Island Beach Cottage in South Carolina

Today's island beach cottage reminds me of our trips to Hilton Head Island when the kids were younger. There's something about low country that captures my heart every time I visit. And this beautiful cottage has done the same. Photo by Sea Island Builders LLC The house was designed to take advantage of water views wherever possible.  Photo by Sea Island Builders LLC Before air conditioning was invented, it was quite common for a … [Read more...]

Elements of a Cottage Garden

Every year about this time I start missing my garden spaces. I look across the expanse of my snow-dusted lawn and start making plans for spring and summer. Today I'm pondering the elements of a cottage garden.   A quaint garden shade is a classic element of any cottage garden. Anything that gives your eye a focal point since cottage gardens tend to be a little on the wild side.   When it comes to flowers in a cottage … [Read more...]

Humble Cottage on Martha’s Vineyard

I have never been to Martha's Vineyard but it's on my bucket list of places to visit. Photos paint it as such a charming, picturesque place and today's humble cottage is no different. (This post contains affiliate links.) Photo by LDa Architecture & Interiors Step inside the front porch and find be greeted by a quaint and cozy daybed. What an awesome place to read, sleep, or hang out with a friend. Photo by LDa Architecture & … [Read more...]

Charming Cottage Style Kitchen Tour

While I was scrolling through Houzz, my favorite site for home design inspiration, I stumbled across a cute and cheery cottage style kitchen that I thought you might enjoy. Photo by Paul Lopa Designs   The back splash might be the first thing to catch your eye. I think most people are probably hesitant to add a busy back splash, but I think it works in this cottage style kitchen. Photo by Paul Lopa Designs   Rather than keep all … [Read more...]

Sunny Poolside Cottage: Home Tour

No matter what your weather is today - I'm sending a bit of sunshine your way with this uplifting tour of a sunny poolside cottage! I couldn't help but smile and be inspired when looking at the interior and exterior spaces of the "Allamanda Cottage" decorated by Laura Hay Decor and Design. Photo by Laura Hay DECOR & DESIGN Inc.   Blue accent pieces wash a feeling of serenity throughout the neutral living room. White walls and trim … [Read more...]

Flea Market Style Beach House: Charming Home Tour

You're in for a treat today! We're touring a charming beach house decorated in flea market style. Fun colors and repurposed items come together to create an appealing and comfortable cottage by the sea. Photo by Patrick Ahearn Architect   A pretty blue door opens into the entryway of the seaside cottage. A pegboard provides a convenient place for hanging bags after coming in from the beach. Photo by Patrick Ahearn Architect   A … [Read more...]

Lake Michigan Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Happy Sunday, Friends! I hope that you're enjoying your weekend, and I'm happy that you're here to enjoy another weekly home tour. Today we're visiting a Lake Michigan cottage by The Cottage Company of Harbor Springs. I use the term "cottage" loosely because the home is actually quite spacious. A beautiful Moira clock nestles into a cubby beneath the winding staircase. Photo by Cottage Company of Harbor Springs   The living room is … [Read more...]

Colorful Russian House: Charming Home Tour

Illinois is breaking out in color on the trees and in honor of the fall fanfare, I thought I'd choose a colorful home for today's tour. Have you ever stepped inside a Russian house? This one by designer and decorator Zhenya Zhdanova is quite cheerful and charming! You'll notice an abundance of painted bead board and paneled walls throughout the home. A pair of vintage style chandies illuminate the dining space, decorated in red and blue. Photo … [Read more...]

Small Space Kitchen: Style and Storage

Do you struggle with storage and space issues in your kitchen? I think most people do, regardless of the size of their kitchen. Today I'm featuring an adorable, small space kitchen that's large on style and storage. When I discovered it, I was amazed at the smart use of space! This charming cottage kitchen was designed and befitted by Middleton Bespoke, known for their quality craftsmanship. Old World charm flows throughout the functional and … [Read more...]

Charming Retro Kitchen

Recently I stumbled onto an adorably charming retro kitchen by Hammer and Hand that I think you're going to love! I had planned to do a round-up of kitchens, but this one has so many amazing details, I decided to focus on just this one kitchen. The colorful checkerboard floor is the first giveaway that this is a retro kitchen. It looks like linoleum to me. Did you notice the fun yellow and red radio on the counter? Photo by Hammer & … [Read more...]

Quebec Cottage: Charming Home Tour

The only time I've been to Quebec was when I was about three years old. I don't remember much, but I do remember buying a plastic French poodle in one of the shops. I would love to go back someday to admire the historic architecture. Today we're traveling to Canada to tour a charming Quebec cottage, designed and decorated by Sonya Kinkade Design. The cottage kitchen is light and bright, but includes warm touches like the wood kitchen island and … [Read more...]

Bahamas Cottage: Charming Home Tour

As summer comes to a close and children go back to school, I thought it'd be fun to tour a charming Bahamas cottage. I'm not ready to let go of summer just yet - it's my favorite season of the year. I think you'll enjoy today's pretty home with an ideal location to enjoy the most that island life has to offer. Step inside and you'll find fresh white paneled walls and vaulted ceilings. Neutral furnishings create a cozy aura for relaxing after a … [Read more...]

Spanish House: Charming Home Tour

Last Sunday we traveled to Sweden to tour a charming villa. Today we're in Spain touring a home located on the Bay of Santander. The light and airy Spanish house was done by the Design-Build firm of Canexel located in Madrid, and features elements of charming cottage style. White wood ceilings and creamy white walls allow the sunlight to bounce around the room, creating a light and airy ambiance. Pops of color through the use of pillows add … [Read more...]

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