which, in its previous life, served as a frat house and had the dartboard holes to prove it! When they first purchased the resid
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COTTAGES & BUNGALOWS
Brand Leader: Jickie Torres Interim Editor: Kelly McMaster Assistant Editor: Victoria Van Vlear Managing Editor: Rabekah Henderson Digital Brand Manager: Kris Christensen Design Director: Gabby Oh Alyssa Long, Anne Brink, Ashley Schaaf, Autumn K
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A Vacation Cottage Becomes Home
Have you ever vacationed somewhere and wished you could live there permanently? This beach house became the primary residence for its owners, but it was not intended to be that way. Instead, a massive hurricane changed their plans—as well as their ad
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Making Your Home Your Dream
Do you ever have home envy? I know I sure do. Scrolling through Instagram, going down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest or flipping through magazines can leave me longing for a larger home, a better view, a cottage at the beach, a farm with chickens,
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Dream Cottage Design
• MATERIALS – “Use durable materials such as quartz countertops and outdoor fabrics inside. Stay away from glass coffee tables and, if your budget allows, use wall-mounted plumbing fixtures versus deck-mounted.” • WINDOW TREATMENTS – “We go cordless
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Like It, Love It
Sometimes, your home grows with you. See how one woman renovated her home one stage-of-life at a time! Surprising tweaks can make a big difference. We’ll show you how! Whip up some baked goodies for the ones you love with these Valentine’s Day dess
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Scandi Rising
After the hardship of Hurricane Florence flooding this family’s Wilmington, NC, house, the ensuing remodel gave them back the gift of a bright and happy home. “Wilmington’s record number of sunny days is the main reason why many folks move here,” say
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Double the History
When you ask someone about the architecture of a historic cottage, there’s usually one answer. For this home in Tustin, California, however, the answer is two-fold. “The house was built in 1889,” says architect Carol Tink-Fox of Stratos Form. “The ma
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How To Get The Scandi Coastal Farmhouse Look
1. Work from a foundation of wood elements, both natural and painted. 2. Layer in cane, rattan, seagrass, and other woven textures. 3. For other finishes, use natural stones and organic materials. 4. Keep the palette mostly neutral and cool-toned. 5.
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Know Your Terms
• Exposed rafter tails: The ends of the rafter boards, which you can see on the lower roofline but not the upper one. This is a Craftsman style feature; the enclosed rafter tails are from the original Victorian structure. • Craftsman style windows:
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Home at Last
Over the past year, we’ve been chronicling the room-by-room progress of our Project House 2020, and we are amazed at how it’s come together. This year’s Project House was a collaboration between Cottages & Bungalows, American Farmhouse Style, JJ and
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Cottage Cabinets
The china cabinet is a large piece of dining room furniture meant to store and display beautiful dishware. The piece first became popular in England in the 1600s, when porcelain china was growing in popularity. Portuguese explorers and merchants had
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3 Carpet Do’s and Don’ts
• Durability and maintenance: Not all carpets are made the same, and you have to do your homework on its maintenance and durability. Carpet stains are the last thing you want to deal with, so find out what kind of stain protection a carpet may have a
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Proudly Introducing Our 2021 Brand Ambassador
We are proud and delighted to introduce our very first Brand Ambassador, Toni Mogensen of Salinas, California. After a nationwide call and three rounds of competition, Toni emerged as both our and our readers’ favorite to represent Cottages & Bungalo
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A Coastal CALIFORNIA COTTAGE
When the new owners of this 1975 bungalow enlisted the help of interior designer Michelle Lisac of Michelle Lisac Interior Design to help them craft their dream home, the house was still decked out in its original finishes. “It was a very swanky and
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A Look at Country Life— Canadian Style
Living in the country can bea little simpler and more peacefulthanthecity, and designer and Instagram influencer, Deborah McDonald of @bvintagestyle, knows a thing or two about both. A wife and mom of two, Deborah grew up in a small rural town in Alb
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A Mid-Winter Gal Pal Brunch
Whether it’s a gathering of a few close friends or sisters, curating a beautiful tablescape can be a special gift you give to the gal pals in your life. We asked Alyssa Long, a Utah-based floral enthusiast and designer, to give us her tips on creati
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